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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.


Could you live on $46 a day?

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 13th April 2022 -  That is the question ACOSS is asking all political leaders and candidates, after Labor confirmed it does not have plans to raise JobSeeker.

Pro Bono News Election Poll: Have your say

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 12th April 2022 -  Pro Bono News has launched a reader poll to understand and support the role of charities in the lead up to the next federal election.

2021 was a record year for venture capital – but only a fraction went to BIWOC founders

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 5th April 2022 -  Following the release of a landmark report, The Creative Co-Operative has launched the first startup program by and for Bla(c)k women and women of colour in Australia.

Short term sugar hits and missed opportunities


Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  While there are a number of welcome announcements from this year’s federal budget, many across the for-purpose sector are united in feeling this was a missed opportunity.

Community foundations granted access to DGR


Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  “This is a historic reform that changes the dynamic for community foundations.”

Foreign aid falls flat but advocates welcome lift in Afghan refugee intake


Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  Increasing the number of places for people fleeing from Afghanistan has been welcomed, but the budget has been labelled “a missed opportunity for fairness” with refugees and people seeking asylum left behind and only a small increase seen for foreign aid.

What the social sector will be looking for in the 2022 federal budget


Wendy Williams, Monday, 28th March 2022 -  We speak to sector leaders to find out what the for-purpose sector would like to see in the federal budget and where they think the priorities should lie.

Sorry… No news today. We’re waiting on Zuck

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 22nd March 2022 -  Why we're not publishing any news today.

Labor issues promise to work in partnership with the community sector

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 16th March 2022 -  The federal opposition has outlined its proposed community sector policies, in a move welcomed by the sector.

Introducing the 2022 Impact 25

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 15th March 2022 -  More than 21,000 people voted for this year’s winners. 

First We Eat: Putting food sovereignty to the test

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 10th March 2022 -  What happens when an ordinary family, living just south of the Arctic Circle, decides to live entirely locally for one year? Wendy Williams speaks to filmmaker Suzanne Crocker to find out.

ACNC launches enhanced Charity Register

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 2nd March 2022 -  “Donors, philanthropists, grant-makers and volunteers can now use the register to find a cause close to their heart, while charities can use it to connect with each other.” 
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