Seventy per cent of the people relying on Newstart payments have been on the unemployment payment for more than a year, according to the latest data.
Despite making up only 15 per cent of Australian charities, those that operate overseas are responsible for more than a third of the country’s two million volunteers, according to a new report by Curtin University.
The first major report to assess the state of shared value creation in Australia reveals why pioneering companies see this as a significant opportunity to create products and services that reduce social and environmental problems, writes Sandy Blackburn-Wright from Social Outcomes.
More than 30 per cent of university graduates were unable to find jobs within four months of finishing their degrees, a comprehensive survey has found.
New Australian research shows that one in two Not for Profit employees do not have access to any professional development.
New figures released by the South Australian Council of Social Service show that increasing or broadening the base of the GST would impact South Australian households more than the rest of the country.
For the third year in a row, Guide Dogs Australia has been voted Australia’s Most Trusted Charity in a poll of more than 2,400 people.
A new discussion paper on inclusive prosperity by the left-leaning Chifley Research Institute has argued that rising inequality is a threat to Australia’s future growth prospects.
Relationships are more likely to suffer if a man loses his job than if a women does and extended periods of youth unemployment can have a “scarring” effect, according to a comprehensive annual survey.
Peter Singer’s views on ‘effective altruism’ are simplistic and have potentially unintended consequences for social justice, writes social impact specialist Richard Meredith.
Well-designed Corporate Responsibility programs lift sales, improve employee productivity and boost shareholder value - increasing revenue by as much as 20 per cent - according to a new study.
Australia ranks second worldwide in its support of female entrepreneurs, edged out by the United States but placed ahead of the UK.
Tireless advocate for medical research and animal welfare, Alastair Lucas AO, has died at the age of 63.
A new discussion paper proposes social impact bonds as a potential approach to meeting Australia’s primary health system’s funding needs.
One in five Australian workers expect to continue working into their 70s, according to the findings of new research from recruitment specialists Randstad.
On the second anniversary of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, a new annual review shows participant satisfaction remains very high with 95 per cent of people rating their NDIS experience as “good” or “very good”.
Families are cutting back on essentials like health care and school holiday outings as they struggle to meet cost of living expenses, according to new findings released by the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS).
New ABS data shows volunteering rates in Australia are declining for the first time in almost 20 years with 75 per cent of people surveyed saying they feel too rushed or pressed for time.
Volunteers are playing a vital role across the Asia-Pacific region in making Governments more accountable and responsive to their people, but their contribution is seriously under-valued, a new report from the United Nations Volunteers program reveals.
A majority of Australian Not for Profit Board Directors do not have the financial literacy skills to meet the changing challenges of the future, including the impact of new funding models, according to the findings of the Grant Thornton Financial Literacy Survey.
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