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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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Royal Commissions have “Fundamentally Changed” Many Charities and NFPs

Luke Michael, Friday, 23rd February 2018 -  Royal commissions have “fundamentally changed” the way many charities and not for profits act and caused a rethink on how those organisations present themselves, a leading academic believes.

New Social Movement Incubator Looks to Support Advocacy in Australia

Luke Michael, Thursday, 22nd February 2018 -  A new accelerator for social change movements will look to support a new generation of advocacy organisations engaging Australians in “positive action”.

Sharp Decline in People Accessing Disability Support Pension

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 21st February 2018 -  Tougher compliance measures have led to a sharp decline in people accessing the Disability Support Pension, with the Department of Human Services revealing almost 75 per cent of claims for the scheme were rejected in 2016-17.

ACNC Issues Direction to RSL National

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 20th February 2018 -  The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission will work with RSL National to restore confidence and “rectify serious governance failures” uncovered by a recent high-level inquiry.

Charities Encouraged to Have Their Say on ACNC Review

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 20th February 2018 -  Charities have been encouraged to make a submission to the review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission legislation, as newly published submissions reveal a growing concern about potentially adding new objects to the ACNC Act.

NFP Innovation Index Survey Launches

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 20th February 2018 -  Charities have been urged to embrace innovation as “the key to unlocking the most complex social issues”, with the launch of a nationwide innovation index survey for the not-for-profit sector.

Luke Batty Foundation to Close as Rosie Batty Steps Down

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th February 2018 -  Acclaimed domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty is stepping down as CEO of the Luke Batty Foundation, with the foundation set to “close its doors” and distribute funds to other not-for-profit family violence initiatives.

Employee-Led Mutual to Deliver NDIS Services in SA

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th February 2018 -  An employee-led mutual in South Australia will become the first employee-owned social welfare business to deliver services for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Raising Funds for Life Saving Research

Changemaker

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th February 2018 -  Serena Stewart is the fundraising and marketing manager at Centenary Institute, and has played a key role in generating about $150 million for different philanthropic and not-for-profit organisations. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Calls to Remove ‘Blanket Religious Exemptions’ for Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael, Friday, 16th February 2018 -  Two prominent legal charities have urged a Religious Freedom Review panel to support the LGBTI community, by narrowing “the blanket religious exemptions which allow religious organisations to discriminate”.  

Cashless Debit Card Trial to Be Expanded to New Region

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th February 2018 -  The federal government’s controversial cashless debit card will be expanded to welfare participants in Western Australia's Goldfields region, after legislation passed extending the trial until mid-2019.

Affordable Housing Framework is Inadequate, Researchers Warn

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th February 2018 -  The framework for affordable housing in Australia is inadequate and driven by funding opportunities rather than defined housing needs, a new report has warned.  
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