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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 

Charities commission unveils annual report

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 20th October 2020 -  The report focuses on the crises of 2020 

Happenings on the hill

The five biggest mistakes when undertaking advocacy

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 19th October 2020 -  Take a few moments to check the most common mistakes social purpose organisations make when it comes to advocacy, campaigning and engagement with government – are you doing any of them, asks Neil Pharaoh.

Opinion

Engagement and advocacy – ensuring our future

David Crosbie, Thursday, 15th October 2020 -  If we are to build back better, charities will need to play a much more prominent role in policy making for the communities they serve, writes David Crosbie. 

Community sector celebrates equal pay renewal

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 14th October 2020 -  “This is a testament to the work of advocates, as well as the leadership of Minister Ruston, that this was achieved,” a community sector leader says.  

COVID-19 creates new barriers for disadvantaged jobseekers

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th October 2020 -  New analysis shows there are 106 jobseekers for each entry-level job in Australia                                             

Opinion

A broken promise on humanitarian policy

Jana Favero, Tuesday, 13th October 2020 -  The Morrison government's budget is a missed opportunity on the value of people seeking asylum to Australia's recovery and goes back on previous negotiations, writes Jana Favero.

‘Silent heroes’ of 2020 left on the sidelines by the budget

Wendy Williams, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  MP Andrew Leigh say the government “doesn't seem to realise” the contribution that charities make, as Labor outlines its vision for a fairer society in its budget reply speech

Budget

Charities can reap the benefits of JobMaker

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 8th October 2020 -  The JobMaker hiring credit will be payable for up to 12 months and immediately available to employers who hire those on JobSeeker aged 16 to 35.

A mixed budget for the sector

Bruce Argyle, Thursday, 8th October 2020 -  Bruce Argyle, head of the Not-for-Profit Specialist team at Bendigo Bank, reflects on what we saw, and what we did not see, in the federal budget.
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