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Shorten and Abbott Defend Catholics Against ACNC Probe

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th July 2018 -  An investigation into the charity status of Melbourne’s peak body for Catholic schools is being slammed by both sides of politics, with Labor leader Bill Shorten and former prime

St Vincent de Paul CEO Seeks Labor Preselection

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th July 2018 -  Charity leader and opponent of the mandatory detention and offshore processing of asylum seekers, Dr John Falzon is launching a bid for federal Labor preselection hoping to drive

Greens “Stunt” to Raise Welfare Payments Rejected

Luke Michael, Thursday, 10th May 2018 -  A Greens push to increase Newstart and Youth Allowance by $75 a week has been voted down in the Senate, after Labor and the Coalition voted against the motion described by critics as

Labor Calls For Charities to be Exempt from Foreign Donations Bill

Wendy Williams, Monday, 16th April 2018 -  Labor has called for charities to be exempted from the controversial foreign donations bill, with opposition leader Bill Shorten saying he won’t support “anything that punishes

AMA Calls For “Bipartisan Commitment” to Fund NDIS

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th April 2018 -  The Australian Medical Association has called on Labor to support a Medicare levy rise to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme, but the opposition said they had a “better

New Charity Sector Push To Withdraw Foreign Interference Bills

Luke Michael, Thursday, 22nd March 2018 -  There has been a renewed push to withdraw the federal government’s package of foreign interference bills, with an open letter set to be presented to Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten

Charities and NFPs to be Exempt from Labor’s Tax System Reforms

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 13th March 2018 -  Peak bodies in the social sector have welcomed news that charity and not-for-profit organisations will be exempt from a Labor Party proposal to scale back refundable franking credit

Concerns Raised Over Charity-Funded Trip For Bill Shorten

Luke Michael, Friday, 9th March 2018 -  The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has been asked to investigate the Australian Conservation Foundation, after the environmental charity funded a trip

Excluding Charities Makes Foreign Donations Ban ‘Entirely Ineffective’ Says Cormann

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 27th February 2018 -  Finance Minister Mathias Cormann believes excluding charities from a foreign donations ban would “make such a ban entirely ineffective”, despite Labor leader Bill Shorten’s

Annual Report Finds Government Still Struggling to Close the Gap

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th February 2018 -  The prime minister’s annual Closing the Gap report has revealed only three out of seven targets are “on track”, 10 years after the policy was launched to improve the

Review Finds Government’s Closing the Gap Policy Has ‘Fallen Apart’

Luke Michael, Thursday, 8th February 2018 -  The federal government’s Closing the Gap policy has “all but fallen apart” due to extensive funding cuts and political instability, a 10-year review into the strategy has
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