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Benefits of One-on-One Care For Charities Uncovered

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 8th January 2019 -  Increasing the one-on-one time between charity volunteers and those in need by just over an hour can reduce the number of times people come back for help by up to 25 per cent, new research

Real Cost to Cover Informal Care of Family with Mental Illness

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd March 2017 -  The cost of a “hidden mental health workforce” is more than the cost of all mental health services in Australia, according to new research. A new study has for the first time placed a…

Early Career Researchers Receive $2.4M Fellowship

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 16th February 2017 -  The five “best and brightest” early career researchers in Australia have been given a multi-million dollar boost to undertake groundbreaking research. The Westpac Bicentennial

National Geographic Turns For-Profit

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 15th September 2015 -  Fans of the 127-year-old National Geographic magazine are largely lamenting the loss of it’s Not for Profit status to climate sceptic Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century…

$1million Uni Gift To “Change Lives”

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 17th October 2014 -  Philanthropist and University of Queensland alumnus Bill Bowness, who overcame financial hardship and a severe stutter to forge a successful business career, is now donating $1…

QLD to Host International Research Centre

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 9th October 2014 -  Experts from universities, Governments and NGOs across seven countries are set to tackle the urgent problems of people with deep and persistent disadvantage through a $28 million…


Dedicated to Giving Children a Voice

Staff Reporter, Monday, 10th February 2014 -  Identifying a need to provide better access to services for children who are deaf, Speech Pathologist Dr Dimity Dornan, started the Hear and Say Centre. Dr Dornan is this week’s…

Social Innovators Gain the Competitive Edge

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 11th December 2013 -  Innovation for social change has become a competitive arena – and it’s reaping rewards.  A new wave of competitions for social startups has hit what is traditionally…
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