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Australia’s COVID response could be undermining democracy. Why is civil society staying silent?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 13th September 2021 -  The social sector needs to find the will to drive politicians to deliver funding and policy decisions that will lead us to build back better, write Neil Pharaoh and Angus Crowther.

Sector pays tribute to Greens senator Rachel Siewert

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 30th August 2021 -  The Western Australian senator will retire from politics at the next federal election after 16 years of service  Social sector leaders are paying tribute to Rachel Siewert, whose

The six changes charities want to support communities in lockdown

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 28th July 2021 -  “Hopefully, governments will respond positively, and charities will be able to enhance our efforts to keep Australians safe and build stronger communities.”     An open letter

Let’s open government to NFP expertise and citizen voice

Craig Comrie, Monday, 7th June 2021 -  At the end of another sitting week, Craig Comrie wonders what would happen if question time and estimates became opportunities not for politicians to gain one up on each other, but

Help! I have been asked to do a government tender…

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 7th June 2021 -  A government tender hits your desk, what do you do next? How do you best leverage relationships and engagements to help position for a competitive tender? Neil Pharaoh shares some

Why is sexual harassment in politics so endemic and how do I navigate it?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 1st March 2021 -  Neil Pharaoh considers how centralised power, isolation from reality and the creation of a political class have created an environment of harassment in politics, and impacted wider

Don’t believe the stereotype: These five charts show our democracy is safe in the hands of future voters

Contributor, Monday, 16th December 2019 -  It’s not that young people don’t like politics – they just want to do politics differently, write Mark Evans, Gerry Stoker and Max Halupka. A new, ongoing survey on how…

Revealed: How Australian politicians would bridge the trust divide

Contributor, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  We have heard much in recent years about the declining trust in politicians and politics in Australia, but what do our parliamentarians think about it? Mark Evans and colleagues Gerry…

‘Trust is the glue that enables collective action for mutual benefit’

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 24th September 2019 -  Trust in government and politicians is at an all time low, says the director of Democracy 2025, who warns a lack of trust could pose a threat to our democracy. Speaking at the Philanthropy

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
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