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We don’t need another inquiry into family law – we need action

Contributor, Monday, 23rd September 2019 -  It seems the driving force behind this new inquiry is Pauline Hanson’s recent unsupported claim that women often make up allegations of domestic violence in family courts, write Miranda Kaye and Jane Wangmann, senior lecturers at the University of

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Australia to attend climate summit empty-handed despite UN pleas to ‘come with a plan’

Contributor, Monday, 16th September 2019 -  Frank Jotzo, director of the ANU’s Centre for Climate and Energy Policy, takes stock of Australia’s progress on climate action and how we are perceived on the issue by our global peers, in this article first published in The Conversation.

‘A dark day for WA’: New gambling laws prompt fears of a pathway to the pokies

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  Community organisations in WA have been left bitterly disappointed after the state’s virtual gaming machine ban was relaxed to allow punters to bet on virtual racing machines.

Government response to ACNC review ‘coming soon’

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 3rd September 2019 -  The sector could have to wait until next year for a response to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission review, says the assistant minister for charities.

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Religious Discrimination Bill is a mess that risks privileging people of faith above all others

Contributor, Monday, 2nd September 2019 -  The idea behind the Religious Discrimination Bill is a good one, but the draft goes too far, write Liam Elphick and Alice Taylor, in this article first published in The Conversation.

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Hey – look over here!

David Crosbie, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Charities are too important to be relegated to the bottom of the government priorities pile, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie, reflecting on Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s first major public speech as head of the newly-elec

‘Too expensive, too risky, too unfair’: Tax cuts under fire following Grattan report

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 3rd July 2019 -  The final stage of the Coalition's $158 billion tax cut plan would make Australia’s tax system less progressive than it’s been since the 1950s, a new report says.

ACOSS warns against government’s ‘unprecedented’ tax cuts

Luke Michael, Monday, 24th June 2019 -  The Morrison government’s plan to give people on $200,000 a tax cut of $11,000 a year will guarantee funding cuts to essential services and hurt society’s most vulnerable, the Australian Council of Social Service says.   

Familiar faces remain in Labor’s shadow ministry ‘refresh’

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  Former opposition leader Bill Shorten has been appointed shadow minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Labor’s new-look shadow cabinet, while Andrew Leigh will continue to work with the charity sector as shadow assistant minister.

What do we do now?

Jo Scard, Thursday, 30th May 2019 -  In the wake of the federal election, Fifty Acres founder and CEO Jo Scard looks at how the polls got it so wrong and what not for profits need to do now to embrace the new landscape.
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