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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

Soaring to new (clean energy) heights

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 9th September 2020 -  It’s hoped the world’s first solar powered skydive will send a strong message about the potential of renewable energy If skydiving is on your bucket list, there might soon be a way you

Lentil as Anything gets a pay it back boost

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 19th August 2020 -  “The community support this group provides is invaluable and we would not be here today if it wasn’t for them,” the owner of Sydney restaurant Arepa Oz says.  When Andres Rodriguez

Treat yo’self (and the climate)

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th August 2020 -  Part of the proceeds from a new ice cream will go towards fighting climate change and the fossil fuel industries   Global ice cream brand Ben and Jerry’s is making the fight against

Cheers! The (virtual) happy hour connecting the blind community

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 28th March 2020 -  “It’s very easy to feel like you’re the only one experiencing challenges”   As people across Australia retreat into their homes and stay there, Blind Citizens Australia is launching

Australian loo-paper frenzy wipes popular social enterprise clean

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 7th March 2020 -  But the Who Gives a Crap founder is urging customers to give away their spare rolls to those in need The threat of coronavirus has seen Australians clearing toilet paper stock in supermarkets

From x-rated to eco-friendly: Adult store joins zero waste movement

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 22nd February 2020 -  The company delivers over 1,500 packages a day globally  An eco-conscious sex shop is set to become the first adult retailer in New Zealand to roll out completely recyclable and compostable
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