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Moves to make Australia’s offshore Regional Processing Centre on Nauru an “open facility” will not guarantee the safety of asylum seekers and refugees on the island, according to the Refugee Council of Australia.
Australia’s mental health system is “disjointed and fragmented” and is allowing for people to fall through the cracks, but there is no timeline on major reform, according to the Federal Health Minister.
Should a special ministerial portfolio be created for people with disability in Australia asks author and disability researcher Dr Peter Gibilisco.
Welfare peak body ACOSS has described the Prime Minister’s mini economic summit in Canberra as encouraging and the start of a major discussion with the public.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is hosting business, union and community leaders for a mini summit in Canberra on the economy including welfare peak body ACOSS.
Surprise changes to Social Services Minister Christian Porter’s portfolio will see him focus mainly on disability and the rollout of the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The Queensland Government has announced the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be available in North Queensland from early 2016 – six months ahead of the full roll out.
A Federal Government inquiry into the register of environmental organisations that could see those that participate in advocacy lose their tax-deductibility status does not have the support of the general public, according to new polling.
Welfare Not for Profit, Mission Australia, is calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to commit to new national targets to halve homelessness by 2025.
Disabled school students with additional health and development needs are being left out by a support system that is too rigid and narrowly focused, according to a state peak welfare body.
Malcolm Turnbull has promised more than $100 million for domestic violence prevention services in his first policy commitment since becoming Prime Minister.
New research reveals that Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has presided over the greatest decline in foreign aid in Australia’s history.
Ongoing Commonwealth Government processes to reform the Federation and the tax system must be used to improve Australia’s health system, according to sector leaders at a recent Think Tank on Sustainable Funding of Public Hospitals in Brisbane.
Leaders in Australia’s corporate social impact space have welcomed the Federal Cabinet reshuffle under new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
New Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has revealed that he both encourages and practices philanthropy because he has had a lucky life, and the PM’s official residence, Kirribilli House will be used to support good charitable causes.
Just who is Australia’s newest Minister for Social Services and what can the Not for Profit sector expect from WA MP Christian Porter? Journalist Xavier Smerdon investigates.
On the heels of the Quarterly Report on the National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout, the Government has released the six principles that will guide the $700 million NDIS housing capital budget, writes disability services consultant Luke Bo’sher.
Conservation groups have protested in Melbourne calling on the new Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, to steer a new course of working with Australia’s Not for Profit and charity sector and withdraw its inquiry into the Deductible Gift Recipient status of conservation groups.
A new Federal Government plan to provide assistance to young disadvantaged jobseekers has been welcomed by employment advocates.
A Senate Inquiry has slammed the Department of Social Service funding process which saw cuts of $270 million and has recommended that five-year contracts be awarded to service providers to ensure stability.
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