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Why Australia needs more noisy charities!

David Crosbie, Thursday, 7th November 2019 -  Within the free speech dialogue, there are few groups more important than charities, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie. Governments generally dislike noisy

Philanthropy in the wake of a royal commission

Emma Morgan, Monday, 28th October 2019 -  Emma Morgan, from The Family Violence Philanthropy Collaboration Project, reflects on what happens when a royal commission sparks the will to change and shares lessons on how funders

NSW’s abortion reforms are a win for advocacy

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 30th September 2019 -  Cross-sector collaboration and making the campaign personable were key to the successful push to decriminalise abortion in NSW, a campaign leader says.   Sinead Canning, the campaign

Seven deadly sins of government engagement

Andrew Blyberg, Thursday, 19th September 2019 -  Andrew Blyberg, from Fifty Acres, runs through some of the most common mistakes not for profits make when trying to influence politicians. I spent more than five years as a political

Why Canada’s environmental charities are afraid to talk about climate change during the election

Contributor, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  Elections Canada is muzzling public outreach by charities about the climate crisis, just when it has never been more urgent for the public to understand it, writes environmental

Changemaker

The lawyer taking charge of disability advocacy in Australia

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  Jeff Smith is the new CEO of People with Disability Australia, a national disability rights, advocacy and representative organisation giving the disability community a voice of

Government response to ACNC review ‘coming soon’

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 3rd September 2019 -  The sector could have to wait until next year for a response to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission review, says the assistant minister for charities. In an interview

‘We will not tolerate the abuse’: NSW appoints ageing and disability commissioner

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 -  Robert Fitzgerald AM will investigate allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable people after being appointed New South Wales’ first ageing and disability commissioner.

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

Fears media raids could silence advocacy

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 7th June 2019 -  Civil society groups have raised concerns over the threat the Australian Federal Police raids on journalists and news outlets pose to the ability of charity and advocacy groups to

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It’s now or not for a long time – charity election strategies

David Crosbie, Thursday, 28th March 2019 -  Now is the time for all charities to be finalising their election strategy, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie. A federal election is going to be called for mid-May.
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