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‘The average charity is about as likely to engage in illegal activism as the average person is to commit murder’

Andrew Leigh, Wednesday, 30th June 2021 -  Shadow Assistant Minister for Charities Andrew Leigh takes aim at the federal government’s most recent “war on charities”. If you listen to the Morrison government talk about activist

Beyond saying that you care: Why your activism needs to extend further than your LinkedIn logo

Jo Scard, Thursday, 24th June 2021 -  Being an ethical brand is all the rage at the moment. But the truth is, it isn’t enough to just say you care – audiences will sniff out your slacktivism, writes Jo Scard, who says you should

Student climate movement strike: In a crisis, what are the limits of ‘student voice’?

Contributor, Tuesday, 25th May 2021 -  For students who walked out of classes on Friday 21 May, the School Strike 4 Climate protests are about extending their voices beyond the stifling grasp of schools. It is time for school

Greta Thunberg effect: People familiar with young climate activist may be more likely to act

Contributor, Monday, 8th February 2021 -  A new study documents the influence of Greta Thunberg on the public’s motivation to act on climate change. She was declared Time magazine’s person of the year in the same month

Adani disrupted as 75-year-old ‘locks on’ to headquarters

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 8th February 2020 -  “It’s the one thing I can do to try and save the world.” Barb Neilson is living proof that age is no barrier to getting in the way of one of Australia’s most controversial mining projects,

Changemaker

Embracing the Power of People

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th December 2018 -  Shen Narayanasamy is a lawyer and human rights campaign director at GetUp!, fighting fiercely in board rooms, Parliament and the streets, for a better, and fairer future. She is this

Australia’s Charity Sector Needs A Rebrand

Emma Lang, Thursday, 5th July 2018 -  Mobilising public support on a confused sector brand, will not serve your cause. Particularly as conservative politics comes at advocacy, writes Emma Lang. Some big wins last week.

We Are Nothing Without Others

Rachel McFadden, Friday, 9th June 2017 -  Winnie Byanyima is the executive director of Oxfam International and was the keynote speaker at this years Progress 2017. She is this week’s Changemaker. Born in Uganda, Byanyima…

Jury Out on ‘Naming and Shaming’ by Not for Profits

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th February 2014 -  The world’s largest corporates are split on the effectiveness of ‘naming and shaming’ campaigns conducted by Not for Profits, global research suggests.  …

Online Petitions – The New Activism Tool for Success?

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 8th November 2012 -  Online petitions are now dominating much of the activism space in Australia, especially for Not for Profits. But the big question is: do they really work? Journalist Jackie Hanafie

Lions Humanitarian Award

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 1st July 2010 -  Internationally renowned environmental, peace, human rights and democracy activist, Wangari Maathai has been awarded the 2010 Lions Humanitarian Award in Sydney. Maathai (pictured
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