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Charitable advocacy comes under threat in Queensland

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 -  The Human Rights Law Centre says proposed legislation would silence charities A Queensland government bill limiting political donations and election spending will stifle charitable

Five times Australian charities made a difference through advocacy in 2019

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th December 2019 -  As 2019 draws to a close, we look back at five major reforms that were made possible only through strong charitable advocacy.   Advocacy is an essential function of charities and a

The best country in the world… but not for activism

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 5th December 2019 -  New research reveals Australia’s civil society is under increasing threat  Media raids and the introduction of data surveillance laws have seen Australia’s civic rating downgraded,

Crackdown on advocacy charities in Germany part of global trend

Wendy Williams, Friday, 29th November 2019 -  German Holocaust survivors’ organisation loses charity status A crackdown on advocacy charities in Germany is part of a disturbing trend happening globally, advocates

Why Australia needs more noisy charities!

David Crosbie, Thursday, 7th November 2019 -  Within the free speech dialogue, there are few groups more important than charities, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie. Governments generally dislike noisy

Philanthropy in the wake of a royal commission

Emma Morgan, Monday, 28th October 2019 -  Emma Morgan, from The Family Violence Philanthropy Collaboration Project, reflects on what happens when a royal commission sparks the will to change and shares lessons on how funders

NSW’s abortion reforms are a win for advocacy

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 30th September 2019 -  Cross-sector collaboration and making the campaign personable were key to the successful push to decriminalise abortion in NSW, a campaign leader says.   Sinead Canning, the campaign

Seven deadly sins of government engagement

Andrew Blyberg, Thursday, 19th September 2019 -  Andrew Blyberg, from Fifty Acres, runs through some of the most common mistakes not for profits make when trying to influence politicians. I spent more than five years as a political

Why Canada’s environmental charities are afraid to talk about climate change during the election

Contributor, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  Elections Canada is muzzling public outreach by charities about the climate crisis, just when it has never been more urgent for the public to understand it, writes environmental

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The lawyer taking charge of disability advocacy in Australia

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  Jeff Smith is the new CEO of People with Disability Australia, a national disability rights, advocacy and representative organisation giving the disability community a voice of
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