Policy / Government


01 August 2014

Community services peak body, the Australian Council of Social Service, has welcomed the emphasis on early learning and demand-led employment in Andrew Forrest’s Review of Indigenous Training and Employment Programmes, but cautioned against some of its radical measures.

01 August 2014

Philanthropist and businessman Andrew Forrest’s Review of Indigenous Training and Employment Programmes has been released, making 27 “ambitious” recommendations to improve indigenous employment outcomes across the country.

31 July 2014

Not for Profit organisations including schools, churches and charities are about to be caught up in a little-known accounting standard change, which could put them at risk of breaching the Corporations Act, according to accounting firm William Buck.

31 July 2014

The Australian Greens have called for a rethink of the whole work for the dole program as its outcomes will put more pressure on Not for Profits.

31 July 2014

Three representatives of Australia’s Not for Profit community-owned education and care services have been appointed to the newly established Ministerial Advisory Council on Child Care and Early Learning.

30 July 2014

The first Report of the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has pointed to gaps in the service and a lack of full-time disability workers to meet the need of the full rollout in 2018.

30 July 2014

A coalition of Church leaders has accused the Federal Government of “state sanctioned child abuse” and called for the Minister for Immigration to be stripped of guardianship responsibility for unaccompanied child asylum seekers.

29 July 2014

It’s been claimed that the 157 Tamil asylum seekers held at sea on the Oceanic Protector for almost a month have been left in WA’s Curtin Detention Centre with only the clothes they are wearing.

29 July 2014

The first public hearings have begun into the Senate Inquiry into Affordable Housing.

29 July 2014

Australia’s "unclaimed monies" should be used to create a capital fund to support investments in the Not for Profit sector, a submission to the Federal Government says.

29 July 2014

The deadline for Not for Profits to have their say on the recently released interim report on reforming Australia’s welfare system is set to close in less than two weeks.

29 July 2014

The Western Australian Government is offering $4 million to Not for Profits for crime prevention programs and to support victims of crime using funds derived from criminal assets seized by police.

29 July 2014

The community sector has attacked the Federal Government’s proposed employment services model, including “work for the dole”, describing it as demoralising, one-sided and harsh.

24 July 2014

The Australian Human Rights Commission says it holds grave concerns for the welfare of asylum seekers, particularly mothers and children on Christmas Island, after visiting detainees for a second time as part of its National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention (2014).

24 July 2014

The Not for Profit sector has been significantly underrepresented at Federal Government consultations on the future of charity regulation in Australia, reports Pro Bono Australia News journalist Jackie Hanafie.

24 July 2014

The way in which the Archdiocese of Melbourne has responded to victims of child sexual abuse will be the focus of the next public hearing involving the Catholic Church.

22 July 2014

Grant applications in the tens of thousands are expected to flood the Federal Department of Social Services as its new $800 million grants program applications close in the next 24 hours.

22 July 2014

The architect of the proposed new National Centre for Excellence, the Centre for Social Impact, has revealed its three recommended operating models as part of its mid-project report, along with the results of a sector survey into the possible activities of the Centre.

17 July 2014

The charity regulator, the ACNC, has published a notice of intention to revoke the charity status of 255 Australian charities after attempts to track them down have failed.

17 July 2014

The Federal Government has moved one step closer towards Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples with the release of an interim report from a Senate Joint Select Committee.

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