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Australians want governments to do more to support energy efficiency to help cut energy bills for households and businesses. A YouGov Galaxy survey has shown that ‘investing in energy efficiency’ is the most popular policy that governments can introduce. 

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It’s tough at the top, you are not alone! Find support and inspiration at the Better Boards Conference, hosted this August in Adelaide. As a leader you will increasingly have had to tackle the challenges of, and looked for new opportunities in a customer-driven, competitive marketplace. Ultimately it is becoming clear that the most efficient pathway to success

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Government and community-sector agencies have an equal stake in producing better social services. Many novel policy ideas have come to government from the not-for-profit sector, and there is a long record of governments fostering community-sector innovation. Now, there is an increasing understanding that no single agency can address complex social problems

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More Australian not-for-profits will turn to social enterprise in the next 12 months to help sustain their income streams, according to new research by Commonwealth Bank. CommBank’s Not-for-Profit Insights Report reveals community groups and charities are well ahead of their business peers in adopting key entrepreneurial behaviours

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The five-yearly Census provides critical data and information to support important Australian decisions by governments, community organisations, businesses and individuals.The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is reviewing the information collected in the 2021 Census of Population and Housing to ensure it best meets the nation’s needs.

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Last year, the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) set out a plan to sustain and boost Australia’s growth and prosperity with a clear case for national reform. One year on, they argue that the case for action is only stronger, saying that bold action is needed to address Australia’s poor productivity growth.

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A greater number of Australians have donated to charity in the past 12 months while the average donation per person is holding strong at $350, according to research released by NAB on 10 April. The rate of charitable giving in Australia increased 1.2% over the year to February 2018, more than reversing a -1.0% fall in the same period last year.

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The ABS’ Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) ranks areas in Australia according to relative socio-economic advantage and disadvantage. SEIFA can help governments, communities and businesses determine areas needing additional funding and improved services, identify potential business opportunities, and research the relationship

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The Australian Council of Social Service has cautioned that introducing further competition into human services provision carried significant risk, in response to the tabling of the Productivity Commission’s report 'Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice into Human Services: Reforms to Human Services'.