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What social enterprise wants: To be more widely embraced

Margaret OBrien, Tuesday, 7th May 2019 -  Social enterprise has been missing in action from the 2019 federal election, writes Young Change Agents co-founder and CEO Margaret O’Brien, as part of a series of articles looking

A not-for-profit guide to the 2019 federal election

David Jack, Monday, 29th April 2019 -  Social Impact Institute CEO David Jack offers advice on how not for profits can gear up to take advantage in the weeks before votes are cast. Albert Einstein famously remarked that

Community Sector Hits Back at Climate Solutions Fund

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 27th February 2019 -  The government’s rebadging of Tony Abbott’s emissions reduction fund as a “Climate Solutions Fund” has been slammed by community groups, who say it will be ineffective in solving

Charities Make Their Voices Heard Amid Political Chaos – 2018 in Review

Luke Michael, Thursday, 20th December 2018 -  In a year filled with political chaos and upheaval, the charity sector had to fight hard to make its voice heard. But through strong advocacy efforts, the sector was able to achieve

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Embracing the Power of People

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th December 2018 -  Shen Narayanasamy is a lawyer and human rights campaign director at GetUp!, fighting fiercely in board rooms, Parliament and the streets, for a better, and fairer future. She is this

Indian Electoral Commission Pledges to Make Voting Disability Friendly

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 5th November 2018 -  A campaign launched by the Indian electoral commission, encouraging people with disability to participate in elections, has been touted a winner by a prominent Indian disability

Family Violence Prevention Made a Government Priority

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 4th October 2018 -  Victoria’s largest government body against family violence will form into an independent statutory authority, working with not for profits to combat family violence and gender

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

‘Potatoes For Dutton’ Campaign Aims to Raise $5,000 for Refugees

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 24th August 2018 -  A group encouraging Australians to buy a potato to send to Liberal MP Peter Dutton’s office says they will soon “wrap up the campaign”, while aiming to raise $5,000 for refugees on Nauru.

Record Grant to Great Barrier Reef Charity Comes Under Senate Scrutiny

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 2nd August 2018 -  The $443.8 million grant given to a small Great Barrier Reef charity has come under increasing scrutiny at a Senate inquiry, with revelations no environment department officials

Canadian Court Protects Charities’ Political Activity

Paul Carter, Monday, 23rd July 2018 -  A Canadian court’s decision protecting the tax benefits and political activity of a particular charity could inform debate in Australia on charitable advocacy, politics and regulation.

Senator Sues: Sexism, Women and Australian Politics

Avery Poole, Wednesday, 11th July 2018 -  The sexist remark thrown at Senator Sarah Hanson-Young underscores the urgent need for more women in Australian parliament, writes Dr Avery Poole, assistant director at the Melbourne
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