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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

Why is government ‘consultation’ so bad in Australia and what can we do about it?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 26th April 2021 -  Neil Pharaoh compares Australia’s two versions of consultation with the system in New Zealand, and shares some advice on how community organisations can amplify their voice. I have

Water reform, renting rules, and taking action to end deaths in custody

Contributor, Monday, 19th April 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

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On Thursday, the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, ACOSS members

What role does media play when advocating to government?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 12th April 2021 -  Neil Pharaoh looks at how NFPs can work with the media to achieve an outcome, and shares four problems that need to be kept front of mind. The fourth estate, or fourth power, refers to

Charities, power and politics

David Crosbie, Thursday, 8th April 2021 -  If we are to build the kind of Australia we want to live in, it is now, during the lead up to the next election that charities need to be actively advocating for themselves, their causes

Will your organisation lean in, or lean out on March 4 Justice and women’s rights?

Neil Pharaoh, Tuesday, 30th March 2021 -  We are reaching a moment in time where there is great opportunity for civil society to lead the way in making lasting change, writes Neil Pharaoh.  It is impossible to ignore the recent

The small chips in civil society

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 16th March 2021 -  Global and Australian humanitarian leaders say there is a growing trend of democratic governments muzzling civil society groups   A case in Italy against charity rescuers has prompted

The shifting shape of government relations

David Crosbie, Thursday, 11th March 2021 -  As the approach to advocacy and government relations seems to be changing, with governments appearing less interested in engaging with charities or their issues, it’s up to charities

How to craft a powerful advocacy message

Jo Scard, Tuesday, 23rd February 2021 -  Jo Scard shares insights on crafting an effective advocacy message to cut through the noise of 2021 – what is possibly an election year.  2021 is shaping up to likely be an election year.

Charitable advocacy threatened in the UK

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  New research shows nine in 10 campaigners believe that civil society is under threat, as Australian charities are warned to be wary of political attacks coming into the federal election

What 2021 will bring for government engagement

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 14th December 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh shares his five predictions for social purpose engagement and advocacy for the coming year. Welcome to the last Happenings on the Hill for 2020. Thank you for all the emails,

The 12 days of advocacy

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 30th November 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh presents his very own, government engagement version of the festive classic “The 12 days of Christmas”.  So, I caught a flight to Canberra last week, a few days after the
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