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Queensland’s peak body for the community mental health sector has achieved what it describes as “a profound leap forward” in community sector and State Government relations, following the successful co-design of a new service provision document.
A legal Not for Profit specialising in older people’s welfare will deliver a Queensland Government program providing free legal advice for residents of retirement villages and manufactured home parks in what the Government claims is a first for the State.
The first submissions to the Senate inquiry into legislation to repeal the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) have condemned the proposed legislation and argued that the Australian Taxation Office is not fit to regulate the sector.
The ACT Labor Government has thrown its full support behind the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, saying if the ACNC is saved it will “carve out” its own regulation of charities and Not for Profits to avoid duplication with the national regulator.
Nine out of 10 Not for Profit organisations have no guarantee of Federal Government funding for key services beyond June this year and more than 60 per cent are having to let staff go due to the uncertainty, results from a social sector survey have revealed.
The Government is in a good position to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme effectively, despite many doubters claiming it will run late, cost more than expected and deliver less than promised, claims an industry expert.
ANU policy analyst John Butcher looks at a “fine example” of how executive government, the public sector and the Not for Profit sector can work collaboratively in the public interest.
Anglicare Australia has warned of the widening chasm between the “haves” and the “have nots” if housing unaffordability remains unaddressed in its submission to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into Affordable Housing.
International charity experts in Melbourne and Sydney this week have praised Australia’s ill-fated national charity regulator, the ACNC, for its strong reputation in the sector and high compliance rates.
A draft Productivity Commission report on Access to Justice Arrangements has indicated that that it does not consider ‘compulsion’ as an appropriate means of bolstering pro bono legal services in Australia.
Social sector advocates are urging the Federal Government to look at new ways to promote social investment in Australia as part of its inquiry into the financial system.
The influence of public opinion versus stakeholder opinion in the lifecycle of issues comes down to power, writes visiting Canadian expert Robert Boutilier, PhD, Senior International Associate, ACCSR.
A World Vision International report on child labour has prompted a call on G20 decision makers to take action to protect the world’s children from economic exploitation.
The way charities and the Not for Profit sector access capital is a critical component to the effective and efficient functioning of Australian economy, Not for Profit peak body, Community Council for Australia, has told a Federal Inquiry into the country’s financial systems.
The national peak body for Not for Profits that assist unemployed people into work, Jobs Australia, has warned that the Federal Coalition Government may end funding for a specialised youth service that helps address the youth unemployment crisis in Australia.
The Australian Capital Territory will be the first jurisdiction in Australia to accept all eligible people into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starting from July 1.
National Youth Affairs peak body, the Australian Youth Affairs Council, is preparing for the possible wind down of its national office including laying off staff due to Federal funding uncertainty.
As the fate of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission remains in limbo, the regulator is about to host a meeting of international charity regulators to look at best practice.
Not for Profits have just four weeks to make a submission to the Senate inquiry into the Legislation to repeal the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
More than 25,000 of an estimated 30,000 charities have registered their first Annual Information Statement with the charity regulator but latecomers won’t be let off the hook.
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