Portable Long Service Leave Scheme for the ACT Community Sector
Third Progress Report
This is the third and final report on the implementation of the Caring for Carers in the ACT - A Plan for Action 2004-07. The report outlines the initiatives undertaken against the actions for the period 1 July 2006 to 31 December 2007 completing the life of the plan.
While all actions have been completed there are some initiatives that will continue to have an impact on the lives of carers as they are sustainable and/or have long term funding attached to them. The reporting on those initiatives will be included in the new model developed to implement the principles of the Caring for Carers Policy.
It reports progress made during 2006-07 and provides an overview of the key initiatives that are being undertaken across the ACT Government. This Report builds and extends the work that progressed the actions from the First and Second Progress Reports.
Review of the Action Plan
The Action Plan also commits to reviewing the plan. The Allen Consulting Group were engaged by the Directorate to conduct a review on the Action Plan. The final report is entitled Caring for Cares Review and Future Model.
Government Response to the Review of the Action Plan
The ACT Government has provided a response to the recommendations of the review, Caring for Cares Review and Future Model, of the Action Plan.
Review of Philanthropy in the ACT
The Community Services Directorate engaged Urbis to undertake a review of the nature and extent of philanthropic giving in the ACT, with the aim of identifying its adequacy, trends, impediments and opportunities for growth. The Report of the Review of Philanthropy in the Australian Capital Territory and the ACT Government's response to the report are now available.
The Red Tape Review
The Community Services Directorate engaged MinterEllison Consulting to review administrative and regulatory requirements that apply to non-profit organisations in the ACT. The aim of the Review was to identify any areas of unnecessary compliance burden that may be modified, reduced or removed to assist the efficiency and viability of the non-profit sector in the ACT. The Report of the Review of Administrative Requirements of Non-profit Organisations in the ACT 2008 and the ACT Government's response to the report is now available.