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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.

Straight Talk National Summit back on this week 

Samantha Freestone, Monday, 15th August 2022 -  More than 50 First Nations women from across Australia are currently in Canberra as part of Oxfam Australia’s Straight Talk National Summit.


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Young people are angry, so why aren’t they getting political?

Meg Watkins, Wednesday, 10th August 2022 -  Previous generation got political by voting and joining political parties, but young people now engage in a host of very different activities to demonstrate their activism, writes Meg Watkins.


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‘Draconian and undemocratic’: why criminalising climate protesters in Australia doesn’t actually work

Robyn Gulliver, Monday, 4th July 2022 -  Politicians may be better served addressing the message, rather than attacking the messengers, writes Robyn Gulliver.

Advocates call on new government to adopt human rights charter

Samantha Freestone, Monday, 6th June 2022 -  The Albanese government has promised to review the implementation of a national human rights charter. The Human Rights Law Centre is now campaigning to hold the government to its word, hot on the heels of a new report.
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Unleashing your inner radical: lessons learned from a time of upheaval

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 25th May 2022 -  “Radicals are the people that are ahead of their time”


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Stuff-up or conspiracy? Whistleblowers claim Facebook deliberately let important non-news pages go down in news blackout

Contributor, Wednesday, 11th May 2022 -  Facebook enforced a broad news ban in February 2021 in response to the Morrison government’s news media bargaining code, but the blackout hit charities and the health sector. The Wall Street Journal has alleged it was deliberate. Rob Nicholls inves
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Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 22nd March 2022 -  Why we're not publishing any news today.

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Australia’s COVID response could be undermining democracy. Why is civil society staying silent?

Robyn Gulliver, Monday, 13th September 2021 -  The social sector needs to find the will to drive politicians to deliver funding and policy decisions that will lead us to build back better, write Neil Pharaoh and Angus Crowther.
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People power prevails in face of great challenges

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 31st May 2021 -  The annual CIVICUS report highlights the role of civil society and the challenges that lie ahead
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