Policy / Government


02 October 2014

Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews has reintroduced all the social services measures announced in the Budget in four separate Bills to Parliament in a bid to garner Opposition support in the Senate.

02 October 2014

Global aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) has declined a cash offer from the Federal Government to fight Ebola in West Africa instead urging Australia to send trained emergency medical personnel.

30 September 2014

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.

30 September 2014

The Abbott Government’s proposed changes to youth payments violate Australia’s human rights obligations, a bipartisan Parliamentary report has found.

30 September 2014

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.

29 September 2014

The Governments of Australia and Denmark have signed an historic agreement in an attempt to create skilled employment for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

29 September 2014

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.

25 September 2014

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.

25 September 2014

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.

25 September 2014

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.

25 September 2014

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.

23 September 2014

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.

23 September 2014

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.

23 September 2014

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).

23 September 2014

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.

18 September 2014

The Senate Inquiry into the extent of income inequality in Australia begins public hearings in Melbourne today.

18 September 2014

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.

16 September 2014

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.

16 September 2014

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.

16 September 2014

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’.

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