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Volunteering — the ‘Blind Spot’ of Economic and Taxation Policy

by Melanie Oppenheimer School of Humanities, UNE

There is increasing speculation surrounding the release of the Henry review of the Australian Taxation System. Most likely there will be little on offer for Australia’s 5.4 million adult volunteers. Despite their labour contributing an estimated $42 billion a year to the Australian economy – more Read more »

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Like Phoenix Rising from the Ashes: the Role of the Australian Red Cross and the Victorian Bushfires — a Return to the Future?

by Melanie Oppenheimer, School of Humanities, UNE


Apart from the volunteer bush fire fighters and perhaps the Salvation Army, the voluntary organization featured most prominently during Victoria’s horrendous February 2009 bushfires was the Australian Red Cross. At short notice, it was called upon to deliver a range of services to bushfire victims. Read more »

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