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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

The communities taking food insecurity into their own hands

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd June 2020 -  Fresh produce is hard to come by in the most remote parts of the country, and it’s causing serious health problems for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. It’s why Food Ladder is

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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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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 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
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