Emergency management services aim to reduce the risks of and the adverse effects from emergency events on individuals, communities and the environment1. An emergency event is one that endangers or threatens to endanger life, property and/or the environment, and requires a significant and coordinated response,...
This second of five research reports from Giving Australia 2016 focuses on giving and volunteering by small, medium and large businesses that represent a significant contribution to the Australian not-for-profit sector.
This is the third of five research reports from Giving Australia 2016, which provides insights on volunteering, including trends, innovations and challenges for those who are giving their time and money to a diverse number of causes.
The Andrews Labor Government has introduced the Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2017 to among other things, restructure Victoria’s fire services.
This report looks at a range of work that is underway across the disability, health and ageing sectors to strengthen and safeguard the rights of vulnerable Victorians.
This report showcases the spirit of volunteerism in Australia, presenting the accounts of many volunteers who continue visiting detention facilities despite difficulties, so they can bring people hope and get their voices and concerns heard.
The Department of Social Services has commissioned research aimed at improving the knowledge base about giving and volunteering patterns and trends to support evidence-based policy development.
DSS, on behalf of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, recently commissioned a research report to better understand...
Terms of Reference: Received from the Legislative Assembly on 23 December 2014:
That, under s 33 of the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003 , an inquiry into the CFA training college at Fiskville be referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Committee for consideration, inquiry...
This evaluation describes and assesses how volunteer assignments are implemented and the benefits (intended and unintended) realised.
Australia has a long history of migration and a highly diverse population. ABS data shows that at 30 June 2014, 28.1% of the population was born overseas (ABS, 2015). Australia’s current immigration policy includes a strong focus on bringing skilled migrants...
Jennifer Nedelsky calls for deliberation on her proposal to completely rebalance the challenges of employment, life, family and care. Her idea; that everybody (and she does mean everybody) engage in both paid part-time work and unpaid part-time care. In this talk she argues that the...
Training and professional development are key tools for strategically enhancing the leadership and technical competence of any workforce. Research shows that formal learning experiences that are well aligned, designed, delivered, and applied do improve individual and organisational performance. Indeed, the development...
Volunteering Australia’s new national standards for volunteer involvement update standards produced in 1998 and 2001 and provide a sound framework for supporting the volunteer sector in Australia.
Volunteer involvement is a critical part of Australian society. It contributes to civil society...
This report is a collaboration between Volunteering Tasmania and the Institute of Project Management (IPM). It uses IPM's Model of Value Creation to locate the discrete values of volunteering activity and, for the first time, illustrate the dynamic ways in which they interact.
Not-for-profits, community-based organisations and social enterprises have volunteerism at its roots, and for many at its heart. The 'Third Sector' is still commonly known to many as the 'Voluntary Sector'. Yet in recent years, many involved in the Third Sector have bemoaned...
Given the increasing level of political, economic and social pressures, the role of third sector non-executive directors, undertaken voluntarily and unremunerated, is poised to become less attractive.
The Australian disability sector is the current research focus due to environmental pressures on...
This audit found that the NSW State Emergency Service cannot be assured that it has sufficient volunteers to respond to future demands.
The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is the lead agency responsible for preparing the community for and responding to...
This report assesses whether the the Country Fire Authority and Victoria State Emergency Service effectively and efficiently manage emergency services volunteers.
Introduction: Volunteering is critical to the delivery of community services throughout Victoria. When volunteers provide their time and resources, not only do...
Recent research into volunteer motivation offers the possibility of improved recruitment and retention techniques for volunteer organizations by designing organizational recruitment messages to match volunteer motivations. Using a sample of event volunteers ( N = 488) drawn from five event organizations, this paper tests for the...