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Terms of engagement – Time for a new relationship with government?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th June 2020 -  We have an opportunity as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic to re-establish the kinds of relationships we think are needed between governments and charities, writes David Crosbie.

Jobs, charities and building back better

David Crosbie, Thursday, 11th June 2020 -  David Crosbie outlines a number of priority initiatives that would not only create jobs but boost economic activity and strengthen the level of support available to our communities.

Op-shops are opening back up, but it’s not business as usual

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd June 2020 -  We take a look at the challenges charities face as op-shops reopen their doors  When COVID-19 hit, charity op-shops were, like most other businesses, forced to shut their doors. This

Drawing lines, somewhere

David Crosbie, Thursday, 28th May 2020 -  The work of many in the charities sector is now defined by a seemingly moveable line that excludes people who are vital members of our communities, our economy and our humanity, writes

Look how far we’ve come: Charities

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th May 2020 -  “While the sector has doubled in size in the last 10 years, it has also become much more competitive and survival can mean charities drift from their primary purpose in order

Australian charities over 20 years: A timeline

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th May 2020 -  The landscape for charities in Australia has shifted dramatically over the past 20 years. We take a look back through the Pro Bono News archives to re-examine some of the key events

The communities left behind in the pandemic

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 25th May 2020 -  “We are essentially putting a Band-Aid on what could become a larger societal issue,” charity leader says.   With over one million temporary visa holders excluded from the Commonwealth’s

Look how far we’ve come

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 21st May 2020 -  It can be hard to spot moments of progress in the day to day. But change stands out over decades. As Pro Bono News celebrates its 20th birthday, we launch a series looking at how far the

For the people

David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th May 2020 -  The past six months have demonstrated that the shortest route to greater trust is pursuing common good, not sectional interests – this is true for charities and government, writes

Charities continue to struggle through coronavirus

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 13th May 2020 -  A new survey finds over 50 per cent of charities have lost money during COVID-19  Despite 44 per cent of charities experiencing increased demand for services during the coronavirus

The good, the hopeful, and the dog’s breakfast

David Crosbie, Thursday, 30th April 2020 -  Australian charities have demonstrated in this crisis that they are effective advocates to governments. Now they need to look beyond governments to better engagement with their

Changes to JobKeeper payment labelled a win-win for charities

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 27th April 2020 -  Community sector leaders say it will make a big difference during coronavirus Charities will now be able to exclude government funding in the JobKeeper turnover test, opening up
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