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


Is your business contributing to modern slavery?


Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st April 2019 -  Australia’s first law firm dedicated to helping business comply with state and federal Modern Slavery Acts has launched in a bid to help business become more humanitarian, without losing any of the profits.

Why being sustainable isn’t just about the environment


Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st April 2019 -  While Arron Wood has had a lot of different jobs, they have all been for the same reason; to try and make the world a more environmentally and socially sustainable place. He’s this week’s Changemaker.  

What’s with the workplace secrecy?


Maggie Coggan, Friday, 29th March 2019 -  Employees are more likely to withhold important information from their coworkers when they are feeling overworked, or to avoid criticism, new research has uncovered.

Leaving a message of gratitude

A Lighter Note

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 29th March 2019 -  While most people are quick to find something to complain about, a crowd-sourced project is aiming to flip the world’s thinking and perspective, by collecting one million online messages of gratitude by the end of 2020.

Big Australian finance players sign on to fight climate change


Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 27th March 2019 -  The big four Australian banks, superfunds and insurance companies are taking climate change into their own hands by signing onto an initiative that aims to realign the sector to support better social, environmental and economic outcomes for the country.  

Peak Indigenous groups given a seat at the table to close the gap


Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 27th March 2019 -  A coalition of peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bodies has welcomed a historic partnership with the government to rework the Closing the Gap Refresh, announced on Wednesday.

The digital platform saving Indigenous languages from extinction


Maggie Coggan, Monday, 25th March 2019 -  There are only two people left in the Torres Strait Islands who are fluent in the native Erub Mer dialect, and many fear the language will soon disappear entirely. But a digital platform is fighting to change that.  

Tackling the wider problem of trauma


Maggie Coggan, Monday, 25th March 2019 -  Admiral Chris Barrie AC is the chairman of FearLess, a charity fighting to help the one million Australians living with post-traumatic stress disorder and shine a spotlight on the disorder which affects more people than you might think. He is this week’s Changemaker.

US finance giant is preparing the world for the future of work


Maggie Coggan, Monday, 25th March 2019 -  A multimillion dollar philanthropic initiative is aiming to close the gap on global tech and digital skills, and broaden career pathways for underserved communities.  

The kaleidoscope effect

A Lighter Note

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 22nd March 2019 -  Victorian artists with disability are breaking down barriers to inclusion and launching careers by showing their artworks over the next month, as part of the annual Kaleidoscope Exhibition in Melbourne.

Free speech fears as anti-protest laws re-enter Tasmanian Parliament


Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 21st March 2019 -  Sector leaders fear the rewriting of tough Tasmanian anti-protest laws could still threaten free speech and public protests, as the bill is tabled in a newly resumed state parliament this week.

Disability advocates gear up to fight for more than the NDIS


Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 20th March 2019 -  Australia’s disability policy beyond 2020 must focus on more than the National Disability Insurance Scheme and actually be implemented, advocates say in the lead up to a community consultation period to shape policy for the next 10 years.  
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