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Environment groups back Greenpeace in AGL legal battle

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 26th May 2021 -  Environmental advocacy leader says charities should not be afraid of telling the truth

Hot Topic

NSW adopts affirmative consent in sexual assault laws. What does this mean?

Contributor, Wednesday, 26th May 2021 -  After years of advocacy by Saxon Mullins, NSW moves from a "no means no" to a "yes means yes" standard of sexual consent. Rachael Burgin from Swinburne University of Technology explains why this is a win for survivors.

Opinion

Student climate movement strike: In a crisis, what are the limits of ‘student voice’?

Contributor, Tuesday, 25th May 2021 -  For students who walked out of classes on Friday 21 May, the School Strike 4 Climate protests are about extending their voices beyond the stifling grasp of schools. It is time for school leaders to recognise that young people exercising their democra

AGL is taking Greenpeace to court. What does that mean for advocacy?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  “Charities and members of civil society need to be able to use their freedom of speech”

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. 
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