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It’s time.

David Crosbie, Thursday, 17th June 2021 -  Every charity that wants to advocate for their community should now be thinking about developing an election action plan, writes David Crosbie. There will be an election in Australia

Why is government ‘consultation’ so bad in Australia and what can we do about it?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 26th April 2021 -  Neil Pharaoh compares Australia’s two versions of consultation with the system in New Zealand, and shares some advice on how community organisations can amplify their voice. I have

A big problem requires even bigger solutions

Fiona Patten, Thursday, 1st April 2021 -  When it comes to homelessness, government should prioritise implementing diverse, forward-thinking early intervention strategies, writes MP Fiona Patten reflecting on the

The women’s march was a huge success. Now comes the hard part: how to actually get something done

Contributor, Thursday, 18th March 2021 -  Chris Wallace on some of the political realities we have to face in order to see real change happen. This week’s March 4 Justice protests saw tens of thousands of people take to the streets

How to win friends and influence government

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 22nd February 2021 -  A new report shares advice on how charities can improve their relationship with all levels of government   With many charities struggling to secure long-term funding, a new report

Advocacy and disrupted government

David Crosbie, Thursday, 11th February 2021 -  Government as we knew it has been disrupted. The challenge for charities is to adapt and engage through new mediums and shine our own lights on issues that matter, such as the ongoing

Politics and the power of collaboration

David Crosbie, Thursday, 10th December 2020 -  As political considerations are becoming a more prominent factor in government decision-making, the focus of the charities sector needs to be more about collective action, writes

For the people

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
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