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Volunteering Australia has been quick to congratulate the LNP on their election win - and remind the victors of their funding commitments.

Dementia flowchart

The Office of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has, in early May, published reports on dementia, use of restraint, and the pressures on the aged care system.

Needs Assessment steps

The Australian Institute of Family Studies has published new wide-ranging needs assessment tool for social services. It is suitable for assessing client groups and communities.

The digital divide has plateaued but persists for 2.6 million Australians. Who are they, and why are they not online?

A human hand holding a pen up in the air and has made a text bubble with "Grants" written in it

Help communities take action on the ideas generated by young Australians. FRRR ABC Heywire is offering $100,000 in funding to assist not-for-profit community-based organisations in rural, regional and remote Australia adopt and act on one of the seven innovative Heywire project ideas.


One in four Australians report being lonely - and they have significantly worse physical and mental health than connected Australians. The Australian Loneliness Report, undertaken by The Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Swinburne University of Technology, surveyed 1600 Australians.


The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission says its own data matching and intelligence gathering are adding to the volume of concerns previously attributed to increased public awareness of its regulatory role.


Approaches to disaster response are evolving. Natural disasters and other traumatic events can seriously impact the emotional wellbeing of those affected. The Emerging Minds organisation has developed a toolkit to help workers and families before, during and after a traumatic event.

Mary Poppins

Lifeline stores on the mid North Coast of NSW are trialling a new way of engaging volunteers. Rather than being bound by a regular schedule, volunteers are able to ‘pop in' when it suits them.