New NDIS Quarterly Report Revives Call to Lift NDIA Staff Cap | Almost 200,000 Australians are now accessing National Disability Insurance Scheme, new figures show, but continued challenges with the speed of roll-out and the resolution of appeals is reviving calls to remove the arbitrary cap on disability agency staff.

 

New Report says Social Procurement Benefits Both Community and Business | Businesses engaging in social procurement have a “competitive advantage” and can more easily address specific social needs, leading to greater environmental, social and economic value, a new report says.  

 

Emergency Drought Aid a Welcome Relief, But Long Term Focus Needed | The social sector should unite to provide long term support for drought-affected farmers and their communities once the issue “leaves the headlines”, a rural sector advocate believes.

 

New Overseas Standards to Protect Australian Charities From Criminal Misuse | Australian charities working overseas will face new conduct standards aimed at preventing organisations from “being misused by a criminal organisation”.

 

NFP Winners of 2018 Social Investment Grants Revealed | Eight innovative not-for-profit projects across Australia have won a share of $300,000, after being announced as recipients of Community Sector Banking’s 2018 Social Investment Grants.