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High profile independents join forces to end climate wars

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 1st May 2019 -  The Australian Conservation Foundation has brokered a “landmark agreement” between seven independent MPs and candidates pledging to take action on a number of climate change issues,

NFPs Back PokieLeaks To Tackle ‘Predatory’ Industry

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 29th September 2016 -  Not for Profits are backing the so-called PokieLeaks campaign in a bid to crack the secrets of a “predatory” industry being slammed as “the Australian equivalent of the NRA” in terms

Churches Call for Debate On Private Members Bill

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 2nd September 2014 -  The Australian Churches’ Refugee Taskforce is calling on Parliament to debate a Private Member's Bill tabled by Tasmanian Independent Andrew Wilkie to protect procedural…

National Gambling Reform On Shaky Ground

Staff Reporter, Monday, 9th December 2013 -  Peak social services organisation UnitingCare Australia has expressed its deep disappointment in the Federal Coalition Government’s plan to scrap changes to the national…

Don’t Let Community Be ‘Jilted’ Over ACNC Legislation

Staff Reporter, Monday, 10th September 2012 -  The National Roundtable of Nonprofit Organisations says the community sector must urge all members of Federal Parliament to pass the national charity regulator Legislation or…

Wilkie to Support “Watered Down” Pokie Reform

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 22nd May 2012 - 
Flickr image:  Some rights reserved by ragingwire Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has decided to vote in support of the Gillard Government’s National…

NSW Churches Target Windsor Over Pokie Reform

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 8th March 2012 -  Local Churches in the Federal electorate of New England in New South Wales have delivered 1000 signed postcards to local Federal member, independent Tony Windsor, in what they describe…

Pokie Compromise a Setback – NFP

Staff Reporter, Monday, 23rd January 2012 -  Welfare Not for Profit, UnitingCare Australia, has expressed deep disappoint that Federal politicians were unable to agree to evidence based poker machine reform, and action mandatory…

Coalition Government Would “Rescind” Pokies Reforms

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th October 2011 -  A Coalition Government would try to overturn the mandatory pre-commitment scheme designed to combat problem gambling – Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said last night. The…

Majority Back Gambling Pre-Commitment: Research

Staff Reporter, Monday, 12th September 2011 -  Two-thirds of Australians (67%) support the Federal Government’s proposed gambling reforms – including mandatory pre-commitment technology on poker machines…

Australian Churches United Against Problem Gambling

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 21st June 2011 -  Flickr Image :  Some rights reserved by Jeff Kubina    With Australians as the world’s most prolific gamblers, the social costs…
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