The discouraging January labour force data released by the ABS yesterday make the economic outlook even more interesting, and Adam Creighton from The Australian is certainly correct that the weak labour market, which saw an increase in the national unemployment rate to 6% in January from 5.8% in December, increases the likelihood of a future interest rate cut from the RBA. I will be covering the economic outlook in an upcoming presentation at the CPA Australia Not-for-Profit Conference 2016, which is being held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane over March. My presentation is titled Australia’s economic outlook, disruption and the collaborative economy: what it all means for NFPs. You can read more about it on the web page showing the agenda for day one.
The conference will cover other very important issues to NFPs, including shared services, social benefit bonds and impact investing, so, if you have any connection with the NFP sector, I would encourage you to attend.