26 July 2014
The Not for Profit sector has been significantly underrepresented at Federal Government consultations on the future of charity regulation in Australia, reports Pro Bono Australia News journalist Jackie Hanafie.
The Department of Social Services has had to extend its Not for Profit application deadline after a flood of funding applications caused chaos to its online system late Tuesday.
The charity status of two charities managed by the same directors has been revoked after the national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, ruled their operations were not solely charitable.
The Australian Centre for Social Innovation has launched the inaugural Innovation in Ageing Challenge in partnership with South Australia's Office for the Ageing offering $100,000 in funding for projects that improve the lives of older people living in South Australia.
A Not for Profit study of Australians who have attempted suicide found many made the attempt feeling they were “a burden” and believed their family and friends would be “better off” without them.
Governance Institute of Australia is offering scholarships for those working in the Not for Profit sector who are interested in pursuing postgraduate studies in governance.
The Australian Human Rights Commission says it holds grave concerns for the welfare of asylum seekers, particularly mothers and children on Christmas Island, after visiting detainees for a second time as part of its National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention (2014).
A corporate, government and Not for Profit partnership will result in the world’s largest nature discovery project, Bush Blitz, being ramped up to broaden the search for Australia’s least known plant and animal species.
A braille mobile phone for people who are blind, which first launched in the UK earlier this year, is now available in Australia.
The way in which the Archdiocese of Melbourne has responded to victims of child sexual abuse will be the focus of the next public hearing involving the Catholic Church.
Billionaire Australian businessman James Packer is setting up one of Australia’s largest philanthropic foundations pledging $200 million over 10 years in charity funding.
As the Commonwealth Games get under way in Glasgow, new research highlights that the modern Commonwealth of Nations is home to some of the most homophobic countries in the world.
While cooperative approaches are not new to the Not for Profit sector, many people are realising the way they have been working isn’t getting the results they hoped for, a national conference on Collective Impact has been told.
Grant applications in the tens of thousands are expected to flood the Federal Department of Social Services as its new $800 million grants program applications close in the next 24 hours.
For the second year running, Guide Dogs has been voted Australia’s Most Trusted Charity in the annual Australian Reader’s Digest Magazine’s Most Trusted Brand poll.