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Performance failures at the charities regulator

David Crosbie, Thursday, 21st October 2021 -  The performance of the ACNC has gone backwards when it should have been improving, writes David Crosbie, who argues the latest ACNC Annual Report is disappointing at best. It took

Opportunities, costs and sustainability

David Crosbie, Thursday, 26th August 2021 -  There is an opportunity for charities to be more involved in addressing challenges across our communities, but we need to acknowledge that taking on new challenges is not a cost-free

Charity sector faces new advocacy threat

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th August 2021 -  Sector leaders say the government is trying to make charities less visible during election periods Charities are deeply concerned by a new government proposal that would force more

The six changes charities want to support communities in lockdown

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 28th July 2021 -  “Hopefully, governments will respond positively, and charities will be able to enhance our efforts to keep Australians safe and build stronger communities.”     An open letter

For those that do hold a hose

David Crosbie, Thursday, 20th May 2021 -  Research reveals that volunteering has been smashed by COVID-19. It will not come back on its own, it requires investment, writes David Crosbie, who calls on governments, policy

Is that just the way it is?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 22nd April 2021 -  The successful prosecution of a police officer in the George Floyd murder trial shows how radical change can occur in the fight against ingrained discrimination, writes David Crosbie,

ALP pledges support for 10-point plan to strengthen the charities sector

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 1st April 2021 -  Labor says it will work closely with the sector to reimagine a new Australia   Charity leaders say a plan endorsed by the Australian Labor Party to strengthen the charities sector

Holding governments to account

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th March 2021 -  Faced with an avoidance approach from many areas of government, it is up to charities to not only call this behaviour out, but also to drive the change they want to see, writes David Crosbie,

The shifting shape of government relations

David Crosbie, Thursday, 11th March 2021 -  As the approach to advocacy and government relations seems to be changing, with governments appearing less interested in engaging with charities or their issues, it’s up to charities

Pushing back: The role of charities in strengthening our democracy

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th February 2021 -  If proposed amendments to the powers of the ACNC are passed by the Parliament, there would be major consequences – it’s not going to make our government stronger, writes David Crosbie.

Government looks to broaden ACNC’s powers amid crackdown on unlawful activity

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th February 2021 -  Some in the sector say the push is reminiscent of “Stalinist Russia”        The charities commissioner could be given discretion to take enforcement action against charities even

Charitable advocacy threatened in the UK

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  New research shows nine in 10 campaigners believe that civil society is under threat, as Australian charities are warned to be wary of political attacks coming into the federal election
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