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

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Minister for the NDIS included in Morrison’s new-look cabinet

Luke Michael, Monday, 27th May 2019 -  Prime Minister Scott Morrison has appointed the first ever dedicated minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as part of a major cabinet reshuffle in wake of the federal election.

‘My job is slowly killing me’: UK charity workers feeling the strain

Luke Michael, Friday, 24th May 2019 -  UK charities are being urged to better protect their employees, after a survey found 80 per cent of charity workers have experienced workplace stress in the last 12 months.

After a shock election result, do young people still have a say on Australia’s future?

Luke Michael, Friday, 24th May 2019 -  Young people are more important than ever to Australia’s political landscape despite many feeling like their voices are not being heard, a youth sector leader believes.

‘It’s a disgrace’: Criminal syndicate allegedly targets NDIS participants

Luke Michael, Thursday, 23rd May 2019 -  Disability advocates say the onus is on the National Disability Insurance Agency to better screen providers, after members of an organised crime syndicate were arrested for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from the NDIS to buy luxury cars.  

Millions to benefit from record-breaking impact investment fund

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 -  Impact investment advocates hope an international billion dollar emerging markets fund that’s expected to help 70 million low-income people will inspire similar action in the Australian market.  

Government urged to break the cycle of trauma for Indigenous children

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 -  Indigenous groups are calling on the re-elected Morrison government to take concrete action on the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care.

RSL Queensland takes steps to fix governance issues

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st May 2019 -  The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has cancelled compliance action that threatened to strip RSL Queensland of its charity status after the organisation took steps to improve its governance standards.

For-purpose business leader recognised

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th May 2019 -  The CEO of a not-for-profit housing and support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has been recognised as a Telstra Australian Business Women’s Award winner.  

Morrison vows to prioritise NDIS following election win

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th May 2019 -  Newly re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison says fixing problems in the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be an immediate priority for the federal government, as the social sector reacts to the Coalition’s stunning election victory.

Australia set to face UN scrutiny over disability rights

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th May 2019 -  People with disability are being encouraged to have their say on what it’s like living in Australia, as the country prepares for a United Nations review of its performance on disability rights.

NZ government under fire for ‘underwhelming’ response to welfare report

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th May 2019 -  The New Zealand government’s response to a welfare review has been slammed by community groups, who say the call to transform a broken system has been left unanswered.

Aussies urged to help rural communities doing it tough

Luke Michael, Thursday, 16th May 2019 -  Australians are being encouraged to give generously to rural charities before the end of the financial year, with fears regional communities are being neglected in favour of major city-based charities.
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