Shorten and Abbott Defend Catholics Against ACNC Probe | 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 minister Tony Abbott attacking the “disturbing” action taken by the charities regulator.

 

Senators, the Social Sector, Sexual Harassment and Crowdfunding | 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 for workplace sexual harassment in Australia.

 

Social Enterprises Included in New Pro Bono Legal Target | 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.

 

Community Groups Condemn Liberal Party ‘Gang Busting’ Flyer | 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.

 

Helping Mobility-Impaired Fans to Major Venues Opens Doors | 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 support.