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David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th May 2020 -  The past six months have demonstrated that the shortest route to greater trust is pursuing common good, not sectional interests – this is true for charities and government, writes

The bastard subsidiarity of bushfire responses

Contributor, Thursday, 30th January 2020 -  The shift from solidarity to suspicion we have seen in light of the bushfire crisis reflects the ambivalence of governments and of many citizens to charitable and community organisations.

Market, what market? Why bottom up innovation is so rare in human services

Nicholas Gruen, Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 -  There is a huge catch 22 driving impact measurement in human services. A lot of the evaluation is done because governments seek it, but then it goes nowhere – and for good reason. NGOs

Hey – look over here!

David Crosbie, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Charities are too important to be relegated to the bottom of the government priorities pile, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie, reflecting on Prime Minister

Civil society must help hold governments accountable

Marcia Balzer, Thursday, 21st March 2019 -  We’ve given up expecting accountability from our politicians… but it’s time for that to change, writes Marcia Balzer. Australian voters face an imminent Federal Budget shaped by

Opinion

Dead Fish, Criminal Bankers, Aged Care Abuse – Where are the Regulators?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th February 2019 -  The popular media debate about government performance often focuses on political games and short-term point scoring, but what matters most in our communities is the quality of government

Opinion

Investing in People Who Make a Difference

David Crosbie, Thursday, 31st January 2019 -  Charities need to be independent, but that does not mean they should be cut adrift by government to fend on their own, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie. “In

NSW Government Called to Help NFPs Become Energy Efficient

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 11th December 2018 -  The New South Wales government needs to strongly support the state’s not-for-profit sector to invest in energy saving technologies amid rising energy costs, a report finds.   Researchers

Increased Support Needed for Entrepreneurs with Disability

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 3rd August 2018 -  Entrepreneurs and business owners with disability need increased support to take their ideas “to the next stage”, a disability sector leader believes. Ross Joyce, CEO of the Australian

Can TV Show Us What it is Really Like to be Homeless?

Paul Carter, Monday, 23rd July 2018 -  Having shown what it is “really like to be homeless in Australia”, the celebrities involved in television’s second series of Filthy Rich and Homeless are back to their normal

Social Sector on Notice to Prepare for Population Debate

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 18th July 2018 -  Government celebrations about a superior vetting process thankfully driving down the migrant intake are disingenuous and instead represent a shame, a national peak body says.     

ANZSOG Scholarships Give NFPs a Chance to Invest in Future Leaders

Contributor, Tuesday, 11th July 2017 -  Not-for-profit organisations can now benefit from scholarships for Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) programs aimed at developing the skills of leaders
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