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Labor defends decision to support political campaigners bill

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 2nd December 2021 -  Should Labor be elected, Dr Andrew Leigh confirms they would revisit the framework

Charities shocked and angry as deal done on political campaigners bill

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 2nd December 2021 -  “This change represents an attack on charities, our democracy and the right to advocate for positive change.” 

Senate backs charities in disallowing proposed ACNC changes

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 26th November 2021 -  Charities said the proposed changes threatened to shut down organisations for speaking out, or for taking part in protest

Anglicare says Australia’s welfare system must be urgently fixed

Luke Michael, Thursday, 25th November 2021 -  “We need to overhaul the system. People are forced to run a gauntlet of interviews, reporting, and administration that isn’t leading to work” 

‘It’s really come out of nowhere’: Charities dismayed by changes to political campaigners bill

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd November 2021 -  Advocates believe the amendments need more scrutiny and consideration 

Approaching the federal budget cycle: Ending the year with a clear vision for your NFP

Jo Scard, Tuesday, 23rd November 2021 -  If this is your first time preparing a pre-budget submission or you're looking to sharpen your entry, Jo Scard, CEO and founder of Fifty Acres, has collated some handy tips to give organisations the best chance at achieving advocacy goals. 

Happenings on the hill

We need to build movements not create more barriers…

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 22nd November 2021 -  The old adage that you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar is never more correct than in the era of growing “cancel” culture. Remember, movements are created with open arms, not closed views, writes Neil Pharaoh.

Opinion

A picture I can believe in

David Crosbie, Thursday, 18th November 2021 -  David Crosbie shares some important lessons for all charities about the importance of image and images. 

Into the rainbow

Change must happen at all levels: Why we need Rainbow Local Government

Nevena Spirovska, Tuesday, 9th November 2021 -  The success of Rainbow Local Government serves as an important reminder that minoritised communities can organise to have their issues prioritised at a local government level, writes Nevena Spirovska.

Happenings on the hill

What a week in politics…

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 8th November 2021 -  An international bruising for Scotty from Marketing, Small Target affirmed from Albo, and The Greens and Palmer recycling old ambitions: the landscape for the next federal election is starting to be set, writes Neil Pharaoh.   
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