02 April 2015
The national charity regulator, the ACNC, has issued a warning after a new report revealed that some Australian-based charities and Not for Profits have been exploited by terrorist groups to raise money to fund their activities.
Philanthropy Australia has appointed Sarah Davies as CEO of the organisation following the departure of Louise Walsh.
Environmental organisations have described a national inquiry into their ability to receive tax deductible donations as an attack on their efforts to protect the environment.
As more and more charities and Not for Profits are named as beneficiaries in the Wills of generous Australians, legal expert Andrew Simpson offers his top tips on protecting your organisations interests.
The Not for Profit sector has cautioned on a recommendation to extend competition policy into human services as a priority in the Final Report of the Competition Policy Review released by the Federal Government.
If Australia is to meet the growing need for affordable housing, we’ll need to think innovatively about how it can be modelled and funded writes Anna Bowden from Social Outcomes.
The Competition Policy Review Report has adopted some commendable principles, particularly the emphasis on placing the consumer at the centre of all services, writes David Crosbie CEO of Community Council for Australia.
Welfare peak body, the Australian Council of Social Service has called on the Federal Parliament to reject the plan to lower the indexation of pensions and instead focus on eligibility for the part-pension - a move that already appears to be gaining support from the Abbott Government.
The Abbott Government has extended funding to approximately 160 drug and alcohol organisations until June 2016 at a cost of $87 million in a move that has been described as an “11th hour fix”.
Not for Profit disability housing providers have welcomed a South Australian Government plan that will see 4500 houses houses bulldozed to make way for smaller, one and two bedroom dwellings.
The national charity regulator, the ACNC, has revoked another 1373 charities for not meeting their reporting requirements.
The Federal Government has put child care service providers on notice after a team from the Australian Federal Police-led multi-agency Fraud and Anti-Corruption Centre (FACC) moved on a suspected racket known as ‘child-swapping rorts’ in the family day care industry.
The Federal Government’s new discussion paper on tax reform specifically targets the Not for Profit sector asking if the current tax arrangements are appropriate - raising issues around the ongoing availability of Fringe Benefits Tax concessions and other foregone tax revenue.
Mental health Not for Profit beyondblue has relaunched a campaign aimed at stamping out discrimination against gay and lesbian people after a new study found Australian teenage boys were engaging in homophobia at an alarming rate.
Not for Profits across Australia are being encouraged to enter the annual ANZIA internet awards that showcase organisations that excel in making the Internet a more inclusive, accessible and a safe place.