The Hunger Project PBI endorsement case outcome A Federal Court decision has removed the requirement of 'direct relief' used by the Tax Office to deny Public Benefit Institution endorsement and is set to have a significant impact on organisations that have previously been denied PBI status,...
The wellbeing of Australia's rural and regional communities is of critical importance. The Regional Wellbeing survey is identifying; how to better support wellbeing in Australia's rural and regional areas, how changes to agriculture and the environment affect rural and regional wellbeing, and how to help communities adapt to change.
The theme for this year's Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils Australia (FECCA) conference is 'Breaking down the barriers: A strength-based approach for a just society'. The program of plenary lectures, panels and workshops, oral presentations and posters will be stimulating and lead to new...
The Disability Advocacy Network of Australia is hosting their 5 th National Disability Conference in Brisbane on the topic of: “Independent Advocacy: Safeguarding Choice, Control and Wellbeing.” When: Thursday 31 October to Friday 1 November 2013 Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre,...
The Australian Human Rights Commission announced in August that the Human Rights Awards 2013 are now open. The aim is to recognise people who are working to achieve better human rights outcomes in their work or community. There are 10 award categories, covering business, the law, media, literature...
Catholic Earthcare Australia has received funding from the Federal Government’s Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program to build a National Energy Efficiency Not for Profit (NEEN) Network. The purpose of the NEEN Network Project is to educate, resource and connect small to medium sized, Not...
The Commonwealth Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 which passed in Parliament on 6 June 2013 and some changes took effect on 1 July 2013. It covers three groups of amendment: bullying in the workplace, flexibility arrangements and transfer to a safe job whilst pregnant. But the term ‘reasonably...
Specialists in corporate volunteering, Goodcompany, joined forces with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) to launch the Super Human Resources Project. The project encourages human resources (HR) professionals to volunteer their time and skills to community organisations. ‘HR skills are...
Maxxia is a provider of workplace benefits in Australia and part of the McMillan Shakespeare Group. Their study of NFP workplaces was released in June 2013. The Maxxia study, thought to be the first of its sort in Australia, looked at several key human resources issues: Which employees are...
The Australian Government has passed legislation that establishes a national tax deductible fund for neighbourhood houses. This has been done by the inclusion of Australian Neighbourhood Houses & Centres Association (ANHCA) Inc into the table of specific welfare and rights recipients in the...

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