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

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Students With a Disability Face Cuts in Five States and Territories Next Year

Luke Michael, Friday, 8th September 2017 -  Students with a disability will receive reduced funding in five states and territories next year, according to data obtained by the Australian Education Union (AEU).

Culturally Diverse Women Locked Out of Leadership Roles, Research Says

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th September 2017 -  Culturally diverse women are not well utilised in the workplace and are locked out of leadership positions, according to new research from the University of Sydney.

Government Suspends Payments for 1300 Young Job Seekers Not in PaTH Program

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th September 2017 -  Young unemployed people have had their welfare benefits suspended, for failing to take part in the federal government’s controversial PaTH internship program.

NFPs Nominated For Australian Event Awards as Research Shows Events Drive Social Change

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th September 2017 -  A number of major charity events have been recognised as finalists for the prestigious 2017 Australian Event Awards, which comes as new research shows millennial Australians believe that events are the most effective way to leverage positive social change.

Australia’s First Social Impact Bond is Growing Stronger By The Year

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 5th September 2017 -  Australia’s first social impact bond, the Uniting Newpin Social Benefit Bond (SBB), has recorded positive growth for the fourth year in a row, with more than 200 children returned to family care, while 55 families were prevented from having their children enter the out-of-home care system.

New Study Warns NFPs Need Strong Culture and Profits to Survive

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 5th September 2017 -  A study released on Tuesday by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) on not-for-profit (NFP) organisations, has warned that NFPs need to recognise the importance of a strong organisational culture and making a profit to ensure their long-term survival.

Environmental Charities Engaged in Bitter Stand-Off with Mining Lobby Over Advocacy

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th September 2017 -  Environmental charities and the mining lobby are engaged in a bitter stand-off over political advocacy, with the mining sector’s attempt to curtail environmental advocacy undermined by a new report accusing foreign mining companies of lobbying against Australian interests.

Government Remote Employment Program Too Harsh Say Critics

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st September 2017 -  The Australian government’s remote employment and community development service has come under heavy scrutiny at a senate inquiry, with concerns voiced around unrealistic participation expectations and harsh penalties which are leaving people without funds.

Cashless Welfare Card Trial Set to Expand, After Release of Independent Report

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st September 2017 -  The federal government’s cashless welfare card trial is set to expand to Western Australia's Goldfields region, as an independent report concludes the card has reduced alcohol consumption, drug use and gambling in trial communities.

Welfare Reform Bill Faces Fierce Backlash at Senate Inquiry

Luke Michael, Thursday, 31st August 2017 -  The Turnbull government’s controversial Welfare Reform bill has faced a fierce backlash from health experts and welfare groups, who have expressed concerns about a lack of evidence and planning at a Senate Inquiry held across Sydney and Melbourne this week.

1800RESPECT Set for an Overhaul with a Change in Service Providers

Luke Michael, Thursday, 31st August 2017 -  Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia (RDVSA) has withdrawn from the 1800RESPECT Trauma Counselling Service over sub-contract concerns, just as the hotline is set to increase its number of not-for-profit providers.

Affordable Housing Party Looks to Restore the Australian Dream

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 30th August 2017 -  A new political party focused on investing in social and affordable housing has been launched in Australia, as a new economic report warns the nation’s housing affordability crisis is likely to continue for the next 40 years.
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