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A broken promise on humanitarian policy

Jana Favero, Tuesday, 13th October 2020 -  The Morrison government’s budget is a missed opportunity on the value of people seeking asylum to Australia’s recovery and goes back on previous negotiations, writes

How often do you ask yourself MiOK – Am I OK?

Contributor, Tuesday, 13th October 2020 -  A digital app that enables people to regularly check-in on themselves is being offered to not for profits to help them support their staff through the pandemic.  Mental health, as

The COVID-19 lockdown is ‘breaking families’ of people with disability

Luke Michael, Friday, 21st August 2020 -  Advocates say the disability community is frustrated by confusing and inconsistent information during the crisis        People with disability and their families felt forgotten

Grant-seeking through a pandemic: Submit early and retain best-practice

Jo Garner, Wednesday, 19th August 2020 -  With some funder deadlines closing early due to over-subscription, it’s more important than ever to be well prepared, writes Jo Garner. Recently we have observed an increase in funders

‘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
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