Promoting growth, creating jobs and building resilience in the global economy will be key policy areas for the Australian Group of 20 (G20) Presidency for 2014.
In three years Nick Maisey has built up his Not for Profit into a community of 1400 people as part of a plan to enrich lives through social connection. Maisey is this week’s Changemaker.
The Federal Coalition Government has announced it will be making big changes to the Remote Jobs and Communities Program for indigenous employees, including pumping $40 million into re-opening the Indigenous Employment Program in remote areas.
The passion to fight injustice has been close to the heart of lawyer Fiona McLeay from a very young age. Now McLeay is the Chief Executive Officer of Justice Connect, a pro bono legal service, and this week’s Changemaker.
Two Australian sustainability champions have recently been appointed to prestigious global leadership roles.
Mother of five children, Dr Catherine Crock divides her time between family, being a physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, and her volunteer roles at HUSH Music Foundation and the Australian Institute for Patient and Family Centred Care (AIFPCC). Dr Crock is this week’s Changemaker.
The national peak body for Not for Profit employment services has warned the Federal Government that “big changes” need to be made to reverse a 15 per cent drop in employment outcomes.
Australia’s peak youth affairs body, Australian Youth Affairs Coalition, has called on employers to open up the job market to young people after new research revealed many Australians were overworked and many young people were “underemployed” or unemployed.
More than one third of Australian mothers with children under 15 years old are not working because they are caring for children, have health problems or face other barriers to employment, according to a research report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Three Victorian health services have announced they will be merging to serve about one-third of Melbourne’s geographical area.
Flexible working is not the key to gender equality in the workplace, an audience was told at the Diversity Council Australia’s Annual Diversity Debate in Sydney.
A welfare agency is claiming changes to welfare payments were partly responsible for 55 per cent increase of Australians claiming the Newstart Allowance.
Community and public sector “veteran” Paul Linossier has been appointed to lead the national Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children.
The Federal Coalition Government has announced three measures to cut red tape and reform Australia’s employment system, however Australia’s peak body for Not for Profit employment organisations says there’s still a way to go.
Official unemployment figures do not reflect the true extent of joblessness among emerging communities, leading migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES Chief Executive Officer Cath Scarth has told a conference.
The Australian Not for Profit that set up the Mindfulness Meditation App Smiling Mind has named a high profile board with the goal of making Smiling Mind part of the Australian curriculum by 2020.
Armed with the ultimate goal of proving profit for purpose is not only great for social impact, but an effective way of doing business, says Bridie Ritchie who has co-founded Halfglassfull, a creative marketing agency with a social mission.
Almost half of Australians who have a disability and diabetes say they are permanently unable to work, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
More than half of working-age Australians have a higher level qualification, placing the nation ninth among OECD countries, a recent Council of Australian Governments Reform Council review has found.
Employees who work from home one to three days per week are more productive than those who trek into work everyday, a study has revealed.
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