There has been a lot of commentary on the potential impacts of coronavirus on health, businesses and the economy, but what does all this mean for Australian charities and the millions of people who rely on these services?
The not-for-profit sector has experienced no shortage of challenges over the past six months. The extreme drought, bushfires and floods have all significantly impacted fundraising efforts of Australian charities, and now coronavirus threatens potential workforce shortages and further funding cuts as the economy slows.
For too long, women have been blamed for inequality. It’s up to businesses to look within themselves and weed out systemic structural inequality, writes Andrew Cairns.
You may think women have come a long way in the workforce since the 1950s. How far do we have left to go to achieve equality at work? In fact, we have a long way left to go. It’s 2020, yet Australian women still face a pay gap of 14 per cent, meaning they take home on average $241.50 less …
Indigenous Australians are the most incarcerated group in the world. But The Torch’s in- prison and in-community art programs are turning the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates around, and keeping them out of prison, writes Maggie Coggan in this month’s Spotlight on social enterprise.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up just under 2 per cent of the Australian population.
But in our prisons, the percentage sits much higher. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders represent 28 per cent of the population inside. …
With COVID-19 spreading around the world, there’s never been a more important time to keep clean. Rosie Wheen, the CEO of WaterAid Australia, is fighting for a world where everyone has that option. She’s this week’s Changemaker.
Washing your hands with soap and water is one of the best ways of stopping the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
But across the globe, there are 800 million people who don’t have access to clean water, and two in five healthcare facilities don’t provide soap and …