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Happenings on the hill

What can the social purpose sector learn from industry associations?

Neil Pharaoh, Tuesday, 10th March 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh shares three things which make industry associations highly effective in their campaigning and advocacy.

Government vows to remove ACNC secrecy provisions, but won’t budge on fundraising reform

Luke Michael, Friday, 6th March 2020 -  The government has released its response to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission review

Electoral Commission ruling an advocacy blow for Queensland charities

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th March 2020 -  The decision only adds to the advocacy issues facing the state’s NFP sector

Community’s fight for the Bight pays off

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 26th February 2020 -  “This is an incredible win for people power and nature,” Greenpeace CEO says

‘I go in, come out, and I’m all in tears’: Vulnerable people humiliated by cashless welfare card

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 26th February 2020 -  Experts say compulsory income management is doing more harm than good

Happenings on the hill

Are we outsourcing social policy to royal commissions?

Neil Pharaoh, Tuesday, 25th February 2020 -  For the social purpose sector, available opportunities to influence and guide the process of a royal commission are much narrower than in broader public advocacy. But fear not. Neil Pharaoh, shares a social purpose organisation royal commission check

Zali Steggall calls for end to the ‘climate wars’

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 11th February 2020 -  “Let's run a line in the sand on the past divisions we have had," Steggall says

Happenings on the hill

430 million reasons why the social sector needs to ‘up its game’ with federal Parliament

Neil Pharaoh, Tuesday, 11th February 2020 -  Which sectors donated the most money to political parties last year and what does this mean for social sector advocacy? Neil Pharaoh breaks it down in a new fortnightly column focusing on all things politics, policy, campaigns and advocacy. 

Opinion

Predictions for 2020: Charities

Dr Gary Johns, Monday, 10th February 2020 -  Charities can expect transparency, fundraising regulation, wealth transfers and innovation to come under the spotlight as we move into the 2020s, writes Dr Gary Johns, commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for profits Commission (ACNC).

Fight to protect charitable advocacy continues

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 10th February 2020 -  “Without limits on political donations and election spending, politicians will respond to those with the biggest bank balance, instead of those with the best ideas,” Human Rights Law Council says. 
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