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A Not for Profit review of the Queensland Government’s poker machine ‘red tape reduction’ initiative has found that the plan increases gambling revenue and is a threat to vulnerable pokie victims and any future reform.
The Abbott Government’s proposed changes to youth payments violate Australia’s human rights obligations, a bipartisan Parliamentary report has found.
The Salvation Army has called on all political parties in Victoria to consider the needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable in the lead up to the November State election.
The Governments of Australia and Denmark have signed an historic agreement in an attempt to create skilled employment for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The CEO of a major organisation for Not for Profit organisations who deliver employment services under existing Job Services Australia contracts has written an open letter to express his “gravest concerns” about reforms affecting unemployed people under the age of 30.
An alliance of major children’s, international aid, human rights and refugee organisations from Australia and the Asia-Pacific have condemned a deal brokered by the Federal Government to relocate refugee families to Cambodia.
The Palmer United Party has done a deal with the Federal Government to reintroduce a type of Temporary Protection Visa to allow refugee families to remain on the mainland, particularly in regional Australia.
The Productivity Commission is recommending a major restructure of Federal Government funding for natural disasters in a draft report released today describing the current arrangements as inefficient, inequitable or not sustainable.
A Victorian housing and homelessness agency has called on the State Government to restore funding to a housing support program in the wake of a new financial report.
Australian and UK Not for Profits have lodged a complaint against G4S - Australia's former security contractor on Manus Island, alleging serious human rights abuses.
A new analysis of social security payments reveals that the single Newstart Allowance paid to over half a million Australians continued to fall in value when compared with both the minimum wage and the pension.
Government spending on health in 2012-13 slowed to record low levels while growth in non-government funding remained relatively strong, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
All registered charities should review their governing rules following the release of a Draft Special Conditions Ruling on? Income Tax by the Australian Tax Office, according to law firm, Makinson d'Apice Lawyers.
The Senate Inquiry into the extent of income inequality in Australia begins public hearings in Melbourne today.
Legislation to modernise the management of funds held by the Supreme Court on behalf of people with a disability and those under eighteen has been introduced in the Victorian Parliament.
Supporting tax exemptions for clubs to provide childcare would not be in the best interests of children or child development according to welfare Not for Profit, The Benevolent Society.
The plight of the world’s 168 million child labourers is firmly on the G20’s radar after a pivotal meeting of the world’s labour and employment ministers in Melbourne, according to World Vision CEO Tim Costello.
Federal Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews claims affordable housing in Australia is in a parlous state and has expressed his concerns over a ‘lack of transparency’.
The charity status of a small Canberra-based charismatic church has been revoked by the national regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission - the fourth Not for Profit to lose its charitable status this year.
The Australian Council of Social Service has called on the Federal Government to bring together key experts to develop a comprehensive Youth Employment Strategy in an effort to boost Australia’s lagging youth employment levels.
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