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Shifting power to transform the systems that cause injustice

Ed Krutsch, Friday, 25th August 2023 -    For the past two decades, Rachel Ball has focused on securing progressive, systemic change in Australia and overseas. She has held senior leadership roles at the Human Rights…

Leading change for the next generation

Ed Krutsch, Friday, 21st July 2023 -    Ravin is currently working on the campaign to lower Australia’s voting age as the National Media Lead and Victorian State Organiser for Make It 16. He is also a Youth Advisor

Advocating For Older Australians

Ed Krutsch, Friday, 9th June 2023 -  For more than 35 years, Debra Nicholl, the current CEO, Elder Rights Advocacy, has worked with older Australians.  Debra continues to take action through proactive and systematic…

Five things to remember for 2023

Neil Pharaoh, Tuesday, 17th January 2023 -  As we start to awaken from our holiday slumber and think of the year ahead, what are five key things to consider in the world of government engagement in 2023? The start of a new year is

Pursuing purpose in times of politics

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 9th May 2022 -  What’s right and what’s wrong when it comes to advocating as a charity during election time? Elections have a way of focusing purpose, and for many charities the time to advocate for

Election 2022: What the sector wants

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 22nd April 2022 -  The 2022 federal election is rapidly approaching. Each day, candidates from across the political spectrum lay out their agenda. But how does that fit with yours? Pro Bono News has

‘It’s undemocratic’: NSW anti-protest laws spark a civil society backlash

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 4th April 2022 -  magA coalition of community and advocacy groups say new laws are incompatible with the democratic right to protest and fundamental civil liberties.  The NSW parliament has passed…

Labor issues promise to work in partnership with the community sector

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 16th March 2022 -  The federal opposition has outlined its proposed community sector policies, in a move welcomed by the sector. The Labor party has pledged to support a stronger, more diverse and more

Charities commissioner issues election advocacy warning

David Crosbie, Thursday, 24th February 2022 -  But advocacy leaders say charities should not be afraid to speak out  The head of the ACNC has been forced to clarify recent comments he made on charitable advocacy during an election

Pride, passion and protest

Nevena Spirovska, Monday, 7th February 2022 -  It is thanks to the work of advocacy groups that strides have been made to advance the rights of LGBTIQA+ Australians. But what happens when those same organisations experience internal

Fierce community campaign to stop quarry build comes out on top

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 16th December 2021 -  But advocates remain concerned about the future of the site   A Victorian charitable trust that funds its community work via mining profits has ditched a plan to open a new quarry,
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