Thousands Turn Out to Demand Equal Pay


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Hello and welcome to the latest news update from Pro Bono Australia.

Another big week for the Not for Profit sector with social and community sector workers turning out in their thousands at rallies around the nation, calling on State and Federal governments to fund a pay increase for the sector’s female-dominated workforce.

And Not for Profits are being asked for the first time whether donations made by cheque are still a vital part of fundraising in Australia. Public consultation has begun to decide the future of cheques in Australia while the debate rages in the UK.

Take our Instant Poll and let us know your thoughts on whether cheque donations are still important to Not for Profits.

Also this week we report on some of the reforms targeting Not for Profit tax concessions flagged in the Federal Budget which come into force from July 1st.

Our news service is updated regularly online, so if you want to know what’s happening before your weekly update arrives in the inbox, just visit www.probonoaustralia.com.au/news

Lina Caneva – Editor, Karen Mahlab – Founder,
Ryan Witcombe – Journalist

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Thousands Turn Out to Demand Equal Pay

Social and community sector workers have turned out in their thousands at rallies around the nation, calling on state and federal governments to fund a pay increase for the sector’s female-dominated workforce.


The Future of Cheques for Not for Profits?

Australia has begun public consultations into the future of the use of cheques – a topic that has been raging in the UK for a number of years causing great consternation in the Not for Profit sector.

GFC Hit Tax Deductible Giving to Australian NFPs

The Global Financial Crisis in 2008-09 saw a decrease in the amount of money Australians donated to Not for Profit organisations, according to a recent examination of tax-deductible giving data.

Tax Changes for NFPs

Some of the reforms targeting Not for Profit tax concessions flagged in the Federal Budget come into force from July 1st.

Human Rights Commission Supports Pay Claim

The community sector wages claim has received strong support from the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Don’t Dump Direct Marketing – Study

New US research finds that integrated Direct Marketing is essential for maximising the long-term value of online-acquired donors.


Advance Your Career in the Community Sector – Sponsored Article

Grow your skills as a professional in the community sector with QUT’s Graduate Certificate and Master of Business (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies)

Online Service Promotes Giving One Percent

An Australian couple is trying to create a cultural change in the way Australians give.

The Million Dollar List: Tracking Major Donors

Top philanthropists in the US and their high-net-worth donations can now be tracked on a new website called The Million Dollar List.

Google Information Sessions for Not for Profits

Google is set to run free information sessions to educate Not for Profit organisations about the product, services and support that Google offers to NFPs.

Leadership Scholarships for NFP Leaders

Scholarships are available for future leaders from the Not for Profit sector to take part in an intensive year-long leadership program in Queensland.

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