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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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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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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

The Purr-fect Social Enterprise

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 24th May 2017 -  The team behind Western Australia’s very first cat cafe hopes to offer a special blend of animal welfare and human happiness, writes Wendy Williams in this week’s Spotlight on Social

Cleaning Up the Energy Game

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 12th April 2017 -  Adrian Merrick describes himself as “a bit of a frustrated entrepreneur”. But after trying his hand at a number of start-ups including a teddy bear business – “a long story” – a dot-com,…

Educating India’s Children

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 -  An Australian startup is using technology to educate children in remote areas of India, including villages not yet reached by internet, writes Ellie Cooper in this week’s Spotlight

Saving Animals on the Edge

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 24th August 2016 -  A new campaign has people taking on challenges outside their comfort zone to raise money for wildlife on the brink of extinction, writes Ellie Cooper in this week’s Spotlight on Social

Recycling the Unrecyclable

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 13th July 2016 -  In his first year at Princeton University, Tom Szaky started a small business using worm poo for fertiliser. It became the model for TerraCycle, which is now an international, multi-million

Health Break for Food Charities

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 10th May 2016 -  Rob Anderson is leveraging the popularity of the Melbourne food scene to feed people going hungry, writes Ellie Cooper in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise. HealthBreak

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Resourcing Community Cohesion

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 28th January 2015 -  A popular recycling social enterprise operating for nearly a quarter of a century is emerging as the glue holding together a community stricken by disadvantage, writes Nadia Boyce

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Sailing Solo for a Regional Boost

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th September 2014 -  A startup spruiking traditional wooden boats in regional NSW is aiming to boost the local tourism industry and the prospects of the marginalised  – despite a disconnect
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