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Protecting our children in chaotic times? We need more than a national framework.

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 23rd March 2022 -  Deb Tsorbaris argues that a new child protection framework has admiral intentions, but falls short in addressing Australia’s post-pandemic economic reality. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

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They said it would never catch on – but social enterprise is here to stay

Tara Anderson, Tuesday, 30th November 2021 -  Tara Anderson and Bella Borello from Social Traders explain why now is the time to raise the curtain on social enterprise and show the world that business for good can, and should, be

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The compelling case for a future fund for social housing

Brendan Coates, Monday, 29th November 2021 -  Brendan Coates, the Grattan Institute’s program director of economic policy, explains why setting up a future fund for social housing could be the answer to fixing Australia’s ever-growing

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Transforming mental health through lived experience

Contributor, Wednesday, 17th March 2021 -  By co-designing mental health care with people who have lived experience, researchers are aiming to rebuild Australia’s system, writes Associate Professor Victoria Palmer. 

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Where does our future lie as a people: together or apart?

Rachel Clark, Thursday, 16th April 2020 -  Rachel Clark considers the response to COVID-19 through the lens of collectivism and individualism and questions whether when this is all over we can be a more trusting nation. I’m

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A new world is being born

David Ritter, Wednesday, 1st April 2020 -  In Australia, the politically, socially and economically unthinkable has become commonplace within a matter of days – and these changes will set the course for our future, writes

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The country is not waiting for the government

David Ritter, Monday, 4th November 2019 -  The Australian government may not have a credible mechanism for reducing the emissions that are driving global warming. But huge amounts of climate action can and is occurring outside

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In the struggle to survive, you must get the basics right

David Crosbie, Thursday, 10th October 2019 -  With the closure of high-profile charity White Ribbon, Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie, highlights three important issues charities must consider to ensure

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Someone else’s shoes

David Crosbie, Thursday, 1st August 2019 -  Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie reflects on the role empathy plays in our community. “The biggest deficit that we have in our society and in the world right now is

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50 years after Australia’s historic ‘equal pay’ decision, the legacy of ‘women’s work’ remains

Contributor, Friday, 21st June 2019 -  It’s been five decades since the historic equal pay decision, but decisions made centuries ago mean that female-dominated jobs still sit at the lower end of the pay spectrum, writes

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What is new leadership?

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 28th May 2019 -  With a dearth of leadership in the political sphere and trust in our major societal institutions waning, it is a good time to ask what does the new leadership we want look like today,

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When there is no ritual to dream: The silence of Indigenous suicide

Contributor, Friday, 24th May 2019 -  The high rates of Indigenous youth suicide in Australia can only be addressed if the country first changes and confronts both its historical and contemporary racism, writes Julia
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