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Govt Moves to Ban NFP Gag Clauses

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 19th September 2012 - 
The Federal Government is set to introduce legislation to ban gag clauses.
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Legislation will be introduced to ban gag clauses in Commonwealth contracts with the…

NFPs Applaud National Dental Package

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 29th August 2012 - 
Photo: WikiCommons The Federal Government 's landmark dental package worth $4 billion dollars has been applauded by the Not for Profit sector. Health Minister Tanya Plibersek…

Welfare Groups Concerned Over Proposed Cuts to Family Payments

Staff Reporter, Friday, 4th May 2012 -  Speculation that the Federal Government will cut welfare payments to families in order to return a surplus in next week’s budget would worsen poverty in Australia, according…

ACOSS Report Identifies $8b in Budget Savings

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 26th April 2012 -  A new report by welfare umbrella organisation, ACOSS, identifies around $8 billion dollars in Budget savings if the Federal Government tackles poorly targeted subsidies and tax…

Treasurer to Open ACOSS Conference

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th March 2012 - 
Treasurer Wayne Swan will open the 2012 ACOSS National Conference in Sydney later this month.  Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan will open the 2012 ACOSS National Conference in…

Not for Profits Welcome ACNC Extension

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 1st March 2012 -  Not for Profits, including welfare peak body ACOSS, the Australian Council of Social Service, have welcomed the announcement of the extension of time for the establishment of the…

ACOSS Praise for Departing Senator Mark Arbib

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 28th February 2012 -  Former Senator Mark Arbib Welfare peak body ACOSS has praised the contribution to the Not for Profit sector of Senator Mark Arbib who resigned in a controversial move after the Federal…

Why Does Tax Reform Matter to the Community Sector? – Opinion

Cassandra Goldie, Thursday, 15th September 2011 -  Why does tax reform matter to the community sector, beyond that it allows sufficient revenue to be raised for programs and services? Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)

Sector Crisis Meeting On Budget

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th April 2011 -  Leading community service and consumer groups – including Australia's major charities, disability organisations, representatives of single parents, and people…

Carbon Price Will Hit NFPs: Greens

Staff Reporter, Monday, 18th April 2011 -  A price on carbon is expected to impact on Not for Profit organisations, according to Greens Senator Rachel Siewert and she has called on the Gillard Government to ensure that the NFP…

Support for Community Sector Pay Increase Overwhelming -Poll

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 12th April 2011 - 
The vast majority of Australians think community sector workers are underpaid and should be better rewarded for the work they do according to new polling from peak welfare body the…

Community Sector Wages Group Announced as Pay Equity Decision Approaches

Staff Reporter, Friday, 4th March 2011 -  The Gillard Government is to set up a national consultative group to assess the potential implications of pay increases for community sector workers across the country. The Australian…
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