Opinion


01 July 2015

There’s a new philanthropic phenomena at play in Australia, and a timely one at that with June being Workplace Giving Month, writes Julia Keady, committee member of giving circle Impact100 Melbourne.

30 June 2015

Climate policy is in the media again, but this time it might be different as disparate groups join together at the Australian Climate Roundtable to discuss policy principles, writes Michael Howes, Associate Professor at Griffith University in this article first published in The Conversation.

25 June 2015

A Senate Inquiry report into the adequacy of residential care for young people with disability has highlighted the wasted potential of young people who are forced to live in nursing homes, writes Summer Foundation CEO Dr Di Winkler.

25 June 2015

The Border Force Act due to come into operation on July 1 includes secrecy provisions which have potentially very far-reaching consequences, writes barrister and human rights activist Julian Burnside.

17 June 2015

The notion of business as an agent of world benefit could assist corporations in becoming even more powerful in addressing global social issues writes Associate Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

16 June 2015

It’s hard to see the Abbott Government’s inquiry into the Deductible Gift Recipient Status of environmental charities as anything except a show trial, writes the Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Andrew Leigh, as the inquiry holds its first public hearings in Canberra this week.

11 June 2015

The recently announced Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week aims to showcase and promote partnerships that are making a difference in communities right across Australia, writes Krystian Seibert, Policy & Research Manager with Philanthropy Australia.

09 June 2015

Ministers Brandis and Dutton play some dirty pool in their fight with the President of the Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs, writes Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow at University of Canberra in this article first published in The Conversation.

02 June 2015

The construction sector needs to engage with social entrepreneurship to address growing social inequity and disadvantage in society, write authors Martin Loosemore and Dave Higgon.

02 June 2015

A Federal Government move to take welfare payments off people undergoing psychiatric confinement but not convicted of a crime will have a dramatic impact on the lives of people with disability and mental illness, writes WA Greens Senator Rachel Siewert.

02 June 2015

The Federal Government is spending around $1 billion on disability employment services every year, but only a third of the people supported by these services will find a job. Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield, writes that Australia needs a system that works better for people with disability.

28 May 2015

It’s important that grantmakers respond to the Inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations to save advocacy rights in Australia, writes Esther Abram, from the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network

21 May 2015

A socially deepened understanding of disability could stop most forms of discrimination against people with disabilities, writes author and disability researcher Dr Peter Gibilisco.

20 May 2015

Australia’s top listed companies now overwhelmingly recognise the importance of reporting on material sustainability risks but reporting on such risks is one thing; effectively managing them is another, writes Paul Davies, Chief Operating Officer at sustainability consultancy Banarra.

19 May 2015

In the wake of the Federal Budget, the days of Government support for the Not for Profit sector are somewhat limited but solving social issues starts with communication, writes Perth-based community advocate and researcher, Conrad Liveris.

06 May 2015

Mark Daniels, Head of Market Development at Social Traders highlights the role social enterprise currently plays in Australia and explores the barriers preventing it from reaching its full potential.

05 May 2015

The release of Anglicare’s Rental Affordability Snapshot shows just how dire the situation is for many Australians simply trying to keep a roof over their heads, writes Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Senator Jan Lucas.

28 April 2015

Mutually beneficial partnerships between people with disabilities and support workers can play a fundamental role in the positive nurturing of life chances for people with disabilities, writes author and disability researcher Dr Peter Gibilisco.

22 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 director of the Dragonfly Collective.

16 April 2015

Diversity isn't just a “buzz word” or nod to political correctness - it has real, tangible value for society, writes CEO of Settlement Services International, Violet Roumeliotis.

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