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Community sector braces for next COVID crisis

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th January 2022 -  “If we close, people who rely on us can’t get help.”  Community service leaders fear vulnerable people will be left to fend for themselves as the Omicron variant forces frontline

Community services struggle in Covid’s shadow

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 21st December 2021 -  Just 6 per cent of charities say they have been able to meet all demand for services in 2021 As 2021 comes to a weary close, new research has revealed that charity staff are not only burnt-out

Disability inquiry warns against opening up early amid ‘deficient’ vaccine rollout

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 28th September 2021 -  Advocates hope a damning royal commission report will serve as a wake up call for government to speed up the vaccination rollout for people with disability  All people with disability

‘This is about reclaiming our own lives’: New vaccine ad to inspire hope

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 19th July 2021 -  A new campaign is using the power of positivity to encourage people to get vaccinated  With Australia falling significantly behind its vaccine targets, a new video campaign is trying

It’s been nearly 18 months since COVID hit Australia. So what’s happened to giving levels?

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 13th July 2021 -  A new report reveals charitable giving levels since the outbreak of the pandemic  Cancelled events and pandemic-induced economic hardship meant in 2020, charitable giving levels

People power prevails in face of great challenges

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 31st May 2021 -  The annual CIVICUS report highlights the role of civil society and the challenges that lie ahead  Despite the pandemic-induced challenges of 2020, civil action demanding more just,

The resource hub recharging Australian volunteering

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st March 2021 -  A new online hub features 350 resources including videos, templates, guides, research, and factsheets for volunteer managers Volunteering Australia is launching an online resource

The struggle to reinvigorate volunteering in a COVID-19 world

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 16th February 2021 -  Volunteering advocates say a national volunteering strategy is desperately needed Australian organisations are struggling to re-engage their volunteering workforce, with

Work needed to improve COVID-19 messaging for people with disability

Luke Michael, Monday, 8th February 2021 -  Research is underway to increase the effectiveness of tailored COVID-19 communication for vulnerable people       Australian governments must improve their COVID-19 public

Rough sleepers left behind during WA’s emergency lockdown

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd February 2021 -  Homelessness groups are urging the government to look towards longer-term housing solutions  Western Australian homelessness groups say they are struggling to cope with the surge

Giving back by giving to

David Crosbie, Thursday, 28th January 2021 -  Companies that over-estimated their future losses during the pandemic are being encouraged to return some of the tax-payer funded JobKeeper payments they received to the government.

Australia urged to steer clear from overly punitive lockdown measures

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th January 2021 -  Human Rights Watch has criticised some of the ‘discriminatory’ aspects of Australia’s COVID-19 response      Australian governments should assess all future COVID-19 lockdown
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