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

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Greens Push Government For Homelessness Targets

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Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th September 2018 -  The Greens say the Coalition are showing a lack of commitment to fighting homelessness, and are calling on the federal government to introduce specific targets to tackle the problem.

ACNC Warns Public to Check Your Charity

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Maggie Coggan, Friday, 21st September 2018 -  The charities commission is encouraging the public to check the validity of an organisation before donating, following revelations a charity leader stole $750,000 from the not for profits she ran.   

Challenges Within ‘Global Overhaul’ of the Economy

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Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 20th September 2018 -  A proposal that could see a global overhaul of the economy as we know it, with social and natural capital traded alongside financial capital, is being met with mixed reactions from experts around its benefits to society.  

Open Letter to PM Calls For Action on Indigenous Incarceration

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Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 18th September 2018 -  A coalition of Indigenous leaders, academics and community groups are challenging the government over their silence on an inquiry into incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, which was tabled in Parliament six months ago.

$50 million Up For Grabs to Help NFPs Drive Change

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Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th September 2018 -  Not for profits have the chance to win one of five $10 million grants, with an Australian banking group making a $50 million philanthropic pledge hoping to kickstart social change.    

Giving Children a Voice to Fight Harm

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Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th September 2018 -  Lesley Podesta is CEO of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a charity that fights to protect children from harm. She is this week’s Changemaker.

VR Helping People with Intellectual Disability Get Behind the Wheel

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Maggie Coggan, Friday, 14th September 2018 -  A disability support service is using the latest in virtual reality technology to teach people with intellectual disability the skills to drive a car.  

Philanthropic Leader Calls to Overhaul Economic System

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Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 13th September 2018 -  A philanthropic leader wants to take philanthropy to “the next level” and address “the flaw at the heart of economics”, by overhauling the capitalist economy to see the measurement of social and natural resources standardised, and traded alongside financial capital.  

Accounting Model Highlights Social Impact of Government Spending

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Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th September 2018 -  A framework measuring the impact of government projects will revolutionise the way social investment is measured, an expert believes.    

New Deal Sees Red Tape Cut For NSW Charities

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Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 11th September 2018 -  The red tape burden for charities in New South Wales is set to be slashed, with an agreement between the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and NSW Fair Trading significantly cutting down the administrative burden.

Labor Demands Explanation Over Alleged NDIS Portal Shutdown

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Maggie Coggan, Monday, 10th September 2018 -  Labor is demanding the federal government explain the ramifications of a privacy breach which allegedly saw an temporary shutdown of the National Disability Insurance Scheme online portal.    

Business With a Soul Tackling Food Insecurity

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Maggie Coggan, Monday, 10th September 2018 -  Gerry Andersen is CEO of Foodbank NSW and ACT, an organisation alleviating the stress of food insecurity in the most practical way possible. He is this week’s Changemaker.
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