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This week is National Palliatve Care Week in Australia, and the theme for National Palliative Care Week 2013 is ‘Palliative Care… everyone’s business’. Palliative Care Australia is calling 2013 the year to make palliative care everyone’s business. To ensure that we all have quality care at the end of life, and are able to live and die well, we all need to take responsibility for making this happen.
What’s at stake in the 2013 election? Well, for more than 1 million Australians there are hundreds of dollars in income support under threat, with Abbott’s plan to cut $1.1bn in payments from newstart, supporting parents and young people.
DisabilityCare Australia now has a strong and stable funding stream, after legislation that provides for a half a percentage point increase in the Medicare levy passed the Parliament. Continue reading
It’s National Volunteer Week and now is the chance to nominate someone who works for your community for one of the National Volunteering Awards. Continue reading
Nominating a rural woman for the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is a great way to celebrate rural women from across NSW who give so much of their time to improving our communities and neighbourhoods. You can nominate a friend, family member, colleague, community worker – any rural woman who you believe makes your community a better place to live. Continue reading
The latest round of volunteer grants is open, and $16m will be distributed to community organisations across the country that have worthy projects deserving support. does this sound like your not for profit organisation. Continue reading
I spoke in the Senate this week about a very important issue for charities and the not for profit sector in Australia – the Review of Charitable Trusts and Foundations. Continue reading
I was awake last Thursday morning when the white smoke billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, and think he is a wonderful choice. Continue reading