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Landmark Victorian Inquiry into Homelessness report: What’s in it for young people?
Social Affairs  |  Hot Topic

Landmark Victorian Inquiry into Homelessness report: What’s in it for young people?

David Mackenzie | 5 March 2021

The Victorian Inquiry into Homelessness report was submitted to Parliament with over 50 recommendations. Associate Professor David Mackenzie and Dr Tammy Hand, who head up the Upstream Project and are co-creators of the COSS model, highligh

Canberra is changing its approach to refugees after years of struggle
Social Affairs  |  Opinion

Canberra is changing its approach to refugees after years of struggle

Jana Favero | 5 March 2021

A petition calling for all refugees and people seeking asylum in detention to be released and resettled in a safe, permanent home by World Refugee Day has received cross-party support marking the culmination of years of hard work, writes Ja

How do we solve a problem like rough sleeping?
Social Affairs  |  Housing all Australians

Jenny Begent | 5 March 2021

The power of small moments in fundraising

Luke Michael | 5 March 2021

How to get the most out of your time as a corporate volunteer

Maggie Coggan | 4 March 2021

Why we need to raise the rate
Policy  |  Youth matters

Cassandra Prigg | 4 March 2021

Think all your plastic is being recycled? New research shows it can end up in the ocean
Social Affairs  |  Analysis

Contributor | 3 March 2021

Valuing the social economy, the vaccine roll-out, and a roadmap for a real, positive change
Social Affairs  |  COSS Corner

Contributor | 3 March 2021

One person’s trash is another person’s leggings
Good Business  |  Spotlight

Maggie Coggan | 3 March 2021

‘A special year’: B Corp month kicks off for another year
Good Business

Maggie Coggan | 3 March 2021

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Winners revealed for HESTA’s inaugural impact awards

The awards were inspired by the United Nations sustainable development goals, with winners selected for their commitment to protecting the future of the people and planet. Winners included Youth Projects for the team innovation award, and Housing All Australians for the outstanding organisation award. See a full list of winners here.

Fundraising Institute Australia award winners revealed

FIA has announced the winners of its 21st Awards for Excellence in Fundraising, which featured 13 categories and 173 entries judged by 44 senior fundraisers. Among the winners were Trudi Mitchell from Australia for UNHCR (Fundraiser of the Year) and Brotherhood of St. Laurence (Fundraising Team of the Year). You can see the full list of winners here.

Greenpeace New Zealand changes name to acknowledge colonial history of country

The organisation said its new name, Greenpeace Aotearoa, is intended to be a visible signal that a “green and peaceful future” could not be achieved without respect for Indigenous rights. You can read the full policy statement here. 

Victoria passes laws to decriminalise public drunkenness

People who are drunk in public will not be locked up and will instead be transported to a safe place to sober up, after new laws by the Victorian government passed on Friday. Aboriginal communities and health experts have advocated for reform for decades, and the government will work closely with stakeholders over the next two years to implement the bill.

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