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Ellie Cooper is a journalist covering the social sector.


‘Zero-Day’ Rental Eviction Proposal Will Increase Homelessness


Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 28th February 2017 -  Homelessness in Victoria will be exacerbated if proposed new laws to make it faster and easier to evict tenants from private rentals are passed, the state’s peak homelessness body warned.

Australian Charities Merge to Help Vulnerable Children


Ellie Cooper, Monday, 27th February 2017 -  Save the Children Australia and Hands on Learning Australia are joining forces to prevent disengaged children from dropping out of school.

Australia’s Refugee and Asylum Seeker Paradox


Ellie Cooper, Friday, 24th February 2017 -  Australia excels in resettling refugees but is trailing the world in its approach to asylum seekers, the Refugee Council’s first State of the Nation report has found.

Australia’s Impact Investment Market Development Enters New Era


Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 23rd February 2017 -  Australia’s growing impact investment market is moving into the next wave of development.

Youth Homelessness Prevention Funding Saved


Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 -  The federal government has extended funding for its youth homelessness prevention program, providing relief for community service organisations who feared it would shut down.

New Initiative Helps NFPs Attract Impact Investment


Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 21st February 2017 -  A new grants program will help not-for-profit organisations explore the “huge potential” of impact investment and attract investors.

A Social Network for People With Disability


Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 15th February 2017 -  Described as Facebook for people with disability, an inclusive and accessible social network has launched with the aim of creating a global disability community.

Podcast: How to Social Enterprise – Scale


Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 14th February 2017 -  Social entrepreneurs may dream of changing the world, but to make a dent in the most pressing social and environmental issues, they need to achieve scale. Find out how in the final episode of our three-part series.

Picasso Collection Sale to Give $1 Million to Australian NFP


Ellie Cooper, Saturday, 11th February 2017 -  One of the most extensive and valuable collections of Picasso’s linocut proofs is up for sale exclusively in Australia, with $1 million of the proceeds to be donated to a not-for-profit organisation.

Australia’s First Homelessness Social Impact Bond Reaches ‘Fruition’

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 10th February 2017 -  South Australia has launched the country’s first homelessness social impact bond, which will support 600 people through a program focused on life skills and employment pathways.

Charity Asks for the Gift of Undies on Valentine’s Day


Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 9th February 2017 -  A charity is asking people, on behalf of their loved one, to donate new underwear to homeless people in lieu of traditional chocolate, flowers and lingerie this Valentine’s Day.

Vic Govt Faces Legal Action Over Children in Barwon Adult Jail


Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 8th February 2017 -  The Victorian government faces new legal action, led by the Human Rights Law Centre, to stop children being detained in Barwon prison.
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