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Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2017-2019 Launched

22 Mar 2017

Australia is one of the world’s wealthiest nations, yet a disproportionate number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live with unacceptable gaps in health, income and living standards. All of us have a role in working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait..


Meet Saretta

21 Mar 2017

As we prepare to launch our new Reconciliation Action Plan on 22 March, we’re also looking forward to unveiling the artwork commissioned especially for the launch.

Kolang Maroong Mankan, meaning ‘toward good place’ was created to reflect vision to ..


What makes a good partnership?

15 Mar 2017

“Partnership” is not a new concept for the not-for-profit sector – government, the corporates and the community sector have been working together for decades. But not all partnerships are the same.

We caught up with Community Sector Banking and Com..


End of FBT Year tips

09 Mar 2017

With the end of the fringe benefits tax (FBT) year coming soon on 31 March, we asked our specialised salary packaging team what their tips were for getting ready and avoiding a last minute headache.

For employers

Our team recommends talking to your staff ea..


Foundation Housing's innovative tenancy management programs recognised

27 Feb 2017

Foundation Housing has been awarded Community Sector Banking’s Community Housing Impact Award for Tenancy Management, in recognition of its innovative housing projects, designed to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in Western Australia.

Judges were imp..


Transitioning to the NDIS

20 Feb 2017

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s largest social reform undertaken since Medicare. Not only does it represent a massive shift in the way people living with disability receive supports, it’s a seismic shift in the w..


The future of not-for-profit financing

17 Feb 2017

2017 promises increasing challenges and opportunity for the not-for-profit sector. Australia’s continued population growth is giving rise to greater demand for community services in the context of the government’s relatively static capacity to invest in services,..


Not-for-profits in QLD: a snapshot

10 Feb 2017

With more than 7,600 registered charities in Queensland, the sector plays an important role in strengthening communities. Here's a brief snapshot of their footprint.








What to expect in 2017

09 Feb 2017

Welcome back to In the Loop for 2017.

This year promises to be a full one, not just for Community Sector Banking, but for the not-for-profit sector as well.

We’re seeing the NDIS will continue to roll out at sites around Australia, renewed conversatio..


New director joins our Board

06 Feb 2017

Following the resignation of long-serving board member, Lauren Bean, the Community Sector Enterprise Board has appointed Community 21 Director Peter McNamara to replace her.

Peter brings a strong governance background with qualifications from Harvard Business School..