07 December 2013
Plans by the Federal Coalition Government to push significant changes on Social Services legislation through the Senate without scrutiny have been stopped by the Australian Greens, Greens Senator Rachel Siewert says.
Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has revealed his first move to axe the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
The UK’s charity regulator has come under fire for not being tough enough on charities in an annual national audit of its operations.
Today marks the first anniversary of Australia’s first national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, with supporters agreeing that a lot has been achieved but there is still a way to go especially in relation to the reduction of red tape.
Pro Bono Australia, in conjunction with Westpac Social Sector Banking and BT Private Portfolio, is again conducting Australia’s largest salary surveys aimed specifically at the Not for Profit sector.
Not for Profits across Australia have joined the millions of mourners who are paying tribute to one of the world’s most influential political figures, Nelson Mandela.
The Mary MacKillop Foundation has announced a record number of recipients of 12-month grants for “small life changing projects”, supporting community-based initiatives across Australia.
Peak volunteering bodies across Australia are celebrating International Volunteer Day.
Australia’s Social housing tenants are mostly satisfied that their housing meets their needs but the level of satisfaction is affected by a range of factors, according to new figures.
A new nationwide survey says Australians are giving less to charity, with the average annual donation amount dropping from $317 to $283 - a trend not seen in other research in 2013.
Nearly half of Australian organisations have experienced some form of fraud in the past 12 months. And even charities are not immune to it, writes Forensic Services Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cassandra Michie.
The NSW Government has announced a new policy on disability services that it says will pave the way for 47,000 more people with disabilities to get access to individualised funding.
National peak body, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), has slammed the Coalition Government’s decision to suspend the granting of new permanent protection visas for asylum seekers describing it as unprecedented and a new low in Australia’s treatment of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Internet addiction, weight management, food safety and pollution are four health threats worrying Aussies this year, according to the 2013 Healthy Living Index Survey results by life insurer AIA Australia.
Swimming Australia is developing a National Inclusive Swimming Framework to ensure all Australians have the opportunity to participate in swimming and aquatic activities.