30 January 2015
Australian Not for Profits have been given a reprieve with the new Minister for Social Services, Scott Morrison, announcing he will provide bridging funding to organisations that had previously been told they had lost funding.
The Australian Government’s treatment of asylum seekers has seen it slammed by an international watchdog for its “failure to respect international standards” when it comes to human rights.
The national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), has revoked the charity status of a Queensland-based Not for Profit.
A new study into childhood cancer research in Australia has found that the role of philanthropy is vital to overcome critical funding challenges facing researchers in the battle against the disease.
Two of the world’s biggest philanthropists have predicted that the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history.
Australia’s peak welfare body has urged the Federal Government to focus on restoring revenue by addressing inefficient tax arrangements, rather than through spending cuts to end the “severe uncertainty, chaos and deep confusion” in the sector.
As the Chairman of the Board at Engineers Without Borders, Phil Clark oversees an organisation that is making real change in some of the world’s poorest countries. In this month’s Evolving Chair column he shares his insight into running an effective Board.
The Federal Department for Social Services approach to funding peak disability bodies discriminates between one type of disability experience and another and results in the “undignified spectacle” of competition for funding, according to Robbi Williams, CEO of disability Not for Profit JFA Purple Orange.
Australian of the Year Rosie Batty has been appointed by Tony Abbott to a panel that will address the problem of violence against women at a national level.
Refugee advocates have slammed a High Court ruling that the Australian Government acted lawfully when it detained 157 asylum seekers at sea for a month last year.
Australian airline, Virgin Australia, has made significant changes to its policies to make it easier for people with a disability to access lower airfares, in a move welcomed by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.
Not for Profits can now apply for complimentary IT services and expertise under a new scheme offered by the Australian arm of global IT services consulting and business solutions firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
Almost 100 people are being turned away from homeless support services every day in Victoria, according to the state’s peak homelessness body.
Collective Impact initiative, Together SA, is fast building a reputation for bringing the best minds and practitioners, people with lived experience and local leaders together to shift social problems, writes social worker Moira Deslandes.
Australian companies have tumbled down the ranking list of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index, named in conjunction with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.