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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

Charities use full-page ad to condemn proposed regulations

Luke Michael, Thursday, 24th June 2021 -  “These regulations must be abandoned. The work of Australia’s charities should not be stifled when the country needs us the most”

‘For heaven’s sakes, make it five years’: Community sector frustrated by short funding cycles

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 -  “The most important change governments can make that will provide job security for frontline workers and certainty for people needing services is longer contracts” 

Happenings on the hill

Your biggest asset in a meeting may not be who you think

Neil Pharaoh, Tuesday, 22nd June 2021 -  Putting your best foot forward in a government or political meeting may be more complicated than you think. Neil Pharaoh takes a look at who is best to bring along, and perhaps who to exclude from meetings with political stakeholders and government.

Opinion

Keeping up appearances?

David Ritter, Monday, 21st June 2021 -  Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO David Ritter reflects on the outcome of AGL’s recent law-suit against the charity and the widespread media coverage it generated. 

Opinion

It’s time.

David Crosbie, Thursday, 17th June 2021 -  Every charity that wants to advocate for their community should now be thinking about developing an election action plan, writes David Crosbie.

ACNC head says ‘very few’ charities are acting illegally despite crackdown

Luke Michael, Thursday, 10th June 2021 -  Amid the Morrison’s government’s push to crackdown on the issue of “activist” charities, the charities commissioner says current data does not suggest this is a problem   
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