Policy / Government


04 August 2015

A highly awarded Australian charity claims that Governments at all levels are guilty of failing to follow the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in their treatment of homeless people.

04 August 2015

A Senate committee set up to investigate the potential health impacts of wind turbines has recommended that the Federal Government be able to force states to abide by noise and infrasound restrictions.

04 August 2015

Welfare peak body ACOSS has called for a restructure of Australia’s superannuation system to deliver income security, fund crucial services and drive inclusive growth.

04 August 2015

The proposed shake-up of the NDIS Board to only include people with who have worked at ASX50 companies is a major backflip on the underlying principles and values espoused in the lead up to the NDIS’s establishment, writes Professor Simon Darcy from the University of Technology Sydney in this article originally published in the Conversation.

03 August 2015

The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched a new website and online resources in a bid to fight the discrimination faced by pregnant women and parents in the workforce.

30 July 2015

Seventy per cent of the people relying on Newstart payments have been on the unemployment payment for more than a year, according to the latest data.

30 July 2015

Not for Profits are being urged to start a conversation around the marriage equality debate using a new social change film funded through the Australian arm of the international documentary forum, Good Pitch.

28 July 2015

A group Chaired by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and with Social Services Minister Scott Morrison as its Deputy Chair, has met with the national charity regulator for the first time.

23 July 2015

The Abbott Government has moved to shakeup the Board that oversees the $20 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme by replacing members with heavyweights from the corporate sector.

23 July 2015

Housing failures are at the centre of most social service challenges in Australia, the Federal Social Service Minister Scott Morrison warned in a speech in Melbourne on Wednesday.

23 July 2015

The Australian arts community has roundly condemned the Federal Government in submissions to a Senate inquiry on the impact of Budget cuts to arts funding.

23 July 2015

A Parliamentary Inquiry into the advocacy undertaken by environmental organisations poses little threat to their charity status, a leading voice in the Not for Profit sector has claimed.

23 July 2015

New figures released by the South Australian Council of Social Service show that increasing or broadening the base of the GST would impact South Australian households more than the rest of the country.

23 July 2015

In an Australian-first, by the end of this year all Victorian electronic gaming machines will be required to offer users the option to set a pre-determined gambling limit.

21 July 2015

Philanthropist and former Greens leader Bob Brown has been grilled about the work of his Foundation by a Parliamentary inquiry into the tax-free status of environmental groups.

21 July 2015

New Federal Government funding will allow community organisations to apply for grants to deliver projects to reduce violence against women and their children.

21 July 2015

Most people running for political office are not asked how they will physically do the job. But for Tony Clark, it is one of the most common questions he is confronted with. Clark is hoping to be the first blind person elected to the Federal Parliament. He spoke with Xavier Smerdon.

21 July 2015

Peak bodies from the social sector and the business community have united to call on State and Federal Governments to have a transparent conversation about tax reform, despite the potential political ramifications.

20 July 2015

The Victorian Government has announced $400,000 in funding for the state-wide roll out of a program aimed at reducing gender inequality and disability discrimination.

16 July 2015

Australian humanitarian aid organisations affected by Government cutbacks are being forced to appeal to other foreign donor countries to carry on aid projects in Africa.

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