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Luke Michael is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.

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SRSS cuts leaving people homeless

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 -  A major asylum seeker support payment has been cut by 60 per cent over the past two years, putting thousands of people at risk of poverty, poor health and homelessness, a new report warns.

Government under mounting pressure over disability royal commission appointees

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  The Morrison government is standing by its appointees to the disability royal commission, despite Labor pledging to review two of the commissioners over conflicts of interest.

Next government urged to prioritise the ACNC

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  Not-for-profit leaders are calling on Australia’s next federal government to prioritise the charity sector by cutting red tape, fully resourcing the charities commission and protecting advocacy.

How crowdfunding is helping US charities build trust

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Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  American charities turning to crowdfunding are experiencing an increase in giving because donors think they’re more transparent, new research shows.

ALP pledges to be champions of the charity sector

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  Labor MP Andrew Leigh has vowed an ALP government will “end the war on charities” and strengthen the role of the charities commission, while continuing to put pressure on controversial commissioner Dr Gary Johns.  

People with severe mental illness left behind in NDIS transition

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 16th April 2019 -  Only a quarter of people in Commonwealth-funded mental health programs set to close in 2020 have successfully transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, new research shows.

‘They don’t see eye-to-eye’: Leadership turmoil engulfs the ACNC

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 16th April 2019 -  The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has been rocked by a disastrous Senate estimates appearance that has laid bare a major leadership rift over the direction of the charity watchdog.  

What is The Greens’ vision for the social sector?

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th April 2019 -  Greens Senator Rachel Siewert says protecting charitable advocacy and ensuring community organisations are properly funded will be her party’s major priorities in Australia’s next Parliament, as the federal election campaign heats up.

Chinese giving grows to $33 billion

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Luke Michael, Friday, 12th April 2019 -  The Chinese philanthropy sector has quadrupled in value over the last decade, according to a new report.

NFPs struggling to measure their impact

Luke Michael, Thursday, 11th April 2019 -  Charities need greater funding support to measure outcomes with many not for profits lacking the resources to do so effectively, new research has found.

NFP leaders urged to create a culture of strong workers

Luke Michael, Thursday, 11th April 2019 -  Employees in the not-for-profit sector are feeling “stressed” and “stretched” according to the 2019 Pro Bono Australia Salary Survey, which says leaders have a role to play creating a work environment where everyone can thrive.  

Why young men turn to street harassment

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th April 2019 -  Boys and young men are putting their need for social acceptance ahead of the needs of women to feel safe, according to new global research from Plan International.
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