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Review of foreign donations bill puts charities on alert

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 27th January 2021 -  Civil society organisations are being urged to make a submission to a new parliamentary inquiry           Charities are determined to ensure that issue-based advocacy remains protected

Morrison government unveils ‘significant and far-reaching’ fundraising reforms

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th December 2020 -  A new fundraising model is set to reduce the administrative and financial burden for charities      Sector leaders are celebrating a major win in the battle to fix fundraising regulation,

Charities paying for access – Never okay? Or a necessary evil?

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th December 2020 -  Charities are being warned to steer clear from paying to attend political functions amid concerns this could put an organisation’s reputation at risk      Gaining access to government

Fundraising reform remains ‘just out of reach’

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th November 2020 -  The federal government has finally responded to a report from the Senate Select Committee on Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century  The charity sector remains frustrated by the

‘Silent heroes’ of 2020 left on the sidelines by the budget

Wendy Williams, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  MP Andrew Leigh say the government “doesn’t seem to realise” the contribution that charities make, as Labor outlines its vision for a fairer society in its budget reply speech

Connecting in a crisis

Andrew Leigh, Tuesday, 29th September 2020 -  In an extract from their new book, Reconnected: A community builder’s handbook, Andrew Leigh and Nick Terrell consider how large-scale emergencies boost social capital,

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.  
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