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‘JobKeeper was a lifeline’: As payment ends some charities thrive while others face staff cuts

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 25th March 2021 -  12 per cent of charities say they will need to retrench staff when the wage subsidy ends

Protesting for change: Why purpose-driven brands need to show up in the spaces that matter

Jo Scard, Thursday, 25th March 2021 -  In light of the recent protests in Australia – physical and virtual – Jo Scard identifies why brands need to join the conversation and, more importantly, how. 

Opinion

‘We are so much better than this’

Cassandra Goldie, Monday, 22nd March 2021 -  The passing of the paltry JobSeeker rate through Parliament last week was Australia’s greatest fairness failure yet, writes ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie.

Opinion

The women’s march was a huge success. Now comes the hard part: how to actually get something done

Contributor, Thursday, 18th March 2021 -  Chris Wallace on some of the political realities we have to face in order to see real change happen.

Calls for criminal record reform to give vulnerable Victorians a second chance

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 16th March 2021 -  Victoria is the only state or territory in Australia that does not have a spent convictions scheme         

Opinion

It’s time to re-think the marketisation of human services

Tom McClean, Tuesday, 16th March 2021 -  For the last 30 years there has been a bi-partisan belief in the virtue of markets as a force for good for people. But there is now strong evidence to suggest such a wholesale approach is flawed, write Doug Taylor and Dr Tom McClean.

The small chips in civil society

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 16th March 2021 -  Global and Australian humanitarian leaders say there is a growing trend of democratic governments muzzling civil society groups  

What difference has JobKeeper made to the sector? Have your say

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 16th March 2021 -  Pro Bono News is surveying the sector to see what impact the end of JobKeeper will have. Have your say and take part in our reader poll now. 

Happenings on the hill

What does the WA election mean for the year ahead?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 15th March 2021 -  We can expect the federal government to pay a bit more attention to WA, but so too should social purpose organisations, writes Neil Pharaoh.

Opinion

The shifting shape of government relations

David Crosbie, Thursday, 11th March 2021 -  As the approach to advocacy and government relations seems to be changing, with governments appearing less interested in engaging with charities or their issues, it’s up to charities to adjust or be left behind, writes David Crosbie.
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