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19 July 2017

Last week, the Federal Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt announced that the Older Persons Advocacy Network would receive $25.7 million over three years to supply advocacy services under the National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACAP). In NSW, Seniors Rights Service is the only organisation to receive funding under this program.

18 July 2017

The 2017 ACOSS National Conference, in partnership with VCOSS, is the event where community leaders, policy and decision makers, practitioners, academics and people with lived experience come together to collectively tackle the issues driving poverty and inequality in Australia. This year's theme is Australia in 2030: Creating the future we want. 

04 July 2017

NCOSS made a submission to the Independent Pricing & Regulatory Tribunals’ (IPART) annual review of the operation of the competitive retail electricity market in NSW. 

04 July 2017

Supporting vulnerable children to be a healthy weight is an issue of significant concern for our sector judging by the attendance at a forum last Wednesday hosted by NCOSS, in partnership with Uniting and Cancer Council NSW.

04 July 2017

What are the opportunities for investment in non-profit organisations?  Recent work suggests that the possibilities are broader than first imagined.  Pushing the Boundaries of Impact Investing looks at...

04 July 2017

Cocreation or co-design is being seen by governments, philanthropists, nonprofits and community groups as s a way to engage a wider community in tackling pressing problems but few appear to be resulting in bold innovation.  How Cocreation Can Enhan...

04 July 2017

Learn to love complaints, it's free feedback. The simple advice is respond quickly, clearly and flexibly.  The Victorian Ombudsman’s new good practice guide for complaints relating to human rights issues is designed to help state and local government agencies effectively deal with these...

04 July 2017

Using funding as a way to control advocacy is not just an issue in Australia.  The Lobbying Act in the UK with associated and extensive red tape provisions is now being seen as requiring, at the very least, significant reform with one leading environmental group describing it as a “democratic car crash”  David Crosbie , Community Council of Australia recommends...

04 July 2017

The Australian Human Rights Commission president Professor Gillian Triggs at Progress 2017 launched Defending democracy: Safeguarding independent community voices.  At a time when the outcome from the review of the Deductible Gift Recipient tax status could be the silencing of the environmental...

04 July 2017

Collaboration can be more than just working together to meet each other’s needs – it can also provide an environment that enables creativity and more interesting solutions. Creative vs.

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