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Giving a Voice to Grief

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 4th April 2016 -  For Catherine Cini a life in the Not for Profit sector has taught her just how courageous people facing diversity can be. Cini is this week’s Changemaker. Catherine Cini is the CEO of…


Clean Cut, Clean Start

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 15th February 2016 -  Nasir Sobhani has become known for offering free haircuts to homeless and disadvantaged people in Melbourne’s west, earning him the title of The Streets Barber. Sobhani is this week’s


A Dogged Approach

Staff Reporter, Monday, 8th February 2016 -  Andrew Sabatino has a lot of achievements to hang his hat on. The fundraising and Not for Profit marketing expert has helped Guide Dogs be consistently recognised as the most trusted


A Life of Service

Staff Reporter, Monday, 1st February 2016 -  A recipient of an Australia Day 2016 honour, Diana Abdel-Rahman has spent most of her life volunteering for the community. Abdel-Rahman is this week’s Changemaker. She spoke to Xavier


A Brave New Role

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 25th January 2016 -  Careers as a police officer and a lawyer have led Angelo Venardos to his current role of CEO of a nationally recognised child protection charity. Venardos is this week’s Changemaker.


A Success Story for the Ages

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 18th January 2016 -  In just a few short years Sue Thomson has transformed her organisation, a Not for Profit aged care provider, from being on the brink of closure to one that is winning a slew of awards.


Fighting for First Australians

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 11th January 2016 -  Damian Griffis has spent his life representing some of Australia’s most disadvantaged people  –  indigenous Australians with disability. Griffis is


Youth for Change

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 4th January 2016 -  Despite being just 21-years-old, Paige Burton has been recognised as one of the most influential people in Australia’s social sector. Burton is this week’s Changemaker.


The Importance of Innovation

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 21st December 2015 -  Kerry Stubbs’s work in the disability field has seen her receive accolades from both the social sector and the corporate sector. Stubbs is this week’s Changemaker.


Not Running Away from Anything

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 14th December 2015 -  Last month 27-year-old Oliver Woolrych arrived back home in Australia after running the length of Central America, 5,874 kilometres, for charity. Woolrych is this week’s


Never Lose Sight

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 7th December 2015 -  The organisation that Mark Watt co-founded in 1999, Whitelion, has recently been honoured with a Melbourne Award for its contribution to the community. Watt is this week’s


Jump in and Stay the Course

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 30th November 2015 -  After a lifetime of working to ensure that elderly people have a place to call home, Bryan Lipmann has been recognised as Melburnian of the Year. Lipmann is this week’s Changemaker.
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