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Toolkit Taking Women’s Advocacy to Next Level

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 27th September 2018 -  Gender equality advocates say a guide on how to lobby women’s issues to parliamentarians will help take advocacy to the next level.     The toolkit, released last Thursday, provides

Treasurer Says Budget 2017 Offers Fairness, Opportunity and Security

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th May 2017 -  The federal government has unveiled its 2017 budget with Treasurer Scott Morrison describing it as a budget of “fairness, opportunity and security” – making housing and homelessness

Calls for Parliament to Stand Firm and Oppose Zombie Cuts

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 8th February 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector has called on the Federal Parliament to “stand firm” against cuts to the incomes of some of Australia’s poorest people, as proposed childcare reforms

Why Tony Clark Should Replace Stephen Conroy

Tricia Malowney, Tuesday, 20th September 2016 -  It’s clear that we need someone in Canberra who understands the issues that affect all Australians, including Australians with disabilities, writes systemic advocate for inclusive

PM to Introduce Bill For Plebiscite

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 13th September 2016 -  The prime minister has confirmed he will introduce the bill to enable a same-sex marriage plebiscite in parliament this week. Malcolm Turnbull and Attorney-General George Brandis

Pressure Mounts to Drop Plebiscite

Wendy Williams, Monday, 12th September 2016 -  Pressure on the government to drop the marriage equality plebiscite is mounting as the opposition leader has introduced a private member’s bill to the lower house calling on the parliament

Questions of Equality Dominate New Parliament

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 30th August 2016 -  Welfare payments, discrimination laws and same-sex marriage are set to feature on the agenda of Australia’s 45th parliament. MPs and Senators were sworn in on Tuesday morning, almost

NFP Directors Want Parliament to Prioritise Health and Education

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 30th August 2016 -  A growing number of directors want the federal government to address health and education in the short term, according to the latest sentiment index. The Director Sentiment Index,…

First Act of Parliament to Impact Vulnerable Australians

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 22nd August 2016 -  A coalition of welfare organisations has condemned the government’s proposed cut to social security payments, which is said to be the first order of business for the new Parliament.…

NFP CEO in Tight Battle for Qld Seat

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 7th July 2016 -  The CEO of a Queensland mental health organisation, who is in a tight electoral battle over the federal seat of Herbert, says it’s time for more Not for Profit leaders to take their their

Philanthropy Warning on Changes to Enviro Charities

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th June 2015 -  Donor peak body, Philanthropy Australia has warned in a submission to a Parliamentary inquiry that any new restrictions on environmental charities could impose more red tape on…

Scrapping ACNC Will “Break Shackles of Red Tape” – Andrews

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd October 2014 -  Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has declared that abolishing the national charity regulator will “break the shackles of red tape around the ankles” of Not for…
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