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MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
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Maggie Coggan is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.

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ACNC Website Gets a Revamp

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 15th October 2018 -  The updated Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission website is being met with positive feedback from the sector, after a four day website closure to fix speed and accessibility issues.

Impact Investing Extends to Every Corner of the Globe

Around the World

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 15th October 2018 -  The impact investing movement is taking root in all edges of the globe, with new advisory boards set up in Bangladesh, New Zealand and South Africa to promote the practice in new regions.

Turning Young Men into Top Blokes

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 15th October 2018 -  Melissa Abu-Gazaleh is CEO of the Top Blokes Foundation, an organisation that helps young men become positive role models and make healthy choices for their future. She is this week’s Changemaker.  

Alliance Calls For Urgent Affordable Housing Action

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 12th October 2018 -  With the Victorian state election around the corner, an alliance of housing and homelessness groups are calling for 3,000 public and community housing options to be built every year for the next decade.

Psychosocial Disability Stream Added to NDIS

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 10th October 2018 -  The mental health sector is celebrating the announcement of a psychosocial stream for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, but advocates say more needs to be done for people struggling to access the NDIS in the first place.

Mental Health Forums Breaking Down Barriers to Support

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 10th October 2018 -  A charity leader is encouraging rural people to harness mobile technology to get mental health support, as Australians increasingly turn towards online forums to seek help.    

Outcry Over Planned Booting of MSF on Nauru

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 9th October 2018 -  Refugee advocacy groups fear the health conditions of refugees and asylum seekers will deteriorate following revelations a vital health organisation is being ordered off Nauru.  

Questions Raised Over Mental Health Inquiry

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 8th October 2018 -  The Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the economic effects of mental health has been welcomed by the sector, but a peak mental health body is encouraging the government to look beyond economic productivity.  

Dentistry for a Cause

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 8th October 2018 -  Dr Sonia Sonia is not your typical dentist, volunteering and now starting her own charity putting her professional skills to use to help those affected by family violence. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Family Violence Prevention Made a Government Priority

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 4th October 2018 -  Victoria’s largest government body against family violence will form into an independent statutory authority, working with not for profits to combat family violence and gender inequality.  

Concerns Over Wait Time For Home Care Packages

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 -  Aged-care groups have spoken out against the federal government’s home care funding boost, saying more needs to be done to address the long periods people are waiting for home care services.

Buy a Dress, Buy Empowerment

Spotlight

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 -  In this month’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise, Maggie McGowan talks to Pro Bono News about Magpie Goose, a loud, funky fashion brand she co-founded hoping to share Aboriginal stories and empower remote communities.
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