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What Australia Can Learn From Canada’s Approach to Affordable Housing

Luke Michael, Thursday, 19th April 2018 -  A Canadian community housing expert says Australia can learn from Canada’s success implementing a National Housing Strategy, but warned that developing a strategy requires broad consultation and the support of “political champions”.  

Aid Charities Dispute Claims Foreign Aid Spending is Unpopular

Luke Michael, Thursday, 19th April 2018 -  Aid charities have hit back at claims Australians do not care about foreign aid, after the international development minister said about 75 per cent of Australians did not support further spending on the nation’s aid budget.

Youth Peak Bodies Call on Turnbull to Appoint Youth Minister

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 17th April 2018 -  Australia’s peak bodies for youth affairs have called on the federal government to better address the needs of young people, by reinstating a minister for youth and funding a national youth peak body.

Labor Calls For Charities to be Exempt from Foreign Donations Bill

Wendy Williams, Monday, 16th April 2018 -  Labor has called for charities to be exempted from the controversial foreign donations bill, with opposition leader Bill Shorten saying he won’t support “anything that punishes the charity and not-for-profit sector”.

Around the World

Hungary Set to Crackdown on NGOs Supporting Migrants

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th April 2018 -  Hungary’s prime minister has vowed to push through legislation targeting civil society organisations that support migrants, after securing a landslide re-election victory on an anti-immigration platform.

Opinion

New Electoral Law Could Still Hobble Charities

Krystian Seibert, Friday, 13th April 2018 -  Although the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters made a laudable attempt to address the various flaws in the Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill, there is no quick fix, writes Krystian Seibert, in this article which was first publi

AMA Calls For “Bipartisan Commitment” to Fund NDIS

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th April 2018 -  The Australian Medical Association has called on Labor to support a Medicare levy rise to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme, but the opposition said they had a “better and fairer” way to fund the scheme.

Opinion

Time to Party?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 12th April 2018 -  Attacks on charitable advocacy may compel some charities to form their own political parties, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie.

Charities Warn Aid Cuts Are Diminishing Australia’s Regional Influence

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th April 2018 -  Aid charities have warned that continuing cuts to Australia’s aid budget are diminishing the nation’s influence in the Pacific region, after it emerged Australia has fallen in the global aid rankings for the third year in a row.
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