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Youth matters

Why we need to raise the rate

Cassandra Prigg, Thursday, 4th March 2021 -  An increase in JobSeeker to $80 a day would change a young person’s life and their future – the problem is that politicians lack the willpower to make this happen, writes Cassandra Prigg.

Happenings on the hill

Why is sexual harassment in politics so endemic and how do I navigate it?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 1st March 2021 -  Neil Pharaoh considers how centralised power, isolation from reality and the creation of a political class have created an environment of harassment in politics, and impacted wider social policy. 

Opinion

Pushing back: The role of charities in strengthening our democracy

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th February 2021 -  If proposed amendments to the powers of the ACNC are passed by the Parliament, there would be major consequences – it’s not going to make our government stronger, writes David Crosbie.

ALP concerned by push to boost ACNC enforcement powers

Luke Michael, Thursday, 25th February 2021 -  But the Morrison government denies it is increasing the scope of the commissioner’s powers 

Government moves to increase financial reporting thresholds for charities

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 24th February 2021 -  Advocates of the reform say it will help charities “get back on their feet and future-proof their economic sustainability”     

‘It’s incalculable cruelty’: Charities say $25 a week JobSeeker increase is deeply inadequate

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd February 2021 -  “This rate is far too low, and we will see the continuing impacts of this on rates of disadvantage, poverty and homelessness in Australia”

How to craft a powerful advocacy message

Jo Scard, Tuesday, 23rd February 2021 -  Jo Scard shares insights on crafting an effective advocacy message to cut through the noise of 2021 – what is possibly an election year. 

How to win friends and influence government

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 22nd February 2021 -  A new report shares advice on how charities can improve their relationship with all levels of government  

Charities swept up in media bargaining fight, as Facebook cracks down on Aussie news

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 18th February 2021 -  Facebook is now promising to restore any pages that were inadvertently impacted by the news ban

Government looks to broaden ACNC’s powers amid crackdown on unlawful activity

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th February 2021 -  Some in the sector say the push is reminiscent of “Stalinist Russia”       
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