Saturday 27th November 2021

About-face on Antarctica runway

THE Australian Government, and the Australian Antarctic Division, yesterday, November 25, announced that they are abandoning plans to build a 2.7km-long concrete runway at Australian-owned Davis Research Station in Antarctica. After a vigorous anti-runway campaign,…

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Global company funds employability programs for disadvantaged kids

CITI Australia’s philanthropic arm CITI Foundation provides community partners over $1 million to help disadvantaged Australian youth find their feet in the workforce.  The grants are part of the Pathways to Progress program which launched in 2014 as a job skill-building initiative that aims to equip young people with employability…

Empowerment through education and a song

UNITY, a new program in Western Sydney, is equipping young girls and gender diverse youth with the tools to understand consent and build healthy relationships for their future selves. The early intervention program was launched by Outloud, an intersectional, CALD-focused…

Charities in the spotlight

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No child left behind

SOME children find it difficult to make friends, especially those living with special needs or disadvantage. Some parents know all too well, if their child doesn’t get invited to parties or their peers don’t show…

Corporate and charity talk online about the big topics

THE inaugural CAF Worldwide Symposium on Philanthropy kicks off at noon on Tuesday, 9 November, 2021. A four-hour online event presented by Good2Give in partnership with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) will report current trends in…

Don’t let your good cause die with you

OVER one hundred charities are encouraging Australians to leave gifts in their wills to ensure their ideals live on. Include a Charity Week, which runs from 6-12 September, aims to get people thinking about how…

Health advocates

Leavers4LifeBlood urge school leavers to donate and save lives

IN a world without leukaemia, 18-year-old Blake Wilson from Dunsborough, Western Australia would have graduated from St Mary Mackillop Catholic College in November 2020. Instead, Blake’s family watched thousands of school graduates descend on the town during Leavers Week last year as they mourned the loss of their beloved Blake…

Kids with alopecia gain strength during Awareness Week

GROUPS of Australian children, aged 6 to 18, recently attended camps around the country where they did many things for the very first time. Things including uncovering their heads in public, seeing themselves represented, speaking about their bodies and interacting with people like them. Activities many might take for granted,…

Environmental defenders

World Vegan Month

WORLD Vegan Day on Monday November, 1 heralding the start of World Vegan month, coincided with the COP26 Glasgow climate change summit…

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