21 August 2014
The Federal Government says it will release hundreds of asylum-seeker children and their families from mainland detention centres on bridging visas - after months of urgent calls to action from advocacy, church and welfare organisations.
The headlines might suggest tough times in the Not for Profit sector - belt tightening, significant welfare reform, regulatory change and more - but what is the sector’s confidence level and expectations for the future? A new national survey is about to find out.
A new opinion poll has found 4 in 10 people who donate regularly to health and medical research are less likely to continue donating if the GP co-payment to fund the Medical Research Future Fund becomes a reality.
The Australia Council for the Arts has unveiled a new grants model set to allow a greater diversity of artists and organisations to apply for funding.
The national charity regulator, the ACNC has now revoked the charity status of more than 240 Australian charities it has not been able to locate after months of investigation and public warnings.
Humanitarian aid agencies in Australia are paying tribute to aid workers around the world, including those who have lost their lives helping others, to mark World Humanitarian Day.
In an age when every Government decision is marketed as ‘reform' it's hard to distinguish genuine reform from short-term budget fixes, says Australian Council of Social Service CEO, Dr Cassandra Goldie.
The latest Report into the NDIS confirms that staff at the National Disability Insurance Agency have put in a ‘herculean effort’ over the past year to get the initial four NDIS trial sites up and running, according to the Federal Government.
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Australia is running a series of briefings in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and on how to harness Good2Give to build Workplace Giving donations.
Getting involved in community organisations or artistic pursuits at an early age grows leadership skills, Not for Profit leader and Foundation for Young Australians CEO Dr Jan Owen discusses in her latest book.
A new online op-shop style concept, GiveShop, wants to tap into the burgeoning second-hand exchange market to give charities access to income from the sale of second-hand goods without having to set up their own shopfront or handle a single secondhand item.
New Australian research into social media in the Not for Profit sector has identified the top three methods charities employ to encourage people to give.
The upcoming international volunteering conference, IAVE2014, will look at new media and its ability to influence and inform in a rapidly changing environment.
New research has revealed a deep and persistent disadvantage for low income households in Sydney at a time when the looming Federal Budget looks set to hit those on the margins hardest.
Australia’s first social benefit bond will deliver a return of 7.5 per cent to investors this year, a certification by auditor Deloitte has shown.