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Leigh hits the ground running as charities minister

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 15th June 2022 -  “The charity sector has suffered a nine year war on charities, which ended on 21 May this year.” Four weeks after the election, Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury

Meet your new federal government colleagues

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 1st June 2022 -  The new cabinet is strong on diversity, with a record number of women and the country’s first female Muslim minister. The progressive election has resulted in a progressive front

Leigh faces the sector’s concerns

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 16th May 2022 -  Ahead of this week’s federal election, Pro Bono News sat down with shadow assistant minister for charities Andrew Leigh to put some of the sector’s concerns – raised in our recent election

Politicians front up for charity sector

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 13th May 2022 -  While all major parties were invited to be part of the panel, there was one glaring absence. Politicians have made their pitch to the sector in a pre-election panel at the 2022 Connecting

Labor promises to double giving, answering Philanthropy Australia’s call

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 11th April 2022 -  Australia’s rates of philanthropic giving are low compared to some of our closest neighbours, but the federal opposition has promised to change that if it forms government later

Labor issues promise to work in partnership with the community sector

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 16th March 2022 -  The federal opposition has outlined its proposed community sector policies, in a move welcomed by the sector. The Labor party has pledged to support a stronger, more diverse and more

Labor defends decision to support political campaigners bill

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 2nd December 2021 -  Should Labor be elected, Dr Andrew Leigh confirms they would revisit the framework Labor has defended its decision to work with the government to pass the political campaigners bill

‘The average charity is about as likely to engage in illegal activism as the average person is to commit murder’

Andrew Leigh, Wednesday, 30th June 2021 -  Shadow Assistant Minister for Charities Andrew Leigh takes aim at the federal government’s most recent “war on charities”. If you listen to the Morrison government talk about activist

Aussie charities fear their ability to advocate is being stifled

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th May 2021 -  Charity advocates say a shrinking civil space is damaging the state of Australia’s democracy There are fears Australia is facing a “democratic depression”, with charity advocates

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
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