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Current Trends in Australian Nonprofit Policy notes that there has been a large growth in nonprofits in Australia over the past 30 years. It looks at some of the policy trends that have shaped the sector since the 1990s and the increasing government control of nonprofits leading to greater competition among nonprofits, growth of large charities at the expense of small local organisations, loss of community development and the rise of neoliberal, business oriented processes.   It also notes an alternative phenomenon where the sector finds ways of curtailing that control, or creating new ways of operating that go beyond existing structures and rules of operating.