31 August 2015
A coalition of peak disability organisations is calling for a Royal Commission into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in Australia, describing the abuse as a “national epidemic”.
The 2015 annual national survey of the Australian Not for Profit sector by Pro Bono Australia is set to provide crucial insights into the sector’s confidence level and its expectations for the future.
The Abbott Government has called on women who have had children to rejoin the workforce, suggesting that it may let them keep some of their welfare payments if they do so.
Australia’s gender pay gap is alive and well, with women needing to work an extra 15 years to retire with the same superannuation balance as men on average, according to the latest figures.
Health professionals who encourage people with a life-limiting illness not to return to work may be causing their patients more harm than good, according to a UK expert.
Petra Buchanan is the woman tasked with leading the McGrath Foundation into its second decade, and she is more than prepared for the challenges. Buchanan is this week’s Changemaker. She spoke with Xavier Smerdon.
Children living in foster care and residential care are tracking dramatically behind their
peers, according to new research released by Anglicare Victoria.
The “tide has turned” on philanthropy with the movement largely becoming immune to Australia’s famed tall poppy culture, according to the the country's peak philanthropy organisation.
Collaboration and syndicated grant making are two topics front of mind for the chair of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation Daniel Leighton, as he explains in this month’s Evolving Chair.
One of the central challenges of the decline in social capital is that the factors driving it are not things we would want to reverse, writes Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Andrew Leigh.
The West Australian Government will pilot a new program to provide financial support to charities which implement measures to reduce illegal dumping at their premises.
Australia’s policy solutions should be more creative around revenue and expenditure and housing affordability must be one of the keys to reform, according to Not for Profit leaders attending a national summit in Canberra.
Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced her support of marriage equality, but advocates are critical that her change of mind has come after her political career ended.
Following the devastating Blue Mountains bushfires, a Westpac grant helped Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre create individual disaster plans for local people with disability or mental health issues, who are more likely than others to be injured in a disaster.
The Federal Government has commitment more than $650 million to extend Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) contracts for the next three years.