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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

Guide Dogs Victoria launches investigation after CEO publicly backs Josh Frydenberg

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 20th April 2022 -  “Those responsible for running charities need to be confident that they comply with the ACNC’s governance standards.” The board of Guide Dogs Victoria has launched an internal investigation

What the social sector will be looking for in the 2022 federal budget

Wendy Williams, Monday, 28th March 2022 -  We speak to sector leaders to find out what the for-purpose sector would like to see in the federal budget and where they think the priorities should lie. With a federal election around

Sorry… No news today. We’re waiting on Zuck

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 22nd March 2022 -  Why we’re not publishing any news today. Today, publishers across Australia – including Pro Bono News – are joining forces to shine a light on the obscene power imbalance between…

A welcome investment in the care economy… but many left behind

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  After years of austerity, a pandemic and a recession, the 2021 federal budget has provided much-welcomed, and much-needed, investment in the care economy. But advocates warn many

What does the social sector want to see in this year’s budget?

Luke Michael, Monday, 10th May 2021 -  We take a look at the social sector’s wishlist for the 2021 federal budget It’s only been seven months since the Morrison government delivered the 2020 federal budget, which was delayed

A very Thatcher-berg budget signals tougher times for the social purpose sector

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh looks at the spin, the substance and the impact for our sector of Tuesday’s budget.  The headlines of this budget are around the substantial tax cuts, and “business leg”

NDIS underspend helps return budget to the brink of surplus

Luke Michael, Friday, 20th September 2019 -  The federal government spent $4.6 billion less on the National Disability Insurance Scheme than expected because of delays getting people into the program, new budget figures reveal.

What the social economy wants from the federal budget

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 -  The expected theme behind Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s first budget, to be handed down on Tuesday, is a stronger economy and a secure future. But what does that mean for the social sector?

Zed Seselja Appointed New Minister for Charities

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th September 2018 -  The Morrison government has appointed a new minister for charities, Senator Zed Seselja, who previously expressed a desire to improve government relations with the sector. But

Record Grant to Great Barrier Reef Charity Comes Under Senate Scrutiny

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 2nd August 2018 -  The $443.8 million grant given to a small Great Barrier Reef charity has come under increasing scrutiny at a Senate inquiry, with revelations no environment department officials

$500 Million for the Great Barrier Reef is Welcome, But We Need a Sea Change in Tactics Too

Contributor, Monday, 7th May 2018 -  The latest funding announcement avoids any mention of reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, while providing a moderate amount of funding for the continuation of largely
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