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Government Backdown Signals Major Advocacy Win for Canadian Charities

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th February 2019 -  The Canadian government has dropped its appeal of a court ruling that scrapped the limit on the political activities of a charity. The Ontario Superior Court ruled last July that legislation

High Court Ruling Another Win for Charitable Advocacy

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 30th January 2019 -  The not-for-profit sector is celebrating another win for charitable advocacy after the High Court struck down electoral laws imposing a stricter spending cap for third-party campaigners

NSW Disability Groups Gear Up for Advocacy Battle

Luke Michael, Thursday, 24th January 2019 -  New South Wales disability groups are launching their “biggest campaign yet” to fight for ongoing advocacy funding as they prepare for the upcoming state election in March.

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Could the Charities Act 2013 Pose a Problem for Advocacy Charities?

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 18th December 2018 -  Krystian Seibert raises concerns about an aspect of the Charities Act that could have major implications for how the act can be used to challenge charities which have advocacy as a

Possible Backlash Caused by Planned Changes to Charities Act

Luke Michael, Friday, 14th December 2018 -  Legal experts warn that the federal government’s plan to guarantee legal protection for charities advocating traditional marriage may create a backlash, as charities scramble

Banning Foreign Donations Without Hurting Charities

Contributor, Monday, 26th November 2018 -  When foreign cash pollutes our polity, charities lose, writes Labor MP Andrew Leigh and Senator Don Farrell, who explain how it proved possible to ban foreign donations without silencing

Opinion

Reflections on the Electoral Bill Debate

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 20th November 2018 -  Krystian Seibert reflects on the foreign donations bill that recently passed the Senate, and explains how a reasonable and sensible policy outcome was achieved. Last Friday, the

Canada Set to Remove Limit on Charities’ Non-partisan Political Activities

Luke Michael, Monday, 29th October 2018 -  The Canadian government’s move to broaden the freedom of expression for charities has been labelled a win for the nation’s charitable sector. The government issued a motion

Dentistry for a Cause

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 8th October 2018 -  Dr Sonia Sonia is not your typical dentist, volunteering and now starting her own charity putting her professional skills to use to help those affected by family violence. She is this

Disability Advocacy in NSW Under Threat

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 -  Disability advocacy groups in New South Wales face an uncertain future, with the state government set to cut all advocacy funding leaving a gap in support for the disability community.  

Toolkit Taking Women’s Advocacy to Next Level

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 27th September 2018 -  Gender equality advocates say a guide on how to lobby women’s issues to parliamentarians will help take advocacy to the next level.     The toolkit, released last Thursday,

Catholic Education Charity Defends By-Election Advocacy

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 31st July 2018 -  A Catholic education charity which criticised the Turnbull government’s schools funding policy during a by-election campaign is confident it has not breached charity laws,
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