How tying funding to 'good behaviour' hits critical NGOs

  • Andrew Hewett
Keywords: NGO, charities, Australia, funds, legislation, IPA


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). 


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Author Biography

Andrew Hewett

Andrew Hewett is the former Executive Director of Oxfam Australia. 

How to Cite
Hewett, A. (2004). How tying funding to ’good behaviour’ hits critical NGOs. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 10(1), 178-183.