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Australia urged to use aid reset to focus on the world’s most vulnerable

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th December 2019 -  Almost 60 per cent of Australians want the nation’s aid budget to primarily serve those most in need, rather than focusing on Australia’s own interests Aid groups say the Morrison

#GivingTuesday the day for good deeds, and an antidote to greed

Contributor, Thursday, 28th November 2019 -  Hundreds of charities and not for profits have joined a fast-growing movement that’s emerging as a powerful antidote to end-of-year excess. Giving Tuesday, on 3 December, is set

The refugee reality

Tim Costello, Tuesday, 30th July 2019 -  In this extract from his new memoir, A Lot with A Little, activist Tim Costello reflects on the need for Australia to take our fair share of refugees and reject the language of the new

Aussie bank bans credit card gambling to protect customers’ interests

Luke Michael, Monday, 1st July 2019 -  Macquarie has become the first major Australian bank to ban the use of its credit cards for gambling, prompting calls for the big four banks to follow suit. From Monday, Macquarie will

‘Bolt from the blue’: Sector welcomes bipartisan support for foreign aid

Luke Michael, Monday, 8th April 2019 -  Foreign aid groups believe there is finally some good news on the horizon after a bipartisan parliamentary report called for Australia’s aid budget to be boosted over the next decade.

‘It takes a village’ to help kids succeed in education

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 12th March 2019 -  Charities are calling on Australians to play a greater role in the education of young people, warning of a $1 million cost to the community for each student not completing high school.  

Charities Warn Aid Cuts Are Diminishing Australia’s Regional Influence

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th April 2018 -  Aid charities have warned that continuing cuts to Australia’s aid budget are diminishing the nation’s influence in the Pacific region, after it emerged Australia has fallen in the

New Defence Export Strategy Slammed by Australia’s Aid Organisations

Wendy Williams, Monday, 29th January 2018 -  The world does not need Australian weapons “adding fuel to the fire” according to CEOs of Australia’s leading humanitarian agencies, who have slammed the federal government’s new

Byron Bay Beach Hotel to Be Transformed into Beacon of Social Impact

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 24th January 2018 -  Impact Investment Group will look to transform the iconic Byron Bay Beach Hotel into “a beacon of social and environmental impact”, by removing poker machines from

Social Sector Welcomes Government Crackdown on Online Gambling

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 -  Leading anti-gambling advocates are backing the government’s move to curb the rapid rise of problem online gambling but say that without strong enforcement the moves could…

Going Against the Odds in 2016 – Year in Review

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 22nd December 2016 -  As we come to the end of year there is a growing consensus on social media that 2016 will be entered into the history books as one of the worst years ever. But this year has also brought it

Move To Introduce $1 Pokies Limit Breaking Industry’s ‘Dirty, Little Conspiracy’

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 19th December 2016 -  Coles has revealed it wants to introduce a $1 betting limit on poker machines, in a move the Alliance for Gambling Reform said was breaking up the “dirty, little conspiracy” of the powerful
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