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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

Concerns Over Restructure to Social Policy

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 14th November 2018 -  Labor’s promise of an overhaul to social policy making through an evaluator general has been welcomed by the sector, but some say it could be costly and not effective for programs

Minister Rejects Charity Boss’s Claim That Acknowledgement of Country May Signal Bias

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th November 2018 -  The Indigenous Affairs Minister, Nigel Scullion, has dismissed claims by the the head of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, Dr Gary Johns, that including

Australia Has an Inequality Problem, Says Andrew Leigh

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th October 2018 -  Australia has an inequality problem and needs to give employees more power to help fix flatlining wages, Labor MP Andrew Leigh says. But Jobs Minister Kelly O’Dwyer has attacked

Zed Seselja Appointed New Minister for Charities

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th September 2018 -  The Morrison government has appointed a new minister for charities, Senator Zed Seselja, who previously expressed a desire to improve government relations with the sector. But

What Will a Morrison Government Mean for the Charity Sector?

Luke Michael, Friday, 24th August 2018 -  Charities will have to hit the reset button on government relations under new Prime Minister Scott Morrison, sector advocates say, as the fallout from the Liberal Party’s leadership

Charity Sector Welcomes Release of ACNC Review

Luke Michael, Thursday, 23rd August 2018 -  The charity sector has welcomed the release of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission legislation review, which says the sector needs a single national scheme

Labor Demands Charities Stop Being Kept in The Dark

Wendy Williams, Friday, 29th June 2018 -  The shadow minister for charities and not-for-profits has lashed out at Michael Sukkar for keeping charities “in the dark” and called for the report for the Australian Charities

Charity Sector Draws ‘Line in the Sand’ with Foreign Interference Legislation

Luke Michael, Friday, 15th June 2018 -  The Australian charity sector has “drawn a line in the sand” and demanded that any foreign interference legislation meets a number of principles to protect issues-based advocacy.…

Greens Pressure Labor and Crossbench to Reject Foreign Donations Bill

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th April 2018 -  The Greens have placed pressure on the opposition and crossbenchers to reject the foreign donations bill outright, despite indications from the Labor Party that they would be open

Greens Call for Universal Basic Income

Luke Michael, Thursday, 5th April 2018 -  Greens leader Richard Di Natale has proposed a radical overhaul of Australia’s welfare system through the introduction of a universal basic income scheme, but critics believe

Wealthy Tax Concessions Costing $68 Billion a Year

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th March 2018 -  Tax concessions for Australia’s wealthiest 20 per cent are costing more than $68 billion a year, while the bottom 20 per cent of Australians receive just $6.1 billion in concessions,
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