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Maggie Coggan is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.

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LGBTQI+ Sector Celebrates Victorian Promise to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 4th February 2019 -  The LGBTQI+ sector is celebrating Victoria’s announcement to outlaw gay conversion therapy, and says it will keep a close eye on the government to ensure all commitments are kept.    

Cheers to a Change in Australia’s Culture

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 4th February 2019 -  Christina DeLay is co-founder of Altina Drinks, a social enterprise hoping to tip Australia’s drinking culture on its head with a range of alcohol-free cocktails. She’s this week’s changemaker.  

Calls for Cross-Sector Collaboration to Fix Skills Shortage

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 4th February 2019 -  The Foundation for Young Australians is calling for urgent action on a looming skills shortage, which they say will leave the country with major social and economic problems if not quickly dealt with.

Senate Hearing Finds Fundraising Laws Are Broken… But Can Be Fixed

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 1st February 2019 -  Key players in the campaign to fix state fundraising laws believe they have reached a tipping point in a two-decade-long battle, following the final hearing of the senate inquiry into charitable fundraising.

RSL NSW Fraud Charge Reignites Fix Fundraising Campaign

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 30th January 2019 -  The arrest of the ex-RSL NSW president on fraud charges has reignited calls to fix state fundraising laws, as sector experts say the state laws played no role in the regulation of the charity.

Aboriginal Controlled Health Services Undergo Rethink

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 30th January 2019 -  The release of a national framework could spark a rethink in the way primary health services are delivered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, creating a fairer and more accessible system.  

Conserving Australia’s Future

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 28th January 2019 -  Rich Gilmore is the Australian director of The Nature Conservancy, and is fighting to conserve and restore Australia’s precious landscape by involving sectors across the board, and making them part of the issue. He is this week’s Changemaker.    

Indigenous Groups Call for Cross-sector Support to Change the Date

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 25th January 2019 -  Peak Indigenous not for profits are calling for more cross-sector collaboration between organisations and corporations, as the battle to change the date of Australia Day continues.

Record Philanthropic Purchase to Protect Murray Darling Wetland

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 25th January 2019 -  The Nature Conservancy has raised a record $55 million to buy two cattle stations, which will see one of the most important wetlands in the Murray Darling Basin protected from conversion to rice or cotton farms.

Sector Slams Social Housing Spending at All Levels of Government

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 -  Victoria spends less than any other state in Australia on social housing, new research shows, with the community housing sector labelling the figures a “damning insight” into years of neglect on the issue from both state and federal governments.

Game-changing Service for Disability Telecommunication Access Launches

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 -  An accessible telecoms project has been launched in a bid to fight the growing information gap on accessible services for people with disability.   

Sector Suspicious Over Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s First Project

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 21st January 2019 -  The first project announcement by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation since being awarded a controversial $443 million grant, has been labelled a double handling exercise by conservationists, once again calling into question the legitimacy of the grant funding.  
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