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Advocacy

Aussie charities fear their ability to advocate is being stifled

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th May 2021 -  Charity advocates say a shrinking civil space is damaging the state of Australia’s democracy

Happenings on the hill

Why is government ‘consultation’ so bad in Australia and what can we do about it?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 26th April 2021 -  Neil Pharaoh compares Australia’s two versions of consultation with the system in New Zealand, and shares some advice on how community organisations can amplify their voice.

Happenings on the hill

What role does media play when advocating to government?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 12th April 2021 -  Neil Pharaoh looks at how NFPs can work with the media to achieve an outcome, and shares four problems that need to be kept front of mind.

Opinion

Charities, power and politics

David Crosbie, Thursday, 8th April 2021 -  If we are to build the kind of Australia we want to live in, it is now, during the lead up to the next election that charities need to be actively advocating for themselves, their causes and their communities, writes David Crosbie.

Australia’s human rights progress faltering on global stage

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th April 2021 -  A new report shines a light on the gaps in Australia’s commitment to human rights 

Happenings on the hill

Will your organisation lean in, or lean out on March 4 Justice and women’s rights?

Neil Pharaoh, Tuesday, 30th March 2021 -  We are reaching a moment in time where there is great opportunity for civil society to lead the way in making lasting change, writes Neil Pharaoh. 

Opinion

Holding governments to account

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th March 2021 -  Faced with an avoidance approach from many areas of government, it is up to charities to not only call this behaviour out, but also to drive the change they want to see, writes David Crosbie, who outlines a plan to create fundraising reform.

Protesting for change: Why purpose-driven brands need to show up in the spaces that matter

Jo Scard, Thursday, 25th March 2021 -  In light of the recent protests in Australia – physical and virtual – Jo Scard identifies why brands need to join the conversation and, more importantly, how. 

Opinion

The women’s march was a huge success. Now comes the hard part: how to actually get something done

Contributor, Thursday, 18th March 2021 -  Chris Wallace on some of the political realities we have to face in order to see real change happen.

The small chips in civil society

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 16th March 2021 -  Global and Australian humanitarian leaders say there is a growing trend of democratic governments muzzling civil society groups  
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