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

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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”.

Philanthropists find their perfect match

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th June 2019 -  The University of Queensland (UQ) is working with philanthropists to raise $30 million for disadvantaged students through a new scholarship matching initiative.

Setting Aussie kids up for success

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th June 2019 -  An Australian charity is developing a 10-year roadmap for early childhood research focused on helping vulnerable children get the best start in life.

Tech giant joins fight for sustainable fashion

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th June 2019 -  Google is partnering with Stella McCartney to measure the environmental impact of the fashion industry and improve sustainability in clothing supply chains.  

What can we do to combat the damaging effects of air pollution?

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th June 2019 -  Around 7 million people die every year because of the effects of air pollution, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. This equates to 800 people every hour or 13 people a minute.

Dealing with the trauma of youth homelessness

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  The lowest point was when the police officer came to the door. Jessica* was already at breaking point, and now the police were handing her a warrant giving her family two days to leave their home.

Familiar faces remain in Labor’s shadow ministry ‘refresh’

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  Former opposition leader Bill Shorten has been appointed shadow minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Labor’s new-look shadow cabinet, while Andrew Leigh will continue to work with the charity sector as shadow assistant minister.

Australia still has work to do on gender equality

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  Australia is performing poorly on gender equality issues related to climate action and gender data, according to a global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) index.

Marine pollution hit for six as Sri Lanka debuts eco-friendly uniform

Luke Michael, Thursday, 30th May 2019 -  The upcycling movement has found an unlikely ally in the Sri Lankan national cricket team, which will wear a uniform made out of plastic recovered from the beaches of Sri Lanka for the Cricket World Cup.

Family comes first for Indigenous Australians

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th May 2019 -  Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in financial stress are putting the wellbeing of their family and community ahead of their own wealth, according to new research.

Volunteering helps new arrivals develop a sense of belonging in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th May 2019 -  Australia’s refugee and migrant communities are embracing volunteering as a way to combat feelings of isolation, despite many organisations lacking the resources to offer suitable training and support, new research shows.

Philanthropy called to step up support of community-led projects

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th May 2019 -  The Australian philanthropy sector is being urged to help fill funding gaps in community-led place-based initiatives, with a number of collaborative projects facing an uncertain future.
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