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Charities Blamed for Homeless Problem

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 9th July 2015 -  The Australian charity sector has fired back at a Western Australian Government Minister who claimed that the charities weren’t “doing their jobs properly”…

First Venture Philanthropy Fund for WA

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 16th April 2015 -  Western Australia’s first dedicated venture philanthropy fund has launched with the aim of raising at least $2 million in philanthropic funds over the next two years. The…


A Vision for Change

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 2nd March 2015 -  The biggest philanthropist in Australia, mining magnate Andrew Forrest, shares his views on the future of giving, the media, Australia’s tall poppy syndrome and religion

Senate Examines Youth Living in Aged Care

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 19th February 2015 -  People as young as 23 are being housed in some aged care facilities, the first day of a Senate Inquiry sitting in Western Australia has been told. The national Senate inquiry investigating…

NFP Dog Fight Over Flying Kangaroo Price Hike

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 9th December 2014 -  A small animal rescue Not for Profit in Western Australia is taking on the flying kangaroo in a social media battle to reverse a 400 percent price hike in freight charges to move rescued…


Wesfarmers Donate to Women’s Cancer Research

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 25th November 2014 -  A donation of $5million from one of Australia's largest listed companies Wesfarmers is set to have a major impact on women’s cancer research in Western Australia. The…


Impact to the Beat of a Drum

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 19th November 2014 -  A West Australian social enterprise harnessing the power of music as a therapeutic tool is preparing for a global rollout, writes Nadia Boyce in this week’s Spotlight on Social

Why Don’t Aussies Volunteer?

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 14th October 2014 -  A new Curtin University research project is examining why people choose not to volunteer and how Australia can build a sustainable volunteer sector. The three-year study, led by…


Mining a Healthier Indigenous Australia

Lina Caneva, Friday, 29th August 2014 -  The world of iron ore mining might seem like it is light years away from the world of Indigenous health and education, but CEO of the Murlpirrmarra Connection Darren Patten is bringing

Proceeds of Crime Funding Available

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 29th July 2014 -  The Western Australian Government is offering $4 million to Not for Profits for crime prevention programs and to support victims of crime using funds derived from criminal assets…

Feds Urge Homelessness Agreement Sign On

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 8th July 2014 -  The Federal Government is urging South Australia and Tasmania to sign the 2014-15 National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH). Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews…

NFP Leaders head to Harvard

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 25th June 2014 -  Two Australian Not for Profit leaders are heading to Harvard Business School after each receiving $10,000 scholarships from the Harvard Club of Australia. Maree Sidey, General…
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