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Community Sector News

Mandatory governance training for NFP boards

“The not-for-profit sector performs a vital role delivering services that meet important social needs.It provides a voice for some of our most disadvantaged groups and individuals.” The Case For Mandating Governance Training For NFP Boards  is based on the need to ensure these boards have proper governance principles and processes in place to protect the organisation, its staff and most importantly its clients as well as its obligation

Salvo's latest Economic Social Impact Survey

Salvation Army’s national Economic Social Impact Survey 2017 has been released exploring “the challenges, barriers, and levels of disadvantage experienced by people accessing our Emergency Relief services.”  Its key finding relate to cost of living, housing and homelessness, access to employment (including access to enough hours of employment), wellbeing and the impact these issues have on children.

Targeted Early Intervention Reforms: Sector Assistance Survey

The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) is developing a TEI Sector Assistance Strategy (Strategy), to assist existing funded services transition to the new Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI) Program. As part of developing the Strategy, FACS has engaged ARTD consultants to survey existing TEI funded services on what type of assistance will be important for them to participate effectively in the TEI commissioning process. Survey closes 14 June. 

Liquor and Gaming NSW call for submissions

Liquor and Gaming NSW is reviewing the process that helps control gaming machine numbers within venues and local areas and reduces harms linked to problem gambling. They are calling for submissions from community groups to provide input into the review. 

Liquor and Gaming NSW has prepared a discussion paper which outlines the terms of reference, current regulations, and key issues for comment. 

Philanthropy, Twiggy and the future

The value of philanthropy is an interesting question, on the hand, why should the wealthy be able to use their money to influence social change, particularly as they are not democratically accountable.  On the other hand ‘philanthropic dollars can be used in a very different way to government dollars, precisely because they are not subject to the same sort of accountability’.

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