Sending unsolicited donations can do more harm than good.
The strength and integrity of the democratic process depends upon transparency and accountability in the political funding regime: the Australian system is deficient on both counts.
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The front page on my crowdsource campaign says it all: unsuccessful. Behind the everything-is-awesome facade of the crowd-funding phenomenon, the reality is that many causes, like mine, fail to make their target. But I'm actually happy I did.
Donald Trump is testing the media. And the country. On Tuesday, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee had the kind of day that, for any other candidate, would be a political nightmare. It st...
I was asked last week at my local shops in Canberra if I was able to donate to a charity that assists children in Africa and when I told the girl I couldn’t she looked me straight in the eye and said, “So you would prefer them to die?”
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Last week I had the pleasure of launching the Australian Charities Report 2014 -- the second-ever charity census. While the Australian Charities Report 2013 captured attention as the inaugural censu...
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When it comes to helping out her fans, Taylor Swift lends a hand like no other. Whether donating money to help pay off student loans or just giving some good advice, TSwift is always there for them....
What is the tipping point that prompts a dignified man to reach out to a relative stranger? It is the desperation of relentless fighting, food shortages and dwindling options for keeping his family safe.