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Disability advocates have praised a Senate report calling for a Royal Commission into disability abuse to be established.
Australian Not for Profit organisations face new rules on fringe benefits tax entertainment caps, following the approval in both houses of Parliament this week.
Child rights organisation Plan International Australia has called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Government to pass legislation that would see children in detention in Australia released before Christmas.
The Federal Government, in response to the Harper Competition Policy Review, will commission a Productivity Commission inquiry into human services to look at reforms around the principles of choice, competition and contestability, including the effect on the Not for Profit sector.
An Australian organisation that claimed to be a charity and spent more than $1 million on luxury cars for its members, has lost a Federal Court appeal to keep receiving charitable tax concessions.
After continued pressure from the arts sector, the Federal Government has partially reversed its controversial budget cuts, in a move welcomed by Australia’s peak body for arts funding.
The role of advocacy, sector collaboration and improving the method of government funding agreements are the top priorities for Australia’s Not for Profit sector, according to the 2015 national survey by Pro Bono Australia.
Major peak bodies and Not for Profits have claimed that the latest Turnbull Government’s Family Payments legislation will increase poverty in Australia at a Senate Inquiry into the changes.
Social purpose organisations have been left out of the new crowdfunding rules announced by the Federal Government.
The Australian Government is now seeking applications for grant funding under the new Empowering YOUth Initiatives worth $50 million in direct funding over four years.
Australia will be without a standalone Disability Discrimination Commissioner for at least another eight months, Attorney General George Brandis has announced.
The Turnbull Government has launched an online toolkit for frontline workers to help them better recognise the signs of sexual assault, domestic violence and enable them to respond well.
A coalition of over 20 peak and non-government organisations from the health and community sectors has called on the Federal Government to scrap plans to cut nearly $800 million in funding to key health initiatives over the next four financial years.
National welfare Not for Profit, the St Vincent de Paul Society, has called for the appointment of an independent guardian for unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Australia.
Former UK Conservative prime minister, Sir John Major, has warned Britain that it needs a reality check when it comes to the charity sector but the call for more mergers may not be the answer.
Australia’s federal politicians have mixed views on the call for charities to merge or close.
Australia has become the first country to deliver a consistent and integrated national approach to the prevention of violence against women and children, a national launch event in Canberra has been told.
Australia's asylum seeker policies and the treatment of people with disability have been heavily criticised in a review by the United Nation’s human rights body in Geneva .
Almost 80 per cent of Australians are in favour of changing the country’s constitution to formally recognise Indigenous Australians.
Federation reform is back on the agenda and a hot topic of conversation in the community sector, according to national welfare peak body, the Australian Council of Social Service.
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