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Government’s Plan to Tackle Housing Affordability

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 8th January 2016 -  The Turnbull government’s announcement that it will set up a working group to investigate innovative ways to improve the availability of affordable housing has been welcomed…

Turnbull Government Makes Plans for ACNC’s Future

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 23rd December 2015 -  The Turnbull Government appears to have given the first official indication that it is not planning to abolish the national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits…

2015 – A Year of Change for the Social Sector

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 22nd December 2015 -  From the debate around charity mergers, to continuing questions about the government’s plans for the national charity regulator, the social sector has never been far away

Workers with Disability Win Pay Fight Against Government

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 21st December 2015 -  The Federal Government has settled a long-standing feud between disabled employees who were paid as little as $1 an hour, agreeing to back pay them 70 per cent of the money they…

Syrian Refugee Employment Plan Unveiled

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 21st December 2015 -  The Turnbull Government has funded six Not for Profit organisations to help asylum seekers find jobs and integrate into the Australian economy and community. Minister for Social…

Porter Will Not Commit to Keeping ACNC

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 8th December 2015 -  Social Services Minister Christian Porter will not commit to retaining the national charity regulator, three years after it was established. A spokesman for Porter confirmed that…

Tasmania Signs on to NDIS

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 3rd December 2015 -  Tasmania has become the fourth Australian state to sign onto the full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The announcement, which coincided with International…

‘Generous’ Youth Payments Pass Parliament

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th November 2015 -  A Turnbull Government plan to remove youth welfare testing for families has received the backing of The Greens. Social Services Minister, Christian Porter, received support from…

Toolkit for Frontline Workers to Tackle Domestic Violence

Staff Reporter, Monday, 16th November 2015 -  The Turnbull Government has launched an online toolkit for frontline workers to help them better recognise the signs of sexual assault, domestic violence and enable them to respond…

Merge or Shut Down, Australian Charities Told

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 11th November 2015 -  The Not for Profit sector is facing an efficiency dilemma and hundreds of charities should merge or disappear altogether because too many of them are wasting valuable resources competing…

Finalists Named in National Disability Awards

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 29th October 2015 -  Federal Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, has announced the 27 finalists for the 2015 National Disability Awards. “The National Disability Awards have been…

Govt Re-Jigs Family Tax Benefits Again

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 22nd October 2015 -  The Turnbull Government has restructured its controversial changes to the Family Tax Benefit payments but the replacement legislation is still not a surety to be passed by the Opposition.…
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