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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 passing of the NDIS Bills heralds a new era in disability support services in Australia. In the Senate the debate was truncated and I wasn’t able to give my second reading speech – but here is what I would have said!
It’s DonateLife Week (24 February – 3 March) and another chance to have a family discussion about donation wishes Continue reading
I love to catch up with volunteers and volunteer organisations as I travel around the country. I never cease to be inspired by the level of dedication and commitment of our volunteers to the causes and activities that matter to them! Continue reading
Show us how to promote volunteering to young people! Make a short movie and win great prizes! Continue reading
The theme of National Volunteer Week 2012 is “Every one counts!” and counting the work and the contribution of our volunteers is often quite difficult to do.
Last week I was invited to Yass to open the facilities funded under the Federal Government’s “Local Schools Working Together” Project.
It was a wonderful opportuity to see first hand how schools, governments and local communities are benefitting from collaboration and planning.
The fourth anniversary of the National Apology is a reminder of how our nation can come together in efforts to overcome injustices of the past and look to the future, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda said today.