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Employee-Led Mutual to Deliver NDIS Services in SA

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th February 2018 -  An employee-led mutual in South Australia will become the first employee-owned social welfare business to deliver services for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Under

Changemaker

Raising Funds for Life Saving Research

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th February 2018 -  Serena Stewart is the fundraising and marketing manager at Centenary Institute, and has played a key role in generating about $150 million for different philanthropic and not-for-profit

Calls to Remove ‘Blanket Religious Exemptions’ for Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael, Friday, 16th February 2018 -  Two prominent legal charities have urged a Religious Freedom Review panel to support the LGBTI community, by narrowing “the blanket religious exemptions which allow religious

Opinion

Three Billboards on the Road Back to Where We Came From

Michael Dillon, Thursday, 15th February 2018 -  Michael Dillon from the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research offers three “billboards” with updates on the remote housing “fiasco”. The recent film Three Billboards

The Hierarchy of Needs – As Applied to NDIS Transition

Contributor, Thursday, 15th February 2018 -  When applying Maslow’s hierarchy to the NDIS, what sits at the bottom of the pyramid depends on where an organisation is now, and how significantly they are affected by NDIS, writes

Opinion

Sorry – Again!

David Crosbie, Thursday, 15th February 2018 -  Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie reflects on the Australian Reconciliation Convention in 1997, and the progress, or lack thereof, that has been made since to close

OOHC – Towards Outcomes-Based Contracting

Contributor, Thursday, 15th February 2018 -  For the out-of-home care (OOHC) sector the move to outcomes based contracting will have its own particular challenges, writes Criterion ahead of the Navigating the Permanency Support

Policy Advocacy’s Time Has Come

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 14th February 2018 -  There is a growing impetus for philanthropy to fund policy advocacy, according to a new report. The Power of Advocacy, produced by Philanthropy Australia, makes the case for philanthropic

Cashless Debit Card Trial to Be Expanded to New Region

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th February 2018 -  The federal government’s controversial cashless debit card will be expanded to welfare participants in Western Australia’s Goldfields region, after legislation passed

NSW RSL Inquiry Prompts Calls for Sweeping Fundraising Reform

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 14th February 2018 -  A high-level inquiry has called for sweeping reform of fundraising regulations to make charities more accountable for how they spend public donations, after it found “corruption

Affordable Housing Framework is Inadequate, Researchers Warn

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th February 2018 -  The framework for affordable housing in Australia is inadequate and driven by funding opportunities rather than defined housing needs, a new report has warned.   Researchers

ACOSS Says Government Faces ‘Choice’ to Either Fund Services or Cut Taxes

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 13th February 2018 -  Australia’s welfare peak body has urged the government to strongly invest in social services in the upcoming federal budget, rather than introducing “unjustified” tax cuts.
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