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Four dimensions of government failure

David Crosbie, Thursday, 9th September 2021 -  David Crosbie shares his analysis of four areas of government failure, and laments the arrogance that is preventing governments from acknowledging their mistakes and learning from them.

Into the rainbow

A more rainbow parliament could light the way

Nevena Spirovska, Monday, 6th September 2021 -  Political parties across all states and territories need to rise to the challenge of increasing LGBTIQ+ representation in public office, writes Nevena Spirovska.

Opinion

Basic income: An idea whose time has come

Kasy Chambers, Monday, 6th September 2021 -  Our experience during the pandemic showed how a secure income can change lives for the better. So why shouldn’t Australia have a permanent basic income, asks Kasy Chambers, Anglicare Australia executive director. 

Opinion

NSW offers support to charities – but much more is needed

Contributor, Thursday, 2nd September 2021 -  In this open letter sent to all Australian politicians, the Charities Crisis Cabinet endorses the additional funding announced by the NSW government but calls for more support to enable charities to better serve their communities.

Happenings on the hill

Is the social purpose sector in Australia too self-righteous?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 30th August 2021 -  Neil Pharaoh thinks it could be. He suggests it’s time for those in the sector to assess their policy positions on a number of issues and stop sweating the small stuff.

Sector pays tribute to Greens senator Rachel Siewert

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 30th August 2021 -  The Western Australian senator will retire from politics at the next federal election after 16 years of service 

Advocates say forced labour ban needed in the fight against modern slavery

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th August 2021 -  “We should all be able to have confidence that the goods we purchase are not made at the expense of other peoples’ freedom”

Taking back control of the First Nations narrative

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 24th August 2021 -  “We need to go back to what works and stop trying to appeal to governments who aren't listening to us.” 

Happenings on the hill

What makes people care?

Neil Pharaoh, Tuesday, 17th August 2021 -  Those involved in advocacy and campaigning need to use the science of what makes people care as a foundation for their strategy, writes Neil Pharaoh, who looks at the five principles that help organisations connect their work to what people care abou

Charity sector faces new advocacy threat

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th August 2021 -  Sector leaders say the government is trying to make charities less visible during election periods
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