Boots on dry land

The national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), is working with a number of drought relief charities after concerns were raised about their operations.

A team of people looking on at a farm

$15 million has been provided by the Federal Government in an effort to aid not-for-profit community groups in delivering projects in drought-affected areas of the country. 

Boy crying

Vulnerable children and young adults continue to fall behind, according to the Australian Child Rights Taskforce. UNICEF Australia conducted a national consultation with 527 disadvantaged children and young people under 24. Their report to the the UN found that they 'faced growing intergenerational inequality'.

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blind person crossing street

Advocacy, in the community work sense, means to protect the rights of society's most vulnerable people and ensure that their voices are heard on decisions that affect them. A recent NDIS report recommends disability advocacy continue after 2020, but it's looking doubtful.

Carer gasping at thermometer

Some carers of older Australians are struggling to cope with the summer heatwaves because their clients don't feel the heat in their homes.

An online tool and factsheet can help to provide guidance of what costs should be expected when moving into an aged care home. 

Woman helping elderly woman to walk

A new Ageing and Disability Commissioner will be appointed as part of a focus on abuse in the aged care and disability sectors.