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Six Tips For Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

Contributor, Tuesday, 25th September 2018 -  With 25 September marking the third anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) being agreed, World Vision Australia policy advisor Dane Moores offers his tips to lift Australia’s domestic and international performance on the SDGs.

Victoria Extends State Care to 21

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 25th September 2018 -  Advocates hope Victorian foster children will no longer face the threat of homelessness once they turn 18, with the state government extending state care to 21 years.

Choice and Control At Risk For NDIS Participants

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 25th September 2018 -  Choice and control for National Disability Insurance Scheme participants is at risk due to critical workforce shortages and inadequate market supervision, a parliamentary committee says.

Refurbished Computers a ‘Beacon of Hope’ for Young Karen Refugees

Contributor, Tuesday, 25th September 2018 -  Australian Karen Foundation co-founder Andrew Flint recounts how discounted Aussie computers and donated software have become the dream makers at the heart of an amazing story in an interview with Connecting Up.

Opinion

Electoral Bill Amendments a Positive Step

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 25th September 2018 -  Krystian Seibert looks into the new definition of “electoral expenditure” and what the electoral bill amendments mean for charities.

Digital Inclusion Program Hopes to Develop New Skills

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th September 2018 -  With South Australia facing the worst rate of digital exclusion in the country, a new program is working hard to turn the statistic around.

Around the World

Global Connectivity Driving Overseas Giving

Luke Michael, Monday, 24th September 2018 -  The ease of global connectivity and a preference toward online giving means almost a third of donors worldwide are now giving to overseas organisations, new research shows.

Greens Push Government For Homelessness Targets

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th September 2018 -  The Greens say the Coalition are showing a lack of commitment to fighting homelessness, and are calling on the federal government to introduce specific targets to tackle the problem.

Changemaker

Changing Perceptions of Fundraising

Luke Michael, Monday, 24th September 2018 -  Katherine Raskob is CEO of Fundraising Institute Australia, the largest representative body for the charitable fundraising sector. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Ask Adam

Control Versus Confidence

Adam Blanch, Monday, 24th September 2018 -  Psychologist Adam Blanch offers advice to a control freak on how they can repair their confidence and “chill out”.

Foreign Donations Bill Changes Labelled a Win For Charities

Luke Michael, Friday, 21st September 2018 -  Draft amendments to the foreign donations bill have been labelled a win for the charity sector, with the government backing down on measures that threatened charitable advocacy.

ACNC Warns Public to Check Your Charity

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 21st September 2018 -  The charities commission is encouraging the public to check the validity of an organisation before donating, following revelations a charity leader stole $750,000 from the not for profits she ran.   

Challenges Within ‘Global Overhaul’ of the Economy

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 20th September 2018 -  A proposal that could see a global overhaul of the economy as we know it, with social and natural capital traded alongside financial capital, is being met with mixed reactions from experts around its benefits to society.  

Opinion

Reflections on the ACNC Review

Sarah Wickham, Thursday, 20th September 2018 -  Recommendations from the recently released review of Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission legislation were positive overall, but there were a number of key missed opportunities, writes policy and research manager at Philanthropy Australia, Sarah Wickham.

ACOSS ‘Rise to the Challenge’

Contributor, Thursday, 20th September 2018 -  The 2018 ACOSS “Rise to the Challenge” National Conference will be held at the SMC Conference and Function Centre, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 October.

Greens Call to Extend Royal Commission to Disability Sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 19th September 2018 -  Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John says he “will not rest” until the aged care royal commission is expanded to cover the disability sector, despite concerns this would “dilute” the effectiveness of the inquiry.

SDGs Gender Equality Tool Hopes to Ignite Global Change

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 19th September 2018 -  It is hoped a new tool measuring gender equality against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will equip advocates with the evidence to influence policymakers and ignite global change.

Open Letter to PM Calls For Action on Indigenous Incarceration

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 18th September 2018 -  A coalition of Indigenous leaders, academics and community groups are challenging the government over their silence on an inquiry into incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, which was tabled in Parliament six months ago.

Research Suggests Significant Benefits to Raising Welfare

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 18th September 2018 -  Raising Newstart and Youth Allowance would create jobs, raise wages and significantly boost regional economies, new research suggests, as the Greens ramp up their efforts to increase the payments by $75 a week.

Volunteering Victoria AGM and Panel Discussion

Contributor, Tuesday, 18th September 2018 -  Volunteering Victoria is hosting a panel discussion alongside its annual general meeting to explore how volunteers are integral to the wellbeing of society.

Opinion

Young Australians’ Prospects Still Come Down to Where They Grow Up

Contributor, Monday, 17th September 2018 -  In order to equally access opportunities that improve life chances, young people in disadvantaged communities need to access the same opportunity structures as more advantaged young people, writes associate professor Gerry Redmond and Dr Jennifer Skattebol, in this article which first appeared in The Conversation.

$50 million Up For Grabs to Help NFPs Drive Change

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th September 2018 -  Not for profits have the chance to win one of five $10 million grants, with an Australian banking group making a $50 million philanthropic pledge hoping to kickstart social change.    

Disability Advocates Question Scope of Royal Commission

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th September 2018 -  The social sector says it welcomes the establishment of a royal commission into aged care, but disability advocates are dismayed ongoing calls to address abuse affecting the broader disability community have been ignored.

Changemaker

Giving Children a Voice to Fight Harm

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th September 2018 -  Lesley Podesta is CEO of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a charity that fights to protect children from harm. She is this week’s Changemaker.

VR Helping People with Intellectual Disability Get Behind the Wheel

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 14th September 2018 -  A disability support service is using the latest in virtual reality technology to teach people with intellectual disability the skills to drive a car.  

A Lighter Note

Aussie Charity Launches ‘Spicy’ Fundraising Campaign

Luke Michael, Friday, 14th September 2018 -  An Australian charity is launching a “spicy” fundraising campaign, encouraging people to enjoy a curry with friends while raising funds for poverty-stricken families in Asia.
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