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11 May 2017

There are almost 19,00 charities with incomes under $50,00 per annum but when considered as a group, they had a combined income of more than $300 million in 2015, held assets worth more than $5 billion, and employed over 26,000 staff and 436,000 volunteers.  The report,...

11 May 2017

Last week NCOSS members and other stakeholders came together to hear about innovative initiatives securing better outcomes for vulnerable children  as part of the NCOSS New Perspectives Forum: The Early Years.

10 May 2017

Last night’s Budget saw the announcement of a new National Housing and Homelessness Agreement to replace the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA). The good news is that the new agreement will include $375 million of homelessness funding, incorporating funding from the NPAH and securing it for three years from 2018-19.

10 May 2017

Last Thursday, a Bill reinstating the requirement for nursing home to have a Registered Nurse on duty at all times unanimously passed the NSW Upper House. It is due to be introduced to the Lower House tomorrow.

NCOSS welcomes this result, which prioritises patient safety over the regulatory burden on the aged care system.

10 May 2017

NCOSS made a letter of submission to the recently released draft regulations governing point to point transport this week. Last year the Government made changes that effectively legalised ride-sharing services and introduced a range of related measures designed to increase competition in point to point services like taxis, hire cares and ride-sharing.

08 May 2017

Amantha Imber, in a TED talk last year in Melbourne asked: Can you design an innovation culture? Innovation is often only associated with creative or artistic people but her observation is that there is actually a science behind innovation supported by a strong evidence-base.

08 May 2017

We like to think of ourselves as social justice organisations and whilst it clearly applies to our clients, does it always apply to our staff?  Research shows that It matters more than you might think.

08 May 2017

“Just sticking to formal annual performance management processes isn’t particularly useful — not to mention that almost no-one enjoys it.” The Department of Communications and the Arts has introduced a process where Employee trust and performance improved with regular chats, not ratings

08 May 2017

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08 May 2017

Sharing information on cyber threats is recognised as an efficient way to reduce the effectiveness of cyber threats but establishing information sharing networks isn’t simple and is easily undermined.  Cyber information sharing: achieving the Holy Grail of cooperation looks at the factors...

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