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Charitable advocacy threatened in the UK

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  New research shows nine in 10 campaigners believe that civil society is under threat, as Australian charities are warned to be wary of political attacks coming into the federal election

What 2021 will bring for government engagement

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 14th December 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh shares his five predictions for social purpose engagement and advocacy for the coming year. Welcome to the last Happenings on the Hill for 2020. Thank you for all the emails,

The 12 days of advocacy

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 30th November 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh presents his very own, government engagement version of the festive classic “The 12 days of Christmas”.  So, I caught a flight to Canberra last week, a few days after the

‘It’s a game changer’: Community sector celebrates historic housing pledge

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th November 2020 -  Community leaders say the sector’s advocacy efforts were vital to securing the multi-billion dollar announcement    The Victorian government will deliver more than 12,000 new

Using business for good not good enough to tackle social challenges

Jane Chen, Wednesday, 11th November 2020 -  There’s no doubt that social enterprises have created more equitable outcomes for young people, but it’s time they address causes as well as symptoms and lean into advocacy, writes

People with disability in NSW need funding certainty for advocacy

Tony Jones, Tuesday, 27th October 2020 -  With organisations just months away from their funding ending, Tony Jones provides an overview of the current state of play in how disability advocacy is being funded and the New South

The five biggest mistakes when undertaking advocacy

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 19th October 2020 -  Take a few moments to check the most common mistakes social purpose organisations make when it comes to advocacy, campaigning and engagement with government – are you doing any of

Engagement and advocacy – ensuring our future

David Crosbie, Thursday, 15th October 2020 -  If we are to build back better, charities will need to play a much more prominent role in policy making for the communities they serve, writes David Crosbie.  If there is one consistent

Fight to criminalise coercive control ramps up

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 13th October 2020 -  “It sends a very clear message to everyone in the community that coercive controlling behaviour is dangerous and intolerable,” an anti-domestic violence advocate says.  Despite

Research reveals shocking detail on how Australia’s environmental scientists are being silenced

Contributor, Wednesday, 9th September 2020 -  As Don Driscoll and his colleagues write, scientists in government, industry and universities are being gagged from communicating the evidence on critical environmental issues.

Will 2021 be the year of business astroturfing?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 7th September 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh looks at why the social purpose sector needs to be aware of astroturfing and shares advice on how to spot it and how best to manage it. Astroturfing is the practice of masking

NZ High Court backs Greenpeace in fight for charity status

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th August 2020 -  The decision has been labelled a major victory for environmental advocacy groups Greenpeace New Zealand has won a long-running battle to register as a charity following a High Court
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