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

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Economist Warns Housing Affordability Issues Causing Wealth Inequality

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th October 2017 -  A leading economist has warned that declining home-ownership rates among younger people is a major contributor to rising inter-generational wealth inequality in Australia.

Social Sector Called On to Reframe Itself as a “Civil Rights Movement”

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th October 2017 -  The founder and CEO of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), Kon Karapanagiotidis, says the social sector is being “forced into competition”, and needs to reframe itself as a “civil rights movement” that demands systemic change.

Young Australians From Disadvantaged Areas are Voiceless Says New Report

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th October 2017 -  Young people from low socio-economic areas are often excluded from having a say in the issues affecting them and have a lack of trust in the community, according to a new report from Mission Australia.

The Seaside Scavenges Helping To Clean Australia’s Beaches

Changemaker

Luke Michael, Monday, 23rd October 2017 -  Anna Jane Linke is the founder and CEO of Seaside Scavenge, a charity which organises waterway cleanups and clothes swap events. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Australians Struggling to Achieve Work-Life Balance Says AIHW Report

Luke Michael, Friday, 20th October 2017 -  Australians are struggling to achieve a work-life balance, ranking in the bottom third of OECD countries for working longer hours, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Mentoring Initiative Looks to Help Emerging Female Leaders in the Workplace

Luke Michael, Friday, 20th October 2017 -  A mentoring initiative for emerging female leaders in Australia is set to launch in Melbourne, aiming to help young women tackle professional challenges in the workplace.

NFPs Receive Share of $200,000 in Funding to Tackle Family Violence

Luke Michael, Thursday, 19th October 2017 -  Community Sector Banking has awarded six not-for-profit organisations tackling family violence and homelessness a share of $200,000 in funding, as they look to grow the program and offer $1 million in funding every year.

Anglicare Report Finds Lack of Entry-Level Jobs in Australia

Luke Michael, Thursday, 19th October 2017 -  A new not-for-profit report on jobs availability in Australia has found that entry-level positions are drying up and driving unemployment, with nearly five job-seekers competing for every entry-level job across the country.

Australia Elected to UN Human Rights Council     

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th October 2017 -  Australia has been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council, but humanitarian aid organisations have called on the federal government to “walk the walk” by improving the country’s own human rights record.

Triggs Says Australia’s Approach to Women’s Economic Empowerment a ‘Disgrace’

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 17th October 2017 -  The former president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, has labelled the federal government’s approach to the economic empowerment of women “a disgrace”.

New Report Looks at the Social Challenges Affecting Melbourne

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th October 2017 -  A report card on the health and wellbeing of Melbourne has been launched to help charitable and not-for-profit organisations tackle social issues affecting the community.

Rego Costs For Drivers With Disabilities Cut, But Transport Access Issues Remain

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th October 2017 -  The Victorian government has announced it is cutting the cost of registration for wheelchair users who modify their cars to drive, but disability advocates say people with disabilities’ access to public transport also needs to improve.
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