Policy / Government


24 April 2015

More than 100 Australian organisations have called for an immediate moratorium on the transfer of asylum seekers to Nauru and Manus Island until their safety can be guaranteed.

23 April 2015

An Queensland organisation has been funded by the Department of Social Services to deliver volunteer services to Tasmania instead of the long-standing local peak body, the Senate inquiry into the Government’s welfare tender process has been told.

22 April 2015

High-profile panellists were divided - and mostly pessimistic - on the role Government could play in driving responsible business in Australia at the recent Shared Value Forum in Melbourne.

22 April 2015

Social enterprise is inherently political but is curiously being deemed politically-neutral in the lead up to the UK Election next month, writes Dr Andrew Curtis, co-founder and director of the Dragonfly Collective.

21 April 2015

Not for Profit peak bodies and leading welfare organisations fronted a Senate Inquiry in Canberra today venting their anger and frustration over the Department of Social Services’ so called “open tender” process in which just 15 per cent of applications for funding were successful.

21 April 2015

A Not for Profit campaign has seen Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey’s email inundated with thousands of complaints as the sector prepares itself for cuts of around $1 billion to Australia’s foreign aid.

20 April 2015

The Australian Taxation Office has announced a new targeted campaign to ensure wealthy Australians and their private groups do not dodge their tax obligations.

20 April 2015

A national inquiry has been launched by the Australian Human Rights Commission into employment discrimination against Older Australians and Australians with a Disability.

16 April 2015

Not for Profit welfare peak body, ACOSS has released a report calling for tax reform to fix the Federal Budget including a deal on negative gearing tax breaks.

16 April 2015

Western Australia’s first dedicated venture philanthropy fund has launched with the aim of raising at least $2 million in philanthropic funds over the next two years.

15 April 2015

Key mental health Not for Profits have called for the full release of the leaked National Mental Health Commission’s Review into Australia’s mental health services.

14 April 2015

A new national taskforce will tackle housing affordability as a new report confirms that stable housing is the key to long-term employment.

14 April 2015

The Federal Government is about to begin a project to replace the Department of Human Services decades-old welfare payment IT system.

14 April 2015

The Federal Government is to provide new funding to increase participation at disability conferences - hot on the heels of the controversy surrounding a recent disability conference where a speaker had to be lifted onto the stage in their wheelchair.

09 April 2015

The Abbott Government has been accused of trying to silence Not for Profits as Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg faced a grilling from the sector at a national forum.

09 April 2015

Independent South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon has called on the national charity regulator to urgently investigate the operations of the Church of Scientology in Australia.

09 April 2015

The Abbott Government has announced changes to the way Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs) will be wound up and how the philanthropic funds can distribute their assets.

08 April 2015

Ahead of today’s Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance, Carl Rhodes, Professor of Management and Organisation Studies at Macquarie University, breaks down how we're likely to see state power and sovereignty come into direct conflict with corporate might, in this piece first published on The Conversation.

07 April 2015

A national safeguards regime needs to be established, as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout, to protect school students with disabilities from restrictive practices, according to the Federal Government.

07 April 2015

The Senate Inquiry into the Federal Government’s community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services received 84 submissions by the March closing date - all suggesting the process needs significant change.

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