Senate Committee criticises DSS tender process
On 16 September 2015 the Senate Community Affairs Committee released the final report on its inquiry into the Department of Social Services (DSS) tender process. The majority report heavily criticised the process and reached a number of damning conclusions. Read the full report here.
Beyond the Numbers...
Workshop for board and committee members
board and committee members in not-for-profit organisations must have a
basic understanding of the accounting and legal environment governing
the organisation's operations. Graeme Rodda, Director Audit and
Assurance, Hayes Knight Accountants and Business Advisers, will present
this workshop. This session is proudly sponsored by Beyond Bank. See
here for more and to
NEW National Standards for Volunteer Involvement
Volunteering Australia's new National Standards for Volunteer Involvement were launched in May 2015. The new Standards incorporate significant changes to the original standards in order to reflect best practice in volunteer management in Australia's current work environment. Download the Standards document here.
VA announces new Definition of Volunteering
The definition of Volunteering hs been expanded for the first time in 20 years to recognise the new ways Australians give their time. The new definition states: "'volunteering' is time freely given for the common good without financial gain".
See here for the explanatory notes providing clarity on what is in and what is out, or visit the Volunteering Australia website. Download the Media Release and FAQs.
Volunteering Strategy for SA
Download: Volunteering Strategy for South Australia