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Research reveals shocking detail on how Australia’s environmental scientists are being silenced

Contributor, Wednesday, 9th September 2020 -  As Don Driscoll and his colleagues write, scientists in government, industry and universities are being gagged from communicating the evidence on critical environmental issues.

Will 2021 be the year of business astroturfing?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 7th September 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh looks at why the social purpose sector needs to be aware of astroturfing and shares advice on how to spot it and how best to manage it. Astroturfing is the practice of masking

NZ High Court backs Greenpeace in fight for charity status

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th August 2020 -  The decision has been labelled a major victory for environmental advocacy groups Greenpeace New Zealand has won a long-running battle to register as a charity following a High Court

How to handle the crossbenchers

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 10th August 2020 -  Between the two major parties, managing your government engagement is already a large enough job. However, engaging with the crossbench is a next level, high wire act, writes Neil

Better regulations and less red tape for the social purpose sector? I’d like to see that

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 27th July 2020 -  It’s time to work together to reduce the red tape burden, writes Neil Pharaoh, who wants to hear your stories and solutions about excessive regulation in the sector. I sit on the volunteer

Data drives change

David Crosbie, Thursday, 23rd July 2020 -  If Australia’s charities are to be given further special consideration by government, business, donors and communities, we need to build a case for increased support based

What is the risk to my DGR or charitable status from advocacy work?

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 15th July 2020 -  There is no barrier to charities participating in political activity where it is consistent with their charitable purpose, writes Neil Pharaoh, who argues advocacy can be a very

The role of management in government engagement

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 1st July 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh shares five key issues management need to consider when actively seeking government funding.  Last column I looked at the role a board of an organisation plays with regards

Your organisation has some major opportunities this year. Do you know what they are?

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 3rd June 2020 -  Being attentive to the election framework (and budget cycles) is critical for policy, funding or legislative change – it also helps if you know what you want, writes Neil Pharaoh.

Why our brains don’t register social issues like climate change – and how neuroscience campaigning could change that

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 6th May 2020 -  Smart advocacy organisations are learning to understand framing and this is having a huge impact on political issues and government advocacy in Australia, writes Neil Pharaoh.

Have you checked if your social purpose organisation is on this list?

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 22nd April 2020 -  Many NFP and social purpose organisations unwittingly find themselves on lobbyist registers. It is critical you check to see whether you are also in this situation, writes Neil Pharaoh.

The new political power emerging in the COVID storm

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 8th April 2020 -  Is your social purpose organisation part of the Old Guard or the New Guard? Depending on which side of the line you sit, you could stand to win or lose in a post-COVID lobbying era, writes
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