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Rebuilding our society: What should a reimagined Australia look like?

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 25th May 2022 -  A prominent advocate suggests Australians should reconsider what sort of society they want to create. COVID has forced a reset of many facets of our lives as we adjust to new ways of

A new National Strategy for Volunteering is in the works – and you can help shape it

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 23rd May 2022 -  A new survey reveals that volunteer numbers have dropped in Australia since COVID, as work gets underway on the first national strategy in a decade. Organisations or groups that involve

Watering the seeds of change

David Crosbie, Thursday, 24th February 2022 -  While the charity sector continues to serve communities despite all the challenges, we should also take the time to recognise both what has been achieved and what lies ahead if we choose

Australia is failing marginalised people, and it shows in COVID death rates

Contributor, Monday, 21st February 2022 -  You’re more likely to survive COVID if you were born here, grew up speaking and reading English, are educated, and earn a good income, write Gemma Carey and Ben O’Mara. Newly released

Now is not the time to resume the old ‘normal’ service – we need a new approach and fast

Cassandra Goldie, Tuesday, 8th February 2022 -  Reports that Treasurer Josh Frydenberg considers the economic situation in Australia is anywhere near “normal” and that we can leave the next stage of Australia’s future to the private

Giving bounce back provides hope for charities in 2022

Luke Michael, Monday, 31st January 2022 -  The second annual JBWere NAB Charitable Giving Index offers good signs for the sector Experts believe charitable giving in Australia could bounce back to pre-pandemic levels

‘Pushing through’ – Charities in 2022

David Crosbie, Thursday, 27th January 2022 -  Two years of continually pushing through has left many charities running on empty, but the work is far from over, writes David Crosbie.
“Omicron is a gear change and we have to push through.

Crisis with a child’s face: Why children are the hidden victims of the COVID-19 pandemic

Dane Moores, Monday, 17th January 2022 -  While all the attention has been on the health impacts of adults during the pandemic, more and more research is revealing children as the hidden victims of the virus, write Mercy Jumo

A 2021 reflection

David Crosbie, Thursday, 16th December 2021 -  We have seen some of the best of Australia in 2021, but we have also seen some deplorable decisions and self-serving myopic behaviour, writes David Crosbie.
“You are more than what

COVID-19 is the impetus we needed to level up child welfare

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 15th December 2021 -  It is our role – as adults, parents, carers, and community members – to support children and young people to thrive, through the good and the bad, writes Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre

Volunteering in a time of COVID

Mark Pearce, Monday, 6th December 2021 -  As International Volunteer Day is celebrated, Mark Pearce highlights new research revealing the profound experiences of volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This weekend,

My first 500 Zoom calls

Doug Taylor, Wednesday, 1st December 2021 -  The new CEO of The Smith Family, Doug Taylor, reflects on his first three months in the job and how COVID has changed his approach to leadership. For the first three months of being the
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