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News to get your tail wagging – Guide Dogs NSW is putting a call out for Puppy Raisers!

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 18th May 2022 -  Fancy yourself as a puppy parent? This National Volunteer Week, Guide Dogs NSW is calling on everyday Australians to open their homes and doggie doors to the fluffiest fosters around,

Singing a song for people on low incomes

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 27th October 2021 -  The winner of a song-writing contest giving a voice to those who are unemployed or underemployed is taking home $10,000  Move over Australian Idol, a new competition is here, and this

Hop on board the buses supporting rough sleepers

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 14th October 2021 -  “Driving for Change will give the most vulnerable people the opportunity to access crucial services which can guide and support them in changing their lives long term” A global coffee

Nurturing the next generation of Aboriginal beekeepers

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 5th June 2021 -  “We see beekeeping as the perfect link for young people to learn in the bush with their ancestors.” For generations, the Yawuru people have collected Melaleuca honey in the Kimberly

National handball competition gets Aussie kids moving again

Luke Michael, Saturday, 8th May 2021 -  The National Handball Championship was designed to support the physical and mental wellbeing of children throughout 2021     Australian sport stars have come together to get kids

Aussie organisation looks to reunite the world amid vaccine rollout

Luke Michael, Saturday, 24th April 2021 -  A newly announced event will call on governments, corporations and philanthropists to step up and help fund an extra two billion vaccine doses for poorer countries                                                                                Global superstars

Do you know which traditional country you’re posting from? This new guide might help

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 14th November 2020 -  Australia Post has come out in support of a campaign urging the public to use traditional place names when addressing mail   Australians can now access official information on how

A degree to spark imagination

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 10th October 2020 -  A new university is aiming to equip its students with the skills to organise change and fight for a fairer world For many jobs, a university degree is the only way to get a foot in the door. 

What are you grateful for?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 30th September 2020 -  A new platform is aiming to bring humanity together in gratitude at a time of crisis  When Australian tech-philanthropist Don Amal Francis and his family were caught in the epicentre

Sir David Attenborough nearly breaks the internet with conservation message

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 26th September 2020 -  The veteran broadcaster and conservationist attracted over a million Instagram followers in just a few hours  While most of us are used to hearing Sir David Attenborough’s voice

SES’ newest recruits come to Spoonville rescue

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 24th September 2020 -  The volunteer emergency services say they will continue to keep an eye over the “villes” until further notice  Clearing fallen trees, search and rescue operations, and fighting

Volunteer backyard blitz program brings joy to struggling Queenslanders

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 16th September 2020 -  “My garden was my sanctuary during lockdown… but there are people out there that don’t have anything like that,” the leader behind the program says. A Cairns suicide prevention
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