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Predictions for 2021: Charities

Dr Gary Johns, Thursday, 14th January 2021 -  To kick off this year’s series of predictions about what the social economy can expect from 2021, Dr Gary Johns writes there will be an ongoing climate of uncertainty in which innovation will be key to charities surviving and thriving. 

Government signals harsher penalties against charities supporting unlawful behaviour

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 15th December 2020 -  The assistant minister for charities says the new governance standard will be introduced via the charities commission 

Organisations refusing to join redress scheme face loss of charity status

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th November 2020 -  “It is completely unacceptable for named institutions to refuse to accept their moral obligation and responsibility to acknowledge the wrongs committed,” the social services minister says.

Opinion

Waiting for reform?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 12th November 2020 -  It’s been 10 years since the Productivity Commission published its report on the charity sector, yet many of the issues it highlighted then are the same today. This suggests we need to take a different approach to sector reform, and get better at p

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

Better regulations and less red tape for the social purpose sector? I’d like to see that

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 27th July 2020 -  It’s time to work together to reduce the red tape burden, writes Neil Pharaoh, who wants to hear your stories and solutions about excessive regulation in the sector.

Three changes affecting charity governance

Daryl Jones, Thursday, 2nd July 2020 -  Over the last few months, a number of significant issues have been happening in the NFP sector. Daryl Jones from HLB Mann Judd Brisbane outlines some of the things you should be aware of.

Look how far we’ve come: Charities

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th May 2020 -  "While the sector has doubled in size in the last 10 years, it has also become much more competitive and survival can mean charities drift from their primary purpose in order to pursue income opportunities."

Australian charities over 20 years: A timeline

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th May 2020 -  The landscape for charities in Australia has shifted dramatically over the past 20 years. We take a look back through the Pro Bono News archives to re-examine some of the key events that have gripped the sector.
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