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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…

Charity Regulator Start Date Delayed

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 1st March 2012 -  The Gillard Government has announced it will extend the start date of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission to October 1, 2012. Assistant Treasurer Mark Arbib…

Volunteer Peak Bodies to Amalgamate into New Funding Model

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd February 2012 -  Funding for Volunteering Australia and state and territory peak bodies will be amalgamated into a new National Project Fund under new funding arrangements announced by the Federal…

Australia’s First National Mental Health Commission

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 24th January 2012 -  The Federal Government has launched a National Mental Health Commission to monitor services for people with mental illness. The Commission is led by Professor Allan Fels as Chair…

Australians to help shape Mental Health Reform

Staff Reporter, Monday, 23rd January 2012 -  Australians with a lived experience of mental illness will have the opportunity to help shape national mental health reform by applying to become members of a new Consumer Reference…

Where’s the Aged Care Sector’s “Road Map”?

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 19th January 2012 -  Flickr image  Some rights reserved by Rosie O'Beirne    The Australian aged care sector is calling for its own ‘Roadmap’…

Coalition Slams Social Inclusion Portfolio

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th January 2012 -  The Gillard Government’s Social Inclusion portfolio has come under fire from the Coalition, with Senator Mitch Fifield saying the Government should abolish the Social Inclusion…

Extra Funding to Provide Day-to-Day Support for Mental Illness

Staff Reporter, Monday, 19th December 2011 -  More than 3,500 Australians living with severe and persistent mental illness will receive day-to-day support, with the government announcing an extra $19.3 million funding over…

Major Overhaul of Aged Care Funding Recommended

Staff Reporter, Monday, 8th August 2011 -  A major overhaul of the way aged care in Australia is financed has been recommended as part of the Productivity Commission’s report into aged care. Flickr Image: Some rights reserved

Mental Health Consumer Body Launched

Staff Reporter, Monday, 4th July 2011 -  The Gillard Government is to provide up to $4 million to establish a National Mental Health Consumer Organisation, the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler has announced.…

Advisory Group to Guide Mental Health Reforms

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd December 2010 -  The Gillard Government has announced an Expert Advisory Group on Mental Health to guide the government’s mental health sector reform. The advisory group is to be chaired by…
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