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Election 2022: The state of play

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 18th May 2022 -  To ensure you have the most informed view of this election, we give you a final run-through of the sector’s demands and how some of the candidates responded. The past six weeks have seen

Leigh faces the sector’s concerns

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 16th May 2022 -  Ahead of this week’s federal election, Pro Bono News sat down with shadow assistant minister for charities Andrew Leigh to put some of the sector’s concerns – raised in our recent election

Rice ready to work with the sector

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 16th May 2022 -  The new Greens spokesperson for the charity sector, Senator Janet Rice, is looking forward to pushing the incoming government on the issues of importance to our sector. At last week’s

Keynotes get crowd revved up at Connecting Up

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 16th May 2022 -  From the state of the sector post-COVID, to a new perspective on marketing and the future of philanthropy, day two of the Connecting Up conference was full of valuable nuggets of information

Election 2022: what have the major parties promised?

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  We take a look at the announcements made so far on the issues of relevance to our sector. We’ve passed the halfway point of this campaign and we’re just a few short weeks away from the federal

Aged care on the edge, but there is a path forward

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 6th April 2022 -  After 20 reviews, a royal commission, and a global pandemic, the crisis in aged care in Australia has been thrust firmly into the spotlight. Ahead of this year’s federal election,

Good policy matters

David Crosbie, Thursday, 29th July 2021 -  We are at a point in time where we need to reinvent the whole idea of good government policy and why it is so fundamental, writes David Crosbie. I am old enough to remember a time when the

‘The average charity is about as likely to engage in illegal activism as the average person is to commit murder’

Andrew Leigh, Wednesday, 30th June 2021 -  Shadow Assistant Minister for Charities Andrew Leigh takes aim at the federal government’s most recent “war on charities”. If you listen to the Morrison government talk about activist

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
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