April 23, 2018

Our Community release updated Child Safety Toolkit

Not-for-profit advice group Our Community have released their 2018 Child Safety Toolkit, which provides free advice for charities and community groups on how to ensure children in […]
April 17, 2018

More than 1 in 5 children in Australia have experienced hunger

The Foodbank Rumbling Tummies Report has found that hunger amongst children in Australia is more common than once imagined.  Further, it is more likely for a child to go […]
April 4, 2018

Decreasing social cohesion and increasing discrimination

The Scanlon Foundation has been researching social cohesion in Australia since 2007. The research study, conducted between June and July in 2017, consisted of a randomly sampled […]
April 3, 2018

Working with Children Checks start to expire

The NSW Children’s Guardian Janet Schorer has issued an alert to all adults who are in child-related roles to check the expiry date of their Working […]
April 3, 2018

Community-minded Millennials

Often labelled the ‘selfie-generation’, new research by NRMA Insurance reveals that Millennials and Gen Ys are in fact among the most helpful and community-minded in the […]
March 22, 2018

Welfare Reform Bill passes into law

The Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017 was passed in the Senate on the 21st of March after further changes were made to the […]
March 22, 2018

Statement regarding the collection of volunteering data by the ABS

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released a statement regarding the national consultation held on the review of the current methods and scope of volunteering […]
February 21, 2018

Sydney Leaders’ Forum

On the 19th of February The Centre for Volunteering, in conjunction with the Department of Family and Community Services (NSW) (FACS), held the Sydney Leaders’ Forum at the International […]
February 19, 2018

Review of Volunteer Management Program – Consultation opportunities

mpconsulting has been engaged by the Department of Social Services to undertake a review of the Volunteer Management Program (VMP). They will be using a range of consultation […]