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New charity regulations could cost sector $150 million

Luke Michael, Monday, 11th October 2021 -  “Not only will these changes crack down on the free speech of charities across Australia, the burdensome red tape will affect service delivery” The federal government’s proposed

Liberal-led committee rails against government advocacy crackdown

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th October 2021 -  The committee believes a proposal to change governance standards may infringe on a charity’s implied freedom of political communication  Charity advocates are pushing to have

‘They are not just an attack on charities. They are an attack on democracy.’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 4th August 2021 -  The charity sector has 15 days to secure support for a disallowance motion to prevent controversial changes to governance standards becoming law, after the regulations were tabled

Charities use full-page ad to condemn proposed regulations

Luke Michael, Thursday, 24th June 2021 -  “These regulations must be abandoned. The work of Australia’s charities should not be stifled when the country needs us the most” The social sector’s campaign against plans to change

Review of foreign donations bill puts charities on alert

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 27th January 2021 -  Civil society organisations are being urged to make a submission to a new parliamentary inquiry           Charities are determined to ensure that issue-based advocacy remains protected

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

Environmental charities under the spotlight for advocacy

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 10th December 2019 -  Greenpeace says political advocacy is a vital part of a charity’s purpose  Political advocacy is an essential task for charities and is something that must be protected, Greenpeace

Charities Make Their Voices Heard Amid Political Chaos – 2018 in Review

Luke Michael, Thursday, 20th December 2018 -  In a year filled with political chaos and upheaval, the charity sector had to fight hard to make its voice heard. But through strong advocacy efforts, the sector was able to achieve

FITS Exemption ‘A Victory for Common Sense’

Wendy Williams, Monday, 25th June 2018 -  The charity sector is cheering a “victory for common sense” after a last-minute exemption in the foreign influence bill. The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Charity Sector Draws ‘Line in the Sand’ with Foreign Interference Legislation

Luke Michael, Friday, 15th June 2018 -  The Australian charity sector has “drawn a line in the sand” and demanded that any foreign interference legislation meets a number of principles to protect issues-based advocacy.…

Labor Calls For Charities to be Exempt from Foreign Donations Bill

Wendy Williams, Monday, 16th April 2018 -  Labor has called for charities to be exempted from the controversial foreign donations bill, with opposition leader Bill Shorten saying he won’t support “anything that punishes

Only One in Five Australians Favour Proposed Limits on Charitable Advocacy

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 7th February 2018 -  Only one in five Australians support the Turnbull government’s proposed measures to restrict charitable advocacy, including just 36 per cent of Coalition supporters, according
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