Governance / Management


31 July 2014

Not for Profit organisations including schools, churches and charities are about to be caught up in a little-known accounting standard change, which could put them at risk of breaching the Corporations Act, according to accounting firm William Buck.

31 July 2014

A new US report shows that mainstream environmental NGOs and Foundations have made little progress in racially diversifying the “green insiders club”.

30 July 2014

After six years in the top job at the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Chief Executive John Colvin is set to depart, but not before reflecting on the organisational successes including bridging the gap between corporate Australia and the Not for Profit sector.

30 July 2014

A coalition of Church leaders has accused the Federal Government of “state sanctioned child abuse” and called for the Minister for Immigration to be stripped of guardianship responsibility for unaccompanied child asylum seekers.

29 July 2014

Australia’s "unclaimed monies" should be used to create a capital fund to support investments in the Not for Profit sector, a submission to the Federal Government says.

24 July 2014

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.

24 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.

24 July 2014

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.

22 July 2014

Charities need to adopt a uniform approach to reporting fundraising income if their annual reports are to avoid confusing the public, a new QUT report has found.

22 July 2014

Since winning a Westpac Community Leaders Award, Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre Chief Executive Officer Rachelle Towart has firmly fixed her sights on the organisation reaching its goal of enrolling 1000 Indigenous leadership students by 2020.

18 July 2014

Breast Cancer Network Australia and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) have warned of for-profit companies, with names similar to those of well-known charities, posing as charities to the public.

17 July 2014

The charity regulator, the ACNC, has published a notice of intention to revoke the charity status of 255 Australian charities after attempts to track them down have failed.

15 July 2014

The Australian Tax Office has decided not to appeal a Federal Court decision giving national Not for Profit, the Hunger Project, Public Benevolent Institution status - paving the way for more charities to access the fundraising status.

15 July 2014

Human Rights Commissioner Susan Ryan has begun her term as Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, announcing she will convene a National Disability Forum in September to meet with people with disabilities and their representative bodies.

15 July 2014

As a national conference marking the first trial year of the NDIS is set to take place in August, the CEO of NFP service organisation St Laurence Community Services, Toby o’Connor, reflects on the challenges to providers and consumers after 12 months of the trial in Geelong’s Barwon region.

15 July 2014

The aged, disability and home care sector is facing a new world in consumer directed care and a more corporate business model with many organisations well on track to adjust to the changes - but many are not, writes change management professional Claudia Perry-Beltrame.

09 July 2014

The McClure Welfare Review’s interim report has revealed plans that could put more pressure on people with disability and carers, Australian Greens spokesperson on family and community services and disabilities Senator Rachel Siewert writes.

09 July 2014

Rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme too fast risks driving up costs through inflation, the chairman of the board of the National Disability Insurance Agency, Dr Bruce Bonyhady has told the National Press Club in Canberra.

08 July 2014

Effective organisations need effective leaders. But what does it take to be a great leader in the for-purpose sector? Could the emerging study of mindfulness reveal some answers?

08 July 2014

A Victorian program that will offer 34 scholarships to women on Not for Profit boards to complete a Company Directors governance course is now open for applicants.

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