29 November 2015
The role of advocacy, sector collaboration and improving the method of government funding agreements are the top priorities for Australia’s Not for Profit sector, according to the 2015 national survey by Pro Bono Australia.
From CEOs of some of Australia’s largest charities and the Prime Minister, to one-person teams, the Not for Profit sector has spoken and nominated a wide range of people for the second Pro Bono Australia Impact 25.
Australian Red Cross has revealed who will be taking on the job of CEO, almost five months after the resignation of Robert Tickner resigned from the top job.
Disability advocates have praised a Senate report calling for a Royal Commission into disability abuse to be established.
The Federal Government has unveiled a major shake-up of the mental health system, which focuses on delivering individualised care and a dedicated national phone number to immediately access help.
Cricket legend Shane Warne has taken to Facebook to hit back at claims his Foundation is being investigated by Consumer Affairs Victoria over accounting issues.
One of the largest providers of aged care services in New South Wales and the ACT has rebranded in a bid to take on a greater public advocacy role on some of Australia’s most challenging social issues.
Known for a passionate 2013 speech calling for gender equality in the Australian Army, Retired Lieutenant General David Morrison has taken on the role of Chair of the Diversity Council of Australia. In this month’s Evolving Chair he talks about the need for businesses and Not for Profits to increase the diversity of their workforces.
Australian Not for Profit organisations face new rules on fringe benefits tax entertainment caps, following the approval in both houses of Parliament this week.
Child rights organisation Plan International Australia has called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Government to pass legislation that would see children in detention in Australia released before Christmas.
A 14-year-old boy who led a successful campaign to introduce tactile banknotes in Australia and an advocate for empowering women with a disability are two of the winners of the 2015 National Disability Awards.
As the Not for Profit sector debates the call for charity mergers, co-operative and mutual enterprises should not be forgotten as a viable alternative, writes Gillian McFee, Chair of the Australian Public Service Mutuals Task Force.
The Federal Government, in response to the Harper Competition Policy Review, will commission a Productivity Commission inquiry into human services to look at reforms around the principles of choice, competition and contestability, including the effect on the Not for Profit sector.
On national White Ribbon day confronting new research has revealed that from an early age Australians look for reasons to excuse domestic violence and gender inequality.
An Australian organisation that claimed to be a charity and spent more than $1 million on luxury cars for its members, has lost a Federal Court appeal to keep receiving charitable tax concessions.