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Welfare Carries Budget Burden

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 14th May 2014 -  Welfare bodies nationally claim that those being asked to carry the greatest burden from the Federal Budget spending cuts are those who can least afford it. Representatives from…

NFP Funding Reaches Crisis Point

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th April 2014 -  Nine out of 10 Not for Profit organisations have no guarantee of Federal Government funding for key services beyond June this year and more than 60 per cent are having to let staff go…

Low Income Concessions Failing Those in Need – ACOSS

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 1st April 2014 -  Australian low income earners are missing out on lighting, hot water and heating due to failure of the schemes designed to assist them, an Australian Council of Social Service report…

NFP ‘Relief’ Over Homelessness Funding

Staff Reporter, Monday, 31st March 2014 -  Not for Profit peak bodies and homelessness service provider organisations across Australia have expressed relief at the Coalition Government’s decision to re-commit…

Domestic Violence Services at Risk

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 6th March 2014 -  Social service organisations have warned of the the potential shutdown of domestic violence services and other programs due to uncertainty surrounding the State and Federal Governments’…

Welfare Increases Still Too Low – ACOSS

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 4th March 2014 -  Australia’s peak body for community services and the welfare sector has expressed concerns over the small rise to income support payments, such as Newstart and Parenting…

Federal Budget Won’t be Fixed with a Sleddgehammer – ACOSS

Staff Reporter, Friday, 29th November 2013 -  A “quick fix” won’t restore the Federal Budget, the national peak body for social services has warned the Coalition Government in its submission to the Commission…

Lifting Retirement Age Slammed

Staff Reporter, Friday, 22nd November 2013 -  A report by the Productivity Commission which suggests lifting the retirement age, and raising taxes and other measures to pay for Australia's ageing population has been criticised…

Sector Leaders Head to Russia for C20

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 3rd September 2013 -  ACOSS Chief Cassandra Goldie and World Vision CEO Tim Costello are heading to Russia to be part of the steering committee for the Australian Civil Society 20 (C20) as part of the program…

Welfare and Foreign Aid Budget Losers

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 14th May 2013 -  International aid and welfare payments are expected to be the losers in today’s Federal Budget – the sixth budget by Treasurer, Wayne Swan. International Aid agency…

Social Impact Measurement Network

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 29th November 2012 -  A national network established to develop connections, collaboration and best practice learning in the field of social impact measurement in Australia will launch in December.…

Homeless Figures a Wake-up Call for Action

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th November 2012 -  The Not for Profit sector has expressed alarm at the latest national homelessness figures describing them as a wake up call for urgent action. The Australian Council of Social Service…
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