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Community Sector News

Advocacy and government control

Using funding as a way to control advocacy is not just an issue in Australia.  The Lobbying Act in the UK with associated and extensive red tape provisions is now being seen as requiring, at the very least, significant reform with one leading environmental group describing it as a “democratic car crash”  David Crosbie , Community Council of Australia recommends Avoiding a Democratic Car Crash and fight for our right to advocate and defend democracy. 

What is happening to the ACNC?

There’s a great public sector job going: a statutory appointment to lead a relatively new, award-winning independent regulator that enjoys strong support from a fiercely loyal group of key stakeholders. An ability to fill the incumbent’s big shoes and maintain that stakeholder support will be highly regarded. Must be available to start in October. Statutory commissioner wanted; stakeholder relations experience essential

What drives innovation in your organisation?

Innovation in the workplace is highly sort after, particularly at the moment, so What happens when you innovate for the ‘wrong’ reasons?   According to OECD innovation specialist Alex Roberts, nothing really bad, and  at least engaging with innovation may start people or organisations down a path to a more sophisticated innovation approach driven by higher order motivations.” Roberts looks at why we innovate and the benefits that can arise from innovation.

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