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The shifting shape of government relations

David Crosbie, Thursday, 11th March 2021 -  As the approach to advocacy and government relations seems to be changing, with governments appearing less interested in engaging with charities or their issues, it’s up to charities

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

The 12 days of advocacy

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 30th November 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh presents his very own, government engagement version of the festive classic “The 12 days of Christmas”.  So, I caught a flight to Canberra last week, a few days after the

Have you checked if your social purpose organisation is on this list?

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 22nd April 2020 -  Many NFP and social purpose organisations unwittingly find themselves on lobbyist registers. It is critical you check to see whether you are also in this situation, writes Neil Pharaoh.

The new political power emerging in the COVID storm

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 8th April 2020 -  Is your social purpose organisation part of the Old Guard or the New Guard? Depending on which side of the line you sit, you could stand to win or lose in a post-COVID lobbying era, writes

Lobbying in the age of COVID-19

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh explains why you should use this time to position your organisation to get the assistance you and your communities need during this unprecedented period. While COVID-19

Setting your 2020 vision for government engagement – a checklist

Andrew Blyberg, Thursday, 16th January 2020 -  As we kick off a new year, Andrew Blyberg from Fifty Acres looks ahead to the federal budget and shares a checklist to help not for profits craft a clear vision for 2020. Many organisations

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Lobbying Isn’t a Dirty Word

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 16th October 2018 -  Even though lobbying has become somewhat of a dirty word, it can actually be a powerful force for good, and it’s time more people, communities and charities started lobbying to achieve

Public Interest / Private Interest – A Fundamental Distinction

David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th September 2017 -  Over the coming month, major political parties will be deciding whether charities should be exempted from new restrictions on election campaigning to be introduced as part of reforms

Aid/Watch Decision a Win for Charities’ Freedom of Speech

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 2nd December 2010 -  A majority High Court decision in favour of  the charitable status of activist group Aid/Watch is being hailed as a significant win for Australian charities who engage in advocacy

Aid/Watch Ruling – Time For Tax Law Reform – ACOSS

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 2nd December 2010 -  The Australian Council of Social Service ACOSS has welcomed the decision by the High Court of Australia confirming the charitable status of Aid/Watch for taxation purposes, whilst…
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