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Senate Report Divided on ACNC Future

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th June 2014 -  A divided Senate Committee report into the legislation to abolish the charity regulator, has the Liberal Senators favouring the ACNC’s repeal, and Labor and the Greens opposing…

Opinion

Pensions Haven’t Escaped the Budget Glare

Rachel Siewert, Wednesday, 11th June 2014 -  The Federal Government’s approach and ideology to income support is at odds with the spirit in which the system first began more than a century ago, writes Australian Greens Senator

Senate Inquiry Debates ACNC Future

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 27th May 2014 -  Supporters and detractors of the the charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, have given evidence to the Senate inquiry into the Coalition…

Budget Knocks Confidence – NFPs

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 14th May 2014 -  Not for Profit sector confidence remains low despite some positive Federal Budget measures, according to the Community Council for Australia.
“In tough times we need more,

More Older Aussies Seek Newstart

Staff Reporter, Monday, 12th May 2014 -  More jobless Australians in their 50s and 60s are seeking the Newstart allowance, new figures out of the Department of Human Services have shown. According to the figures, sought…

Mixed Bag for NFPs on Red Tape Repeal Day

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th March 2014 -  The Not for Profit sector can expect a mixed bag of changes, including legislation to abolish Australia’s charity regulator as part of the Federal Coalition Government’s…

ACNC Replacement Unveiled

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th December 2013 -  Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has revealed his plans for the Centre for Excellence that will replace the outgoing Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.…

Opinion

ACNC Repeal Needs Consultation

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 3rd December 2013 -  Those supporting the Federal Coalition’s plan to abolish the national regulator, the ACNC, should be careful about what they wish for, writes Australian Greens Senator Rachel

Andrews to Look at Review Welfare Payments

Staff Reporter, Friday, 27th September 2013 -  The Coalition Government is considering a review of all welfare payments, including income-support payments for single parents, according to reports. The Australian has reported…

Opinion

Shift the Political Debate – Better NFP Outcomes Need Better Infrastructure

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 29th August 2013 -  The current political debate needs to shift towards capacity development for the Not for Profit sector rather than focusing on the charity regulator, the ACNC, says Connecting Up…

Greens Amendments Seal ACNC Fate

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 1st November 2012 -  The Australian Greens amendments to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission Bill (ACNC) which passed through both Houses of Federal Parliament have sealed the…

Anglicare Reveals Aussie ‘Food Shock’

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 16th October 2012 - 
A new report reveals that 45,000 households using Anglicare services are food insecure.  New research estimates that 45,000 households using Anglicare Emergency Relief…
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