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

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Family First New Zealand Fights to Regain Charity Status

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Luke Michael, Thursday, 13th September 2018 -  A New Zealand advocacy group strongly opposed to same-sex marriage is appealing a High Court ruling which upheld a decision to strip its charity status.

Competition Failing to Deliver in Human Services, Report Says

Luke Michael, Thursday, 13th September 2018 -  The government has overestimated the benefits of increased competition in human services, which is largely failing to deliver better outcomes for people, a new report says.

Australia’s Most Innovative NFPs Highlighted

Luke Michael, Thursday, 13th September 2018 -  There is a clear link between innovation and employee engagement in not for profits, according to new research, which identifies some of Australia’s most innovative NFPs.

Cashless Welfare Card Expands to Queensland

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th September 2018 -  The controversial cashless welfare card trial is expanding to Queensland after government legislation passed the Senate by a single vote.

Australian Communities Foundation Divests $90 Million From Fossil Fuels

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th September 2018 -  A leading Australian foundation is entirely divesting its $90 million corpus investment portfolio from fossil fuels to focus on environmentally sustainable investments.

Family Faces ‘Devastating’ Loss of Support for Son with Disability

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 11th September 2018 -  A mother says she faces a “devastating” loss of short-term accommodation for her son with disability, and is calling for greater access to this support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Wealthy US Investors Turning to Impact Investment

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Luke Michael, Monday, 10th September 2018 -  A growing number of high net worth investors in the US are turning to impact investment, and it’s millennials who are leading the charge, according to recent survey findings.

Increasing Transparency of Australian Philanthropy

Luke Michael, Thursday, 6th September 2018 -  Philanthropy is set to be “more strategic, responsive and transparent”, with the launch of an online platform advocates say provides “unprecedented insight” into the distribution of philanthropic funding in Australia.

Philanthropists Challenged to Measure Performance and Impact

Luke Michael, Thursday, 6th September 2018 -  A group of philanthropists are challenging their sector to better measure the performance and impact of its funders, to overcome a “power imbalance” holding back giving in Australia.

Social Economy is the Workforce of the Future

Luke Michael, Thursday, 6th September 2018 -  The social economy is the workforce of the future, according to a new report, which says outdated perceptions of the social services sector must change.  

CSB Named Among World’s Best B Corps

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th September 2018 -  Community Sector Banking has been named one of the world’s best B Corps, which the not-for-profit banking specialist says validates its “commitment and belief in business being a force for good”.

Guide to Australia’s Social Impact Incubators and Accelerators Released

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th September 2018 -  It is hoped a guide assisting Australian social entrepreneurs to find incubator and accelerator programs will build further awareness of social enterprises and drive social impact in the community. 
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