Policy / Government
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The charity status of a small Canberra-based charismatic church has been revoked by the national regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission - the fourth Not for Profit to lose its charitable status this year.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.
A former Governor-General of Australia has claimed that the “essential ethos” of the Not for Profit sector could be damaged if the Government enforces too much control over it.
What does it take to address root causes and grow opportunities for the deeply excluded? Ownership is a key, writes Richard Warner, Coordinator of Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative Ltd.
Representatives of the responsible business movement are giving evidence at the Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into the role of the private sector in Australia’s aid program.
Those of us who have worked (and struggled) to achieve long term whole-of-community change owe it to ourselves and the communities we work in to take the potential of Collective Impact seriously, writes David Lilley, Collective Impact Consultant, with United Way Australia.
The Australian Churches’ Refugee Taskforce is calling on Parliament to debate a Private Member's Bill tabled by Tasmanian Independent Andrew Wilkie to protect procedural fairness for asylum seekers who are being held in indefinite detention.
National peak donor organisation, Philanthropy Australia has told a Federal Government inquiry into Australia’s financial system that it strongly opposes any changes to current system of refundable franking credits.
In her final blog as the Fulbright Professional Scholar in Non-profit Leadership, Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine reflects on what she describes as the most surprising element of her research - the extent to which US Not for Profits can engage directly in political activity.
The charity regulator has warned that charities may be at risk of having their charitable funds that are sent overseas being diverted or otherwise misused, even if their intentions are in line with their charitable purposes.
A Senate Committee report into the controversial payment assessment tool for people with disability has delivered a divided verdict, with both the Labor and Greens parties providing dissenting reports.
The Australian Council of Social Service has led a large delegation of community sector representatives to Canberra to call on Parliamentarians to reject harmful social security changes in this year’s Budget.
Social investment group Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has submitted a response to the Interim Report of the Financial Systems Inquiry (FSI) recommending that a social investment bank be seeded with $200-250 million of debt or grant funding from the Government.
A rare class action by a six-year-old asylum seeker has been launched in the Supreme Court against the Federal Government and Immigration Minister Scott Morrison over the treatment of injured detainees being held in detention centres.
Four national peak disability groups have joined forces with disability advocates calling on politicians from all parties to vote against a Bill set to extinguish the legal rights of up to 10,500 Australian workers with an intellectual disability.
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