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The Federal Government has released the National Strategy for Cloud Computing, which outlines ways to use cloud technology to boost innovation and productivity across Australia's digital economy, including the Not for Profit sector.
A West Australian disability support agency has supported the WA Government’s refusal to sign on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, DisabilityCare.
Welfare peak body ACOSS says while it welcomes the Federal Government’s vision to secure disability care and dental and schools reform in the Federal Budget, it cannot believe that there’s no income relief for the people who are the poorest.
The Not for Profit sector has applauded the Federal Budget’s move to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme - DisabilityCare into the future.
Almost half of the companies listed in the Australian Stock Exchange Top 200 list (ASX200) have provided little or no sustainability reporting in their annual reports, according to new research.
The Federal Government will provide the Australian Tax Office with $67.9 million to target the use of complex tax structures by high net worth individuals to avoid tax.
The Federal Government is to set up a new national body to boost efforts to prevent violence against women.
International aid and welfare payments are expected to be the losers in today’s Federal Budget - the sixth budget by Treasurer, Wayne Swan.
The Coalition platform is offering its own version of Not for Profit Nirvana and whilst this is most attractive, the sector is well familiar with the risks that a transfer of power brings, says Not for Profit consultants, Jane Bradfield and Julie Nyland.
For a referendum to include local government in the Australian Constitution to succeed, it requires all Australians to recognise the important role of local governments in local communities, writes Jieh-Yung Lo, Deputy Mayor of the City of Monash in Melbourne.
Charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has released a revised statement on its regulatory approach following extensive community consultation.
The Victorian Council of Social Service, VCOSS says the State Budget cherry-picks a few big-ticket projects, but doesn’t sufficiently invest for the long term to improve opportunities and wellbeing across the community.
Young Aboriginal people feel more unsafe in their communities and are more likely to be concerned about the impact of alcohol, drugs and gambling than young non-Aboriginals, according to a major annual survey of young people.
The Federal Opposition says it will consider supporting the increase in the Medicare Levy to help fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme before the September Federal Election.
The extension of the Medicare Levy to help fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme makes great economic sense for the future well being of Australia, says the President of the Victorian Disability Services Board and systemic advocate for inclusive practices, Tricia Malowney.
Seven community organisations from across Australia have been recognised for their outstanding work to prevent and tackle homelessness, as recipients of National Homelessness Services Achievement Awards.
A new report released by the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC) says investment in community-driven services to prevent young offending is urgently needed to reduce the rising incarceration and remand rates of young people.
The Federal Government has confirmed it will increase the Medicare levy to cover the cost of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
New research released by welfare Not for Profit, the Benevolent Society shows that nine out of 10 people believe it's important for Governments to invest more in acting early to support families with young children to prevent problems and save the community money in the long term.
Reforms intended to boost public confidence in Australia’s $43 billion charitable sector risk turning the sector into just another arm of government, according to a new report from The Centre for Independent Studies.
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