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Placing a value on learning – the great divide in Australia

David Crosbie, Thursday, 12th September 2019 -  Where you live and the postcode of the school you attend will have a significant impact in determining your opportunities. We need to start addressing the educational bias that limits

Opinion

Someone else’s shoes

David Crosbie, Thursday, 1st August 2019 -  Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie reflects on the role empathy plays in our community. “The biggest deficit that we have in our society and in the world right now is

Partnerships are the key to a thriving civil society

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 13th June 2019 -  Our communities are better when they bind together with a common purpose and common values, writes Andrew Cairns, CEO of Community Sector Banking. Australia is a dynamic nation on

Not everyone cares about climate change, but reproach won’t change their minds

Contributor, Wednesday, 12th June 2019 -  A whole-of-society discussion about our collective future is urgently needed, write Chloe Lucas, Aidan Davison and Peat Leith from the University of Tasmania, and Adam Corner from

The power of community philanthropy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 30th May 2019 -  Brian Frederick had been in his job for about six months when he got a call from an attorney. The attorney explained that a local businessman Alfred Askew had passed away, leaving his

Grassroots sport urgently needs better funding – society depends on it

Andrew Cairns, Tuesday, 26th March 2019 -  Grassroots sport and community recreation play an important role in getting people active, producing a myriad of benefits for physical and mental health – it’s time to invest, writes

Opinion

Powering Communities While Protecting Individuals

Erica Czaja, Thursday, 28th February 2019 -  The trend of making increasingly granular data publicly available for community use simultaneously raises important questions about individuals’ rights to privacy, writes Erica

Community Leaders Shine in 2019 Honours List

Wendy Williams, Friday, 25th January 2019 -  Charity leaders, disability advocates and unsung heroes have shone in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List, in a year that saw a record number of awards for outstanding service or achievement

Older Women’s Housing Program Tackles Growing Crisis

Jeanette Large, Thursday, 24th May 2018 -  A new housing program hopes to help the increasing number of older women who find themselves living in unstable, highly overpriced or grossly inadequate housing, writes Jeanette

Creating Supportive Communities Around People Doing it Tough

Contributor, Tuesday, 3rd April 2018 -  How Gather My Crew, a new online rostering tool, is encouraging a digital community revolution. At some point in our lives, we will all face an overwhelming challenge that will test

Community Infrastructure That Delivers Social Outcomes

Contributor, Tuesday, 27th March 2018 -  Brimbank City Council’s new infrastructure project in St Albans, in Melbourne’s West, will use the development of a leisure and community centre as a way to deliver population-level

Empowering Children to Lead Positive Social Change

Andrea Lemon, Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 -  Children have great capacity to affect the lives of those around them, writes Dr Andrea Lemon, CEO and founding co-director of Kids Thrive. “Before Kids as Catalyst I was just an ordinary
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