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Happenings on the hill

Does the chaos of US politics have any impact on Australia?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 18th January 2021 -  In short, yes. Neil Pharaoh says the insidious nature of US politics is already with us.

Australia urged to steer clear from overly punitive lockdown measures

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th January 2021 -  Human Rights Watch has criticised some of the ‘discriminatory’ aspects of Australia’s COVID-19 response     

Opinion

Predictions for 2021: Charities

Dr Gary Johns, Thursday, 14th January 2021 -  To kick off this year’s series of predictions about what the social economy can expect from 2021, Dr Gary Johns writes there will be an ongoing climate of uncertainty in which innovation will be key to charities surviving and thriving. 

Opinion

Yes, older Australians need more home-care funding. But these dribs and drabs only make a dent in the waiting list

Contributor, Thursday, 17th December 2020 -  The federal government has announced $850 million for 10,000 additional home-care packages, as part of $1 billion for aged care. Here's why that's not nearly enough.

Opinion

ASIO’s powers to detain children rushed through Parliament with a lack of public scrutiny

Simon Henderson, Thursday, 17th December 2020 -  The new bill grants extraordinary powers but lacks safeguards, especially for children and protection of their rights, writes Simon Henderson, head of policy at Save the Children Australia.

Charities paying for access – Never okay? Or a necessary evil?

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th December 2020 -  Charities are being warned to steer clear from paying to attend political functions amid concerns this could put an organisation’s reputation at risk     

Analysis

More Australians receive unemployment payments than you think

Contributor, Tuesday, 15th December 2020 -  A new study highlights significant misunderstandings about the scale and scope of Australians who receive unemployment payments.

Government signals harsher penalties against charities supporting unlawful behaviour

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 15th December 2020 -  The assistant minister for charities says the new governance standard will be introduced via the charities commission 

A decade of reviews with little social progress in between, new report reveals

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 14th December 2020 -  Experts say the community sector must take the cycle of inaction into their own hands

Happenings on the hill

What 2021 will bring for government engagement

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 14th December 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh shares his five predictions for social purpose engagement and advocacy for the coming year.
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