02 March 2015
One in five unemployed Australians is a teenager, according to a new report released today by national welfare agency, the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
The biggest philanthropist in Australia, mining magnate Andrew Forrest, shares his views on the future of giving, the media, Australia’s tall poppy syndrome and religion as this week’s Changemaker. He spoke exclusively with Xavier Smerdon.
The gender pay gap in Australia is now greater than it was in 1985 despite 30 years of the Australian business community working towards equal opportunity for women, according to the Diversity Council of Australia.
Jobs Australia, the national peak body for more than 220 Not for Profit organisations that assist disadvantaged people to find work, has welcomed the controversial McClure Report on welfare reform.
Speculation about whether or not Prime Minister Tony Abbott would face a leadership coup is damaging Australia’s economy and having a negative effect on business confidence, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has claimed.
The Queensland Government has made a $1 million donation to be shared among four charities delivering immediate post-cyclone support and services - bypassing the Premier's Relief Appeal which was established after Cyclone Yasi in 2011.
A donation of $8.9 million has been made to establish a professorial chair in bowel cancer research at the University of Sydney.
A British waste management and recycling company has come up with a novel scheme to collect donations for food banks - using spare capacity on delivery vans and regular kerb-side collections by garbage trucks.
Not for Profit Vision Australia has lodged complaints with the Australian Human Rights Commission against Channels Seven, Nine, Ten, SBS and Foxtel, calling for an audio description service to make television more accessible to people who are blind or have low vision.
Tony McGinn OAM has used his own experience of having a son diagnosed with cancer to inspire him to change lives as the Deputy Chairman of the Children’s Cancer Centre Foundation. McGinn gives his insights into running a successful Board in this month’s Evolving Chair column.
Nearly $30 million worth of cultural items were donated to Australian galleries, museums and libraries in 2014 with the help of the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, according to new Government figures.
Amnesty International’s annual review of human rights has criticised Australia for its poor response to a growing refugee crises at home and overseas - including abuses of the rights of asylum-seekers on its own watch.
Less than one in three young Australians believe that the country is a fairer nation today than it was five years ago, according to new research.
Social media can be a great way for community organisations to engage with their supporter base and encourage donations from the wider community, but many don’t know where to start. Todd Copeland, NAB General Manager Digital, shares his top tips.
A new analysis by social change Not for Profit, Jesuit Social Services reveals a $626 million spike in prison spending in Victoria over the past ten years - money the NFP says could be better spent on social services to build safer communities with lower levels of crime.