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

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Which major party has the worst environment policy?

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 29th April 2019 -  A scorecard of the major parties’ environment and nature policies has handed the Coalition a “fail”, the ALP a “pass”, and the Greens a “high distinction” in the lead up to the federal election.   

A filmmaker’s guide to inclusion

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 29th April 2019 -  Genevieve Clay-Smith is the co-founder of Bus Stop Films, a not-for-profit film school providing education and professional filmmaking skills and job opportunities for people with disability. She’s this week’s Changemaker.

GoFundMe opens fundraising doors for Australian charities

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th April 2019 -  The world’s largest social online fundraising platform, GoFundMe, has launched a tool to unlock new donor potential and allow Australians to easily raise money for their favourite charity.  

Charities told to clean up their act when it comes to donation bins

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th April 2019 -  Charities with donation bins will need to apply for a new permit to keep the donation sites standing in a local Melbourne council, in a move aimed at tackling the growing problem of unauthorised bins and illegal dumping.   

Indigenous groups front and centre of million dollar health promise

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations are at the heart of delivering a $115 million election pledge from Labor to reduce youth suicides and preventable diseases, in a move welcomed by Indigenous groups.

Sustainable seafood on the menu at Australia’s top restaurants

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  Some of Australia’s leading chefs are pledging to only serve sustainably sourced seafood in their restaurants as part of the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s GoodFish project.

Could you help make finance more sustainable?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th April 2019 -  People from all corners of society are being encouraged to join some of the big finance players and civil society leaders to help guide the finance sector toward a more sustainable future.

Youth homelessness crisis in the spotlight

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th April 2019 -  Nearly 11,000 young people across Australia remained homeless even after seeking help from services, new analysis of homelessness data reveals.

Your chocolate egg might be more unethical than you think

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 16th April 2019 -  As Easter approaches, the rush to stock up on chocolate eggs begins. But where exactly are they coming from? Humanitarian groups and ethical trade watchdogs are calling on shoppers to think about what makes a “good egg”.

Social impact gurus to charge the growth of impact market

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 15th April 2019 -  Australia’s impact investing market is ready to be taken to the next level, according to the newly appointed leaders of the expert panel, who will take charge of developing the nation’s fledgling social impact market.  

Community sector rallies to abolish offences of public drunkenness

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 15th April 2019 -  Marking the anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, over 80 community groups are calling on the Victorian government to abolish the offence of public drunkenness, a law they say targets Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The fight for a (food) waste free world

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 15th April 2019 -  As the CEO and founder of food rescue charity OzHarvest, Ronni Kahn is not only helping to feed disadvantaged Australians, but she is turning the food-waste debate on its head globally. She’s this week’s Changemaker.
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