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What Australia thinks about Roe v Wade

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 1st July 2022 -  Advocates in Australia have called on governments to do more to ensure abortion is not only legal, but accessible. It was the decision that rocked the United States – but its ripples

Decision to raise detention age in Tasmania only a ‘first step’ in youth justice reform

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 10th June 2022 -  Advocates say more action is needed for the welfare of children. Tasmania has become the first state in the country to raise the age of criminal detention, from 10 to 14 years old. The

Pursuing purpose in times of politics

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 9th May 2022 -  What’s right and what’s wrong when it comes to advocating as a charity during election time? Elections have a way of focusing purpose, and for many charities the time to advocate for

‘It’s undemocratic’: NSW anti-protest laws spark a civil society backlash

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 4th April 2022 -  A coalition of community and advocacy groups say new laws are incompatible with the democratic right to protest and fundamental civil liberties.  The NSW parliament has passed tough…

Fight to protect charitable advocacy continues

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 10th February 2020 -  “Without limits on political donations and election spending, politicians will respond to those with the biggest bank balance, instead of those with the best ideas,” Human Rights

Community groups slam religious discrimination bill

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th February 2020 -  Critics argue the legislation gives religious groups unprecedented privileges to discriminate The government’s revised religious discrimination bill threatens inclusion

Charitable advocacy comes under threat in Queensland

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 -  The Human Rights Law Centre says proposed legislation would silence charities A Queensland government bill limiting political donations and election spending will stifle charitable

‘We have important things to say’: Indigenous child briefs UN and calls on the Australian government to stop locking up kids

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  A 12-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy from central Australia has travelled to Geneva to address the UN Human Rights Council and urge the Australian government to stop sending 10-year-olds

Foreign Donations Bill Changes Labelled a Win For Charities

Luke Michael, Friday, 21st September 2018 -  Draft amendments to the foreign donations bill have been labelled a win for the charity sector, with the government backing down on measures that threatened charitable advocacy.

Foreign Donations Bill Could be in Breach of Constitution

Luke Michael, Friday, 12th January 2018 -  The Human Rights Law Centre is examining the legality of the government’s contentious foreign donations bill and said it was “likely” the bill would face a High Court challenge in

Australian Corporate Accountability Network Launches

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 1st November 2017 -  A group of civil society organisations, academics and individuals working to promote accountability and respect for human rights by Australian businesses, has launched the Australian…

Civil Voices Survey Takes the Temperature of Not for Profit Advocacy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 17th August 2017 -  Social sector leaders in Australia are being called on to speak out about the ability of their organisations to advocate on matters of public interest, as part of a nationwide survey
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