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Happenings on the hill

The federal election is almost here. What comes next?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 9th May 2022 -  The federal election campaign is nearly done: early voting has started. Have you missed the boat for pre-election commitments? Neil Pharaoh and Rory Parker assess next steps for social sector organisations.

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?

Election 2022: what have the major parties promised?

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  We take a look at the announcements made so far on the issues of relevance to our sector.


Can we envision a government dedicated to the public good?

Millie Rooney, Monday, 2nd May 2022 -  The election spin cycle dumbs-down discussion around genuine social need – government policy should be shaped more around the public good, writes Millie Rooney.


When does it become reasonable to say that a particular government favours corruption?

David Ritter, Monday, 2nd May 2022 -  The Morrison government’s apparent abandonment of its promised federal ICAC reflects a deeper “wrecking crew” approach.

Happenings on the hill

How does government debt affect social purpose organisations?

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 27th April 2022 -  Federal government debt is on track to hit $1 trillion in coming years. As election sparring heats up, both major parties claim they’re best to manage it. But how does debt affect the social purpose sector? Neil Pharaoh explains.


National day of action to raise the rate

Cassandra Goldie, Tuesday, 26th April 2022 -  The 2022 federal election is a watershed poll that affords the next government the chance to propel real social change – if they’ll take the opportunity, writes Dr Cassandra Goldie.

Labor promises charities a national blueprint

Wendy Williams, Friday, 22nd April 2022 -  The move has been broadly welcomed by many in the sector who say the announcement recognises the essential role that charities play in supporting Australians in need.

Election 2022: What the sector wants

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 22nd April 2022 -  The 2022 federal election is rapidly approaching. Each day, candidates from across the political spectrum lay out their agenda. But how does that fit with yours?
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