The Federal Court has ruled in favour of a complaint by wheelchair user Julia Haraksin in her three-year battle to have bus company Murrays Australia comply with national Disability Standards.
Melbourne’s Monash university has been named as one of two education institutions to become ‘sustainable development hubs’ by the United Nations.
Five Australian organisations have been announced as finalists for the prestigious International Green Awards which will be presented in London next week.
Three Australian organisations, including a Government High School, are finalists in the UK-based International Green Awards for their sustainability efforts.
With Australians working more than two billion hours of unpaid overtime each year, workers are being encouraged to say ‘no’ to last-minute meetings, avoid out-of-hours emails and calls, and claim back some work/life balance on November 21.
An unusual competition by the Gates Foundation in the US to redesign the ‘toilet without water’ has come up with an equally unusual winner.
A new quarterly publication for Not for Profit leaders has been launched by Social Ventures Australia (SVA).
A film designed to increase awareness of Autism in Australian schools has had its distribution funded by the Australian Government.
The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) has developed an online glossary of terms for social investment.
The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership has announced its two ‘Emerging Leaders’ for 2012-2013.
World Vision Australia will tackle online child sexual abuse and exploitation in a partnership with an international law enforcement body.
A new competition that will challenge university students to come up with social enterprise ideas has been launched by The Big Issue.
A social enterprise based in Sydney that provides remote African communities with affordable solar power products has been honoured with an Ashden Award by the Prince of Wales.
Australian aid workers now have the opportunity to better develop the skills needed in the management of natural disasters through a new program at Deakin University.
Social entrepreneur David Hood’s work in building collaborative communities that find socially innovative solutions to pressing social and environmental issues has seen him named as Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
‘Design’ is about more than products, fashion or the latest styles - at the heart of good design is a search for ways to create a better world, according to Ingrid Burkett, the Social Design Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact. This article is from the CSI Blog.
It’s a year since devastating floods swept through Queensland, claiming 35 lives and affecting more than 200,00 people but also revealing an incredible community spirit.
A year on from the devastating Queensland floods and a new report has highlighted the crucial role that social media sites, Twitter and Facebook, played in disseminating information during the emergency.
More than 1 million people have signed up to an online trivia game where rice is donated to the hungry people around the world for each correct answer.
Despite a controversial Apple ban on making charitable donations via Apps on the iPhone and iPad, Australian Not for Profit organisations are developing apps to educate and raise awareness, engage people with social causes and even deliver services.
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