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Aussie charities missing out on government-subsidised COVID-19 loans

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 -  While the loan scheme is being overhauled, sector advocates say it still falls short of what’s needed        It has been revealed only around 20 of the federal government’s

‘It is the right time to help charities’: ALP renews push for urgent fundraising reform

Luke Michael, Thursday, 11th June 2020 -  Advocates say fundraising reform is a zero-cost option to help a struggling sector  Labor MP Andrew Leigh has moved a private member’s motion calling on the government to fix the nation’s

Government vows to remove ACNC secrecy provisions, but won’t budge on fundraising reform

Luke Michael, Friday, 6th March 2020 -  The government has released its response to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission review The Morrison government is moving to strengthen public trust in the

Government ordered to respond to fundraising inquiry

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th November 2019 -  The Senate has given the government less than a week to release its response to the report The Morrison government is under pressure to release its overdue response to a Senate inquiry

Charity leaders slam continued inaction on fundraising reform

Luke Michael, Friday, 30th August 2019 -  The charity sector’s hopes of achieving urgent fundraising reform have been dealt a major blow, after the issue was left off the agenda for an influential meeting between consumer

Government under pressure to take action on fundraising reform

Luke Michael, Thursday, 15th August 2019 -  Labor has vowed to keep pressure on the Morrison government to urgently fix fundraising laws, warning that continued inaction is costing charities millions of dollars in red tape.  

Familiar faces remain in Labor’s shadow ministry ‘refresh’

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  Former opposition leader Bill Shorten has been appointed shadow minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Labor’s new-look shadow cabinet, while Andrew Leigh will

Coalition missing as Labor and Greens champion charities

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 14th May 2019 -  There was an empty chair on stage at the pre-election forum on Friday after the Coalition failed to provide somebody to participate in a discussion which put charity policy in the spotlight.

Labor gives charities the spotlight in final days of election campaign

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 8th May 2019 -  Labor has pledged to fix fundraising laws, protect charitable advocacy and slash red tape for the sector if voted to power in the 18 May federal election, a move broadly welcomed by

What do you want to ask the major parties about the future of the Australian charities and NFP sector?

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 2nd May 2019 -  The charity sector is being given a chance to put their questions directly to Australia’s politicians in the lead up to the next election. For each of the last two federal elections

ALP pledges to be champions of the charity sector

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  Labor MP Andrew Leigh has vowed an ALP government will “end the war on charities” and strengthen the role of the charities commission, while continuing to put pressure on controversial

‘They don’t see eye-to-eye’: Leadership turmoil engulfs the ACNC

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 16th April 2019 -  The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has been rocked by a disastrous Senate estimates appearance that has laid bare a major leadership rift over the direction
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