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Investing in People Who Make a Difference

David Crosbie, Thursday, 31st January 2019 -  Charities need to be independent, but that does not mean they should be cut adrift by government to fend on their own, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie.

Opinion

Our Social Policy Reflects Our Attitudes to Women

Rachel Siewert, Wednesday, 30th January 2019 -  Politicians must reflect on the policy decisions they have made that mean single mothers go without food or women are unable to leave a violent home, writes Senator Rachel Siewert, as she reflects on the impact of the controversial ParentsNext progra

Thongs, Boardshorts and Memes

Jo Scard, Tuesday, 29th January 2019 -  Fifty Acres founder and managing director Jo Scard explains the method in the madness behind the prime minister’s Australia Day dress code talk.

Community Leaders Shine in 2019 Honours List

Wendy Williams, Friday, 25th January 2019 -  Charity leaders, disability advocates and unsung heroes have shone in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List, in a year that saw a record number of awards for outstanding service or achievement in the community.

Sector Slams Social Housing Spending at All Levels of Government

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 -  Victoria spends less than any other state in Australia on social housing, new research shows, with the community housing sector labelling the figures a “damning insight” into years of neglect on the issue from both state and federal governments.

The Election Is Coming

Jo Scard, Tuesday, 15th January 2019 -  Fifty Acres founder and managing director Jo Scard highlights ways the social sector can get ready to leverage the positioning of the main parties in the lead up to the federal election.

GetUp Foreign Donation Questioned

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 14th January 2019 -  The foreign donations controversy is continuing into the new year, with an overseas donation to grassroots advocacy group GetUp slammed by a Liberal senator, but sector experts say the organisation hasn’t done anything wrong.  

Labor Shake-Up to Jobactive Celebrated by Sector

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 9th January 2019 -  The community sector has welcomed Labor’s proposed changes to unemployment services, saying an update to a broken system is long overdue, but the Coalition government has argued the proposal will make Australians reliant on welfare.

Sector Celebrates Shorten’s Historic Affordable Housing Commitment

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 18th December 2018 -  The community sector is celebrating Labor’s election commitment of 250,000 affordable rental properties over ten years, labelling it a game changer for vulnerable Australians facing rental stress.

Opinion

Could the Charities Act 2013 Pose a Problem for Advocacy Charities?

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 18th December 2018 -  Krystian Seibert raises concerns about an aspect of the Charities Act that could have major implications for how the act can be used to challenge charities which have advocacy as a purpose.
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