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


Cafe Roasted for ‘Appalling’ Sign Mocking Disability Abuse

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th March 2019 -  Social media backlash over a cafe sign with a joke about abusing a woman in a wheelchair has sparked calls for action on the high rates of domestic violence experienced by women with disability.

WWF Accused of Funding Guards Who Have Tortured and Murdered Villagers

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Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th March 2019 -  An iconic wildlife charity is launching an independent review into allegations it supports anti-poaching guards in Asia and Africa who have sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered people.

Concerns Raised Over Government’s Domestic Violence Plan

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th March 2019 -  Community groups warn the Morrison government’s $328 million domestic violence package will not fix major gaps in the safety service system that are making it hard for victims to get ongoing support.

Embracing Innovation in the Charity Sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th March 2019 -  Australian charity leaders need to embrace forward-thinking solutions to help their organisations solve complex problems, experts say amid the launch of an innovation survey for the not-for-profit sector.

Tech Giant Launches Foundation to Tackle Indigenous Disadvantage

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 5th March 2019 -  One of Australia’s leading tech companies is giving away more than half a million dollars to organisations helping Indigenous children, as part of a new charitable foundation.

Investors Hungry for Action on Climate Change

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 5th March 2019 -  A multi-trillion dollar investor coalition is demanding that the world’s largest fast-food brands, including McDonald’s, Domino’s Pizza, and KFC, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water use in their supply chains.

Flying High for a More Inclusive CSR Approach

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th March 2019 -  A major corporate sponsor of Australia’s Special Olympics team is urging businesses to look beyond traditional corporate social responsibility measures by supporting causes that recognise marginalised groups like people with intellectual disability.

Tabitha King Says She’s More Than Just Her Husband’s ‘Ball-And-Chain’

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Luke Michael, Monday, 4th March 2019 -  She may be a philanthropist and much-published author, but when Tabitha King jointly donated more than a million dollars to a Boston genealogical group with her husband Stephen, she was dismissed in media coverage as simply the wife of a famous man. So she set the record straight.

Volunteers Speak Out on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st March 2019 -  Australian volunteers are feeling unprotected at work because of gaps in the law that leave them vulnerable to sexual harassment, a workplace survey has found.

Australia’s Top Employers for Gender Equality Revealed

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st March 2019 -  Corporate leaders say gender equality is now widely recognised as being essential for business success after almost 150 Australian businesses were named employers of choice, for shifting gender imbalances in the workplace.

Vulnerable People Need Greater Social Housing Support

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st March 2019 -  Disadvantaged Australians are struggling to settle into social housing, with research revealing 43 per cent of residents are leaving their properties within 18 months.

Government Names and Shames Organisations Yet to Join Redress Scheme

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th February 2019 -  The federal government has listed more than 100 institutions yet to join the national redress scheme for child sexual abuse survivors amid calls to punish organisations refusing to sign up.
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