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Where does our future lie as a people: together or apart?

Rachel Clark, Thursday, 16th April 2020 -  Rachel Clark considers the response to COVID-19 through the lens of collectivism and individualism and questions whether when this is all over we can be a more trusting nation. I’m

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A new world is being born

David Ritter, Wednesday, 1st April 2020 -  In Australia, the politically, socially and economically unthinkable has become commonplace within a matter of days – and these changes will set the course for our future, writes

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The country is not waiting for the government

David Ritter, Monday, 4th November 2019 -  The Australian government may not have a credible mechanism for reducing the emissions that are driving global warming. But huge amounts of climate action can and is occurring outside

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In the struggle to survive, you must get the basics right

David Crosbie, Thursday, 10th October 2019 -  With the closure of high-profile charity White Ribbon, Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie, highlights three important issues charities must consider to ensure

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Someone else’s shoes

David Crosbie, Thursday, 1st August 2019 -  Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie reflects on the role empathy plays in our community. “The biggest deficit that we have in our society and in the world right now is

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50 years after Australia’s historic ‘equal pay’ decision, the legacy of ‘women’s work’ remains

Contributor, Friday, 21st June 2019 -  It’s been five decades since the historic equal pay decision, but decisions made centuries ago mean that female-dominated jobs still sit at the lower end of the pay spectrum, writes

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What is new leadership?

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 28th May 2019 -  With a dearth of leadership in the political sphere and trust in our major societal institutions waning, it is a good time to ask what does the new leadership we want look like today,

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When there is no ritual to dream: The silence of Indigenous suicide

Contributor, Friday, 24th May 2019 -  The high rates of Indigenous youth suicide in Australia can only be addressed if the country first changes and confronts both its historical and contemporary racism, writes Julia

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What charities want: A little more respect, a little more certainty

David Crosbie, Thursday, 11th April 2019 -  Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie outlines the top five things he would like to see an incoming government commit to, in the first of a series of articles looking at

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A cynical exercise in vote buying, or blue sky thinking?

Kasy Chambers, Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 -  On either reading, the federal budget has been disappointing, writes Anglicare Australia executive director Kasy Chambers. The announcement of the federal election is expected

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Historic pay equity settlement for NZ care workers delivers mixed results

Contributor, Thursday, 28th March 2019 -  In 2017, NZ care workers won a historic $2 billion pay equity battle for 55,000 low-paid workers, but the results of the pay rise are mixed, write Dr Katherine Ravenswood and Julie Douglas,

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It’s now or not for a long time – charity election strategies

David Crosbie, Thursday, 28th March 2019 -  Now is the time for all charities to be finalising their election strategy, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie. A federal election is going to be called for mid-May.
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