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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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How to support mental health in your workplace

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 19th July 2019 -  Knowing how to provide the right mental health support for your staff can be tricky, which is why we asked the experts at Beyond Blue how you can make your workplace more mental health friendly. 

The long path to a treaty in Qld begins. But what’s the first step?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Indigenous community organisations and leaders are waiting for answers from the Queensland government on what exactly the pathway to a treaty will look like, following a historic pledge by the state government.

Environment groups tell shoppers to reject return of plastic Little Shop

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Conservation groups are urging consumers to fight back against the relaunch of a Coles promotion which saw millions of small plastic toys given away for free.   

Stories behind the payments: Week of action hopes to raise the rate

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 16th July 2019 -  Bev’s life goal is to complete her bachelor’s degree in social sciences and psychology. But as a single mother surviving on Newstart payments, that dream often feels very far away. 

Decades of progress will be undone by climate change, UN warns

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 15th July 2019 -  Climate change and increasing inequality are quickly reversing any progress made on the Sustainable Development Goals over the last decade, a new UN report warns.      

The woman forging the path for Indigenous economic independence

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 15th July 2019 -  Amanda Young is the CEO of the First Nations Foundation, an organisation fighting to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders achieve economic independence. She’s this week’s Changemaker. 

Jaden Smith celebrates birthday in a different style

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 13th July 2019 -  While big-name celebrities often mark their 21st birthday with a glitzy, over-the-top party, Jaden Smith has used the day to grow his work as a budding philanthropist. 

Having trouble attracting Gen Z candidates? This might help

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 12th July 2019 -  If your organisation is feeling a little tired, hiring someone from a younger generation could be a breath of fresh air. But how do you attract them to your vacant role in the first place? Annabelle and Lauren, two young recruitment and marketing experts, share their experience and tips. 

Made the switch from the corporate world to working with purpose? Here’s what you need to know now

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 12th July 2019 -  If you’re in a dull corporate gig, the idea of running a charity might seem like a dream. So perhaps it’s no surprise an increasing number of professionals are making the switch to the NFP sector. But it doesn’t come without obstacles. We asked Vera Visevic, the NFP partner for Mills Oakley, about some of the main challenges in moving to a NFP career.

Disabilities community’s fury over single-plastic ban

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 10th July 2019 -  For people with disability who struggle to eat or drink with their hands, a plastic straw is a life saver.  

Who earns the most in the social sector… and why?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 10th July 2019 -  CEOs in aged care and disability are taking home the biggest pay packets as the sectors try to remain competitive and efficient, Pro Bono Australia’s 2019 Salary Survey reveals.  

Communal living touted as answer to Australia’s housing problems

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 9th July 2019 -  Collaborative living could alleviate the housing affordability crisis and give older Australians more freedom, says a new guide aiming to change the way Australians view their future living situation.
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