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How to get influential people on board with social change

Luke Michael, Friday, 20th November 2020 -  Bringing people along on a journey in a respectful way is key to advocacy success, Dr. Bronwyn King AO believes

NSW government pledges support for disability advocacy

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th November 2020 -  Advocacy funding was due to end in June next year    


Robodebt was a policy fiasco with a human cost we have yet to fully appreciate

Peter Whiteford, Tuesday, 17th November 2020 -  The Robodebt class action suit has been settled and refunds will now go to some 373,000 people who were victims of the scheme. But as Peter Whiteford explains, this is not the entire story. 

Happenings on the hill

What is a redistribution and why should I care?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 16th November 2020 -  We are in the midst of a number of redistributions at the moment, but what is a redistribution, why should I care, and what does that have to do with the social purpose sector? Neil Pharaoh explains.


Waiting for reform?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 12th November 2020 -  It’s been 10 years since the Productivity Commission published its report on the charity sector, yet many of the issues it highlighted then are the same today. This suggests we need to take a different approach to sector reform, and get better at p

Funding uncertainty causing headaches for NFP sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th November 2020 -  New analysis shows charities desperately desire greater funding flexibility and certainty

Anti-poverty advocates slam ‘cruel’ welfare cuts

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 10th November 2020 -  Prime Minister Scott Morrison says keeping the current supplement rate would “hold Australia back”   

Government looks to reduce payment suspensions for welfare recipients

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th November 2020 -  Advocates say the move will lessen recipient anxiety and could halve the number of suspensions  

Happenings on the hill

Why negative works…

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 2nd November 2020 -  Our brains are hardwired to seek out and remember negative information – and sadly politicians know this, which is why it’s so important for social purpose organisations to understand the power of framing, writes Neil Pharaoh.

Charities regulator finds bushfire charities acted responsibly during disaster

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 27th October 2020 -  Over $640 million was directed to charities to help affected communities during this year’s summer bushfire season 
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