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Sharing meals and the stories of refugees

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th June 2019 -  When Iraqi refugee Salwan Shaooka was forced to flee Iraq and the approaching threat of ISIS to find a better life in Australia, settling in and finding a job wasn’t easy. In Iraq, Shaooka

Welfare automation prioritises ‘efficiency over human rights’

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th June 2019 -  The automation of welfare services in Australia risks pushing vulnerable families deeper into poverty, the United Nations has heard.   The Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) made a

Why innovation is important to social enterprises

Contributor, Monday, 17th June 2019 -  There is an opportunity for social enterprises to play a more proactive role in creating innovative solutions to some of the world’s most wicked problems, write Janet Sernack and

Aussies urged to think before they give

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th June 2019 -  Australian donors are putting children at risk of harm by supporting overseas projects without applying proper scrutiny, a child protection expert warns.   Leigh Mathews, the

Make money, make impact

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th June 2019 -  As the co-founder of Impact Generation Partners and co-chair of Philanthropy Australia, Amanda Miller is bringing business, private investors and social entrepreneurs together

Radiohead hack aids action on climate change

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 15th June 2019 -  Climate change action group, Extinction Rebellion, has thanked English rock band Radiohead for donating the proceeds of music the band was forced to release after a hack.   Hackers

UK aspires to become global impact investing hub

Luke Michael, Friday, 14th June 2019 -  The UK government is backing a new independent institute that will make it easier for people to invest in causes that benefit the community. The Impact Investing Institute will encourage

It’s time to stop worrying about a robot taking your job… because something else will

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 14th June 2019 -  A robot isn’t going to steal your job – the future of work has a “very human face”, finds a new report which warns the real risk for Australian workers is the looming skills shortage.

Why an AAT ruling could shake-up NDIS funding

Luke Michael, Friday, 14th June 2019 -  National Disability Insurance Scheme participants could soon get funding for a broader range of health-related supports following a major Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision.

Case Study: Embedding standards of evidence into grant-making

Geoff Mulgan, Thursday, 13th June 2019 -  How can we build the evidence for people helping people? The Centre for Social Action used the Nesta standards of evidence to assess every grantee and support them to build their evidence

Partnerships are the key to a thriving civil society

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 13th June 2019 -  Our communities are better when they bind together with a common purpose and common values, writes Andrew Cairns, CEO of Community Sector Banking. Australia is a dynamic nation on

Government engagement – recalibrate and start with the vision

Jo Scard, Thursday, 13th June 2019 -  Now is the time for the sector to regroup and set some goals for a new government engagement strategy, writes Fifty Acres founder and CEO Jo Scard. As we all get adjusted to the May federal
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