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No, the minister is not your only target stakeholder…

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 2nd August 2021 -  This fortnight, Neil Pharaoh dives into what he thinks is the most common sentence he has said when working with clients: “the minister is not your only stakeholder”.  I am sure you

‘There’s no need for these regulations’ – Charities fear changes to governance standards will have a negative effect

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 27th July 2021 -  Nearly one in six charities believe they could have faced deregistration in the past year if the controversial new regime had been in place  Almost two thirds of Australian charities

How will the proposed changes to governance standards affect you? We want to know.

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 15th July 2021 -  Charities are being encouraged to take part in a survey on the impacts of the government’s proposed changes With only three weeks to go until the government tables the regulation,

The government is clamping down on charities – and it could have a chilling effect on peaceful protest

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 6th July 2021 -  There is no clear evidence that new regulations intended to crack down on “illegal behaviour” are even needed, writes Krystian Seibert, who explains what the proposed regulations

What you should leave behind in your next political meeting

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 5th July 2021 -  Which documents are you taking with you to your next big political meeting and which are you leaving behind? Neil Pharaoh shares some insights. So you have lined up the meeting, the

‘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

Keeping up appearances?

David Ritter, Monday, 21st June 2021 -  Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO David Ritter reflects on the outcome of AGL’s recent law-suit against the charity and the widespread media coverage it generated.  At the heart

It’s time.

David Crosbie, Thursday, 17th June 2021 -  Every charity that wants to advocate for their community should now be thinking about developing an election action plan, writes David Crosbie. There will be an election in Australia

Greenpeace wins legal battle against energy giant

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 10th June 2021 -  Charity representatives have labelled it a win for freedom of expression  An attempt by Australia’s largest electricity generator to shut down a Greenpeace campaign, alleging

People power prevails in face of great challenges

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 31st May 2021 -  The annual CIVICUS report highlights the role of civil society and the challenges that lie ahead  Despite the pandemic-induced challenges of 2020, civil action demanding more just,

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

Aussie charities fear their ability to advocate is being stifled

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th May 2021 -  Charity advocates say a shrinking civil space is damaging the state of Australia’s democracy There are fears Australia is facing a “democratic depression”, with charity advocates
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