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Amendments to the Privacy Act introducing the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme has commenced. The NDB scheme applies to all organisations currently required to take steps to secure personal information, including but not limited to businesses and not-for-profit organisations with an annual turnover of $3 million, health service providers,

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The result of a joint research project by RMIT and CPA Australia, this report identifies and assesses the dynamics among the key motivations, risks, barriers and opportunities associated with mergers and acquisitions in the Australian not-for-profit human services sector.

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Concerns about Australian charities rose by 42% in 2017, according to a new report released by the national charity regulator. The Charity Compliance Report 2017, produced by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), reported that almost 1,700 concerns were raised about charities in 2017, up from 1,192 complaints in 2016.

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This ABC's Focus episode looks at why fundraising has become so aggressive, and if charities need to reinvent themselves and merge with others. Taking part in this discussion is CEO of Anglicare WA Ian Carter, Volunteering WA CEO Tina Williams and Nicholas Hookway, a sociology lecturer at the University of Tasmania.

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GiveEasy Innovation Index is a national research study on innovation for non-profits, charities and social organisations in Australia. To join the research, take ten minutes to answer a series of questions about innovation in your organisation. The more people respond, the more valuable the insights are for your charity and the non-profit sector.

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This new fact sheet from Justice Connect’s Not-for-profit Law covers mediation and its benefits, the kinds of disputes that can be mediated, how to find and choose a mediator, how to prepare for mediation, what happens during mediation, and what to do if mediation doesn't work.

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A co-operative is a type of incorporated legal structure that may be suitable for some not-for-profit organisations. This new fact sheet from Justice Connect’s Not-for-profit Law provides information on setting up a group as a co-operative in Australia.

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A state government inquiry into the NSW branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia has recommended senior executives at the organisation should complete governance courses with the Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA). FIA CEO Rob Edwards says that he was not surprised to see that the report contained clear recommendations

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Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) recently hosted a Cyber Security Workshop for NGO heads and IT staff, featuring cyber security expert Keith Price (Black Swan Group) and Stuart Hutcheon (StewartBrown), who spoke about the rising threat of hacking and what measures organisations can take in order to avoid falling prey to cyber attacks.