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ActionAid Australia welcomes Minister Wong’s announcement today of new Australian sanctions on Israeli settlers in the West Bank.

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Quotes Attributable to ActionAid Australia Executive Director Michelle Higelin: “We are encouraged to see the Government promptly taking action following the announcement of the International Court of Justice’s historic opinion on the weekend,” said Ms Higelin. “The Court has made it clear that Israel must end its occupation of Palestine “as rapidly as possible”, and … Continued

Trio of inspiring women join the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) board

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The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is delighted to announce the appointment of three new board members: author, artist, businesswoman and a proud Merlam and Erublam neur/woman Jillian Bowie, Chief Executive Officer of Penguin Random House Australia and New Zealand Julie Burland and Merchandise Manager at Books Kinokuniya Helene Byfield commencing July 2024. ILF Co Chair … Continued

Dementia Australia awards $385,000 to support dementia-friendly projects

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Dementia Australia has awarded more than $385,000 in grants to support 27 communities across Australia to become more dementia-friendly. Each of the 27 community groups were awarded up to $15,000 to fund dementia-friendly initiatives tailored to the issues and opportunities in their area. Dementia Australia Executive Director Services, Advocacy & Research Dr Kaele Stokes said … Continued

Philanthropy Australia welcomes the release of the Productivity Commission’s Future Foundations for Giving report

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Philanthropy Australia has welcomed the release of the final report of the Productivity Commission’s ‘once in a generation’ philanthropy inquiry, Future Foundations for Giving, which was tabled in Parliament yesterday afternoon. The report makes it clear that the Australian Government needs to implement significant reforms to build stronger policy foundations for growing giving in Australia. … Continued

AUSSIE ICON HOSTS A NIGHT OF ELEGANCE AND EMPOWERMENT

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The eagerly awaited 2024 STEPS Grand Winter Ball presented by Ken Mills Toyota is set to illuminate the Sunshine Coast on July 27, 2024. Hosted at the Sunshine Coast Events Centre, this prestigious black-tie gala promises an evening of glamour, entertainment, and community spirit. This year, STEPS is excited to announce that award winning journalist … Continued

Retrofitting low-income homes a $17bn boon

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Friday, 19 July 2024 Australia’s economy would be up to $17 billion bigger with an accelerated rollout of thermal efficiency upgrades, electrification and rooftop solar to low-income housing, according to a new Deloitte Access Economics report. ACOSS and the State and Territory Councils of Social Service (the COSS Network) have used the Deloitte report to call … Continued

Israel using water as weapon of war as Gaza supply plummets by 94%, creating deadly health catastrophe: Oxfam

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A new Oxfam report reveals how Israel has been systematically weaponizing water against Palestinians in Gaza, showing disregard for human life and international law.  The report, Water War Crimes, finds that Israel’s cutting of external water supply, systematic destruction of water facilities and deliberate aid obstruction have reduced the amount of water available in Gaza … Continued

Peak body sounds alarm on plummeting Australian aid transparency

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Wednesday, 17 July 2024 The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the peak body for humanitarian and development agencies, has expressed concern about Australia’s plummeting aid transparency. ACFID Chief of Policy and Advocacy Jocelyn Condon said the 2024 International Aid Transparency Index (IATI) showed Australia falling seven places to rank 48 out of 50 countries.  … Continued