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Are we there yet? Well, almost

Jo Scard, Thursday, 2nd May 2019 -  Early voting may have a significant impact on democracy, but there are still two and a half weeks to have a say, writes Jo Scard from Fifty Acres. The sad thing about elections is that

Volunteering gets half a million dollar funding boost

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st May 2019 -  The volunteering sector has received a pre-election funding gift from the federal government worth almost $500,000. Social Services Minister Paul Fletcher announced half a million

Coalition promises to support charities and the NDIS… but won’t budge on Newstart

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 30th April 2019 -  The Coalition government says it strongly supports the charity sector and has promised the National Disability Insurance Scheme will always be fully funded, as it seeks re-election

What volunteering wants: For the voluntary workforce to be valued and invested in

Adrienne Picone, Tuesday, 30th April 2019 -  It is time for our political leaders to recognise the varying skills, abilities and value of Australia’s diverse volunteering community and appropriately invest and support this

What is the one thing you would tell the would-be prime minister?

Contributor, Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 -  Staff at Sacred Heart Mission share their thoughts on what the incoming government needs to know about homelessness. Homelessness has reached crisis point in Australia. One in 200

Changing the political narrative this election

Michelle Blanchard, Tuesday, 16th April 2019 -  It’s time we stopped using mental illness as a political insult, writes SANE Australia acting CEO Dr Michelle Blanchard, in this article explaining the importance of taking The #StigmaPledge.

What philanthropy wants: A more giving Australia

Sarah Wickham, Tuesday, 16th April 2019 -  The federal election has come at a critical time for Australian philanthropy, writes Philanthropy Australia policy and research manager Sarah Wickham, as part of a series of articles

What community services want: An end to the cuts

Cassandra Goldie, Friday, 12th April 2019 -  Healthy, inclusive, thriving communities need quality, secure community services, writes ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie, as part of a series of articles looking at what the social

Opinion

What charities want: A little more respect, a little more certainty

David Crosbie, Thursday, 11th April 2019 -  Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie outlines the top five things he would like to see an incoming government commit to, in the first of a series of articles looking at

A letter to our would-be prime ministers

Chris Middendorp, Wednesday, 10th April 2019 -  Whoever wins the next election, the time has come to take action against the dire shortage of affordable housing in this nation, writes Chris Middendorp, manager Sacred Heart Central.

Opinion

A cynical exercise in vote buying, or blue sky thinking?

Kasy Chambers, Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 -  On either reading, the federal budget has been disappointing, writes Anglicare Australia executive director Kasy Chambers. The announcement of the federal election is expected

Five more sleeps everyone

Jo Scard, Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 -  With budget promises in the air and the election set to be called later this week, Jo Scard offers not for profits advice on how to prepare. Today is Budget Day – expect it to be laden with
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