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Liberal senator speaks out against government crackdown on charities

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th July 2021 -  Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells has echoed concerns from the charity sector

How will the proposed changes to governance standards affect you? We want to know.

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 15th July 2021 -  Charities are being encouraged to take part in a survey on the impacts of the government’s proposed changes

Opinion

Resisting robo-governance

Dhakshayini Sooriyakumaran, Thursday, 8th July 2021 -  Dhakshayini Sooriyakumaran raises a red flag on the issue of robodebt and how the government is expanding similar AI experimentation across the social welfare sector.

COSS Corner

Lessons on governance, a new role, and the true meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act

Contributor, Wednesday, 7th July 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

The government is clamping down on charities – and it could have a chilling effect on peaceful protest

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 6th July 2021 -  There is no clear evidence that new regulations intended to crack down on “illegal behaviour” are even needed, writes Krystian Seibert, who explains what the proposed regulations could mean for charities.

Happenings on the hill

What you should leave behind in your next political meeting

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 5th July 2021 -  Which documents are you taking with you to your next big political meeting and which are you leaving behind? Neil Pharaoh shares some insights.

New reforms to simplify financial reporting for more than 5,000 charities

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 1st July 2021 -  The changes will save small and medium charities thousands of dollars a year

Opinion

‘The average charity is about as likely to engage in illegal activism as the average person is to commit murder’

Andrew Leigh, Wednesday, 30th June 2021 -  Shadow Assistant Minister for Charities Andrew Leigh takes aim at the federal government’s most recent “war on charities”.

Charities still wary of updated plan to change governance standards

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 29th June 2021 -  The government says new laws will not impose a burden on charities already obeying the law     

Opinion

The Australian government must uphold its responsibility to unemployed care leavers

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 28th June 2021 -  With care leavers in young adulthood three times as likely as their peers to receive income support, it’s time for the government to increase payment rates above the poverty line so that this crucial support creates opportunities instead of barrier
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