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Let’s open government to NFP expertise and citizen voice

Craig Comrie, Monday, 7th June 2021 -  At the end of another sitting week, Craig Comrie wonders what would happen if question time and estimates became opportunities not for politicians to gain one up on each other, but for an inclusive approach to community engagement. 

Happenings on the hill

Help! I have been asked to do a government tender…

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 7th June 2021 -  A government tender hits your desk, what do you do next? How do you best leverage relationships and engagements to help position for a competitive tender? Neil Pharaoh shares some advice.

Opinion

Worse than failure

David Crosbie, Thursday, 3rd June 2021 -  When we reflect on what government failures around COVID-19 quarantine and the vaccination roll out mean for the charities sector, the question of how charities deal with responsibilities, targets and performance measures emerges as a fundamental iss

Environment groups back Greenpeace in AGL legal battle

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 26th May 2021 -  Environmental advocacy leader says charities should not be afraid of telling the truth

Hot Topic

NSW adopts affirmative consent in sexual assault laws. What does this mean?

Contributor, Wednesday, 26th May 2021 -  After years of advocacy by Saxon Mullins, NSW moves from a "no means no" to a "yes means yes" standard of sexual consent. Rachael Burgin from Swinburne University of Technology explains why this is a win for survivors.

Opinion

Student climate movement strike: In a crisis, what are the limits of ‘student voice’?

Contributor, Tuesday, 25th May 2021 -  For students who walked out of classes on Friday 21 May, the School Strike 4 Climate protests are about extending their voices beyond the stifling grasp of schools. It is time for school leaders to recognise that young people exercising their democra

Happenings on the hill

A media release is NOT a budget response…

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 24th May 2021 -  Neil Pharaoh makes the case for not for profits to call it quits with their post-budget media releases. 

COSS Corner

Budget responses, human rights-based approaches and costly youth justice reforms

Contributor, Tuesday, 18th May 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

Latest ACNC data shows a robust Australian charity sector pre-COVID

Nikki Stefanoff, Tuesday, 18th May 2021 -  But while sector leaders describe the report as very important, they caution that the data is 18 months old

The COVID-19 challenges for charities are far from over

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  The government is being urged to invest in a one-off, time-limited Resilient Charities Fund to help the sector get through the pandemic 
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