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

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Mainstream Schools Discourage Inclusion of Students with Disability

Luke Michael, Monday, 6th November 2017 -  A national survey of students with disability has revealed more than 70 per cent of students have experienced instances where their enrolment and inclusive participation in mainstream schools has been discouraged.

Charities and NFPs Call for Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Luke Michael, Monday, 6th November 2017 -  More than 1,000 organisations and individuals from across Australia have signed a petition condemning the federal government’s rejection of a constitutionally guaranteed Indigenous advisory body, calling on the prime minister to make it a national priority.

The Young Australian Empowering LGBTI Youth

Changemaker

Luke Michael, Monday, 6th November 2017 -  Micah Scott is the founder and CEO of the Minus18 Foundation, which is a youth-led organisation allowing young LGBTI Australians to have their voices heard. He is this week’s Changemaker.

Real Pies Used to Highlight Low Newstart Payments for Jobseekers

Luke Michael, Thursday, 2nd November 2017 -  A grassroots campaign is using real pies to highlight low Newstart payments and to ask if unemployed Australians are receiving their fair slice.

Taskforce Aims to Attract More Workers into Aged Care

Luke Michael, Thursday, 2nd November 2017 -  The federal government is putting together an expert taskforce to address the future of the aged care workforce, with staffing needs predicted to reach almost one million aged care workers by 2050.

Calls for Stronger Stand Against Child Violence

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st November 2017 -  UNICEF Australia says violence against children needs to be taken more seriously across the country, as a new report outlines concerns around bullying and sexual violence affecting Australian children.

Organisations Unite to End Modern Slavery in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st November 2017 -  A coalition of organisations have united to release a statement of support against modern slavery, setting out key principles for the introduction of a Modern Slavery Act in Australia.

Manus Island Closure Putting Refugees At Risk of Violence Says Advocates

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 31st October 2017 -  Refugee advocates have slammed the government’s handling of the Manus Island detention centre closure, accusing the government of breaching human rights and putting detainees at risk of violence.

Social Benefit Bond Continues to Keep Children Safe

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 31st October 2017 -  The Benevolent Society’s social benefit bond, which works to prevent children entering out-of-home care, has revealed positive results in its fourth year for families and investors.

NFPs Urged to Operate More Like Social Businesses

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th October 2017 -  A leading not-for-profit CEO has urged other NFPs to operate more like social businesses, after she was nominated as a finalist for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

States Urged to Support Child Sexual Abuse Redress Scheme

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th October 2017 -  Social advocates have warned that the Commonwealth redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse will only provide compensation to a fraction of victims, unless the federal government can secure the support of states and territories.

New Program Launched to Support Women and Children Escaping Domestic Violence

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th October 2017 -  Women and children escaping domestic violence in New South Wales will be provided with medium term housing and support, thanks to a new initiative launched by an Australian not-for-profit community housing provider.
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