Guide to Giving
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Rachel is a journalist specialising in the social sector.


Social Sector Calls For Urgent Action on ‘Harrowing’ Energy Crisis

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 31st July 2017 -  Australia’s social sector is calling for “urgent action” to relieve skyrocketing energy prices after a report reveals thousands of Australians are living without electricity and gas during cold winter months.

Charity, ALP and Greens Call For ‘Inclusionary Zoning’ to Solve Housing Crisis

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 31st July 2017 -  One of the nation’s leading charities is lobbying Parliament to introduce a mandatory affordable housing target.

Benevolent Society Staff Go Mobile

Rachel McFadden, Friday, 28th July 2017 -  Australia’s oldest charity is taking a leap into the future by committing to a “new way to work”.

Calls to Redesign Education to Better Prepare Youth for Future Workforce

Rachel McFadden, Thursday, 27th July 2017 -  Young people need to be creative, entrepreneurial and committed to ongoing learning to face the biggest disruption to the world of work since the industrial revolution, a peak body for youth has said.

Calls for Immediate Action to Improve Health Outcomes for People With Mental Illness

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 26th July 2017 -  More than 50 mental health organisations have pledged to improve the physical health and wellbeing of people living with mental illness, amid claims the life-expectancy of Australians with a mental illness is 14-23 years less than the general population.

Social Sector Says Slashing Energy Supplement is a ‘Human Rights Issue’

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 26th July 2017 -  Australia’s peak body for social services is calling on parliament to reject legislation that will cut the energy supplement saying that further cuts to people living on so little is a “human rights issue”.

‘Alarming’ Figures of Disability Violence Reignite Calls for Royal Commission

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 26th July 2017 -  Disability advocates are calling for the urgent introduction of a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with a disability after new figures reveal “alarming” rates of violence and other forms of abuse.

UK Campaign Launches in Australia to Overcome Negative Stereotypes of Women

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 25th July 2017 -  An internationally successful campaign aimed at improving women’s health and tackling “outdated stereotypes” has launched in Australia.

Growth in Responsible Investment is Backed by Better Than Average Financial Returns

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 25th July 2017 -  Ethical, impact and environmentally sustainable investments are now outperforming mainstream investments, a new report has found.

Improving NFP’s Ethical Participation in Digital Data

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 24th July 2017 -  Australian not for profits need to form a united front to ensure their presence and contributions in the digital world are in line with their ethics, a leading expert on philanthropy, civil society and the digital world has said.

Charities Give Feedback on Govt Paper to Encourage Social Impact Investment

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 24th July 2017 -  A round of “robust” discussions between charity leaders, philanthropists and government representatives were “a promising start” to pushing for reforms around the tax treatment of loans and investments from ancillary funds to charities.

Nominations are Open For the 2017 Workplace Giving Awards

Rachel McFadden, Thursday, 20th July 2017 -  Entries are now open for the 2017 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards.
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