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Wendy Williams is a journalist specialising in the not-for-profit sector and broader social economy. She has been the editor of Pro Bono News since 2018.

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A guide to giving to support WA bushfire recovery

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 17th February 2021 -  Pro Bono Australia’s directory of bushfire appeals has been updated to include funds supporting those affected by the recent fires outside of Perth 

‘Selflessness, commitment and dedication’: Community sector celebrated in honours list

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 26th January 2021 -  Over 43 per cent of the 2021 awards are for outstanding service or achievement in the community, in a year when the Honours List has courted controversy

Pushing Australia to change its attitude to people with disability

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  Meet the NFP working to ensure that there are more realistic inclusions of people with disability across all forms of media

Doco of the month: Brazen Hussies

Doco of the month

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 17th November 2020 -  First time director Catherine Dwyer talks to Wendy Williams about her new film, Brazen Hussies, which shines a light on a revolutionary chapter in Australia’s history and celebrates the women who made it possible.

‘Airbnb for brains’ opens to investors

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 11th November 2020 -  Mindhive has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund the next stage of its growth and move closer to its goal of being the world’s biggest problem solving community

‘Silent heroes’ of 2020 left on the sidelines by the budget

Wendy Williams, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  MP Andrew Leigh say the government “doesn't seem to realise” the contribution that charities make, as Labor outlines its vision for a fairer society in its budget reply speech

Charities can reap the benefits of JobMaker

Budget

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 8th October 2020 -  The JobMaker hiring credit will be payable for up to 12 months and immediately available to employers who hire those on JobSeeker aged 16 to 35.

New funding for the NDIS? What about jobs for people with disability?

Budget

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  Advocacy organisations say the “extra $3.9 billion” reflects the natural growth of the scheme and that the budget missed an opportunity to provide accessible jobs for people with disability

‘This budget falls drastically short for Australians doing it tough’

Budget

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  The social sector has expressed its disappointment over the federal budget which it says leave too many behind

Australia’s first social impact bond delivers for families and investors

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  “It has been an important ‘proof of concept’, but more importantly has made a lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of vulnerable children and families.”

What the social sector will be looking for on budget night

Budget

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th October 2020 -  We speak to experts across the sector about what they are hoping to see

Message from the Future II: The years of repair

Wendy Williams, Friday, 2nd October 2020 -  A new animated short film hopes to offer an antidote to the desperation and crises of 2020
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