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Nightmares and Good Policy

David Crosbie, Thursday, 9th November 2017 -  The diminution of evidence-based public policy and the rise of vested-interest fuelled popularism  means the public voice of charities has never been more critical, writes CEO

Opinion

Shifting the Dial: From Profits and Process to Community Building

David Crosbie, Thursday, 26th October 2017 -  The Productivity Commission report Shifting the Dial released this week challenges national policy makers and undermines the positions of some of the most powerful vested interests

Civil Voices Are Speaking Up for Advocacy

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 30th August 2017 -  Hundreds of social sector organisations have had their say on the issue of advocacy as part of an initiative to collect data on how the sector uses its voice in support of community.…

Call to Exempt Charities from International Philanthropy Ban

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 15th August 2017 -  A consortia of charities has called on the federal government to exempt charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) from any legislation…

Advocacy and ‘In Australia’ Concerns in DGR Reform – Philanthropy Australia

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 8th August 2017 -  Peak body Philanthropy Australia says it has major concerns about new reporting requirements for charities undertaking advocacy, especially environmental charities, as well…

Advocacy, Politics and Mowing the Lawn

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th May 2017 -  Charities in Australia currently enjoy some of the strongest legal protections in the world to engage in advocacy, but we should never take these protections for granted, writes

Review of Consumer Law Sees Charity Sector ‘Fobbed Off’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  A coalition of not-for-profit organisations under the #fixfundraising banner says the charity sector has been “fobbed off” and relegated to third position in any future reform…

Impact Investing Must Put Communities First, NFP Peak Says

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 28th February 2017 -  Impact investing must benefit communities, rather than just save government money or create new deals for the finance sector, the peak body for not for profits has said. Last month

NFP Submissions on Whistleblower Protections

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 15th February 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector is supportive of whistleblower protections, but not if a new set of obligations are imposed on the sector without due consultation and consideration,…

Sector to Name and Shame Obstructionist Fundraising Regulators

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 9th February 2017 -  Charity peak body, Community Council for Australia (CCA) is mounting a campaign to name and shame ministers and senior bureaucrats that block the harmonisation of fundraising regulations…

Uncertainty and Change Forecast for NFP Sector in 2017

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 10th January 2017 -  Experts have predicted that a “negative environment” will surround the not-for-profit sector this year, but advised organisations to use it as an opportunity to push for social

Govt Threat to NFP Advocacy Resurfaces

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 17th November 2016 -  Any move by the federal coalition to revisit the tax deductibility of charities and exclude advocacy groups would face a strong backlash from the not-for-profit sector, according…
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