Reform at Last: Budget Establishes One-Stop NFP Regulator
BUDGET | The Federal Budget includes significant reforms for the Not for Profit sector, including the establishment of a national, one-stop regulator, a tax crackdown on the commercial operation of NFPs, and the introduction of a statutory definition of charity.
NFP Regulator Needs State Government Support
BUDGET | Australia’s first free legal service for the NFP sector, PilchConnect has welcomed the announcement of the independent regulator, but says the states and territory governments need to join the governments reform agenda.
Welfare Reform in a Tight Budget
BUDGET | The 2011 Federal Budget has a strong focus on moving people off welfare and into the workforce, through measures such as providing wage subsidies for the long-term unemployed and tightening the Disability Support Pension – however welfare groups have labeled the ‘get tough’ measures as counter-productive.
No New Funding for Aged Care
BUDGET | The Federal Budget has ignored calls for modest increases in subsidies and left aged care in limbo, according to the peak body for Australia’s Not for Profit aged care service providers.
Dementia Forgotten in Budget Funding
BUDGET | Alzheimer’s Australia says it’s disappointed that dementia has not featured as a priority for funding in the Federal Budget.
Volunteering Isn’t Free – Budget Response
BUDGET | Volunteering Australia has called on the Federal Government to assure the voluntary sector that it will be supported to meet the increasing demands of potential volunteers outlined in the Budget’s welfare reforms.
Boomers Set to Volunteer
Australia’s baby boomers look set to boost the ranks of Australia’s army of active volunteers over the next few years, with new research revealing that four in every five Australians (82%) aged 50-64 plan to spend time volunteering when they retire.