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Senate backs charities in disallowing proposed ACNC changes

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 26th November 2021 -  Charities said the proposed changes threatened to shut down organisations for speaking out, or for taking part in protest The sector is celebrating a win for advocacy following the

We need to build movements not create more barriers…

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 22nd November 2021 -  The old adage that you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar is never more correct than in the era of growing “cancel” culture. Remember, movements are created with open

Good policy matters

David Crosbie, Thursday, 29th July 2021 -  We are at a point in time where we need to reinvent the whole idea of good government policy and why it is so fundamental, writes David Crosbie. I am old enough to remember a time when the

Research reveals shocking detail on how Australia’s environmental scientists are being silenced

Contributor, Wednesday, 9th September 2020 -  As Don Driscoll and his colleagues write, scientists in government, industry and universities are being gagged from communicating the evidence on critical environmental issues.

Beyond the profits of doom

David Crosbie, Thursday, 6th August 2020 -  It is important for charities to shine a light on the problems facing the sector and society at large, but we must not push this narrative too far. Charities must also be seen as capable

What role does the board play in government relations?

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 17th June 2020 -  The board should be monitoring the function, insight and leadership of government engagement through four lenses, writes Neil Pharaoh. In the social purpose sector two of the most

Morrison has led the Coalition to a ‘miracle’ win, but how do they govern from here?

Contributor, Monday, 20th May 2019 -  Scott Morrison has pulled off an unexpected victory, and will forever be a Liberal hero, but what’s next, asks Marija Taflaga, lecturer, school of political science and international

New Policy Centre Encourages Australia to Look Abroad for Tax Reform

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 8th March 2019 -  Progressive think-tank The Australia Institute has established a new policy centre in a bid to learn lessons from Nordic countries, to re-shape economic and social policy in Australia.  

Charity Sector Looks To Improve Complaint Handling

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th April 2018 -  Major peak bodies in the not-for-profit sector have launched a “desperately needed” policy to improve how charities handle complaints. These 11 peak national bodies – including

Equipping Policymakers for Ambitious Change

Matt Ryan, Friday, 1st December 2017 -  Matt Ryan, the director of Public Policy and Strategy at The Australian Centre for Social Innovation, looks at what social innovation could learn from climate action. Late in the

Report Calls for Government to Defend Democracy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 8th June 2017 -  The Australian government is being urged to take action to “defend democracy” and encourage vibrant debate on matters of public interest. A new Human Rights Law Centre report, backed

ACOSS Urges Super Changes for Low Income Earners

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 17th August 2016 -  Welfare peak body, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has urged the federal government to double the proposed tax offset for people on low incomes to deliver better…
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