Non-governmental organizations


20 Jun 2018

Members of Parliament regularly receive requests directly or through their electorate offices about funding opportunities for community groups. This Issues Backgrounder is designed to assist in responding to these requests.


10 Jul 2017

Members of Parliament regularly receive requests directly or through their electorate offices about funding opportunities for community groups. This backgrounder is designed to assist in responding to these requests.


27 Oct 2016

The Australia We Want is the first ever benchmark of how Australia and each State and Territory is performing against values and goals prioritised by leaders from across the charities sector. These values include: just, fair, safe, inclusive, equality of opportunity, united, authentic, creative,...

Audio interview


7 Jul 2016

The CSIRO Staff Association says the company's northern Australian footprint will be significantly reduced after its redundancy process is complete. The publicly-funded scientific institution has been gradually whittled away losing 1,300 positions over the past two years and a further 300 job cuts being processed....



14 Jun 2016

The Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) is an annual grants program that supports Australian NGO community development programs which directly and tangibly alleviate poverty in developing countries. The program operates in over 50 countries worldwide and supports development in a range of sectors. The ANCP...


4 May 2016


The Committee inquired into the administration, transparency and effectiveness of the Register of Environmental Organisations under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

In seeking to improve the natural environment, many not-for-profit environmental organisations work hand-in-hand with communities across Australia. Much...


18 Apr 2016

Gareth Evans examines how non-state actors are increasingly of more importance in the prevention and resolution of crisis and conflict.


The global issues with which policymakers the world over are now grappling cover a formidably broad canvas of economic, environmental, social,...

Audio podcast

13 Jan 2016

In this episode Amanda Murdie of the University of Missouri discusses the methods she uses to look at when and how NGOs and INGOs are most effective.

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the types of organisations Amanda researches and why what an NGO is, the sorts...


3 Aug 2015

The Australian Council for International Development is the peak body of Australian international development NGOs. This book explores ACFID’s history since its founding in 1965, drawing on current and contemporary literature as well as extensive archival material. The trends and challenges in international development are...


15 Jun 2015

The mining lobby’s concern for the taxpayer comes at a time when tax avoidance by mining companies has been attracting headlines and featuring in other parliamentary inquiries, argues this report.


Donations to environment organisations in Australia are tax deductible as long...


12 Jun 2015

Building on the value of Victoria’s community sector goes beyond the sector’s economic contribution. It discusses the value of all Victoria’s community sector organisations, including those operating with registered charitable status and those operating without. The paper also outlines broader aspects of the community...


2 Jun 2015

Finding Australia’s Social Enterprise Sector (FASES) 2015 is a research initiative conducted by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne in partnership with Social Traders.

As part of the first stage, a series of 13 workshops were conducted across six states during September...

Case study

2 Jun 2015

Personal information provided to government and non-government service providers is highly sensitive. Appropriate collection, management and storage of personal information are critical elements to citizen trust in the public sector. However, misconceptions about the frameworks governing sharing personal information can impact on the coordination of...


11 Mar 2015

Not yet developed in Australia, Data Labs in the UK aim to provide a new, low-cost way to understand service impact using data that is already collected.

Data Labs enable service providers to use existing government data to better understand the impact of their...


17 Feb 2015

Around 372,000 people drown each year, mostly children in low-income countries. So why has there been such a lack of attention paid to the problem? In journalism parlance, any story which includes the phrase ‘kids will die’ is a front-page splash. But when it comes...

Conference paper

9 Dec 2014

This research report seeks to understand why some Australian not-for-profit organisations make voluntary financial disclosures beyond their basic statutory obligations.


This paper surveys previous work on voluntary information disclosures in accounting reports of Australian Not-for-Profit organisations (NFPs). This is new research...


5 Dec 2014

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.


Conference paper

18 Nov 2014

On September 4, 2010, an earthquake struck rural Canterbury and the most deadly of over 2,000 aftershocks devastated the Christchurch Central Business District on February 22, 2011 (Ardagh et al. 2012). Questions have arisen regarding population dynamics (Love 2011), marginalized groups, health and social care,...

Conference paper

10 Nov 2014

This paper explores the key components of dysfunctional, criminal and deviant behaviours within and by associational and not-for-profit organisations, and their consequences in terms of practice, application and policy.


This short primer explores the key components of dysfunctional, criminal and deviant...

Conference paper

7 Nov 2014

Introduction: Amidst more than two decades of a discourse calling for third sector organisations to be more ‘businesslike’, there has been relatively little research about the strengths of being ‘nonprofit-like’. This paper draws on recent research which was grounded in theory-building with civil society...



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