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Focus on politics: Queensland

Angus Crowther, Monday, 18th July 2022 -  Angus Crowther and Rory Parker do a deep dive into Queensland politics and some of the “shocking” results. But were they? Queensland. Beautiful one day, confusing the…

How to end up with the best hand after a shuffle

Angus Crowther, Monday, 4th July 2022 -  Angus Crowther and Rory Parker reveal the ace that social purpose organisations need to keep up their sleeves following changes in government. When playing politics, it’s easy to

The value of working in the charities sector

David Crosbie, Thursday, 16th June 2022 -  The problem currently keeping charity CEOs awake at night is their capacity to attract and retain quality staff, writes David Crosbie, who argues it is time for charities to be actively

Pro Bono News releases promise tracker for the 2022 federal election

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 18th May 2022 -  Using this tracker, Pro Bono News will continue to hold the incoming government to account on its promises to the sector. Over the course of the election campaign we have tracked the

Women in social services, building a climate resilient community, and cleaning reimbursements

Contributor, Tuesday, 5th April 2022 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.


As the housing and climate crises deepens, and we brace for the next wave of the COVID-19 pandemic to hit,

Neutral? Bi-partisan? Impartial? Or just bland? – What are the rules for charities?

Neil Pharaoh, Tuesday, 15th March 2022 -  As we get closer to the election, for many organisations it means working through their political “stance”. But what do we mean when we say neutral or bi-partisan, and is this really

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

Robyn Gulliver, 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
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