Policy / Government


02 September 2014

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.

02 September 2014

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.

02 September 2014

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.

28 August 2014

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.

28 August 2014

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.

27 August 2014

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.

27 August 2014

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.

26 August 2014

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.

26 August 2014

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.

26 August 2014

The Not for Profit sector is invited to a challenging discussion with three acclaimed charity leaders about the year that was and what may lie ahead - some 12 months since the election of the Abbott Government.

26 August 2014

The Federal Government has received some 88 submissions on its Options Paper for the replacement of the charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) since closing last week.

26 August 2014

Threats of welfare loss alone don’t work to get Indigenous students to school, new research has revealed.

26 August 2014

International volunteering can challenge prevailing models of development, according to a new report by the Australian Red Cross which has called on the Federal Government to grow international volunteer programs with sustainable funding.

25 August 2014

The Federal Government has announced $173 million to help the supported employment sector work towards new wage arrangements for disability employees currently working in Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs).

25 August 2014

Jobs for an additional 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including a new apprenticeship program, by 2017 have been announced as part of banking giant Westpac’s 2015-17 Reconciliation Action Plan.

21 August 2014

Asylum seeker lawyers have won the right to proceed to a Full Bench hearing of the High Court to challenge to the Federal Government's powers to detain and turn back asylum seekers at sea.

21 August 2014

One hundred days out from a Victorian State election, Jesuit Social Services has called on both major political parties in Victoria to forgo what the Not for Profit organisation says are misguided and costly law and order policies.

21 August 2014

National peak community and health consumer groups claim they have been left out of what amounts to ‘secret talks’ on the Federal Government’s proposed Medicare co-payment.

21 August 2014

In her latest blog, Fulbright Professional Scholar in Non-profit Leadership, Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine discusses the prospect of participatory budgeting in an Australian context following its implementation in New York.

21 August 2014

The Federal Opposition has again thrown its support behind the Australian charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, saying the watchdog is keeping an effective eye on charity activity around Australia.

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