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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 -  A 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 tough…

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

Maggie Coggan, 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,

A fierce advocate for disability rights

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 7th December 2021 -  Samantha Connor has a strong track record as a disability and human rights advocate and is a passionate believer that disabled people have the right to be unapologetic in taking up

Wishing you a very government engagement Christmas…

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 6th December 2021 -  In this final Happenings on the Hill for 2021, Neil Pharaoh looks back on some of the great, and not so great, traits of organisations who excel (or don’t) in their government engagement. 

Charities shocked and angry as deal done on political campaigners bill

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 2nd December 2021 -  “This change represents an attack on charities, our democracy and the right to advocate for positive change.”  Charities claim the government has “guillotined debate” after the

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
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