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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

New year, new office, new rules

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 15th January 2021 -  We take a look at how you can safely settle back into the office in 2021  Most office workers across Australia spent the best part of 2020 working from home.  But as a new working year begins

Stepping up and thinking quick: 2020 philanthropy in review

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 22nd December 2020 -  We shine a light on the biggest philanthropic moments and gifts from across 2020  In a year characterised by never-ending and unprecedented challenges that devastated the lives
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