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Funding Extension for Mental Illness Programs

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 17th February 2015 -  The Abbott Government is to extend funding for two programs that provide support for people with a mental illness and their carers. The Government says organisations that currently…

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Finding the Good in Sisterhood

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 11th February 2015 -  A political refugee from Colombia is diving headfirst into the social enterprise scene as she seeks to help refugee and asylum seeker women move past language barriers and isolation

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Money or Meaning: What is Driving Social Innovation Today?

Tara Anderson, Wednesday, 11th February 2015 -  In the second of a three-part analysis of the global interest in social innovation, Dr Andrew Curtis and Tara Anderson reflect on whether social innovation has lost its way as “doing

Indigenous Children in Care Up 65 Per Cent Since National Apology

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 3rd February 2015 -  Since the National Apology to the Stolen Generations in 2008 the number of indigenous children in care has increased by 65 per cent, according to a new report. The latest Report on Government…

The Voice of the Disability Community Stifled in One Fell Swoop

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 29th January 2015 -  The Federal Department for Social Services approach to funding peak disability bodies discriminates between one type of disability experience and another and results in the “undignified

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Resourcing Community Cohesion

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 28th January 2015 -  A popular recycling social enterprise operating for nearly a quarter of a century is emerging as the glue holding together a community stricken by disadvantage, writes Nadia Boyce

Volunteer Motivations Under the Microscope

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 27th January 2015 -  Volunteers who are primarily motivated to help others were more likely to report higher levels of well-being, satisfaction, and intentions to continue volunteering than volunteers…

Historic Victory for Women at Australian of the Year Awards

Lina Caneva, Monday, 26th January 2015 -  Domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty of Victoria has been announced as the 2015 Australian of the Year, with women taking the top honours in all four award categories…

Future of Govt Special Advisor on NFPs Unclear

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 13th January 2015 -    The man hired to help the Federal Government achieve its goal of abolishing the national charity regulator, the ACNC, appears to have parted ways with the Department of Social…

ACNC Reporting Deadline Extended

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 13th January 2015 -  The national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has extended the 2014 Annual Information Statement deadline for charities that…

NFP Benchmarking Project Revealed

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 8th January 2015 -  Quality back-of-house services in Australian Not for Profits require a dedicated level of investment, according to a three year benchmarking project. A consortium of 12 Australian…
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