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

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Mission Australia Says Too Many Older Australians Are Being Pushed Into Homelessness

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th September 2017 -  Mission Australia says that all levels of government need to address a growing crisis of older Australians being pushed into homelessness.

Fake Cancer Survivor Belle Gibson Fined $410,000 For Charity Deception

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th September 2017 -  Fake cancer survivor and self-proclaimed fundraiser Belle Gibson has been fined $410,000 for deceptive and misleading conduct, after she made false charitable donation claims from the sale of a successful cookbook and app.

Charities Say Inadequate Income Support Payments are Leading to Poverty

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th September 2017 -  Mission Australia, St Vincent de Paul Society National Council and Anglicare Australia say inadequate income support payments are leading Australians into poverty, which comes as a grassroots campaign in South Australia has seen six councils advocate for Newstart to be raised.

Expert Warns Safety Concerns for Children with Disability Will Affect NDIS

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 27th September 2017 -  A leading disability expert has warned that the safety concerns of young people with disability will limit the potential for the National Disability Insurance Scheme to nurture strong support relationships with workers.

icare Foundation Encourages Charities to Pitch for a share of $100,000 in Funding

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 26th September 2017 -  A NSW social venture is offering funding grants of up to $100,000, for charities which run innovative programs in prevention or post-injury-care.

Youth Action Group Calls on Young Australians to Get Involved in Social Issues

Luke Michael, Monday, 25th September 2017 -  A group of youth activists has called for more young Australians to get involved in volunteering and social issues, at a compassion booth event held in Melbourne.

Susan Pascoe Appointed Head of Newly Formed Community Directors Council

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd September 2017 -  Outgoing commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Susan Pascoe AM, has been appointed head of the newly formed Community Directors Council.

Recruitment Expert Says NFPs Need Thorough Process to Hire Honest Candidates

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd September 2017 -  A not-for-profit recruitment expert has warned that organisations need to implement a thorough hiring process to select honest candidates, after new research revealed one in five people lie on their CVs.

Mental Health Groups Call for Same-Sex Marriage to Prevent Suicide

Luke Michael, Thursday, 21st September 2017 -  Distress among Australia’s LGBTIQ community over the postal-survey debate has put a strain on mental health organisations, who have launched a campaign to support same-sex marriage and prevent 3,000 youth suicide attempts every year.

Volunteering Tasmania Forced to Close Launceston Office

Luke Michael, Thursday, 21st September 2017 -  Volunteering Tasmania have said there is no need to be concerned about the future of the organisation, despite having to close its second office in the space of just 15 months.

AICD Announces NFP Scholarships Across Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th September 2017 -  Directors and governance leaders across Australia have received scholarships to enhance their leadership skills, and support the long-term governance of the not-for-profit sector.

Indigenous Australians Face Lack of Access to Cataract Surgery

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th September 2017 -  Indigenous Australians face a 30 per cent lower cataract surgery coverage rate than non-Indigenous Australians, according to findings from a recent national eye health survey.
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