2019 Election Volunteering Australia

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Major Party Commitments on Volunteering

There are only 5 days to go to the Federal Election on May 18 2019. Volunteering Australia has written to the major parties asking them to outline their commitments on volunteering this federal election.

Some key announcements this election period include $559,000 in funding announced by the Coalition for volunteering, with $275,000 for Volunteering Australia and around $284,000 for Justice Connect for specialist legal advice for Volunteer Involving Organisations. This funding has seen Volunteering Australia receive a one-off sum of around $128,000 to establish a clearinghouse or resource hub for the volunteering sector and a further $147,000 to go toward the National Volunteering Conference and the 2020 National Volunteer Week.

We have also seen Federal Labor announce their Charity policy that includes Australia’s first ever Charities Minister, the establishment of a Not-for-profit Sector Expert Reference Panel and a ‘Building Community - Building Capacity’ Working Group to strategically enhance community building and collective purpose, a commitment to ‘fix fundraising’, freedom to advocate and the reinstatement of the Annual Charities Report.

The Australian Greens have committed to supporting a number of policy proposals outlined in our federal election platform which will ensure that we are able to build the capacity of the sector and lead a culture of giving.

Read Volunteering Australia’s Federal Election Policy Platform here.

View the Party Commitments on Volunteering here.

Jenny Brain, Volunteering Australia
E: [email protected]
P: 02 6251 4060
M: 0452 516 352

View the Party Commitments on Volunteering

(note the tracker links)


I didn't respond to this one --Miles w (talk) 13:14, 21 May 2019 (AEST)