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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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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.
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Emissions to be slashed under promised reforms

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 11th January 2023 -  The sector says net zero is at risk under the government’s proposal, but a consulting firm says some businesses are already taking steps to curb the climate crisis. 
Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers delivers a keynote speech at today’s Accelerating Sustainable Finance event hosted by the Australian Sustainable Finance Institute at NAB Place in Sydney, Monday, December 12, 2022. (AAP Image/Bianca De Marchi)

New government policies target greenwashing

Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Monday, 12th December 2022 -  A raft of new policies aimed at increasing transparency and accountability will be rolled out by the federal government.

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How SA sets itself apart

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 5th December 2022 -  What is it about South Australia that so frequently puts it at the forefront of social reform? 
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Parliamentarians join forces in charity friendship group

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 30th November 2022 -  The sector will be able to use the group to launch key initiatives and engage with parliamentarians.

Will Victorian Labor come good on its pre-election promises?

Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Monday, 28th November 2022 -  With a flurry of promises in the lead up to the weekend’s state election, we wrap up those relevant for the for-purpose sector made by Dan Andrews and his party during campaigning.


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“Active hope”:  Holmes à Court pushes for a values-based Australia

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 14th November 2022 -  In an exclusive interview with Pro Bono News, Simon Holmes à Court talks politics, the environment and the role of billionaires in a hopeful society, including on Twitter.
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EXCLUSIVE: Rishworth acknowledges budget fell short for some

Danielle Kutchel, Tuesday, 8th November 2022 -  Minister for Social Services Amanda Rishworth says budget "can't be everything to everyone" but she feels the balance is right, in an exclusive sit down with Pro Bono News.
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2022 federal budget wrap

Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Wednesday, 26th October 2022 -  The final verdicts are in, with climate, housing and families coming out on top, while the sector criticised a lack of funding for refugee services, NDIS and social welfare.
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