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World Vision Appoints Digital Leader as First Female CEO

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th August 2016 -  One of the Australian finance sector’s leaders of digital transformation, Claire Rogers, will succeed long-serving CEO Tim Costello as chief executive of the country’s largest international development and humanitarian relief agency.
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Young Entrepreneurs Trial Shower Van

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 25th August 2016 -  Two young Brisbane entrepreneurs, who were honoured as 2016 Young Australians of the Year for developing the world's first free mobile laundry for the homeless, are now trialling a shower van in their home state.

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Offering Solutions – Creating the Australia We Want

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th August 2016 -  Maybe we all need to “toughen up”, show real courage and take decisions that will make us a safer, fairer and more just society writes David Crosbie, CEO of Community Council for Australia.
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New Financial Year a Good Time to Review Fraud Risk

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 25th August 2016 -  Up to 50 per cent of organisations are affected by fraud, while only 10 per cent are aware of it writes Chris King, a partner at award-winning chartered accounting firm HLB Mann Judd.
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Boosting Digital Ability Key to Overcoming Australia’s Digital Divide

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 25th August 2016 -  Improving digital ability is key to boosting digital inclusion and ensuring Australians are not missing out on the social, health and financial benefits of being online, according to a new study.
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What Should You Do If You See Someone Sleeping Rough?

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 25th August 2016 -  People sleeping rough are the most visible form of homelessness and with the numbers increasing year on year, Pro Bono Australia News spoke to people on the ground about what you should do if you see someone sleeping rough.
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No Action on Homelessness Costs $19M a Year in Victoria

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 25th August 2016 -  Not addressing rough sleeping is costing Victorian taxpayers $19.2 million annually because of the additional burden placed on emergency, health and justice systems, according to the Council to Homeless Persons (CHP).

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Ideas for the Next Generation of Disability Activists

Peter Gibilisco, Thursday, 25th August 2016 -  Meritocracy and affirmative action? Author and disability researcher Dr Peter Gibilisco offers some key ideas for the next generation of disability activists.
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ACNC Moves on Single Charity Definition

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 25th August 2016 -  The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has proposed a new model to deliver a single definition of charity across all states and jurisdictions in Australia.

Opinion

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The Need for Financial Resilience

Elliot Anderson, Wednesday, 24th August 2016 -  Despite our nation’s strong economic growth, Australians have a lot of work to do to ensure they are well placed to weather life’s little and big financial shocks, writes microfinance expert at NAB, Elliot Anderson, who will co-host an upcoming P
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Discrimination and Disadvantage Key Migrant Issues

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th August 2016 -  Muslim and New Zealand immigrants have experienced high levels of racism and discrimination in Australia according to one of the largest studies ever undertaken of recent migrants and people born in Australia.
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Two Million Australians Financially Vulnerable

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th August 2016 -  A new report into “financial resilience” reveals that two million Australians are experiencing a high level of financial stress or vulnerability.
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Ethical Property Australia Grows Fund to $26M Through a New Deal

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 24th August 2016 -  A newly-purchased building in Canberra has grown Ethical Property Australia’s fund to $26 million, 260 times its seed funding.
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How Family Businesses Can Become Impact Investors

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 24th August 2016 -  Impact investment has evolved from a nascent field to an area where family businesses are actively engaged. A social finance executive explains the new opportunities in the market.

Opinion

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Shaping Our Future Workspaces

Mike Davis, Wednesday, 24th August 2016 -  What should future workspaces look like to enable thriving, high-performing teams and cater for employees who value purpose over profit, asks Mike Davis, founder of Purposeful.
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Corporates Warned to Avoid the ‘Merit Trap’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th August 2016 -  A new “open letter” report to business warns that the application of a merit-based system for hiring executives is hindering Australia’s progress on gender equality and diversity in the workforce.

Spotlight

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Saving Animals on the Edge

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 24th August 2016 -  A new campaign has people taking on challenges outside their comfort zone to raise money for wildlife on the brink of extinction, writes Ellie Cooper in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.

Opinion

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Community-Driven CSR: A New Model

Laura Brodie, Wednesday, 24th August 2016 -  Community trust for CSR is low, so a new model is needed to create a deeper connection between the business and the civic world's, writes business consultant and lawyer Laura Brodie.
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Fashion Week Shows Ethical Clothing Is No Longer Niche

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 24th August 2016 -  Ethical fashion is “good business”, according to a panellist speaking at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2016.
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Round Two of Shared Value Business Partnerships Launches

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th August 2016 -  The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has launched round two of its shared value business partnerships platform, which encourages the private sector to assist in delivering the federal government’s overseas aid program.
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Community Solar Co-Op Shares Sells Out in Minutes

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 23rd August 2016 -  Renewable energy organisation Pingala sold out of shares in nine minutes for its first community solar fund.
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Human Rights Commission Launches Landmark Uni Sexual Assault Study

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 23rd August 2016 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission and the nation’s 39 universities are working together to conduct a survey assessing the prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment of students.
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Not for Profit Board Chairs Often Unprepared for Leadership Role – Study

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 23rd August 2016 -  A new study on the perspectives and perceptions of Not for Profit board chairs has found that more than half did nothing to prepare for their new leadership roles.

Analysis

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Accountability With the Best Intent: Addressing Practical Barriers

Dale Tweedie, Tuesday, 23rd August 2016 -  Many Not for Profits face obstacles to being accountable even with the best of intentions but the primary issue is not how to enforce accountability but how to overcome practical barriers, writes Dr Dale Tweedie from Macquarie University’s Governan
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Plebiscite Pushback

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 23rd August 2016 -  Australia is reportedly set to have its say on the issue of same-sex marriage in February 2017.

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Songs and Stories of Indigenous Incarceration

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 23rd August 2016 -  The over-representation and treatment of Indigenous Australians in the justice system is once again making headlines, but a documentary, Prison Songs, puts a human face to the experiences of inmates.
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