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Tech Giant Launches Foundation to Tackle Indigenous Disadvantage

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 5th March 2019 -  One of Australia’s leading tech companies is giving away more than half a million dollars to organisations helping Indigenous children, as part of a new charitable foundation.

Opinion

Less Generalisations, More Nuance Please

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 29th January 2019 -  Krystian Seibert rediscovers the value of nuance and considers how there can be a lot of generalisations when it comes to thinking about charities and philanthropy. Charities are

Netflix Cleaning Craze Puts Charities Under Pressure

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 16th January 2019 -  While January is traditionally the biggest material donation month of the year for charities, the Marie Kondo “Tidying Up” craze currently sweeping the nation is putting charities

Government Backpedals on Massive Funding Cuts to Charity

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th October 2018 -  Community outrage over millions of dollars in federal funding cuts to a respected youth charity has caused the government to backflip.    CEO and founder of Youth Off The Streets

Opinion

Charities Fight Truth Decay

David Crosbie, Thursday, 11th October 2018 -  It is not always high-profile public advocacy that is important, fighting truth decay is a critical role for all charities, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie.

UK Charity Commission Looks to Raise Trust

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 9th October 2018 -  The UK Charity Commission will prioritise raising public trust in charities as confidence in the sector reaches its lowest level in years. Recent incidents – most notably Oxfam’s

Family First New Zealand Fights to Regain Charity Status

Luke Michael, Thursday, 13th September 2018 -  A New Zealand advocacy group strongly opposed to same-sex marriage is appealing a High Court ruling which upheld a decision to strip its charity status. Family First New Zealand was

Charity Helping Women Dress for Success Receives Helping Hand

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th August 2018 -  A Brisbane charity providing smart and professional clothing to women for job interviews has won a $10,000 grant. Suited to Success, which helps women “one outfit at a time” to

Changemaker

Going Back to Basics in Domestic Violence Support and Assistance

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 13th August 2018 -  Manuela Whitford is the CEO and founder of Friends With Dignity, a charity providing practical support for those displaced by domestic violence. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Opinion

A Dose of Reason, Perspective and Clarity

Mark Fowler, Friday, 3rd August 2018 -  Mark Fowler, a partner at Prolegis Lawyers, makes the case against reform in the debate around charity advocacy. There has been a lot of recent interest in the Australian Charities

Catholic Education Charity Defends By-Election Advocacy

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 31st July 2018 -  A Catholic education charity which criticised the Turnbull government’s schools funding policy during a by-election campaign is confident it has not breached charity laws,

Canadian Court Protects Charities’ Political Activity

Paul Carter, Monday, 23rd July 2018 -  A Canadian court’s decision protecting the tax benefits and political activity of a particular charity could inform debate in Australia on charitable advocacy, politics and
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