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Social and economic benefit – that would be real reform for our times

Rosemary Addis, Tuesday, 26th May 2020 -  Pro-growth strategies will not be enough to deal with the ramifications of COVID-19. It's time to re-align social and economic incentives: to look beyond binary solutions, make impact count and drive innovation for social progress, writes Rosemary Ad

Look how far we’ve come

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 21st May 2020 -  It can be hard to spot moments of progress in the day to day. But change stands out over decades. As Pro Bono News celebrates its 20th birthday, we launch a series looking at how far the social sector has come since 2000.

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For the people

David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th May 2020 -  The past six months have demonstrated that the shortest route to greater trust is pursuing common good, not sectional interests – this is true for charities and government, writes David Crosbie.

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A post COVID-19 world: Some questions to ask

Deanne Weir, Wednesday, 13th May 2020 -  There are choices to be made about what we will prioritise after COVID-19, writes Deanne Weir, who shares some questions to ask as we contemplate the world post the pandemic.

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Democracy and COVID

David Ritter, Thursday, 7th May 2020 -  We are seeing a sharp withering of vital features of our democratic system, which matters intensely to everyone who cares about the climate emergency and the ecological crisis, writes David Ritter.

How Australia can ‘build back better’ after coronavirus

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 29th April 2020 -  ACOSS has outlined a five-point plan they say will help Australia recover from the pandemic 

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When the crisis ends, we shouldn’t return to business as usual

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 28th April 2020 -  There will come a point when we need to think about the type of economy and society we want to emerge after the crisis. And we need to translate that thinking into action, writes Krystian Seibert.

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Structural re-organisation of the economy is happening. Patterns that are established now matter.

Dhakshayini Sooriyakumaran, Wednesday, 15th April 2020 -  Dhakshayini Sooriyakumaran reflects on how global disruptions pave the way for new systems to take hold and questions who we should look to to design the new economic paradigm.

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COVID-19 holds a mirror up to us

Julie Edwards, Friday, 10th April 2020 -  Once we get a chance to catch our collective breath we need to lift our gaze and ask ourselves: what kind of world do we want to live in, writes Jesuit Social Services CEO Julie Edwards, who shares her thoughts on what that world might look like.

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A new world is being born

David Ritter, Wednesday, 1st April 2020 -  In Australia, the politically, socially and economically unthinkable has become commonplace within a matter of days – and these changes will set the course for our future, writes David Ritter.
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