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A native brew for success

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  Gulbarn is a native bush food used by the Alawa people for thousands of years as a medicine. Now, Samara Billy is sharing the plant with everyone as a delicious tea, and using it to bring

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Give away your leftovers and make a friend

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 -  Spare Harvest is doing more than helping the environment, it’s building a connected and strong community of like-minded people across the country, writes Maggie Coggan in this month’s

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Stitching together a community for all

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th August 2020 -  At first glance, Second Stitch looks like your average alterations and crafts studio. But unpick the seam a little and you’ll find a bustling community hub that’s empowering refugee

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The food empire solving youth homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 1st July 2020 -  Society Melbourne and their socially conscious hospitality empire have come a long way. Five years on from their first venture, they’ve changed up the way they do business to empower

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What’s the footprint on your parcel?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 6th May 2020 -  Each year, 841 million online deliveries arrive on Australian doorsteps, with most of us not stopping to think about what kind of impact that has on the planet. Sendle, Australia’s

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The art program healing Indigenous offenders

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 1st April 2020 -  Indigenous Australians are the most incarcerated group in the world. But The Torch’s in- prison and in-community art programs are turning the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait

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The fruit and veg shop for all

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 4th March 2020 -  The Community Grocer is more than just a place to stock up on fresh and affordable produce. It’s fighting food insecurity, and carving out a space in the community for all to feel included,

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The key to success is collaboration (and an app)

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th February 2020 -  As the primary carer for a son with multiple and complex disabilities, Danny Hui juggles appointments with up to 40 different doctors and therapists at any one time. But his app,  Sameview,

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Meet the enterprise fighting e-waste and the disability employment crisis in one

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 4th December 2019 -  With employment participation rates for people with disability some of the lowest in the country and e-waste one of the fastest-growing types of waste, Enable Australia is finding

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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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