Policy / Government
Plans by the Federal Coalition Government to push significant changes on Social Services legislation through the Senate without scrutiny have been stopped by the Australian Greens, Greens Senator Rachel Siewert says.
Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has revealed his first move to axe the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
Australia has received an ‘F’ in a UN report card over the country’s treatment of refugees.
A new masterclass on learning to work politically (23-25 October 2013) will be led by Liz Skelton, Principal Consultant, Social Leadership Australia and co-author, The Australian Leadership Paradox.
Is there any ethical discussion to be had about stopping the boats, or is it just a matter of whatever it takes? Professor of law at Australian Catholic University, Fr Frank Brennan offers his seven points for stopping the boats ethically in this article first published in Eureka Street.
In her first public appearance since being ousted as Prime Minister, Julia Gillard has aired her concerns on where Australia is heading if the Government continues to cut foreign aid.
The Coalition Government is considering a review of all welfare payments, including income-support payments for single parents, according to reports.
Australia’s peak council for humanitarian and international aid charities, ACFID has welcomed a statement by the new Foreign Minister confirming Australia will champion disability
inclusion as a core part of the new global development agenda.
A war of words over the future of the Not for Profit Sector has erupted between the Liberal Coalition and the Labor Government in the final days of the election campaign.
New research suggests tourists on working holiday visas are trumping unemployed local youth in the battle for jobs, prompting calls from academics for changes to migration policy.
A Victorian and Tasmanian-based Christian Church welfare organisation has begun an online petition to try to save the national charity regulator, the ACNC, from the Coalition’s plans to dismantle it.
A significant majority of website ‘privacy’ policies examined by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) are too long and complex.
The Coalition policy (on gambling) is highly risk averse. It poses no threat to the gambling industry and proposes no effective reforms says Dr.Charles Livingstone a Senior Lecturer at Monash University in this is article first published in The Conversation.
A Federal Court decision has removed the requirement of 'direct relief' used by the Tax Office to deny Public Benefit Institution endorsement and is set to have a significant impact on organisations that have previously been denied PBI status, according to a Not for Profit tax expert.
The next Federal Government should launch a national campaign to promote and foster workplace giving to employers, employees and charities, according to Ted Kerr from The Australian Charities Fund.
The future of the Australian Not for Profit sector will be debated by Federal politicians in a National Press Club pre-election forum in Canberra on Friday organised by peak body, the Community Council for Australia.
The Victorian Government says the appointment of lawyer and business leader John Walter as the new Chair of the Responsible Gambling Ministerial Advisory Council will regenerate the body.
The global Impact Investing Policy Collaborative (IIPC) has published a set of guidelines to inform worldwide government policy on impact investment.
The Federal Government’s change in policy on car leasing and FBT will have a significant impact on the Not for Profit sector and will be an imposition on all charities that salary package vehicles, according to the Community Council of Australia CEO David Crosbie.
A damning child protection report has found the current Queensland child protection system is failing to ensure the safety, well-being and best interests of children.
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