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Museum Director Quits Amid Fundraising Furore

Paul Carter, Monday, 30th July 2018 -  The director of a major Sydney museum has quit after a fundraising controversy led to calls for her resignation and that of the New South Wales arts minister.

Impacts of Tech Change on People with Disability

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 25th July 2018 -  A sold-out conference in Sydney has explored the human rights implications of unprecedented technological change, particularly its impact for people with disability.

Why Investing in an Awards Event Brings Results

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 25th July 2018 -  You can’t be what you can’t see, a saying goes. So for an organisation, investing in an annual awards event is an effective way to model good practice and escalate positive change, a leading social sector CEO says.

Canadian Court Protects Charities’ Political Activity

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Paul Carter, Monday, 23rd July 2018 -  A Canadian court’s decision protecting the tax benefits and political activity of a particular charity could inform debate in Australia on charitable advocacy, politics and regulation.

Can TV Show Us What it is Really Like to be Homeless?

Paul Carter, Monday, 23rd July 2018 -  Having shown what it is “really like to be homeless” in Australia, the celebrities involved in television’s second series of Filthy Rich and Homeless are back to their normal lives after 10 days on the streets.

Volunteering Australia Calls for Survey Responses

Paul Carter, Thursday, 19th July 2018 -  Volunteering Australia is urging people to complete its anonymous online survey to help optimise its role as the national peak body for volunteering, working to advance volunteering in the community.

Social Sector on Notice to Prepare for Population Debate

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 18th July 2018 -  Government celebrations about a superior vetting process thankfully driving down the migrant intake are disingenuous and instead represent a shame, a national peak body says.   

A Community Grants Strategy Explained

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 18th July 2018 -  Sydney Water explains the giving strategy behind its current offering of 65 $1,000 to $2,000 grants to grassroots community organisations.

Trust in UK Charities, Findings Challenged

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Paul Carter, Monday, 16th July 2018 -  There has been a challenge to recent research findings suggesting that the British public’s trust in charities was at an all-time low.

Senators, the Social Sector, Sexual Harassment and Crowdfunding

Paul Carter, Monday, 16th July 2018 -  Sarah Hanson-Young is leading the crowdfunding race in her battle with fellow Senator David Leyonhjelm as financial supporters take sides in a rising debate likened to a #metoo moment for workplace sexual harassment in Australia.

High Needs Indigenous Patients Waiting Too Long for Services

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 11th July 2018 -  Indigenous people with “high” health needs had to wait too long for some services, says an annual snapshot of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations.

Man Battling Cancer and Centrelink Raises Social Media Storm

Paul Carter, Tuesday, 10th July 2018 -  The ordeal of a father battling bowel cancer and Centrelink at the same time is setting social media ablaze, prompting a crowdfunding appeal and an outpouring of rage on Facebook.
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