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Reimagining NSW: How the Care Economy Could Help Unclog Our Cities

Ben Spies-Butcher, Monday, 1st August 2016 -  The rise of care is the biggest economic story of our time and could help create more rural jobs, writes Ben Spies-Butcher, a lecturer in economy and society, in the department of sociology at Macquarie University, in this article which first appeare

Opinion

Neo-Colonial Culture Needs to Change

Richard Trudgen, Thursday, 28th July 2016 -  The ABC report of juvenile injustice in the Northern Territory portrayed a deep underlying culture of mistrust, but Australia needs to move beyond the “neo-cultural cringe” and be ready to truly listen to the First Nations People, writes Richard

Opinion

Investment in Crime Pays

Antony McMullen, Wednesday, 27th July 2016 -  With new investment coming through, cooperative and other forms of entrepreneurship in Australia could provide a vehicle for ex-offenders in the criminal justice system to be part of the solution to reducing harmful criminal activity, writes cooperat

Opinion

Ditching Logan’s Public-Private Regeneration Sets QLD Back on Social & Affordable Housing

Hal Pawson, Tuesday, 26th July 2016 -  Hal Pawson, professor housing research and policy and associate director at the City Futures Research Centre, UNSW, questions why the Queensland government walked away from Australia’s largest residential urban regeneration project, in this article

Opinion

Sector Needs to Lead on Trust and Confidence … Before It’s Left Behind

Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine, Tuesday, 19th July 2016 -  Charitable and philanthropic organisations have a chance to lead their own “transparency and accountability” agenda – before it overtakes them, argues Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine who undertook the inaugural Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-pro

Opinion

To Compete or Not To Compete – Big Questions for the Sector

David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th July 2016 -  A new Productivity Commission inquiry into Australia’s provision of human services has major ramifications for the future of the charities and Not for Profit sector, writes David Crosbie CEO of Community Council for Australia.

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Taking Action – Building Trust Via Social Media

Dr Karen Sutherland, Tuesday, 21st June 2016 -  After conducting a four-year study exploring social media use in the Australian Not for Profit sector, researcher Dr Karen Sutherland suggests three key actions to support public relations professionals.

Opinion

Labor’s NFP Line in the Sand – Time for Government to Work Together Again

Andrew Leigh, Tuesday, 21st June 2016 -  Opinion: We need Australian charities to help tackle two big challenges in Australia – inequality and re-connecting community life, writes shadow assistant treasurer, Andrew Leigh who explains Labor’s election pledge to the sector.

Opinion

Not Good Enough: Raising Expectations for Young Australians Leaving Care

Deb Tsorbaris, Tuesday, 21st June 2016 -  If Australia is serious about allowing kids in care to reach their full potential, then we need to extend their time in care until at least the age of 21 and provide better educational pathways, writes Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence

Federal Election

Many Australians Don’t Have Access to Critical Social Services

Rachel Siewert, Thursday, 16th June 2016 -  Opinion: The Greens community spokesperson, Senator Rachel Siewert, told a National Press Club forum this week that it was her job to keep the issues of the Not for Profit sector at the forefront of policy reform and to help protect Australia’s mos
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