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Australia 2030: Creating the future we want - ACOSS National Conference 2017

The 2017 ACOSS National Conference, in partnership with VCOSS, is the event where community leaders, policy and decision makers, practitioners, academics and people with lived experience come together to collectively tackle the issues driving poverty and inequality in Australia. This year's theme is Australia in 2030: Creating the future we want

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

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