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Good policy matters

David Crosbie, Thursday, 29th July 2021 -  We are at a point in time where we need to reinvent the whole idea of good government policy and why it is so fundamental, writes David Crosbie. I am old enough to remember a time when the

The superhero fighting the spread of coronavirus in remote NT communities

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 28th June 2021 -  “We knew that if we didn’t do something then people might get really sick” For the past few months, a new hero has been walking the streets of the remote Northern Territory community,

Doco of the Month: Rosemary’s Way

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 24th June 2021 -  Rosemary Kariuki is on a mission to empower migrant women. She is the inspiration behind the documentary Rosemary’s Way. Here, Ros Horin and Jackie Turnure tell Wendy Williams about

Creating and celebrating change at the local level

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 9th June 2021 -  “It makes me very proud to know that what we’re doing, we’re doing well.” Following a year of extreme challenges, a three-day event is drawing grassroots community leaders

Affordable and available aged care only part of the solution

Bruce Argyle, Thursday, 3rd June 2021 -  We must recognise that adequate aged care extends beyond funding for facilities and prioritises connectedness and community, writes Bruce Argyle from Bendigo Bank. As Australia’s

One (wo)man’s trash…

Contributor, Friday, 2nd April 2021 -  Dr Anne Décobert looks at how a Melbourne community’s mission to reduce waste is building a kinder and more sustainable society, enabled by social media.  It’s that time of year: the

What corporates can do right now to create stronger, more inclusive communities

Kylie Daniels, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  Small changes can make a big difference, writes Beyond Bank’s national community development manager Kylie Daniels. If ever there was a time to look at the value, the real, tangible

Connecting in a crisis

Andrew Leigh, Tuesday, 29th September 2020 -  In an extract from their new book, Reconnected: A community builder’s handbook, Andrew Leigh and Nick Terrell consider how large-scale emergencies boost social capital,

Australia’s housing challenge is everyone’s challenge

Shane Farley, Wednesday, 5th August 2020 -  Addressing housing affordability requires agile and innovative thinking, writes Beyond Bank’s national community development manager Shane Farley. In a year of tremendous challenge,

Why not for profits are priceless

Fiona Roberts, Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 -  Not-for-profit organisations have critical strengths that are important to a healthy, resilient community, writes Fiona Roberts, sharing some of the findings from her PhD which

For the people

David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th May 2020 -  The past six months have demonstrated that the shortest route to greater trust is pursuing common good, not sectional interests – this is true for charities and government, writes

COVID-19 holds a mirror up to us

Julie Edwards, Friday, 10th April 2020 -  Once we get a chance to catch our collective breath we need to lift our gaze and ask ourselves: what kind of world do we want to live in, writes Jesuit Social Services CEO Julie Edwards,
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