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Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and Editor of Pro Bono Australia News since it was founded in 2000.

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Isolation and Lockdowns in Victorian Youth Justice Centres Unacceptable – Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd March 2017 -  The findings from a damning report revealing lockdowns and children being left in isolation in Victoria’s youth justice centres has received widespread condemnation from the not-for-profit sector.

Legal Assistance Sector Facing Federal Budget Disaster

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd March 2017 -  Even with the average Australian lawyer contributing a full week of work every year for free, it’s not enough to fix Australia’s legal assistance funding crisis, which is set to dramatically deepen after the federal budget, the legal peak body has warned.

Real Cost to Cover Informal Care of Family with Mental Illness

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd March 2017 -  The cost of a “hidden mental health workforce” is more than the cost of all mental health services in Australia, according to new research.

Grants and Scholarships Update

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 -  The NAB Foundation has launched its 2017 grants program with a new format offering longer-term funding of up to three years, under two separate grant categories.

Teachers Not Equipped for Multicultural Classrooms

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 -  The next generation of Australian teachers are not “culturally competent” or equipped to work in multicultural classrooms, according to a new Western Australian study.

Seeing Culture as a Real Solution for Indigenous Australians

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 -  For Indigenous Australian and CEO of not for profit First Hand Solutions, progress will only come with a major investment in culture and a re-connection to Country. Peter Cooley, a 2016 Pro Bono Australia Impact 25 recipient spoke to Lina Caneva about his work and hopes for young Aboriginal people.

Legal Needs of Asylum Seekers Driving Pro Bono Law Growth

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 -  Lawyers in large law firms in Australia averaged 34.8 hours of pro bono legal work in 2016 — 9.7 per cent more than in 2014, according to a new report by the Australian Pro Bono (Law) Centre.

Court Rules on Belle Gibson Charity Deception

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th March 2017 -  The Federal Court has found self-proclaimed fundraiser and fake cancer survivor Belle Gibson guilty of misleading and deceptive conduct in relation to claims about her charitable donations made through the sale of a promotional book and an online application.

Last-Resort Housing for Homeless More Cost Effective

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th March 2017 -  It’s cheaper to provide last-resort housing to homeless people than to leave them sleeping rough, a landmark Australian report has found.

‘Homeless Ban’ in Australia Cause for UN Concern

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 15th March 2017 -  Proposed amendments to a local law in Melbourne targeting homeless people living on the streets has triggered international human rights concern and questions also being asked of the federal government.

CQUniversity First in Australia to be Inducted Into Ashoka U

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 14th March 2017 -  Queensland-based CQUniversity has been inducted as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus – making it the first university in the Australia-Pacific region to be granted accreditation to the world-wide social innovation exchange.

Government’s Cashless Debit Card Trials to be Extended

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 14th March 2017 -  The federal government is to extend the use of the controversial cashless debit card in trial sites in Ceduna in South Australia and East Kimberley in Western Australia despite community and political disquiet.
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