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

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Solar in the sunshine state outshines coal

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 9th October 2019 -  Queensland solar panels are producing twice as much electricity as the state’s largest coal-fired power station, marking a new milestone for the renewables industry. 

Is shared value the key to solving Australia’s mental health crisis?

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 8th October 2019 -  With mental illness costing the Australian economy $60 billion every year, a new report says taking a shared value approach to the issue will help. 

Girls to the front…of philanthropy

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 7th October 2019 -  As the CEO of the Australian Women Donors Network, Julie Reilly is paving a future where girls and women are at the forefront of philanthropy and social investment. She’s this week’s Changemaker. 

Young and old compete for sporting glory

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 5th October 2019 -  Canberra’s oldest citizens have been going for gold in the town’s annual sporting competition, walking away with more than a medal around their necks. 

Five mental health myths that need to be busted

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 4th October 2019 -  Talking about mental health and raising awareness is important. But there are some myths about mental illness floating around that are slowing down progress. To mark Mental Health Week, we look into some of the biggest myths out there. 

Accessible $20 note set to hit Australian wallets

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 -  For the average person, paying for your lunch with a $20 note might not seem like a big deal. But for a person with vision loss, it can be a stressful and time-consuming ordeal. 

Hotline to save Indigenous lives in police custody

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 -  A welfare and legal advice hotline for Aboriginal people in police custody has launched following years of advocacy and negotiations in Western Australia, with advocates labelling the service “lifesaving”. 

The enterprise fighting to save lives in the water

Spotlight

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 -  Children with autism are 160 times more likely to drown than their neurotypical peers. It’s a shocking statistic that Erika Gleeson’s social enterprise, Autism Swim, is fighting to change, writes Maggie Coggan in this month’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise. 

Philanthropy centre announced to tackle Australia’s freshwater crisis

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 1st October 2019 -  Two Australian philanthropy giants have joined forces, pumping millions of dollars into a project to protect the country’s freshwater resources.

NSW’s abortion reforms are a win for advocacy

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 30th September 2019 -  Cross-sector collaboration and making the campaign personable were key to the successful push to decriminalise abortion in NSW, a campaign leader says. 

More than just a good film: The documentaries changing our national conversation

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 30th September 2019 -  Malinda Wink has had a lot of experience across a lot of different sectors. But it’s her work in social impact documentaries that is changing lives, policy and community behaviour. She’s this week’s Changemaker.

Colleague not pulling their weight? This might help

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 30th September 2019 -  Working alongside a colleague who is dragging the chain or just not doing their job properly is exhausting. We all know that. But what can you do about it? 
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