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How tying funding to 'good behaviour' hits critical NGOs

Volume 10, Issue 1

April, 2004

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Hewett, Andrew. (2004). How tying funding to 'good behaviour' hits critical NGOs. Pacific Journalism Review, 10(1): 178-183.
Author(s): Andrew Hewett
Publication date: 
April, 2004

Charities and NGOs are facing a number of challenges. As well as the work of the IPA, we are also coming to grips with draft legislation introduced by Federal Treasurer Peter Costello defining charities, a tightening of federal funding of NGOs and charities and the government's promotion of a Not-for-Profit Council. This latter initiative, well-funded as it is, can only be seen as a very specific challenge to ACOSS (Australian Council of Social Service).