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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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Organisations Come Together to Demand Voice for Young Australians

Federal Election

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 28th June 2016 -  Political leaders are being called on to ensure the voices of young Australians are heard in the new parliament. More than 60 organisations — including peak bodies, youth organisations, community groups, charities, trade unions, universities and advocacy groups —  have…

$250,000 Donation Set to Put Students in the Shade

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Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 28th June 2016 -  A program to protect secondary school students from skin cancer is set to be extended after eftpos announced it would donate a further $250,000 to Cancer Council Australia.

Game Changer for NFP Legal Advice

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Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 28th June 2016 -  Australia’s community sector is set to benefit from a “game changing” new web app which promises to cut down the time it takes start-up Not for Profits to find relevant legal information.

Endeavour Foundation Named CoAct’s Employer of the Year

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Wendy Williams, Monday, 27th June 2016 -  Disability services provider Endeavour Foundation has been named CoAct’s Employer of the Year at the 2016 Awards, celebrating employment and workforce development success.

Calls for Domestic Violence Leave in All Modern Awards

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Wendy Williams, Monday, 27th June 2016 -  Unions and community groups are calling on the next government to ensure that domestic violence leave is enshrined in all modern awards.

Saving a Noble Species

Changemaker

Wendy Williams, Monday, 27th June 2016 -  World-renowned orangutan expert Leif Cocks boasts a career working with orangutans that spans almost 30 years. He is a passionate campaigner for orangutans and has been the president of The Orangutan Project since its inception in 1998. Cocks is this week’s Changemaker.

Actor Michael Caton Says Legal Aid Matters

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Wendy Williams, Thursday, 23rd June 2016 -  Aussie actor Michael Caton has joined the fight to restore funding for legal aid.

Last Call for Australia’s First NFP Bar

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Wendy Williams, Thursday, 23rd June 2016 -  Shebeen is set to “go out with a shebang” this weekend, after Australia’s first Not for Profit bar announced it would be closing its doors due to a “perfect storm of challenges”.

Australia Breaking Promises to Refugees Says NFP

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Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 -  The world’s wealthiest nations, including Australia, have failed to deliver on promises to increase resettlement for the world’s neediest refugees, according to the Refugee Council of Australia.

Thousands Back Rosie Batty’s Call for Justice on Luke’s 14th Birthday

Federal Election

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 21st June 2016 -  Domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty has handed a petition to senators on what would have been her son Luke Batty’s 14th birthday, in a bid to address the family law crisis. The Justice for Kids petition, which has more than…

Australia Needs Unemployment Insurance Says Jobs Australia Report

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Wendy Williams, Monday, 20th June 2016 -  Jobs Australia has released a report calling for discussions on introducing unemployment insurance in the face of entrenched high unemployment.

Anglicare Australia Highlights the Value of Secure Work

Federal Election

Wendy Williams, Monday, 20th June 2016 -  Peak social advocacy organisation Anglicare Australia has released its election Position Paper on Secure Work, highlighting “the immense value of secure work” and calling for a tax and welfare system that supports communities.
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