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The vital role of charities in an election

David Crosbie, Thursday, 7th October 2021 -  Charities that engage with their local candidates have an opportunity to talk about what matters in their communities and collectively send a powerful message to all federal politicians

Global Citizen’s advocacy given green light by tribunal

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 21st September 2021 -  Charity leaders say advocacy is a key part of a charities mission  A decision by the charities commission to deny a global anti-poverty charity access to public benevolent status

What makes people care?

Neil Pharaoh, Tuesday, 17th August 2021 -  Those involved in advocacy and campaigning need to use the science of what makes people care as a foundation for their strategy, writes Neil Pharaoh, who looks at the five principles

Charity sector faces new advocacy threat

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th August 2021 -  Sector leaders say the government is trying to make charities less visible during election periods Charities are deeply concerned by a new government proposal that would force more

‘They are not just an attack on charities. They are an attack on democracy.’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 4th August 2021 -  The charity sector has 15 days to secure support for a disallowance motion to prevent controversial changes to governance standards becoming law, after the regulations were tabled

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
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