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Charities told to clean up their act when it comes to donation bins

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th April 2019 -  Charities with donation bins will need to apply for a new permit to keep the donation sites standing in a local Melbourne council, in a move aimed at tackling the growing problem of unauthorised bins and illegal dumping.   

SRSS cuts leaving people homeless

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 -  A major asylum seeker support payment has been cut by 60 per cent over the past two years, putting thousands of people at risk of poverty, poor health and homelessness, a new report warns.

Do you have what it takes to be a tomorrow maker?

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 -  Amazing Australians doing great things in any field – including social entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists, artists and educators – are being encouraged to apply for a share of $1 million.

Government under mounting pressure over disability royal commission appointees

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  The Morrison government is standing by its appointees to the disability royal commission, despite Labor pledging to review two of the commissioners over conflicts of interest.

Next government urged to prioritise the ACNC

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  Not-for-profit leaders are calling on Australia’s next federal government to prioritise the charity sector by cutting red tape, fully resourcing the charities commission and protecting advocacy.

Doco of the month: Ghosthunter

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  The team behind the award-winning documentary Ghosthunter talk to Wendy Williams about the film’s impact and how a story about ghosts became an exploration of the impact of childhood trauma, as part of a new series profiling powerful documentaries

ALP pledges to be champions of the charity sector

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  Labor MP Andrew Leigh has vowed an ALP government will “end the war on charities” and strengthen the role of the charities commission, while continuing to put pressure on controversial commissioner Dr Gary Johns.  

Youth homelessness crisis in the spotlight

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th April 2019 -  Nearly 11,000 young people across Australia remained homeless even after seeking help from services, new analysis of homelessness data reveals.

Your chocolate egg might be more unethical than you think

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 16th April 2019 -  As Easter approaches, the rush to stock up on chocolate eggs begins. But where exactly are they coming from? Humanitarian groups and ethical trade watchdogs are calling on shoppers to think about what makes a “good egg”.

People with severe mental illness left behind in NDIS transition

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 16th April 2019 -  Only a quarter of people in Commonwealth-funded mental health programs set to close in 2020 have successfully transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, new research shows.
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