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Your Poo is Saving the Planet… and Building Houses

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 23rd February 2019 -  Australians may soon be “shitting bricks” after researchers at RMIT University unveiled a sustainable alternative to the classic brick, made from recycled sewage. Currently

Disability Groups Weary as DSP Appeals Skyrocket

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd February 2019 -  Disability advocates are deeply concerned by an almost 80 per cent increase in Disability Support Pension appeals, warning that vulnerable people are being incorrectly forced

‘Forgotten’ Refugees With Disability Waiting Months for Basic Services

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd February 2019 -  A woman arrives in Australia. She is a refugee. She has a disability. She discovers there is no suitable home for her to stay. Instead, she and her family are placed in short-term accommodation

Four Reasons Why Digital Transformation Matters for the Community Services Sector

Greg Ogle, Thursday, 21st February 2019 -  Technology is not inherently good or evil, but the outcomes may be, writes Dr Greg Ogle, in this article which calls on the not-for-profit sector to get in front of the issues. There

The Boundaries are Blurring Between Philanthropy and Business

Michael Moody, Thursday, 21st February 2019 -  Philanthropy is increasingly adopting business means, while business is increasingly pursuing philanthropic ends – a trend which is likely to continue and expand, writes Michael

Disability Services Fighting to Stay Afloat

Luke Michael, Thursday, 21st February 2019 -  Disability providers are struggling to meet the needs of their clients under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, according to a new report that warns the sustainability of

Bring Your Ideas to Life on a Churchill Fellowship

Contributor, Thursday, 21st February 2019 -  Passionate Australians who want to challenge the status quo and create or make a positive impact on Australian society can bring their ideas to life in 2019 by applying for a Churchill

GetUp Ruling to Protect Issues-based Advocacy by Charities

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th February 2019 -  An Australian Electoral Commission ruling affirming the independence of activist group GetUp has set an important legal precedent protecting charities’ rights to engage in

Humanitarian Organisations Warn SDG Recommendations Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 20th February 2019 -  Leading humanitarian organisations say Australia will suffer internationally if Senate recommendations for the Sustainable Development Goals are not taken seriously by the

Demands for Jobactive Overhaul

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -  The government’s outsourced jobseeker program has been slammed by a Senate committee, which found the scheme did not help people find work and in some cases acted as a barrier to

Conservation Groups Back Senate Calls for Reef Charity to Return Grant

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -  Conservation charities have come out in full support of Senate recommendations for the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to hand back its controversial $433 million government grant.  

ACOSS Calls for $2 Billion Budget Boost for Community Services

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -  Australia’s community services sector needs a $2 billion a year federal funding injection to reverse major budget cuts to programs that vulnerable people rely on, the nation’s
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