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

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Conservation Groups Back Senate Calls for Reef Charity to Return Grant

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -  Conservation charities have come out in full support of Senate recommendations for the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to hand back its controversial $433 million government grant.  

Indigenous Groups Welcome NT Treaty Commissioner

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -  Indigenous land and reconciliation councils have welcomed Mick Dodson’s appointment as treaty commissioner of the Northern Territory, saying this will progress treaty talks between government and Indigenous people in the NT.

DGR Status Opens Doors for More Investment in Women

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -  The Australian Women Donors Network has been granted Deductible Gift Receipt status, 18 months after it was announced in the budget, in a move it says could increase philanthropic donations to help women and girls.

Fix Fundraising Frustrated by Senate Report

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 18th February 2019 -  The coalition of peak bodies campaigning to fix state fundraising laws have welcomed the release of a Senate committee report into fundraising, but says it feels frustrated and concerned over a lack of decisive action on the issue.

The Youth Camp Changing the Face of the Outback

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 18th February 2019 -  Tanya Dupagne is the director and founder of Camp Kulin, a youth program to help children in rural Western Australia affected by childhood trauma, get back on track. She’s this week’s Changemaker.

‘Toxic’ Amnesty Workplace Sparks Criticism of Australian Social Sector Culture

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 13th February 2019 -  A staff review uncovering a “toxic workplace environment” in Amnesty International’s London office has sparked criticism over the unspoken, harmful workplace culture within some of Australia’s social sector.

Domestic Violence Funding Leaves Behind Migrant and Refugee Women

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 12th February 2019 -  A $78 million investment in emergency domestic violence accommodation by the federal government has been met with mixed reviews from community groups, who say only funding certain areas of the issue will still leave women behind.

Community Power Project Celebrates Energy Milestone

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 11th February 2019 -  A remote Victorian town is closer than ever to its goal of running entirely on renewable energy by 2022, after hitting the major milestone of generating enough solar to power over 170 homes for a year.

Pushing Homelessness to the Front

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 11th February 2019 -  With homelessness rates rising rapidly, Kate Colvin, policy manager for Council to Homeless Persons, and spokesperson for the Everybody’s Home Campaign, is battling to make housing insecurity heard by the powerful. She’s this week’s Changemaker.

Period Emoji Win for Women’s Rights Charity

A Lighter Note

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 9th February 2019 -  A period emoji is set to hit smartphone keyboards, following a successful campaign from an international women’s charity to break down the silence and stigma surrounding periods.

Disability Accommodation Reforms to Increase Choice and Control

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 8th February 2019 -  Reforms to improve Specialist Disability Accommodation services have been welcomed by disability groups, who say it will allow people with disability more choice and control over their accommodation options.

US Powerhouse NFP Information-Sharing Services Join Forces

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 6th February 2019 -  The merger of two of the largest US information-sharing services in the NFP and philanthropic sectors could mean more collaboration with Australian organisations, according to sector experts.
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