News & updates

Year: 2017

  • An action plan to tackle Europe’s gender pay gap

    12/12/2017

    The European Commission (EC) has released an action plan to tackle Europe’s gender pay gap from all possible angles between now and the end of 2019.

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  • The tech challenges in growing NFP giving and volunteering

    12/12/2017

    A new report reveals that while Australian charities are making progress in using new technologies to facilitate giving and volunteering, there’s plenty of room for improvement. The study, Giving and volunteering: the nonprofit perspective November 2017, identified a significant uptake of new technologies since a previous Giving Australia study in 2005.

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  • Whistleblowing bolsters SEC enforcement activity

    12/12/2017

    With the Australian government hoping to have a single whistleblower protection regime in place by next year, the latest update on the effectiveness of the US’s whistleblower program makes interesting reading.

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  • Climate change and human rights on ACSI’s radar

    12/12/2017

    The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors’ (ACSI) recently released Governance Guidelines provides insights for the first time on how large investors expect climate change and human rights issues to be managed.

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  • More guidance released on the notifiable data breaches regime

    07/11/2017

    The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released further draft guidance on the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) regime that comes into effect in just over three months’ time.

    The NDB scheme, which commences on 22 February 2018, will require private sector businesses and government agencies covered by the Australian Privacy Act 1988 to notify affected individuals as well as the head of the OAIC, the Australian Information Commissioner, of ‘eligible data breaches’.

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  • Moves to fix NFP fundraising

    07/11/2017

    Several moves are underway to restore faith in the fundraising activities of Australian charities amid some scandals here and abroad.

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