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


The stories behind the young Australians struggling with homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  “I was passed around like a hot potato,” 21-year-old Gemma says.

Philanthropy giant pledges millions to help find coronavirus cure

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  It’s the first round of grants from the foundation to support COVID-19-related research 

Humanity in uncertain times


Maggie Coggan, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  Samantha Klintworth has only just started as Amnesty International Australia’s new managing director, and she knows she’s got a big job ahead of her. But she’s also got big plans for the organisation. She’s this week’s Changemaker. 

Queensland disability giants unite to fill service gaps

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 18th March 2020 -  The merger will see a boost in services for people with disabilities in far-north Queensland 

Disability royal commission given chance to reset with hearings halted

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 18th March 2020 -  The royal commission has postponed all public hearings indefinitely

Charities urged to make the move over to myGovID

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 16th March 2020 -  Charities will need to swap to the new system by the end of the month

Charity misinformation in the age of COVID-19

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 16th March 2020 -  “It is critical that we remain as diligent about the accuracy of the information we share as we are about every other precaution we take to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe,” UNICEF leader says. 

AI in recruiting is here, so what are the pros and cons?

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 16th March 2020 -  The automation of industries such as recruitment is something many are excited about. But what does it actually mean for your organisation? We take a look. 

Making change is a long-game


Maggie Coggan, Monday, 16th March 2020 -  As the head of Maurice Blackburn’s social justice practice, Jennifer Kanis is fighting entrenched disadvantage by providing legal help for all, not just those who can afford it. She’s this week’s Changemaker.

The comedy encore for a good cause

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 14th March 2020 -  Tim Minchin’s last tour raised over $250,000 for domestic violence, animal welfare and mental health charities 

Fake charities use social media as scamming platform of choice

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 12th March 2020 -  The amount of money stolen by charity scammers has doubled from 2018 to 2019 

Global Trends in Giving survey launches bigger than ever before

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 11th March 2020 -  Australians are encouraged to take part
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