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Shorten and Abbott Defend Catholics Against ACNC Probe

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th July 2018 -  An investigation into the charity status of Melbourne’s peak body for Catholic schools is being slammed by both sides of politics, with Labor leader Bill Shorten and former prime

Around the World

Trust in UK Charities, Findings Challenged

Paul Carter, Monday, 16th July 2018 -  There has been a challenge to recent research findings suggesting that the British public’s trust in charities was at an all-time low. The Charity Commission’s latest trust

Social Enterprises Included in New Pro Bono Legal Target

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th July 2018 -  A national target for pro bono legal services is now including work undertaken for social enterprises, reflecting significant growth in this area of pro bono legal practice.   

Senators, the Social Sector, Sexual Harassment and Crowdfunding

Paul Carter, Monday, 16th July 2018 -  Sarah Hanson-Young is leading the crowdfunding race in her battle with fellow Senator David Leyonhjelm as financial supporters take sides in a rising debate likened to a #metoo moment

Changemaker

The Last Straw for Single Use Plastics in Australia

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th July 2018 -  Eva Mackinley is the founder and CEO of The Last Straw, a campaign to reduce the use of the plastic straws in venues around Australia. She is this week’s Changemaker.   Mackinley

Ask Adam

Avoiding Making a Stink in the Office

Adam Blanch, Monday, 16th July 2018 -  Psychologist Adam Blanch offers advice on how to address a colleague with an odour problem. “Dear Adam, One of the members of my team has an odour problem. Some of the other team members

Community Groups Condemn Liberal Party ‘Gang Busting’ Flyer

Luke Michael, Friday, 13th July 2018 -  Community groups are lining up to condemn a Victorian Liberal Party flyer promising to “stop gangs hunting in packs”, as hysteria around “African gangs” reaches a peak.

Opinion

Five Ways to Sharpen Your Storytelling

Nicole Richards, Thursday, 12th July 2018 -  Storytelling is more critical than ever for not for profits. In a world of information overload, the stories that capture and showcase your organisation’s impact in a compelling…

Helping Mobility-Impaired Fans to Major Venues Opens Doors

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th July 2018 -  A service helping mobility-impaired people attend AFL games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is opening the door for other sporting and cultural venues to provide similar accessibility

High Needs Indigenous Patients Waiting Too Long for Services

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 11th July 2018 -  Indigenous people with “high” health needs had to wait too long for some services, says an annual snapshot of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations. The

Study Suggests Cooperatives Could Hold Key to Fixing Housing Crisis

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th July 2018 -  A new worldwide study suggests cooperative housing could hold the key to alleviating Australia’s housing crisis. Research commissioned by Australia’s peak co-op housing

Analysis

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
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