Amanda Bresnan is the executive director of Community Mental Health Australia, and has previously served as a Greens MP in the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly. She is this week’s Changemaker.
Bresnan has had a long involvement in the health and community sector, working for organisations such as ACT Health, Mental Health Australia and the Consumer Health Forum of Australia.
From 2008 to 2012, she was a Greens MP for the electorate of Brindabella in the ACT Legislative Assembly, where her portfolio included areas like disability …
Dr Gary Johns is the commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
He was appointed to take over the role in December 2017, in a move that sparked a degree of animosity and surprise from the charity sector.
Johns – who previously served as a Labor minister in the Keating government and as a senior fellow at conservative think tank the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) – has been a vocal critic of charities in the past.
Just days after he was appointed …
Indigenous Language, a new technology award and a conference keynote are at the heart of a new Connecting Up partnership.
Connecting Up has sponsored a full day of Australian Indigenous Language programming on Indigenous Community Television (ICTV) as part of one of its key partnerships for 2018.
The sponsorship of ICTV’s programming is just one element of a broader partnership with ICTV that includes significant participation by ICTV at Connecting Up’s annual conference in Brisbane from 2 to 4 May.
The day of Indigenous Language …
Jonathon Grapsas from flat earth direct tells us a bit more about why he has decided to host this amazing opportunity.
“I’ve known Dan for a few years now since working with charities in Canada. Having stayed in touch I was aware that The Bolder Board training he had delivered over the last 18 months in North America was really turning things around for charities that had participated,” says Jonathon.
Dan Pallotta invented the multi-day charitable event industry with the AIDSRides and Breast Cancer 3-Days, which …
The question most commonly asked by people trying to understand domestic violence is why doesn’t she just leave? But this is not only a question with a complicated answer, it is the wrong question to ask, writes Wendy Williams.
From the moment Hannah* decided she had to leave her partner, to when she actually left, took around 20 months.
“That was because I had to navigate that path really carefully and I was scared of what he would do to me,” she says.
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