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Why Australia needs more noisy charities!

David Crosbie, Thursday, 7th November 2019 -  Within the free speech dialogue, there are few groups more important than charities, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie.

NSW’s abortion reforms are a win for advocacy

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 30th September 2019 -  Cross-sector collaboration and making the campaign personable were key to the successful push to decriminalise abortion in NSW, a campaign leader says. 

Seven deadly sins of government engagement

Andrew Blyberg, Thursday, 19th September 2019 -  Andrew Blyberg from Fifty Acres runs through some of the most common mistakes not for profits make when trying to influence politicians.

Opinion

Yes, GetUp fights for progressive causes, but it is not a political party – and is not beholden to one

Krystian Seibert, Thursday, 22nd August 2019 -  With GetUp once again in the government’s firing line Krystian Seibert looks at why the government is keen to strip the campaigning group of its independence, and why this might not be the right approach, in this article first published in The Conv

Making your government engagement happen – The doing thing

Jo Scard, Thursday, 27th June 2019 -  Jo Scard offers advice on the “doing bits” of making your government engagement happen.

Government engagement – recalibrate and start with the vision

Jo Scard, Thursday, 13th June 2019 -  Now is the time for the sector to regroup and set some goals for a new government engagement strategy, writes Fifty Acres founder and CEO Jo Scard.

GetUp Ruling to Protect Issues-based Advocacy by Charities

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th February 2019 -  An Australian Electoral Commission ruling affirming the independence of activist group GetUp has set an important legal precedent protecting charities’ rights to engage in issues-based advocacy, community leaders say.

High Court Ruling Another Win for Charitable Advocacy

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 30th January 2019 -  The not-for-profit sector is celebrating another win for charitable advocacy after the High Court struck down electoral laws imposing a stricter spending cap for third-party campaigners including charities.

Charities Make Their Voices Heard Amid Political Chaos – 2018 in Review

Luke Michael, Thursday, 20th December 2018 -  In a year filled with political chaos and upheaval, the charity sector had to fight hard to make its voice heard. But through strong advocacy efforts, the sector was able to achieve some key wins on important social issues, as Luke Michael reports in
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