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Tag : Advocacy

Radiohead hack aids action on climate change

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 15th June 2019 -  Climate change action group, Extinction Rebellion, has thanked English rock band Radiohead for donating the proceeds of music the band was forced to release after a hack.   Hackers

Fears media raids could silence advocacy

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 7th June 2019 -  Civil society groups have raised concerns over the threat the Australian Federal Police raids on journalists and news outlets pose to the ability of charity and advocacy groups to

Opinion

It’s now or not for a long time – charity election strategies

David Crosbie, Thursday, 28th March 2019 -  Now is the time for all charities to be finalising their election strategy, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie. A federal election is going to be called for mid-May.

Advocacy groups struggle amid growing NDIS waiting lists

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th March 2019 -  Advocacy services are being swamped with people needing help appealing their National Disability Insurance Scheme plans, disability groups have warned in the wake of new funding

GetUp Ruling to Protect Issues-based Advocacy by Charities

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th February 2019 -  An Australian Electoral Commission ruling affirming the independence of activist group GetUp has set an important legal precedent protecting charities’ rights to engage in issues-based

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. The Stand

Opinion

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
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