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Queensland co-ops celebrate legislative boost

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 17th June 2020 -  “This legislation will not only create more awareness for the business model but also make it more accessible,” a co-op leader says.    Advocates have welcomed the passage

Court ruling provides advocacy boost for Queensland charities

Luke Michael, Thursday, 2nd April 2020 -  The decision provides clarity to the state’s NFPs unsure about their advocacy rights The Queensland Supreme Court has rejected an electoral commission ruling that threatened to

Electoral Commission ruling an advocacy blow for Queensland charities

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th March 2020 -  The decision only adds to the advocacy issues facing the state’s NFP sector Queensland charities receiving donations from property developers may lose their right to advocate under

Fight to protect charitable advocacy continues

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 10th February 2020 -  “Without limits on political donations and election spending, politicians will respond to those with the biggest bank balance, instead of those with the best ideas,” Human Rights

Landmark laws set to bolster Queensland’s cooperatives’ sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th February 2020 -  Advocates say the bill will boost the competitiveness of Queensland cooperatives Queensland is set to put in place a nationally-harmonised legislative scheme regulating cooperatives

Charitable advocacy comes under threat in Queensland

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 -  The Human Rights Law Centre says proposed legislation would silence charities A Queensland government bill limiting political donations and election spending will stifle charitable

Queensland launches social enterprise strategy to double employment in the sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th September 2019 -  The Queensland government is injecting close to half a million dollars into the state’s social enterprise sector as part of a wide-ranging strategy aimed at creating more jobs for

Not everyone cares about climate change, but reproach won’t change their minds

Contributor, Wednesday, 12th June 2019 -  A whole-of-society discussion about our collective future is urgently needed, write Chloe Lucas, Aidan Davison and Peat Leith from the University of Tasmania, and Adam Corner from

NDIS Commences Final Roll Out in Three States

Luke Michael, Thursday, 10th January 2019 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme is now available across all of Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania, with the final roll out in these states commencing. The NDIS roll out into

Australia’s Largest Charity Kitchen Comes to Brisbane

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th October 2018 -  Foodbank and FareShare are teaming up to open Australia’s largest charity kitchen, and will cook up to five million meals a year for people struggling to put food on the table. The $4.5

Cashless Welfare Card Expands to Queensland

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th September 2018 -  The controversial cashless welfare card trial is expanding to Queensland after government legislation passed the Senate by a single vote. Despite continued opposition from Labor

QLD’s Latest Social Benefit Bond Targets Reoffending

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 6th September 2017 -  A new social benefit bond aims to reduce the risk of reoffending for young people in Queensland. National Australia Bank (NAB) and not-for-profit organisation Life Without Barriers
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