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Australia Day: Why silence isn’t enough

Richenda Vermeulen, Monday, 31st January 2022 -  The tide has shifted away from celebrating “Australia Day”. But it has largely shifted to pretending it doesn’t exist. Is the right approach saying nothing? Well, that depends, writes

For an Indigenous perspective on ‘Australia Day’, here’s a quick guide to First Nations media platforms

Contributor, Tuesday, 25th January 2022 -  First Nations media are leading better conversations about the significance of the day – and issues facing Indigenous communities every day of the year, write Tanja Dreher, Bronwyn

Toxicity swirls around January 26, but we can change the nation with a Voice to parliament

Contributor, Monday, 25th January 2021 -  There is a quiet process underway, aimed at achieving the recognition of the First Nations that has so far eluded Australia, writes University of New South Wales professor and Cobble

Thongs, Boardshorts and Memes

Jo Scard, Tuesday, 29th January 2019 -  Fifty Acres founder and managing director Jo Scard explains the method in the madness behind the prime minister’s Australia Day dress code talk. As most of the country heads back to

Community Leaders Shine in 2019 Honours List

Wendy Williams, Friday, 25th January 2019 -  Charity leaders, disability advocates and unsung heroes have shone in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List, in a year that saw a record number of awards for outstanding service or achievement

Indigenous Groups Call for Cross-sector Support to Change the Date

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 25th January 2019 -  Peak Indigenous not for profits are calling for more cross-sector collaboration between organisations and corporations, as the battle to change the date of Australia Day continues.

Philanthropists and NFP Leaders Take Top Honours

Wendy Williams, Friday, 26th January 2018 -  Philanthropists and not-for-profit leaders from all areas of the social sector have been recognised in the Australia Day 2018 Honours List. The Governor-General and Chancellor


A Call to Community Leaders

Contributor, Thursday, 25th January 2018 -  Across the nation, 26 January is for most people a day of celebration of 230 years of Australian history; not the 60,000 years of Indigenous culture, writes NACCHO chair John Singer.

NFP Leaders and Philanthropists Honoured on Australia Day

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 26th January 2017 -  Philanthropists and not-for-profit leaders have joined former prime minister Julia Gillard in receiving top awards in this year’s Australia Day honours list. The governor-general

Marches to Mark Indigenous Day of Mourning

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 26th January 2016 -  Indigenous Australians and supporters will take part in Invasion Day marches in several capital cities today in opposition to the national holiday – a day they describe as…

Community Spirit Shines in Australia Day Awards

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 26th January 2016 -  Philanthropists have been recognised for their valuable contributions to the Australian community, taking out top awards as part of the Australia Day 2016 Honours List. Dr Susan…

Philanthropists Honoured on Australia Day

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 27th January 2015 -  Philanthropists have taken top accolades for their contributions to the community sector as part of The Australia Day 2015 Honours List. Philanthropist Marcus Besen AO was one of…
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