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Victoria and NSW Commit to Child Sexual Abuse Redress Scheme

Luke Michael, Friday, 9th March 2018 -  Churches, charities and other non-government institutions have been urged to join the national child sexual abuse redress scheme, after New South Wales and Victoria became the

Australia’s Largest SIB To Forge New Path For Victorians Leaving Care

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 21st February 2018 -  Australia’s largest social impact bond to date has been launched in a bid to help young people leaving out-of-home care make a successful transition to adulthood and prevent youth

Victorian Government Unveils Homelessness Action Plan

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th January 2018 -  Increased support will be given to the 1,100 Victorians sleeping rough every night, with the state government launching a $45 million homelessness action plan.           The Homelessness

Sharp Rise in School Children Experiencing Homelessness

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th January 2018 -  There has been a 13 per cent increase in school children experiencing homelessness in Victoria, which is jeopardising their education prospects, the peak body for homelessness

Advancement of Religion as Charitable Purpose In Question

Wendy Williams, Friday, 15th December 2017 -  Whether the advancement of religion should be considered a charitable purpose is coming under scrutiny in Victoria. Victorian Upper House MP, Fiona Patten read a bill in the Victorian

Victorian Social Enterprises Boosting Economy with Inclusive Workforce

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 5th December 2017 -  Social enterprises in Victoria contribute more than $5 billion to the state’s economy, and employ around 60,000 people – including 12,000 people with disability – according to a

Rego Costs For Drivers With Disabilities Cut, But Transport Access Issues Remain

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th October 2017 -  The Victorian government has announced it is cutting the cost of registration for wheelchair users who modify their cars to drive, but disability advocates say people with disabilities’

‘Zero-Day’ Rental Eviction Proposal Will Increase Homelessness

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 28th February 2017 -  Homelessness in Victoria will be exacerbated if proposed new laws to make it faster and easier to evict tenants from private rentals are passed, the state’s peak homelessness body

Karen Mahlab Vic Finalist in Telstra Business Women’s Awards

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 11th October 2016 -    Pro Bono Australia founder Karen Mahlab AM has been named as a Victorian finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards for 2016 in the category of social purpose businesses.

No Action on Homelessness Costs $19M a Year in Victoria

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 25th August 2016 -  Not addressing rough sleeping is costing Victorian taxpayers $19.2 million annually because of the additional burden placed on emergency, health and justice systems, according

Maddie Riewoldt Charity Wins Vic Telstra Business Award

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 20th July 2016 -  The Snowdome Foundation in collaboration with Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision has won the inaugural Telstra Business charity award in Victoria. A new “charity” classification in the

Animal Groups Applaud NSW Greyhound Racing Ban, But Other States Say No

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 7th July 2016 -  Animal welfare Not for Profits have called on other Australia states and territories to follow NSW’s lead and ban greyhound racing, but Victoria and Queensland have already said…
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