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

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Social Sector Ramps Up Campaign to ‘Fix Fundraising’

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st August 2018 -  A social sector coalition is ramping up its campaign to “fix fundraising”, urging all levels of government to commit to a fundraising overhaul.

Unpaid Carers Facing Significant Economic Disadvantage

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st August 2018 -  Unpaid carers in Australia face a significant economic disadvantage, research reveals, prompting the launch of a campaign to bridge the gap between unpaid care and workforce participation.

Vinnies CEO Resigns to ‘Fight Inequality Within Parliament’

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st August 2018 -  Dr John Falzon has resigned as national CEO of St Vincent de Paul Society to seek federal Labor preselection, vowing to continue “the fight against inequality within parliament”.

NFPs Encouraged to Take Part in Fringe Benefits Tax Review

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th August 2018 -  Not for profits are being encouraged to take part in a review examining compliance costs of the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT), with an aim of reducing the regulatory burden for the social sector.

Charity Helping Women Dress for Success Receives Helping Hand

A Lighter Note

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th August 2018 -  A Brisbane charity providing smart and professional clothing to women for job interviews has won a $10,000 grant.

Cashless Welfare Card Should be Expanded, Senate Committee Says

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th August 2018 -  The controversial cashless welfare card has had “a positive effect” on existing trial sites and should be expanded, a Senate committee believes, despite continued opposition from Labor and the Greens.  

Redesigning the Role of Disability Support Practitioners

Luke Michael, Thursday, 16th August 2018 -  It is hoped a collaborative project between leading disability providers will redesign the role of disability support practitioners, helping to increase choice and control for clients and improve the effectiveness and job satisfaction of workers.

New NDIS Quarterly Report Revives Call to Lift NDIA Staff Cap

Luke Michael, Thursday, 16th August 2018 -  Almost 200,000 Australians are now accessing National Disability Insurance Scheme, new figures show, but continued challenges with the speed of roll-out and the resolution of appeals is reviving calls to remove the arbitrary cap on disability agency staff.

NFP Winners of 2018 Social Investment Grants Revealed

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 14th August 2018 -  Eight innovative not-for-profit projects across Australia have won a share of $300,000, after being announced as recipients of Community Sector Banking’s 2018 Social Investment Grants.

New Overseas Standards to Protect Australian Charities From Criminal Misuse

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 14th August 2018 -  Australian charities working overseas will face new conduct standards aimed at preventing organisations from “being misused by a criminal organisation”.

Why Untied Funds are the ‘Most Precious Kind of Philanthropy’

Luke Michael, Monday, 13th August 2018 -  Untied funds are the most precious kind of philanthropy, an Australian charity leader says, after his organisation received a $1 million donation to support core operating and scientific capacity.

UK Government Launches Civil Society Strategy

Around the World

Luke Michael, Monday, 13th August 2018 -  The UK government has launched its first Civil Society Strategy in 15 years, promising to put communities and charities “at the heart of decision-making”.
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