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Dead Fish, Criminal Bankers, Aged Care Abuse – Where are the Regulators?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th February 2019 -  The popular media debate about government performance often focuses on political games and short-term point scoring, but what matters most in our communities is the quality of government

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Investing in People Who Make a Difference

David Crosbie, Thursday, 31st January 2019 -  Charities need to be independent, but that does not mean they should be cut adrift by government to fend on their own, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie. “In

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Our Social Policy Reflects Our Attitudes to Women

Rachel Siewert, Wednesday, 30th January 2019 -  Politicians must reflect on the policy decisions they have made that mean single mothers go without food or women are unable to leave a violent home, writes Senator Rachel Siewert,

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Less Generalisations, More Nuance Please

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 29th January 2019 -  Krystian Seibert rediscovers the value of nuance and considers how there can be a lot of generalisations when it comes to thinking about charities and philanthropy. Charities are

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Superficial Proxy Measures – the Economist’s Folly

David Crosbie, Thursday, 17th January 2019 -  Even the best economic proxy measures can only partly explain what is at the heart of charities’ work, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie in light of recent reports

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Could the Charities Act 2013 Pose a Problem for Advocacy Charities?

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 18th December 2018 -  Krystian Seibert raises concerns about an aspect of the Charities Act that could have major implications for how the act can be used to challenge charities which have advocacy as a

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Compassion – A Radical Response?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 6th December 2018 -  Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie explains why he would like to see a more compassionate Australia in 2019. At a forum this week I was asked to reflect on what I would

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Eight Valuable Lessons For a Successful Google Grants Account

Richenda Vermeulen, Wednesday, 28th November 2018 -  Almost a year on from the changes made to Google Grants, ntegrity CEO Richenda Vermeulen offers her tips to help not for profits run a successful account.  It’s been nearly a full year

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A Time For Action on Ending Violence Against Women

Contributor, Tuesday, 27th November 2018 -  In wake of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Sunday, Australian Association of Social Workers national president Christine Craik says governments

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Reflections on the Electoral Bill Debate

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 20th November 2018 -  Krystian Seibert reflects on the foreign donations bill that recently passed the Senate, and explains how a reasonable and sensible policy outcome was achieved. Last Friday, the

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Simplifying Humanitarian Aid With Direct Cash Assistance

Naomi Steer, Thursday, 1st November 2018 -  After recently returning from refugee settlements in Lesbos, Australia for UNHCR national director Naomi Steer explains why direct cash assistance is actually one of the most efficient

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Who Wants to Commodify Charities?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th October 2018 -  The core role of the charities regulator should not be diminished by ill-informed attempts to develop a nebulous marketplace for which there are few, if any, customers, writes Community
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