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Australia & UK to Challenge ‘Hijacking’ of Social Enterprise

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th August 2012 -  Not for Profits in the social enterprise space in Australia and the UK are challenging attempts by a multinational cloud computing company to trademark “Social Enterprise”.

The ‘Grandfather’ of Social Enterprise, Steve Lawrence Dies

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 23rd May 2012 -  The man described as the the grandfather of social enterprise in Australia, Steve Lawrence has died after a long battle with cancer aged 60.

Newest Batch of Social Entrepreneurs Celebrated in Sydney

Staff Reporter, Friday, 4th May 2012 -  Social entrepreneur, Jac Torres Gomez’s work on a global campaign to tackle the inequalities women and girls face worldwide due to menstruation has seen her receive the accolade of Sydney Social Entrepreneur of the Year.

Study Reveals Australia’s Growing ‘Fourth Sector’

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 24th April 2012 -  Social entrepreneurship is one of the fasting growing sectors of the Australian economy, according to new research undertaken by Opportunity International Australia.

The Big Issue Celebrates Milestone

Staff Reporter, Friday, 10th February 2012 -  Fifteen years after its inception, social enterprise and street magazine The Big Issue has celebrated its 400th edition.

Pro Bono Australia’s Ethical Guide to Christmas 2011

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 8th December 2011 -  With Christmas only weeks away, Pro Bono Australia again presents its Ethical Christmas Guide, highlighting what charities across the country have on offer and providing a way for Australians to support the Not for Profit sector when making their Chr

Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year Named

Staff Reporter, Monday, 21st November 2011 -  The founder of the Miracle Babies Foundation has been named the Social Entrepreneur of the year at the 2011 Australian Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards in Melbourne.

Changemakers – Madeleine Buchner and Rebecca Abelman Little Dreamers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 21st November 2011 -  Little Dreamers raises money and awareness for the siblings of sick children and young carers. This is done through providing Dream Experiences to these children, a chance for them to feel special. They also aim to educate the wider community about t

Australian Social Franchise Set to Shine

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th November 2011 -  Described as Australia’s first social franchise, the aptly named shoe shine enterprise, Buffed, has launched in Brisbane .

Partnership Turns e-Waste into Employment

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th November 2011 -  Two social enterprises that create job opportunities for disadvantaged Australians have joined together on a project to reduce e-waste and increase job opportunities for people with a disability.
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