In November this year, Sarah Davies will leave her current role as CEO of the Reach Foundation to take on the position of CEO at Philanthropy Australia. Davies is this week’s Changemaker.
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has announced the creation of the Ambassador for Mature Age Employment and the appointment of Susan Ryan AO to the position.
The Commonwealth Bank has released the first details of its community investment strategy, announcing that it will spend $50 million over the next three years on education in a bid to boost employment.
An Aboriginal group from Northern Queensland is hoping to boost employment opportunities for their community following an historic Federal Court ruling.
A specialist youth employment academy, described as an Australian first, has been launched by a Melbourne entrepreneur to give young people a better chance of finding meaningful work.
The best Not for Profit Board Members are those with a genuine and selfless desire to contribute and a real passion for the cause, says Ben Dortimer, this month’s Evolving Chair.
The CEO of one of Australia’s most well known charities is stepping down after more than 30 years in the role.
A major airline has unveiled a paid parental leave scheme that is being heralded as one of the most generous in the world.
Not for Profit enterprise, Fitted for Work, is celebrating its 10th birthday this month reaching a milestone of 20,000 women who have been helped through its programs.
Grant Mitchell’s interaction with a Rwandan refugee more than 20 years ago inspired him to dedicate his life to helping asylum seekers. Mitchell, the Director of the International Detention Coalition (IDC), is this week’s Changemaker.
Australian workplaces will be more culturally diverse in the future, with more employees and business leaders coming from Indian and Chinese backgrounds, Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner has claimed.
South Australian welfare groups have warned that a new Government jobs plan could slash subsidised training - a key pathway into workforce participation.
As Australian workers welcome a modest increase in the minimum wage, Research Fellow at Australian National University, Rob Bray, writes that successive federal governments have dropped the ball on providing adequate support to low income working families in the article that originally appeared in The Conversation.
The Executive Director of a Queensland social enterprise that supports adults in the community who have experienced mental health issues has been awarded a scholarship to attend Harvard University.
Complex health and social issues require complex solutions - solutions that organisations will struggle to implement going it alone, says Not for Profit sector veteran Leonie Young in this month’s Evolving Chair.
International students working in Australia will have better access to information on their rights in the workplace thanks to a new social media campaign initiated by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
A trailblazing asylum seeker advocate holds the principles of empathy and humanity close to his heart and hopes to encourage others to do the same. Founder and CEO of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Kon Karapanagiotidis, is this week’s Changemaker.
A single-minded CFO in the Not for Profit sector took it upon himself to seek out those with whom he could share his knowledge - creating a network of NFP finance professionals offering development opportunities to those transitioning from the corporate world.
Welfare organisations have welcomed a major backdown by the Abbott Government that would have forced young people to wait six months for financial assistance, but some say that the new waiting period is still too long.
Australian wages are rising at their slowest pace since records began, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures.
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