The aim of any charity is to make themselves reundant but when the mission is complete, and there's a surplus of donor money, charities face the ethical dilemma of whether to morph their mission or shut up shop.
A new campaign asks Australians to thank veterans. I served for 25 years, but I'd rather you thanked those who work tirelessly in the public interest with a fraction of the recognition, writers Rodger Shanahan.
We asked you what you will remember most about Clean Up Australia founder Ian Kiernan and what you think his legacy will be. Here's what you had to say.
Relief providers allege some staff at the NT's energy retailer have a poor understanding of financial hardship and decline assistance even when the charity determines the person to be in need.
Adam is just one of hundreds of Australian-Indonesians helping to raise funds for victims of the devastating Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami that has claimed more than 1,400 lives.
The community of Karen refugees living in Bendigo Victoria have contributed almost $70m to the local economy, with a new report highlighting the economic potential of regional refugee re-settlement.
Directors of NT Beverages' Akuna Foundation say a board meeting was never called during the life of the foundation and that the board was not presented with any charitable donations to approve, despite it claiming that it would spend 10 per cent of pre-tax profits on worthy community causes.
The Gympie Music Muster isn't just any festival. From day one, this celebration of Australian music has been the festival that gives.
In order to raise awareness of the plight of Australia's homeless community, a selection of sporting stars took to the SCG to support the Chappell Foundation.
When Zita Stark moved to Australia in 2012, she didn't settle in a major city — but she found the life that she'd hoped for.