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Pursuing purpose in times of politics

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 9th May 2022 -  What’s right and what’s wrong when it comes to advocating as a charity during election time?

Calls to close cleft cost gap

Danielle Kutchel, Thursday, 14th April 2022 -  A new campaign aims to help cleft children and their families cover the cost of the services, surgeries and therapies they need to develop critical communication skills.

Poli-pix to create clear picture for government

Jonathan Alley, Wednesday, 13th April 2022 -  Community Council for Australia and Our Community are running a national photography competition to raise government awareness of the charity sector. 

Happenings on the hill

What are the three big success factors in government engagement?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 11th April 2022 -  The election campaign has now officially commenced, many are considering what comes next for government engagement. As a long-term actor in this space, Neil Pharoah identifies the three attributes that help organisations achieve funding, policy or le

‘It’s undemocratic’: NSW anti-protest laws spark a civil society backlash

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 4th April 2022 -  A coalition of community and advocacy groups say new laws are incompatible with the democratic right to protest and fundamental civil liberties. 

We’ve got the budget: now what?

Jo Scard, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  With years of political and public relations experience, the founder and CEO of Fifty Acres, Jo Scard, breaks down what this year’s budget means for the for-purpose sector and why engagement efforts must continue.


More than 1,000 words

David Crosbie, Wednesday, 23rd March 2022 -  Charities need to overcome their natural reluctance to advocate during an election campaign and think about the techniques that will have the greatest impact, even if this means herding animals into photos, writes David Crosbie.

Vulnerable renters swelter through summer

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 3rd February 2022 -  Community advocates say as summers across the country get hotter and hotter, people living in rental properties must have ways to cool their homes


‘Pushing through’ – Charities in 2022

David Crosbie, Thursday, 27th January 2022 -  Two years of continually pushing through has left many charities running on empty, but the work is far from over, writes David Crosbie.

Happenings on the hill

A year ahead for government engagement

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 19th January 2022 -  Neil Pharaoh dives into the certainties, predictions and guesses for what will happen for government engagement in 2022. 
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