Topic: Vulnerable


National Child Protection Week

National Child Protection Week, which takes place in Australia between 5-11 September this year, highlights the need for organisations to put in place processes, leadership and policies to safeguard a...

Aged care leaders call on Canberra to act in Budget

All eyes are on the upcoming Federal Budget to see what further announcements the government will make to transform the aged care sector. Prominent industry voices have called on government to act on ...

Aged Care Royal Commission recommends sweeping changes to governance

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (Royal Commission) has handed its report to the Australian Government. The report makes a series of major recommendations that if implemented wou...

This NFP helps women in need re-enter the workforce

Vicki Hartley, chair of NFP Dress for Success, which helps women return to work, is concerned by the impact of the rising incidence of domestic violence.

The ethics of dealing with vulnerable customers

As businesses seek to navigate their way through the challenges that COVID-19 presents, something they are likely to encounter more of is vulnerable customers. People whose lives were ‘OK’ just months...

Disability Royal Commission to report in 2020

In this interview, Fiona Payne, GAICD, chair of WA therapy provider Therapy Focus, who sits on the AICD NFP Chairs Forum and is a speaker at the Australian Governance Summit in March, looks at the gov...

New Director Tool: Board governance in the aged care sector

The Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, Neglect, released on 31 October 2019, said the system designed to care for older Australians was woefully inadequate.

Governance in the spotlight at Aged Care Royal Commission

In mid-November, the Aged Care Royal Commission sat in Hobart. For the first time, the focus of the commission was governance in aged care, the links between governance and outcomes and how the commis...

Aged Care Royal Commission interim report

Governance will be a major focus of next year’s final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, due to be published at the end of 2020.

New aged care standards apply from July 1: ACSA’s Pat Sparrow

New standards are set to take effect from July 1 in the aged care sector. Here Pat Sparrow, CEO of Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), outlines for providers how they will need to comply wit...
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