Welcome to the Lobbying & Advocacy topic in the Commons Social Change Library. This article guides you through a wide range of materials to inform the public in relation to lobbying, advocacy and policy-making.
Two webinars by Australian Progress about political reform and government relations in relation to the newly elected Labor Government who won power in the Australian Federal Election 2022.
From Protest to Politics: The Effectiveness of Civil Society in shaping the Nuclear-free Policy in Aotearoa New Zealand
A case study about what made anti-nuclear activism successful in Aotearoa New Zealand between the 1960s – 1980s.
Vaccination and pandemic policies to help guide you through the rules that apply to vaccinations in the workplace in Australia.
Policy writing is a key part of the work of not-for-profit individuals and organisations. Follow these tips to do it well.
This article helps advocates understand and intervene in policymaking more effectively by understanding the two main models of policymaking.
Facilitate the inclusion of individuals and groups in the design of policies via participatory means to achieve accountability and transparency.
Are you working for a not for profit organisation and putting together policies and procedures? Here’s how to avoid reinventing the wheel by accessing the Policy Bank’s comprehensive list of templates.
Five principles that must guide policymakers in the face of the unprecedented public policy challenges posed by COVID-19.
From hundreds of conversations with Australians across the country Australia Remade has come up with 9 pillars that form a collectively imagined vision.
10 tips about how to influence policy with research from the Overseas Development Institute. e.g. what, who, when to influence, politics, networks, etc.
Links to useful resources in the area of advocacy, policy change, and social movement evaluation.
The Australian National Development Index presents a new way to measure our wellbeing. At Progress 2017 Professor Fiona Stanley explained just why it’s so important.
A process guide to be used in training workshops and planning sessions. The workshop introduces the idea of ‘policy windows’ and ‘political opportunity structure’ and enables participants to critically evaluate the political opportunity structure apparent in current campaigns.
The policy window is an opportunity for advocates of proposals to push their pet solutions, or to push attention to their special problems. When everything comes together a problem is recognised, a solution is developed and available in the policy community, a political change makes it the right time for policy change, and potential constraints are not severe.