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

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Growing Number of Victorians ‘Evicted into Homelessness’

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th February 2018 -  The number of Victorians “evicted into homelessness” has more than doubled in the past five years, leading the state’s peak homelessness body to call for the creation of more social housing using rising stamp duty revenue.

The Pioneer Behind Australia’s First National Suicide Prevention Research Fund

Changemaker

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th February 2018 -  Sue Murray is the research fund director at Suicide Prevention Australia, who has pioneered the creation of a dedicated national suicide prevention research fund. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Advisory Board Warns There is No Need to Change ACNC Legislation

Luke Michael, Friday, 9th February 2018 -  The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s independent advisory board has warned a review panel there is no need to change ACNC legislation, three weeks after the charities regulator asked the panel to consider adding two new objects to the ACNC Act.

Review Finds Government’s Closing the Gap Policy Has ‘Fallen Apart’

Luke Michael, Thursday, 8th February 2018 -  The federal government’s Closing the Gap policy has “all but fallen apart” due to extensive funding cuts and political instability, a 10-year review into the strategy has found.

NFPs Urged to Invest More in IT

Luke Michael, Thursday, 8th February 2018 -  A major new survey has found not for profits are significantly underinvesting in IT, with almost half of organisations reporting their information and service systems do not work well for them.

Only One in Five Australians Favour Proposed Limits on Charitable Advocacy

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 7th February 2018 -  Only one in five Australians support the Turnbull government’s proposed measures to restrict charitable advocacy, including just 36 per cent of Coalition supporters, according to a new poll.

Prisoners with Disability Subject to Harrowing Abuse, Report Finds

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 7th February 2018 -  People with disability in Australian prisons are subject to harrowing sexual and physical abuse, are disproportionately held in solitary confinement and face a severe lack of access to services, a new report has found.

Education Could be Bolstered by NFP-Business Collaboration

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 6th February 2018 -  There is “huge potential” for business and social sector collaboration to tackle pressing issues in Australian education, according to a key leader of PwC’s new social impact venture.

NFP Partners with NAB to Launch Low-cost Small Loan Alternative

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 6th February 2018 -  A national not for profit has teamed up with NAB to launch a small loan alternative offering low-cost finance solutions, after new research revealed more than one in five Australian households were relying on payday loans to cover the cost of living.

Accelerator Program Looks to Support Migrant and Refugee Entrepreneurs

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 6th February 2018 -  An accelerator program supporting migrant and refugee-led social impact ventures improving the lives of disadvantaged Australians has just been launched, hoping to foster diversity in the startup ecosystem.

CCI Giving Small Grants Program Open

Luke Michael, Monday, 5th February 2018 -  Grants of up to $10,000 are on offer for small community organisations working with disadvantaged and marginalised groups, as part of the new CCI Giving small grants program.  

Fears for the Future of Remote Housing Program

Luke Michael, Monday, 5th February 2018 -  There are fears the Turnbull government will defund the long-running National Partnership Alliance on Remote Housing program, which community groups warn will create a jobs and housing crisis in remote Indigenous areas.
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