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

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Food Connect Raises $2 Million Through Equity Crowdfunding

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th December 2018 -  An ethical food social enterprise has raised more than two million dollars through equity crowdfunding to become Australia’s first community-owned local food hub.

Philanthropy Australia Changes its Governance Structure

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd December 2018 -  The peak body for philanthropy in Australia has changed its governance structure in hopes of creating a stronger, more inclusive membership environment.

New Tool Assesses Business Impacts on Children

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Luke Michael, Friday, 30th November 2018 -  UNICEF and The Global Child Forum have released a tool empowering business to measure their impact on children across almost 200 countries.  

Community Groups Slam Crackdown on Migrant Welfare

Luke Michael, Friday, 30th November 2018 -  The community sector has implored Labor to reject a bill forcing migrants to wait four years to access key welfare payments.  

New Community Grants Framework to Boost Social Enterprise Sector

Luke Michael, Friday, 30th November 2018 -  The City of Melbourne has revamped its Community Grants and Partnerships Framework to boost funding for the state’s growing social enterprise sector.

Philanthropist Pledges $100 Million to Support Australian Journalism

Luke Michael, Thursday, 29th November 2018 -  Australian philanthropist Judith Neilson will donate $100 million to create an independent journalism institute in Sydney.

Rental Affordability Hits Crisis Point in Australia

Luke Michael, Thursday, 29th November 2018 -  Single mothers are paying up to 70 per cent of their income on rent, with new research showing rental affordability is at crisis levels for low-income families in Australia.

Young Australians Growing More Concerned With Mental Health

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 28th November 2018 -  The number of young people that believe mental health is the top issue facing Australia today has almost tripled in three years, according to Mission Australia’s latest national youth survey.

UK Charity Commission Warns of Incorrect Financial Reporting

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Luke Michael, Tuesday, 27th November 2018 -  Most large charities in the UK are incorrectly reporting their financial information because of a lack of understanding, the Charity Commission has warned.

Charities Call to Protect Volunteers Against Sexual Harassment

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th November 2018 -  Charities are campaigning to fix gaps in Australian workplace laws that are leaving volunteers vulnerable to sexual harassment.

How Can We Make it Easier For People With Disability to Find a Home?

Luke Michael, Friday, 23rd November 2018 -  Experts believe a new platform helping people with disability find a home could become the Airbnb of accessible housing.

Government Offers $10 Million in Grants to Grow NDIS Workforce

Luke Michael, Thursday, 22nd November 2018 -  The federal government is offering $10 million in grants to disability service providers with innovative ideas to grow the National Disability Insurance Scheme workforce.
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