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

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Sharp Rise in School Children Experiencing Homelessness

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th January 2018 -  There has been a 13 per cent increase in school children experiencing homelessness in Victoria, which is jeopardising their education prospects, the peak body for homelessness has warned.

2017 was a ‘Dismal’ Year for Human Rights in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th January 2018 -  2017 was a “dismal” year for human rights in Australia, according to a report card which found the country significantly lagged behind in areas including disability rights, Indigenous rights and the rights of refugees and people seeking asylum.

Privatisation Poses New Challenges for NFPs Managing Their Workforce

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 9th January 2018 -  As the disability and aged care sectors become increasingly privatised, not for profits face unique challenges integrating ex-government employees into their workforce, a leading not-for-profit lawyer has warned.

Remote Work-for-the-Dole Program Under Fire for Excessive Penalties

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 9th January 2018 -  The federal government’s work-for-the-dole Community Development Program (CDP) has again come under fire, after figures revealed more than 350,000 fines have been issued under the scheme.

Royal Flying Doctor Service Celebrates 90 Years Servicing the Community

Luke Michael, Monday, 8th January 2018 -  Reducing the ongoing disparity in health outcomes between rural and metropolitan Australia will remain a key focus of The Royal Flying Doctor Service, as it celebrates its 90th year of operation in 2018.

Australians Express Strong Support for CSR

Luke Michael, Monday, 8th January 2018 -  Almost nine in 10 Australians believe businesses have a responsibility to do social good, according to new research.

Royal Flying Doctor Service Again Tops Charity Reputation Index

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd December 2017 -  The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has consolidated its place as Australia’s most trusted charity, coming out on top of the annual Charity Reputation Index for the seventh year in a row.

BHP Threatens to Cut Ties With Minerals Council

Luke Michael, Thursday, 21st December 2017 -  Mining giant BHP Billiton has threatened to cut ties with the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) if it continues to advocate on energy policies that fail to address climate change.

ACNC Review Panel and Terms of Reference Released

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th December 2017 -  The terms of reference and the panel for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s (ACNC) five year statutory review have been announced by Treasury.

Brotherhood Partners with ANZ to Launch Research Fellowship

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th December 2017 -  Welfare not for profit, Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has partnered with ANZ to launch a new research fellowship supporting talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

FIA Set for Brand Refresh in 2018

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th December 2017 -  Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) is set for a “brand refresh”, with CEO Rob Edwards and a number of long-term directors stepping down in 2018.

Dan Tehan Appointed New Minister for Social Services

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th December 2017 -  Dan Tehan has been appointed the new minister for social services – the fourth appointment to the role in as many years – as outgoing minister Christian Porter takes up the role of attorney-general.
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