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The shirts bringing colour and mental health conversations to Australian construction sites

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 6th November 2019 -  You can’t miss a TradeMutt work shirt. The patterns are loud, bright and funky, and definitely not what you’re used to seeing people wear on a construction site. But the shirts are more

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The enterprise fighting to save lives in the water

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 -  Children with autism are 160 times more likely to drown than their neurotypical peers. It’s a shocking statistic that Erika Gleeson’s social enterprise, Autism Swim, is fighting

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The production house shaping the stories of the future

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 -  Since 2009, Melbourne production house Youthworx has made over 500 films. It’s also fighting to get disadvantaged young people back on track, into work and give them a creative outlet

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Weaving together a community and a better future

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th August 2019 -  For nearly 25 years, the Tjanpi Desert Weavers have empowered over 400 women to earn an income through contemporary fibre art in their communities. But their clever designs are also

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Brewing coffee with impact

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th June 2019 -  Matt and Whitney Teluk are self-confessed coffee snobs. They are also passionate about breaking down education barriers for primary school kids in Tanzania, so they started selling

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A good box and a good conversation

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 1st May 2019 -  Do you know what to do when you see a person sleeping rough? The Good Box is aiming to be a simple answer to the question most of us have asked ourselves, and to change the conversation around

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Fighting loneliness one click at a time

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 9th April 2019 -  Loneliness and isolation in seniors is a growing problem around the world, with research showing it can lead to early death, heart conditions and stroke. But Melbourne tech company

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Serving Up Bush Tucker and Turning Around Young Lives

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 6th March 2019 -  Charcoal Lane, a social enterprise of Mission Australia, is shaking up Melbourne’s food scene with its native bush tucker menu. But the young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

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Quench Your Thirst and Save the Reef

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 6th February 2019 -  Beer and the Great Barrier Reef are two things most Australians treasure, which is why James Grugeon, founder of the Good Beer Company, created a tasty beer that’s also helping save

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A Practical Impact, Period.

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th November 2018 -  Tampons and pads make getting your period a whole lot easier. But a lot of them aren’t that great for the environment, or accessible to everyone. Rozalyn Campbell, founder of Tsuno,

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Buy a Dress, Buy Empowerment

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 -  In this month’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise, Maggie McGowan talks to Pro Bono News about Magpie Goose, a loud, funky fashion brand she co-founded hoping to share Aboriginal stories

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Kicking Goals With PARK

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  PARK Social Soccer Co is kicking goals with crowd-sourced funding, writes Wendy Williams in this month’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise. More than a decade ago Steve Jobs asked his
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