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What you need to know about COP27

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 21st November 2022 -  COP27 has failed to deliver in key areas, but one headline agreement is being celebrated. Arguably one of the most important global climate conferences so far, COP27 has now come to

Budget prioritises climate change protection and preparedness

Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Tuesday, 25th October 2022 -  The environment is a clear winner in the federal budget, with natural disaster, conservation and renewable energy initiatives getting slices of the funding pie. Clean energy innovation,

Federal budget preview

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 19th October 2022 -  What matters most to the social sector ahead of the release of the Albanese government’s first federal budget? Prime minister Anthony Albanese flagged his government’s first budget

How do you reverse a legacy narrative?

Felicity Green, Wednesday, 5th October 2022 -  For purpose leaders and advocates often come up against narratives that are outdated and need to be challenged. How do you do that? Felicity Green explains. In the pursuit of making…

ACF launches bid to have off-shore gas project reassessed

Danielle Kutchel, Tuesday, 28th June 2022 -  The Scarborough gas project would release more than a billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, potentially endangering one of Australia’s most beloved environmental

Billions of dollars and a lost opportunity for the climate

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  Climate groups say this year’s federal budget fails to deliver any meaningful spending on halting climate change  With no direct funding for renewables, and vague promises on long-term

Charity sector faces new advocacy threat

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 16th August 2021 -  Sector leaders say the government is trying to make charities less visible during election periods Charities are deeply concerned by a new government proposal that would force more

Environment groups back Greenpeace in AGL legal battle

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 26th May 2021 -  Environmental advocacy leader says charities should not be afraid of telling the truth  A group of Australia’s leading environmental charities are throwing their support behind

Putting democracy back in the hands of the people

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 19th May 2021 -  “Government decisions are not being made in the interests of the community and the planet, but for vested interests, such as the fossil fuel industry”  Community groups have united

Advocates say nation’s FOI system is under attack

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th March 2021 -  A campaign from the Grata Fund is trying to make it easier for Australians to access government information Australia’s Freedom of Information (FOI) system is failing to provide

Why DGR reform could boost collaboration in the philanthropic sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th May 2020 -  Sector leaders say Australia can learn from how community foundations operate overseas    Community philanthropy in Australia is being held back by regulations which make it harder
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