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New Paper Details Potential Reforms to DGR Status

Wendy Williams, Friday, 16th June 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector is being called on to have its say over a new discussion paper exploring potential reforms to the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) tax arrangements for charities.

Report Calls for Government to Defend Democracy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 8th June 2017 -  The Australian government is being urged to take action to “defend democracy” and encourage vibrant debate on matters of public interest. A new Human Rights Law Centre report, backed

Avoiding a Democratic Car Crash

David Crosbie, Thursday, 8th June 2017 -  This week has highlighted how important it is for us to be brave in our advocacy and stand up for democracy, writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia (CCA). Over

Advocacy, Politics and Mowing the Lawn

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th May 2017 -  Charities in Australia currently enjoy some of the strongest legal protections in the world to engage in advocacy, but we should never take these protections for granted, writes

Disability and Budget 2017 – What’s Missing?

Stephanie Gotlib, Wednesday, 10th May 2017 -  The federal budget makes some welcome funding inclusions affecting people with disability but what’s missing is education reform for students with disability, writes advocate…

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Sticking to Our Knitting

David Crosbie, Thursday, 30th March 2017 -  Minister Dutton and the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations have done civil society a service by encouraging us to think about our purpose and

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Voice of the Family

Wendy Williams, Monday, 16th January 2017 -  Jo Briskey is the executive director of The Parenthood a not-for-profit movement of Australian parents and carers, working to gain positive policy changes through lobbying government

Govt Threat to NFP Advocacy Resurfaces

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 17th November 2016 -  Any move by the federal coalition to revisit the tax deductibility of charities and exclude advocacy groups would face a strong backlash from the not-for-profit sector, according…

Greens To Support Environmental Advocacy

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 8th June 2016 -  The Australian Greens Party has launched its environment policy announcing a $2.6 billion plan to include a new independent watchdog and a commitment to stop any future government

Enviro NGO Tax Inquiry Calls for Advocacy Limitations and Sanctions

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 4th May 2016 -  The federal government’s controversial inquiry into the tax status of environmental organisations has recommended limiting the amount of advocacy work organisations can do,

Role of Advocacy a Priority for NFPs – State of the Sector Survey

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 24th November 2015 -  The role of advocacy, sector collaboration and improving the method of government funding agreements are the top priorities for Australia’s Not for Profit sector, according…

Inquiry Into Advocacy Not a Threat

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 23rd July 2015 -  A Parliamentary Inquiry into the advocacy undertaken by environmental organisations poses little threat to their charity status, a leading voice in the Not for Profit sector has…
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