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MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
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Luke Michael is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.

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Welfare automation prioritises ‘efficiency over human rights’

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th June 2019 -  The automation of welfare services in Australia risks pushing vulnerable families deeper into poverty, the United Nations has heard.  

Aussies urged to think before they give

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th June 2019 -  Australian donors are putting children at risk of harm by supporting overseas projects without applying proper scrutiny, a child protection expert warns.  

UK aspires to become global impact investing hub

Luke Michael, Friday, 14th June 2019 -  The UK government is backing a new independent institute that will make it easier for people to invest in causes that benefit the community.

Why an AAT ruling could shake-up NDIS funding

Luke Michael, Friday, 14th June 2019 -  National Disability Insurance Scheme participants could soon get funding for a broader range of health-related supports following a major Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision.

UK inquiry finds Oxfam failed to act on child sex abuse claims

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th June 2019 -  Oxfam GB put protecting its reputation above the need to protect children who were allegedly sexually abused by its workers, a damning report from the charity commission says.

Disability advocates fight for inclusion at the UN

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th June 2019 -  The United Nations’ new Disability Inclusion Strategy is a significant step towards making the UN more accessible to people with disability, advocates believe.

New standards for social enterprise certification in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th June 2019 -  Social enterprise advocates believe greater recognition of the sector’s diversity is needed to help more for-purpose businesses win corporate and government contracts.

Women and LGBTIQ leaders take centre stage on Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Luke Michael, Monday, 10th June 2019 -  A diverse range of philanthropists and not-for-profit leaders have been recognised on the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List, which includes a record number of women recipients.  

Vulnerable families forced to choose between heating and eating

Luke Michael, Friday, 7th June 2019 -  More than 80 per cent of disadvantaged families in Perth cannot afford to buy healthy food for their children, new research shows.

Victorian mental health system not responding to kids’ needs

Luke Michael, Thursday, 6th June 2019 -  Children as young as 13 are being treated in adult mental health facilities with some kept for months longer than necessary, an independent review has found.

Why the UK charity sector needs a ‘cultural upheaval’

Luke Michael, Thursday, 6th June 2019 -  The UK charity sector must overhaul its culture to remedy a major decline in public trust, the chair of the charity commission believes.

Australian rugby seeks union with a charity partner

Luke Michael, Thursday, 6th June 2019 -  Rugby Australia is on the hunt for an official charity partner committed to making the sport “a game for all”.
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