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What next on government engagement?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 27th March 2023 -  With Pro Bono News ending and almost wall to wall Labor governments, what comes next for my engagement with government?


Embedding gender equity in government engagement

Ellen McLoughlin, Wednesday, 8th March 2023 -  Now is the time to consider how gender equity fits into your government engagement strategy and here are some points to consider. 
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Businesses on notice as ACCC sweeps covers off greenwashing

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 3rd March 2023 -  The ACCC will investigate after uncovering evidence of widespread greenwashing.

ASIC launches first greenwashing court action

Isabelle Oderberg, Tuesday, 28th February 2023 -  A superannuation fund offering sustainable investments that allegedly invested money in fossil fuel companies, gambling entities and alcohol makers is facing court action by the market regulator for alleged greenwashing. 
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Exclusive: National peak points members to FIA code over proposed govt principles

Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Monday, 27th February 2023 -  Fundraising Institute Australia’s CEO Katherine Raskob praises moves to reduce red tape in the sector, but says the proposed government principles come secondary to its own code of conduct.
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Exclusive: Parliamentary Friends of Charities reveals priorities for the year

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 20th February 2023 -  Pro Bono News can exclusively reveal the members of the new group, which promises to be a listening friend to the sector.
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Fundraising changes welcomed, questions remain over practicalities

Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Monday, 20th February 2023 -  The sector is praising charities minister Andrew Leigh’s announcement of nationally consistent fundraising laws, but enacting the much-needed change is in states and territories’ hands.

Fundraising rules to be harmonised nationally

Isabelle Oderberg, Thursday, 16th February 2023 -  In a move that could save the charity sector $1 million a month and many admin headaches, fundraising regulations will be consistent across the country for the first time. Andrew Leigh also gave Pro Bono readers an exclusive clue as to what he's expe


Lidia Thorpe

Lidia Thorpe quits Greens, going to crossbench to promote ‘Blak Sovereign Movement’

Contributor, Monday, 6th February 2023 -  Thorpe leaves the Greens, complicating the Senate for the government. The defection means the Coalition and non-Greens crossbench can form an absolute majority.

Happenings on the hill

We are one quarter into the federal govt term

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 30th January 2023 -  Despite the tongue in cheek time-marker, we should be looking ahead to develop organisational strategies in line with government timelines, writes Neil Pharaoh. 
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