A series of podcasts by the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) at QUT, discussing key nonprofit issues, including recent research, legislation and policy.
Raising our voices – Australian seniors; and the nonprofit sector
Dr Andrea Petrwiskyj reports on her current research project 'Voice of Seniors' which examines the role of seniors organisations in providing the voice for older people in Australian policy making. Bob Wyatt provides further critique on arguments related to nonprofit organisations becoming more like their corporate counterparts.
Enterprising nonprofits: FASING in business practice
Associate Professor Jo Barraket reports on the outcomes of the Finding Australia’s Social Enterprise Sector (FASES) research project. Bob Wyatt, Executive Director of the Muttart Foundation critically examines the arguments for nonprofits becoming more business-like.
Expanding the role of community organisations: improving purpose; and rental affordability
Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes (Director, ACPNS) discusses two recent government initiatives that may affect the nonprofit sector; the first, an audit of the administration procedures of the Australian Taxation Office, and in particular their administration of Deductible Gift Recipient status; and the second, the release of The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ ‘Information Paper – Non-Profit Institutions – A Draft Information Plan.’ Colin Ball (Consultant, Writer, Researcher) examines the purposes of voluntary organisations both historically and in modern times. Mark Fowler (Director, Neumann Turnour Lawyers) provides an outline of the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) and the different ways that nonprofits organisations can be involved iin the scheme.
Religion as a public benefit: Myth or reality? And The Third Sector: Fact or Fantasy?
Dr Matthew Turnour, ACPNS Senior Research Fellow discusses the current Senate Economics Committee Inquiry into the Tax Law Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010.Bob Wyatt, Executive Director of The Muttart Foundation, examines whether or not a third sector actually exists.
Is Australia ready to change the way we treat our nonprofit sector?
David Locke, Executive Director of Charity Services, Charity Commission for England and Wales discusses whether Australia should have a new independent regulator for the nonprofit and charitable sectors. Robert Fitzgerald, Productivity Commissioner, provides commentary following David Locke’s presentation.
Snapshots: Australian tax-deductible giving and the efficacy of the Canadian voluntary sector
Prof Myles McGregor-Lowndes speaks about the recently announced Treasury consultation paper on a new national regulator for the not-for-profit sector. Bob Wyatt will provide a summary of his thoughts and recommendations for the Canadian voluntary sector and chats about his ideas on how a nonprofit umbrella (or peak) organisation should operate.