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Sir David Attenborough nearly breaks the internet with conservation message
Culture

Sir David Attenborough nearly breaks the internet with conservation message

Maggie Coggan | 26 September 2020

The veteran broadcaster and conservationist attracted over a million Instagram followers in just a few hours

Why building a personal website can put you ahead of the jobseeker game
Careers

Why building a personal website can put you ahead of the jobseeker game

Maggie Coggan | 25 September 2020

We share some reasons why building a great website will help you stand out in the crowd 

Podcast: Myths about ‘finding your purpose’ and what to try instead
Culture  |  Leading Generous Teams

Luke Michael | 25 September 2020

SES’ newest recruits come to Spoonville rescue
Culture

Maggie Coggan | 24 September 2020

Calls for Indigenous youth to co-design the programs that support them
Social Affairs

Luke Michael | 24 September 2020

Australia’s community sector and COVID-19, working to make ends meet, and access to NILS
Social Affairs  |  COSS Corner

Contributor | 23 September 2020

Housing for all makes ‘good business sense’
Social Affairs  |  Housing all Australians

Peter Mares | 23 September 2020

You call it philanthropy, we call it ‘Devlopman Tèt Ansanm’
Philanthropy  |  Opinion

Marie-Rose Romain Murphy | 21 September 2020

Addressing economic insecurity is key to preventing family violence
Social Affairs  |  Opinion

Stella Avramopoulos | 21 September 2020

Impact heavyweights fight for people-led COVID recovery
Big picture

Maggie Coggan | 21 September 2020

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The Myer Foundation offers funding boost for LGBTIQ+ organisation

National LGBTIQ+ organisation, Equality Australia, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from The Myer Foundation. The funding was announced in celebration of GiveOUT Day 2020 – a national day to raise funds and awareness for LGBTIQ+ communities and groups.

New NFP launched to support domestic and family violence victims

A new Victorian charity – You Matter – has been launched offering furniture and other household items for victims of domestic and family violence when they relocate to a new property. Former Oxfam Australia CEO Dr Helen Szoke AO has been appointed interim chairperson.

Charities awarded share of $2 million in grants

The AMP Foundation has awarded 23 charities a share of $2 million in grants through its COVID-19 Community Boost program. The winning charities, which include the Asylum Seekers Centre, Good 360 Australia, and the Social Outfit, will use the funding to prop up salaries, training, technology and equipment. See the full list of recipients here.

SA bans single use plastics

South Australia has become the first state in the country to ban single use plastics. Legislation banning the sale, supply and distribution of plastic products like straws, cutlery and beverage stirrers passed the State Parliament on 9 September. The rollout of the new rules however has been delayed by COVID-19 until 2021.

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