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‘Closing schools means much more than just a lost education’

Paul Ronalds, Sunday, 2nd August 2020 -  We need more international support to stop COVID-19 mutating from a global health emergency into a global education emergency, writes Paul Ronalds, group CEO of Save the Children

‘Reintroducing the liquid asset test is mean spirited and unfair in the midst of a recession’

Rachel Siewert, Wednesday, 29th July 2020 -  If you make people spend all of their hard-earned savings before receiving income support then they are left in a precarious position, argues Greens Senator Rachel Siewert. We are

It’s time to help migrants and refugees bearing the brunt of COVID-19

Ezekiel Simperingham, Thursday, 9th July 2020 -  It is clear that the pandemic is affecting some more than others. We need to look beyond our own communities and provide support to those who are far from home, often isolated and at grave

The pandemic we have to have

Antony McMullen, Tuesday, 2nd June 2020 -  The old corporate models that focus on profit maximisation have had their day, writes Antony McMullen, who points to cooperatives as the key to building economic democracy and an

They have learned nothing and forgotten nothing

David Ritter, Thursday, 28th May 2020 -  We must remember, writes David Ritter. In his speech to the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison showed that he has learned nothing from our spring and summer of fire and

Drawing lines, somewhere

David Crosbie, Thursday, 28th May 2020 -  The work of many in the charities sector is now defined by a seemingly moveable line that excludes people who are vital members of our communities, our economy and our humanity, writes

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Social and economic benefit – that would be real reform for our times

Rosemary Addis, Tuesday, 26th May 2020 -  Pro-growth strategies will not be enough to deal with the ramifications of COVID-19. It’s time to re-align social and economic incentives: to look beyond binary solutions,

A post COVID-19 world: Some questions to ask

Deanne Weir, Wednesday, 13th May 2020 -  There are choices to be made about what we will prioritise after COVID-19, writes Deanne Weir, who shares some questions to ask as we contemplate the world post the pandemic. The race

When the crisis ends, we shouldn’t return to business as usual

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 28th April 2020 -  There will come a point when we need to think about the type of economy and society we want to emerge after the crisis. And we need to translate that thinking into action, writes Krystian

COVID-19 and the Pacific: A race against time

Mat Tinkler, Tuesday, 21st April 2020 -  While you sit at home flicking between Netflix and the transfixing flattening of Australia’s corona curve, spare a thought for your neighbours in the Pacific, writes Mat Tinkler,

Ending homelessness in a crisis?

David Pearson, Thursday, 16th April 2020 -  What is happening right now across Australia shows that rapid progress is possible, if the will is there, and if the work to understand the true nature of the problem has been done, writes

What happens when the economy needs reviving?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 16th April 2020 -  For those hoping the current supportive response of government will continue, David Crosbie offers a shot of reality… things are not going to get better quickly for most charities.
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