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

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Labor Pledges to Put Affordable Housing Front and Centre of National Policy

Luke Michael, Thursday, 22nd November 2018 -  The community sector has welcomed a commitment from Labor leader Bill Shorten to prioritise affordable housing and implement a national housing strategy if elected.  

Disability Sector Calls For $220 Million Industry Investment Fund

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 21st November 2018 -  Disability service providers are calling on the government to urgently invest $220 million into the sector, to prevent organisations collapsing under the growing costs of transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Lack of Toilets Putting Half a Billion Children in Danger

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Luke Michael, Monday, 19th November 2018 -  The health and education of 620 million children around the world is being threatened by a lack of decent toilets, new research warns.

The Hidden Suffering of Women Sleeping Rough Revealed

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th November 2018 -  Australian women sleeping rough are suffering significantly higher rates of serious medical conditions like cancer, diabetes and asthma compared to male rough sleepers, according to a new report.

Government Would Save $1.6 Billion by Boosting Social Housing Construction to Post-war Levels, Says Report

Luke Michael, Friday, 16th November 2018 -  Australia needs a tenfold increase in social housing construction to combat a shortfall of almost half a million properties left by 25 years of inadequate investment, a new report warns.

Charities Welcome Foreign Donation Bill’s Passage Through Senate

Luke Michael, Friday, 16th November 2018 -  The charity sector is celebrating the passing of the foreign donations bill through the Senate, after the federal government amended the bill to protect charitable advocacy.

Helping Australia’s Lonely People

Luke Michael, Thursday, 15th November 2018 -  Community groups say Australia needs a national strategy to tackle loneliness as a public health priority, as new research reveals lonely Australians are suffering significant physical and mental health issues.

Federal Government Urged to Address Affordable Housing Gap

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th November 2018 -  The federal government is being urged to address a critical looming gap in affordable housing that advocates say threatens to push thousands into homelessness.

Tackling Entrenched Disadvantage With Impact Investing

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 13th November 2018 -  Australia’s growing impact investment market can help deliver better results in areas such as disability services and homelessness, but proactive leadership is needed for the industry to reach its potential, according to a new blueprint for collective action.

Disability Groups Cautious Over NDIS Independent Assessment Pilot

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th November 2018 -  Disability advocates say they will be closely watching an independent assessments trial to ensure it achieves its stated aims of fairer access and planning decisions for National Disability Insurance Scheme participants, rather than reducing access to the scheme.

UK Education Charity Forced Into Closure

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Luke Michael, Monday, 12th November 2018 -  A UK education charity has been forced to close its doors after failing to recover from a substantial government funding cut.

Pro Bono Australia Launches 2019 Salary Survey

Luke Michael, Thursday, 8th November 2018 -  For the seventh consecutive year Pro Bono Australia is calling on not-for-profit executives and managers to take part in the sector’s largest benchmarking salary survey.
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