BNG have released a guide on Organisation Codes of Ethics and Conduct, documents that are important for both staff, volunteers and, management committees or boards. It briefly outlines their purpose and what they need to include but stresses the importance of their development including participation and consultation with the people that will be expected to adhere to the resultant codes if they are to impact on behaviour.
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Have No Fear, Data Governance Is Here: Tips To Securing Your Organisation's Data is a legal perspective on why data governance needs to addressed, providing tips on what needs to be thought about when developing a data governance framework.
The Centre for Social Impact has released a new social service tool, The Navigator. It provides a clear and concise guide to leadership for social purpose, examining the factors that enable great leadership that is focused on achieving greater social impact.
Community Organisations Look to Philanthropists to Negate Harm from Funding Decline. 59 community leaders and organisations in the northern city of Whittlesea in Victoria have created the Whittlesea Community Futures (WCF) Partnership. They intend launching their prospectus on 30 May designed to attract funding support 14 project ideas to address social disadvantage and will target areas such as family violence, mental health, people living
Myles McGregor-Lowndes’, most recent book Charting 25 years of Charity Regulation, edited with Bob Wyatt, the executive director of a private Canadian foundation, looks at how charity law has been developed around the world. It looks at establishment and progress of charity regulators but also considers what the future impact is likely to be. For more information: Charting 25 Years of Charity Regulation – And its Impact on the Future
United Way has considerable experience in collective impact in Australia both generally and as a project’s backbone organisation. David Lilley in Why Neutrality Matters for Collective Impact Backbones and based on his experiences discusses the importance of facilitating collaboration between the various parties and putting community aspirations and voices at the centre of the project.
Last week, 100 academics signed an open letter to the Prime Minister urging him to hold a Royal Commission into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings.
In March, the Government rejected a recommendation of a cross Party Senate Committee to hold a Royal Commission.
NCOSS and its members support the call for a Royal Commission, which could:
Last week marked the Family Matters National Week of Action (14–20 May). The Family Matters campaign is Australia’s national campaign to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people grow up safe and cared for in family, community and culture. The National Week of Action raised awareness to harness public engagement and political commitment nationally, and in NSW.
On Monday 22 May, our CEO, Tracy Howe, gave evidence at the Staysafe (Joint Standing Committee on Road Safety) Inquiry where she addressed committee members and answered their questions around our submission. We focused on supporting the needs of Aboriginal people and communities to obtain driver training and highlighting the range of issues they face in successfully fulfilling the requirements to obtain and retain a driver's licence. We gave evidence along with representatives from Aboriginal Legal Service, the Law Society and Literacy for Life Foundation.