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Charities swept up in media bargaining fight, as Facebook cracks down on Aussie news

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 18th February 2021 -  Facebook is now promising to restore any pages that were inadvertently impacted by the news ban

Federal government urged to invest in Australia’s post-COVID recovery

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th February 2021 -  ACOSS has outlined its six steps for recovery and renewal

Happenings on the hill

Does the chaos of US politics have any impact on Australia?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 18th January 2021 -  In short, yes. Neil Pharaoh says the insidious nature of US politics is already with us.

Australia urged to steer clear from overly punitive lockdown measures

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th January 2021 -  Human Rights Watch has criticised some of the ‘discriminatory’ aspects of Australia’s COVID-19 response     

Opinion

ASIO’s powers to detain children rushed through Parliament with a lack of public scrutiny

Simon Henderson, Thursday, 17th December 2020 -  The new bill grants extraordinary powers but lacks safeguards, especially for children and protection of their rights, writes Simon Henderson, head of policy at Save the Children Australia.

A decade of reviews with little social progress in between, new report reveals

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 14th December 2020 -  Experts say the community sector must take the cycle of inaction into their own hands

Opinion

A broken promise on humanitarian policy

Jana Favero, Tuesday, 13th October 2020 -  The Morrison government's budget is a missed opportunity on the value of people seeking asylum to Australia's recovery and goes back on previous negotiations, writes Jana Favero.

‘We’re not going away’: Advocates vow to continue fighting until Modern Slavery Act is enforced

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 25th August 2020 -  "Every day that we go without this law coming into force is a day that goes against the will of the parliament," the NSW opposition leader says.   

Open letter says the voice of charities must be included in national COVID-19 response

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 19th August 2020 -  "Given the critical role of charities in supporting and rebuilding both our communities and our economy, it is disappointing that the [sector] has been left outside of important national policy discussions about rebuilding our economy," the letter sa

NFP working group survives COVID-19 commission shake up

Luke Michael, Monday, 10th August 2020 -  The group is due to provide a report to government shortly
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