Australia NFP news – Growing Disquiet At Government’s Draft NFP Tax Legislation – New Standard Chart of Accou nts Saves Victorian NFPs Millions – Review


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

This week an independent review QUT’s Standard Chart of Accounts implemented in Victoria has found that the model will save the Victorian Not for Profit sector $3.1million per year over the next 10 years.

SANE Australia finds that most Australians with a mental illness receive little support at work, and PilchConnect and Melbourne University’s Law School join the growing disquiet about the Federal Government’s draft tax legislation for Not for Profits calling for the legislation to be delayed.

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New Standard Chart of Accounts Saves Victorian NFPs Millions – Review

An independent review of the implementation of a Standard Chart of Accounts in Victoria has found that the model will save the Victorian Not for Profit sector in the order of $3.1million per year over the next 10 years.

Lack of Workplace Support Costing Jobs: SANE Australia

A new study by SANE Australia finds that most Australians with a mental illness receive little support at work, and more than half those surveyed did not believe their manager had an understanding of mental illness and its impact in the workplace.

Growing Disquiet At Government’s Draft NFP Tax Legislation

Specialist Not for Profit legal service, PilchConnect and Melbourne University’s Law School have joined the growing disquiet about the Federal Government’s draft tax legislation for Not for Profits and they have called for the legislation to be delayed.

Harsh Restrictions on NFPs “Snuck” into Draft Tax Legislation

New draft tax legislation puts additional harsh restrictions on all Not for Profits, according to a Melbourne taxation expert.


London Riots – Blaming Young People is Not the Answer: Opinion

The recent riots in London should be seen as a call to action on how Australia responds to the disenfranchised, the alienated, the excluded and the marginalised, according to Jan Owen, CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians.

Charities Join Church in Offering to House Child Asylum Seekers

Australian Not for Profit organisations have renewed their calls for child refugees to be allowed to stay in Australia as the High Court decides upon their fate.


Can Not for Profits Set the Trend in Pay Equality?
CBA Finance News | One of the best measures of wage inflation is the wage cost index which comes out quarterly and the data released last week showed wage growth remains subdued, according to the Commonwealth Bank

Leaders Summit Floats Social Business Council

A meeting of Australian co-operative and mutual business leaders in Canberra has found strong support for a representative body for the social business sector, which could occupy a similar position in the political landscape as the Business Council of Australia.

Discussion Paper On Interactive Gambling calls for Community Comment

The Gillard Government has released a discussion paper for the review of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 and called for the public to contribute to the review process.

The Crunch is on Again for Social Entrepreneurs

Social Traders has launched the latest round of the Crunch – a social enterprise development initiative that connects Victorian start-ups with business mentors and the chance to gain funding.

Helping NSW Community Organisations Understand the Budget

In the lead up to the release of the NSW state budget, NCOSS, the NSW Council of Social Services, has held the first of a series of budget briefing sessions.

Cape York Welfare Reform Trial Extended

The Cape York Welfare Reform trial – which includes controversial measures such as welfare quarantining – has been extended until the end of 2012 by the Federal and Queensland Governments.

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