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


Family Violence Prevention Made a Government Priority


Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 4th October 2018 -  Victoria’s largest government body against family violence will form into an independent statutory authority, working with not for profits to combat family violence and gender inequality.  

Concerns Over Wait Time For Home Care Packages


Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 -  Aged-care groups have spoken out against the federal government’s home care funding boost, saying more needs to be done to address the long periods people are waiting for home care services.

Buy a Dress, Buy Empowerment


Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 -  In this month’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise, Maggie McGowan talks to Pro Bono News about Magpie Goose, a loud, funky fashion brand she co-founded hoping to share Aboriginal stories and empower remote communities.

Queensland Crushes Cans For Cash


Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 -  One of Australia’s largest recycling companies is bringing 48 can collection depots across Queensland for the state’s recently unveiled Container Refund Scheme.

Autism Bringing a New Perspective to Business


Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 -  The founder of an autistic-led social enterprise mentoring and empowering autistic people believes businesses are missing out by not actively including autistic people in their workplaces.

Cartoon to Help Call Out Dodgy NDIS Care


Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 -  It’s hoped a multilingual cartoon will encourage people with disability to speak up about dodgy care under the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Northern Territory.

Unlocking the Door to Stop Disability Discrimination


Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st October 2018 -  A peak disability body is calling on the New South Wales government to unlock wheelchair accessible toilets around the state, saying it’s a major cause of grief for people with disability.

Campaign Pushes For Drug Policy Rethink


Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st October 2018 -  With drug induced deaths at a 20 year high in Australia, a coalition of 60 charity, community and health groups are launching a campaign to push for a rethink of current drug policy.   

Changes From the Ground Up


Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st October 2018 -  Shukufa Tahiri is a former refugee, policy officer at the Refugee Council of Australia and founder of several grassroot organisations that work to empower migrant women. She is this week’s Changemaker.  

Toolkit Taking Women’s Advocacy to Next Level


Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 27th September 2018 -  Gender equality advocates say a guide on how to lobby women’s issues to parliamentarians will help take advocacy to the next level.    

Improving the Ethics of Disability Care


Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 26th September 2018 -  A new vocational training program putting ethics at the heart of disability care aims to protect the National Disability Insurance Scheme from the sorts of abuses recently uncovered in Australia’s aged care system.  

Digital Inclusion Program Hopes to Develop New Skills


Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th September 2018 -  With South Australia facing the worst rate of digital exclusion in the country, a new program is working hard to turn the statistic around.
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