Not for Profit update 4

New CEO for Cancer Council

  • Cancer Council NSW has announced the appointment of Jeff Mitchell as its new Chief Executive Officer.
  • Mitchell has over 35 years of commercial experience, principally in banking and finance.
  • He has been a member of the Board of Cancer Council NSW since April 2015 and has chaired its audit and risk, investment and IT committees.
  • Mitchell will commence in the role on 24 October.

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NFPs welcome $15 million funding from government

  • Not-for-profits have welcomed a $15 million investment into the Asylum Seeker Vet Program.
  • Migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES Australia has welcomed the decision by the Victorian Government.
  • Expansion of 300 to 3,000 places for refugees and asylum seekers who are accessing the program.
  • “This initiative will give many refugees and asylum seekers their first opportunity to study in Australia and the chance to improve their skills and qualifications,” said AMES CEO Cath Scarth.

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Australia Welcomes Girls in Tech

  • Global Not for Profit Girls in Tech has officially launched in Australia to ramp up support for girls and women in the digital technology sector.
  • They are bringing a series of world-class events, programs and initiatives down under in a bid to grow the local tech ecosystem and close the gender gap.
  • Women represent just 20 per of Australia’s digital technology workforce, with nearly a third of female digital technology workers leaving the sector within 10 to 15 years of service.

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More support for Victorian carers

  • A $19.2 million funding boost was announced during Child Protection Week to help foster, kinship and permanent carers meet the additional needs of children in their care.
  • $8.73 million for flexible support for foster and kinship carers
  • $7.18 million for similar flexible support for new and existing permanent carers
  • $1.15 million for service enhancements to improve the experience of kinship carers

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For more information, contact our Not for Profit specialist Michelle Young on 03 8613 3527