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The twelve days of advocacy
Policy  |  Happenings on the hill

The twelve days of advocacy

Neil Pharaoh | 30 November 2020

Neil Pharaoh presents his very own, government engagement version of the festive classic “The 12 days of Christmas”. 

Peace in the age of chaos – Finding a new approach
Culture  |  Opinion

Peace in the age of chaos – Finding a new approach

Steve Killelea | 30 November 2020

Peace is a prerequisite for the survival of society as we know it in the 21st century, writes Steve Killelea AM, in this extract from his new book, Peace in the age of chaos: The best solution for a sustainable future. 

Learning how to effectively engage young care leavers
Social Affairs  |  Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris | 30 November 2020

Here’s how you can turn your volunteering gig into paid work

Maggie Coggan | 30 November 2020

Why buying a candle makes makes perfect scents this Christmas

Luke Michael | 28 November 2020

Charities as drivers of employment, productivity, and growth
Policy  |  Opinion

David Crosbie | 26 November 2020

Ethical fashion is confusing – even shoppers with good intentions get overwhelmed
Good Business  |  Opinion

Contributor | 25 November 2020

Victoria extends support for every young person in state care
Social Affairs

Luke Michael | 25 November 2020

Our investments should not drive the problems we ask grantees to solve
Philanthropy  |  Analysis

Ellen Dorsey | 25 November 2020

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New bushfire grants program opens

Bendigo Bank’s National Bushfire Disaster Appeal has launched a new Bushfire Community Recovery Grants Program to assist the long-term, community-led recovery of those impacted by the 2019-20 bushfire season. Grant applications are open for community-focused projects until 12 December 2020.

Indigenous organisation unveils financial literacy resource

First Nations Foundation has launched an online resource to educate and empower young Indigenous people to take control of their financial future. features financial content written by Aboriginal people and industry professionals.

Asia’s 2020 Heroes of Philanthropy

Australian couple John and Pauline Gandel have been named in Forbes Asia’s 2020 Heroes of Philanthropy list, which includes 15 individual philanthropists who are committed to causes in the Asia-Pacific region. In the last year, their foundation has provided $2.3 million in emergency relief for two of Australia’s crises, the summer’s bushfires and COVID-19.

Survey on the governance and regulation of charities

Associate Professor Rosemary Langford of Melbourne Law School is conducting research on governance and regulation of charities in Australia, and in England and Wales. She is seeking the views of senior-office holders of charities on their understanding of their governance duties and their approach to conflicts of interest. Take part in the anonymous survey here.

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