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Category Archives: Charities

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‘Charities trade in trust….What governments have repeatedly failed to recognise or accept is that the charities sector is the biggest employer in the country with over 1.3 million people employed… …’ and any boost to the sector ‘delivers real community benefit‘. Read more of David Crosbie’s post on Pro Bono news here.

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

 

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‘Over $430 million was donated to political parties last financial year and, for good or for bad, not one of these dollars came from the social purpose sector. Given that most donors expect something in return for their donation, this means it will be increasingly challenging for the social purpose sector to get cut through on their advocacy and engagement issues in the years ahead’.  Read more of Neil Pharaoh’s post on the Pro Bono website here. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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‘Political advocacy is an essential task for charities and is something that must be protected’, Greenpeace’s response to comments by Senator James Mcgrath that the charity should be stripped of its tax deductible donations status. Assistant Minister for Charities Zed Seselja said “I would expect all organisations who are subsidised by the taxpayer to act in line with their obligations and in line with the expectations of the public,” – read the post on the Pro Bono website here. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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‘Australian aid groups have slammed the federal government’s decision to bow out of the Green Climate Fund, saying it will not only affect their ability to carry out front line work but will hurt the world’s most vulnerable people’. Yesterday’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Today’s Pro Bono news  cartoon.

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Charities and Not-for-Profit organisations increasingly rely on the generosity – and favour – of philanthropists to achieve significant good (and relieving government of some obligation…). Subtle social engineering or just the usual market forces?

Yesterday’s Pro Bono news cartoon. Who is Pro Bono and what does ‘Pro Bono Publico’ actually mean, see here.

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This week’s Pro Bono News cartoon. Volunteers and unpaid workers do not have the same legal protections that paid workers have facing sexual harassment in the workforce. See the Pro Bono News post here.

 

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A new Oxfam report finds a record increase in the number of Australia’s billionaires –  from 33 to 43 in 2018.  ‘Australia is among the wealthiest nations in the world, yet the pervasive gap between the haves and the have-nots persists’ says Oxfam Australia’s chief executive Helen Szoke. Read more here. This week’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Elderly Australians can be assessed for home care ‘packages’ – funds to purchase services to enable them to keep on living in their own homes.  This government funding has made providing these services a growth industry.  Demand exceeds funding – many people have long a wait (some even have died) before their package comes through.  Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

 

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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon – last for 2018.