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‘It Takes a Village’ to Help Kids Succeed in Education

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 12th March 2019 -  Charities are calling on Australians to play a greater role in the education of young people, warning of a $1 million cost to the community for each student not completing high school.   

Our Failure to Plan is a Plan to Fail – the Future of the Charities Sector

David Crosbie, Thursday, 28th February 2019 -  There has never been a more important time for the charities sector to plan for the future than now, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie. The charities sector

Audit Finds $443M Government Grant Process ‘Insufficient’

Luke Michael, Thursday, 17th January 2019 -  Australian charity leaders say the $443 million government grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation is a slap in the face for every charity applying for government funding, after

Charities Welcome Foreign Donation Bill’s Passage Through Senate

Luke Michael, Friday, 16th November 2018 -  The charity sector is celebrating the passing of the foreign donations bill through the Senate, after the federal government amended the bill to protect charitable advocacy. The

Opinion

National Policy for Sale?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 27th September 2018 -  As long as the richest and most powerful have the greatest influence over national policy, the interests of our communities will be poorly reflected in many areas of national policy

Opinion

The Inequality at the Heart of Our Politics

David Crosbie, Thursday, 30th August 2018 -  If we are to reduce the level of entrenched disadvantage in Australia, we need to change priorities within government, and confront the fundamental inequality that places the voices

New Overseas Standards to Protect Australian Charities From Criminal Misuse

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 14th August 2018 -  Australian charities working overseas will face new conduct standards aimed at preventing organisations from “being misused by a criminal organisation”. The Treasury released

Opinion

Reforming or Redecorating?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 2nd August 2018 -  Public service reform in Australia seems like a constantly moving weather front, lots of clouds, the occasional flash of lightning or thunder, but bringing no rain and little change

Charities Urged to Voice Concerns About Fundraising Red Tape

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th July 2018 -  Charities need to take a stand in making submissions to a Senate fundraising inquiry, uniting behind solutions to offload red-tape burdens, social sector voices say.  Community

Opinion

Safety, Security and Hillary

David Crosbie, Thursday, 21st June 2018 -  National security is both important and challenging, but governments need to recognise that safety and security is about much more than international threats, writes Community

Charity Sector Speaks Out Against FITS Bill

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th June 2018 -  The charity sector has voiced its concerns about the government’s Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (FITS) Bill at a Parliamentary Joint Committee hearing, warning of the

New AEC Guidelines Leave Charities ‘Confused and Uncertain’

Luke Michael, Thursday, 31st May 2018 -  New guidelines from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) on political expenditure has left the charity sector “confused and uncertain”, with fears that charitable advocacy
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