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


Australia’s most reputable charities revealed

Luke Michael, Thursday, 3rd February 2022 -  “We continue to see the reputational strength of many not-for-profit organisations built, in general, on their ability to clearly link how they positively impact the community and the specifics of the services they deliver”

Social enterprise urges Aussies to Bake for a Baker

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 2nd February 2022 -  The Bread & Butter Project has found a unique way to help fund the bakery’s next cohort of trainee bakers 

Democratising access to ethical investment

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 1st February 2022 -  A leading responsible investment and super fund manager is making it easier for Australians to invest their money ethically 

Giving bounce back provides hope for charities in 2022

Luke Michael, Monday, 31st January 2022 -  The second annual JBWere NAB Charitable Giving Index offers good signs for the sector

NDIS funding now available to use on RATs

Luke Michael, Thursday, 27th January 2022 -  But disability advocates say at-home COVID tests should be free for all people with disability 

The new partnership examining an innovative women’s housing solution

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 18th January 2022 -  “Through this housing initiative we aim to provide women with low-but-secure employment incomes, often with little or no deposit, with access to a safe, secure and affordable home” 

Short consultation period for national violence against women plan slammed

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th January 2022 -  “This speaks volumes about the seriousness with which the government is taking this issue”  

Calls for civil society COVID Rapid Response Group

Luke Michael, Thursday, 13th January 2022 -  The group would be made up of ACOSS, unions, business peaks and public health experts

Community sector pushes to get more free RATs in the hands of vulnerable Aussies

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 11th January 2022 -  Charities say rapid antigen tests should be free and available for all Australians

Does your charity need to develop a vaccination policy?

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Luke Michael, Monday, 10th January 2022 -  To kick off our new Charity Policy Watch series, we take a look at how charities can navigate the issue of developing a vaccination policy

Social sector endures another COVID-filled year, but continues to drive change – 2021 in review

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st December 2021 -  As we enter the final stages of 2021, Luke Michael looks back at the key moments that shaped the social sector this year.

The ‘fatal flaw’ plaguing policy making in Australia

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 14th December 2021 -  Policymakers are being urged to listen more to charities working on the ground to help deliver better outcomes for the community   
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