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


The Brisbane Oncologist Revolutionising Ovarian Cancer Treatment


Luke Michael, Monday, 16th October 2017 -  Professor Andreas Obermair is a Brisbane-based gynaecological oncologist and co-founder of the Cherish Women's Cancer Foundation, which raises funds for gynaecological cancers. He is this week’s Changemaker.

Underemployment Negatively Affecting Mental Health of People with Disabilities

Luke Michael, Friday, 13th October 2017 -  New research from the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH) has found people with disabilities are more likely to experience underemployment, and are more likely to have their mental health adversely affected by it.

Asian Australian Foundation Looks to Empower Women Through Giving

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th October 2017 -  A new initiative that brings Asian-Australian women together to share experiences of discrimination in the workplace and develop leadership skills through philanthropy is set to be launched, looking to “empower women through giving”.

Government Rejects Findings From Centrelink Robo-Debt Inquiry

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th October 2017 -  The federal government’s response to the Centrelink robo-debt inquiry has come under fire, after the government rejected the recommendations and said many of the statements the committee used as evidence were not accurate.

NSW and Victoria Falling Behind on Housing Affordability

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th October 2017 -  New South Wales and Victoria have fallen behind other states in addressing housing affordability, according to new research from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.

Australian Anti-Nuclear Weapons NGO Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th October 2017 -  A Melbourne-formed advocacy group which drove the creation of a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Rental Reforms Benefit Low-Income Renters

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th October 2017 -  The Victorian government has unveiled sweeping new rental laws across the state, which social service advocates say will especially benefit low-income renters.

From Boats to Businesses: Hazara Refugees in Adelaide Embrace Entrepreneurship

Luke Michael, Friday, 6th October 2017 -  Hazara refugees in Adelaide are becoming successful entrepreneurs despite facing significant barriers, according to a new study.

National Sporting Code and Betting Company Seek Charity Partnership

Luke Michael, Thursday, 5th October 2017 -  A controversial move by a major Australian sporting body and an online betting company to try and partner with a charity to address the mental health concerns of young men across the country, has raised concerns among the sector.

Pacific Social Enterprises Boosted by Partnership to Drive Impact Investment

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th October 2017 -  Social enterprises in the Pacific will be boosted by a new Australian government program partnership, which aims to invest in social enterprises that deliver economic empowerment for women.

Conference to Support Growing Millennial Demand for Ethical Businesses

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th October 2017 -  An Ethical Enterprise conference taking place in Melbourne this month will look to support social enterprises and draw on a growing demand from millennials for ethical business models.

SVP Seeks Research Partner for Survey on the State of Shared Value

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 -  The Shared Value Project is looking for a research partner for their 2017 State of Shared Value in Australasia survey, seeking organisations that want to be part of the development of shared value activity in the region.
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