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UK aspires to become global impact investing hub

Luke Michael, Friday, 14th June 2019 -  The UK government is backing a new independent institute that will make it easier for people to invest in causes that benefit the community.

UK inquiry finds Oxfam failed to act on child sex abuse claims

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th June 2019 -  Oxfam GB put protecting its reputation above the need to protect children who were allegedly sexually abused by its workers, a damning report from the charity commission says.

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Three good reasons to be grateful for whistleblowers

Oliver May, Tuesday, 11th June 2019 -  Australia’s new whistleblower protection legislation means many charities might need to change their approach to managing disclosures. But some of us also might need to change how we think about whistleblowing, writes Oliver May.

Fears media raids could silence advocacy

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 7th June 2019 -  Civil society groups have raised concerns over the threat the Australian Federal Police raids on journalists and news outlets pose to the ability of charity and advocacy groups to speak up for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in Australia.  

Why the UK charity sector needs a ‘cultural upheaval’

Luke Michael, Thursday, 6th June 2019 -  The UK charity sector must overhaul its culture to remedy a major decline in public trust, the chair of the charity commission believes.

Seaweed solution making waves in the quest to reverse global warming

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 4th June 2019 -  Nearly all the kelp growing along the east coast of Tasmania has been wiped out due to the rising temperatures of the world’s oceans. But scientists have discovered a way to regenerate the seaweed, and reverse global warming in the process.

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New Zealand’s ‘well-being budget’: How it hopes to improve people’s lives

Contributor, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  Christoph Schumacher, professor of innovation and economics at Massey University, looks at whether the latest New Zealand budget earns the government’s well-being title, in this article first published in The Conversation.

New Zealand urged to create more compassionate refugee policy

Luke Michael, Monday, 27th May 2019 -  World Vision is calling on the New Zealand government to scrap refugee quota restrictions that the charity argues are discriminatory and wrong.

‘My job is slowly killing me’: UK charity workers feeling the strain

Luke Michael, Friday, 24th May 2019 -  UK charities are being urged to better protect their employees, after a survey found 80 per cent of charity workers have experienced workplace stress in the last 12 months.

NZ government under fire for ‘underwhelming’ response to welfare report

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th May 2019 -  The New Zealand government’s response to a welfare review has been slammed by community groups, who say the call to transform a broken system has been left unanswered.
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