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Canadian Court Protects Charities’ Political Activity

Paul Carter, Monday, 23rd July 2018 -  A Canadian court’s decision protecting the tax benefits and political activity of a particular charity could inform debate in Australia on charitable advocacy, politics and regulation.

Senator Sues: Sexism, Women and Australian Politics

Avery Poole, Wednesday, 11th July 2018 -  The sexist remark thrown at Senator Sarah Hanson-Young underscores the urgent need for more women in Australian parliament, writes Dr Avery Poole, assistant director at the Melbourne

It’s Not Just The Economy – Stupid!

David Crosbie, Thursday, 24th May 2018 -  In the wake of the New Zealand federal budget David Crosbie imagines an Australia where governments also set targets that relate to the kind of Australia we want to live in. As post federal

Affordable Housing Party Looks to Restore the Australian Dream

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 30th August 2017 -  A new political party focused on investing in social and affordable housing has been launched in Australia, as a new economic report warns the nation’s housing affordability crisis…

Aussies Say Yes to Multiculturalism, Marriage Equality But No To Politics

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 22nd November 2016 -  Australians have a low level of trust in government and are increasingly politically disengaged, but remain highly cohesive, showing wide support for multiculturalism, immigration…

The Politics of Social Enterprise

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 -  Social enterprise is inherently political but is curiously being deemed politically-neutral in the lead up to the UK Election next month, writes Dr Andrew Curtis, co-founder and

Opinion

From Politics to Not for Profit

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 25th February 2014 -  From her earliest school days Anna Bligh had a burning desire to make a difference. Now, after a distinguished political career, the former Queensland Premier writes for Pro Bono

Opinion

Age Pension Reform Needed for a Fair, Sustainable Welfare System

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 30th January 2014 -  If budget sustainability is the key driver of Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews’ review of the welfare system, then he should be looking elsewhere, writes Cassie McGannon,

Cohesion Study Reveals Australia’s Trust Issues

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd October 2013 -  Research released by the Scanlon Foundation, shows Australian trust levels toward government and fellow citizens are falling, and discrimination is on the rise. The Mapping Social

Opinion

To Work Politically, Dive Deeper

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd October 2013 -  All organisations are political environments, with everyone acting on behalf of something that matters to them. How this plays out is often unstated but working with it requires

Opinion

Asylum Seeker Policies: Political Hysteria Destroying our ‘Fair Go’ Ideal

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 16th July 2013 -  As the major political parties gear up for one almighty battle, the future of some of the world’s most vulnerable people relies on our ability to see through the political hysteria…

Women’s Trust Backs Gillard

Staff Reporter, Friday, 5th July 2013 -  The Victorian Women’s Trust has gone into bat for Julia Gillard in a public denouncement of her treatment as the first Australian woman Prime Minister saying she endured a toxic…
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