28 February 2015
The Federal Government has released the long-awaited final report of the review of Australia’s welfare system including controversial recommendations around Disability Support Pensions which has had a mixed reaction from the Not for Profit sector.
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.
A young social entrepreneur is leveraging Melbourne’s trendy food truck scene by selling crepes to help the homeless and is securing some very high-profile supporters along the way, writes Nadia Boyce in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.
Governance issues need to be more visible in social enterprise debates in Australia, according to a Swinburne University academic who has authored a new study revealing that social enterprise demands a unique form of governance to tackle the tensions that emerge through competing social and financial goals.
Not for Profit organisations with a more rigorous and structured approach to board measurement are more likely to expect success and an increase in revenue, according to new research by philanthropic fund managers, Perpetual.
Global sustainable investing assets grew a dramatic 61 per cent between 2012 and 2014, to reach $21.4 trillion, mirroring the growth of responsible investment in Australasia over the same timeframe, new figures show.