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

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NZ Intellectual Disability Services Come Under Scrutiny

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Luke Michael, Monday, 18th February 2019 -  New Zealand’s chief ombudsman is investigating the Ministry of Health and its services for people with intellectual disabilities amid fears vulnerable people are being unlawfully detained.

Stalled Progress Closing the Gap Prompts Refresh

Luke Michael, Thursday, 14th February 2019 -  Indigenous groups are pushing for Australia’s Closing the Gap targets to be revised in partnership with the Indigenous community after the latest progress report revealed only two of seven targets were on track.

Medivac Bill Victory a ‘Tipping Point’ For Refugee Policy in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 13th February 2019 -  Refugee advocates believe the success of the medical evacuation bill will be a tipping point for asylum seeker policy in Australia, after the opposition and crossbenchers handed the government a historic parliamentary defeat.

Report Card Uncovers Failures in Aboriginal Child Protection

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 13th February 2019 -  The New South Wales government is failing to appropriately support Aboriginal children and families, according to a report card released to mark the 11th anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations.

Instagram Wants to Make it Easier to Donate to Charities

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 12th February 2019 -  Australians will soon be able to donate to charities through Instagram with the social media giant revealing it is working on a new fundraising tool to support the sector.

Program Looks to Halve Electricity Costs for Charities

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 12th February 2019 -  Charities have the chance to slash their power bills by up to 50 per cent through an energy-efficiency program set to expand across Australia.

Australian Trust in Charities on the Rise

Luke Michael, Monday, 11th February 2019 -  Australians are becoming more trustful of charities and expect NGOs to work with other sectors to drive social change, according to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer.

ParentsNext Under Fire for Punitive Approach to Single Mothers

Luke Michael, Monday, 11th February 2019 -  A government pre-employment program that forces single mothers on welfare to attend appointments and complete activities or risk having their payments cut is inconsistent with Australia’s human rights obligations, community groups say.

Culturally Diverse People With Disability Struggling to Engage With NDIS

Luke Michael, Friday, 8th February 2019 -  People with disability from non-English speaking backgrounds are accessing disability services up to two-thirds less than Australian-born people despite having similar rates of disability, according to a new report.

Government Backdown Signals Major Advocacy Win for Canadian Charities

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Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th February 2019 -  The Canadian government has dropped its appeal of a court ruling that scrapped the limit on the political activities of a charity.

CDP Fines Causing Stress and Anxiety for Indigenous Job Seekers

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th February 2019 -  Financial penalties given to participants of the government’s controversial remote work-for-the-dole scheme are causing increased stress, anxiety and mental health problems for job seekers, a government-commissioned review of the program has found.

Telstra Business Awards Nominations Open for 2019

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th February 2019 -  Not for profits are being encouraged to nominate themselves for the 2019 Telstra Business Awards.
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