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‘Flexibility and certainty’ – what the charity sector needs from government

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 16th July 2020 -  Fifteen per cent of charities and not for profits said they must retrench staff when JobKeeper ends  Charities fear they will need to cut staff when JobKeeper ends in September, according

The ‘second wave’ and the Australian economy

Joe Zabar, Thursday, 16th July 2020 -  Failing to address the unemployment and underemployment challenges facing the nation will have significant impacts on the social and economic wellbeing of hundreds of thousands

Towers response shows politicians need to be reacquainted with the humble power of soap

Kate Austin, Wednesday, 15th July 2020 -  The pandemic has been a stark reminder that hygiene products are not “nice-to-haves” but “must haves” – yet soap is rarely included in government aid supplied to Australians living

The new normal of fundraising

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 15th July 2020 -  From round-up apps to TikTok, charities are being urged to embrace new ways of raising money amid the pandemic With coronavirus still very much at large, many annual charity fundraising

It’s time to help migrants and refugees bearing the brunt of COVID-19

Ezekiel Simperingham, Thursday, 9th July 2020 -  It is clear that the pandemic is affecting some more than others. We need to look beyond our own communities and provide support to those who are far from home, often isolated and at grave

The government’s talking to migrant community leaders, but where are the women?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 8th July 2020 -  Groups representing migrant women say it’s time the Victorian government listened to women when handling coronavirus    While the Victorian government is scrambling to engage

Community sector rallies around residents in hard lock down

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 6th July 2020 -  “What the community is very good at doing is recognising the human needs, and that’s certainly what these charities do,” community leader says.   Charity groups across Melbourne

Philanthropy leaders share insights into funding intentions and directions

Julia Keady, Thursday, 2nd July 2020 -  Watch the highlights from a two-part live show with five philanthropy sector leaders. Over a two-part series on “Philanthropy directions and intentions during and post COVID-19”,

Terms of engagement – Time for a new relationship with government?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th June 2020 -  We have an opportunity as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic to re-establish the kinds of relationships we think are needed between governments and charities, writes David Crosbie.

Corona and the common good

Augustine Zycher, Wednesday, 24th June 2020 -  Uniting around the common good is why Australia was successful in containing COVID-19. But after two months, the consensus regarding the common good has started to come apart, not

COVID-19: Seven tips to help community organisations pivot

Lali Wiratunga, Tuesday, 23rd June 2020 -  Pivoting can help your community organisation navigate these disruptive times with confidence. Lali Wiratunga, national manager of Westpac’s Davidson Institute, shares seven

Learnings from Australian Sports Foundation on handling high volumes of job applications

Julia Keady, Thursday, 18th June 2020 -  Australian Sports Foundation takes us behind the scenes of leading an organisation through significant change, off the back of natural disasters and COVID-19’s devastating impact
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