Saturday 28th May 2022

Action on Poverty: Transforming the future of philanthropy

How pioneering Australian not-for-profit, Action on Poverty, is achieving great global philanthropic impact and inspiring active generosity by redefining ‘traditional’ concepts of charitable giving. Drawing on a 50-year legacy championing bold international development projects as the trusted partner for global changemakers, Action on Poverty is proudly taking on a new challenge to…

Volunteers are proof of communities being Better Together

The theme for this year’s Volunteers Week is ‘Better Together’ and Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)’s CEO, Natalie Egleton, believes that theme could not be more true. In her opinion piece, she drives home the importance of volunteers…

Charities in the spotlight

Good Friday Appeal: Dig deep for the kids

ISLA is one of the “Little Ambassadors” for the 2022 Good Friday Appeal. The eight-year-old is in remission after spending half her life in treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Isla’s parents knew something was wrong…

Deserving families receive greater access to books

ONE in five Australian children are not meeting the international benchmark for reading, the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) has revealed. To combat this concerning statistic, BIG W, one of Australia’s most loved brands…

Making mental health impossible to ignore

TALKING about mental and emotional well-being can be confronting. These conversations are often avoided in the workplace, especially in the blue-collar industry. Tradies Ed Ross and Dan Allen are turning this invisible and debilitating issue…

Sikh Volunteers Australia inspired by community gratitude

THE Premier’s Award for Community Harmony at the 2021 Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence, was awarded to Sikh Volunteers Australia (SVA) for the significant impact they have made during the bushfires and pandemic. The Award…

Health advocates

Demand for miscarriage support booms across Australia

AUSTRALIA’s only national support service dedicated solely to early pregnancy loss, Pink Elephants, has reported a significant growth in its online support services. Ahead of Mother’s Day this Sunday, 8 May, which can be a triggering event for women who have experienced miscarriage, Pink Elephants has experienced a huge uptake…

Empowering women to lead Australians towards a brain cancer-free future

AUSTRALIA’s leading brain cancer charity, the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, is leading the charge to support women and their leadership aspirations. The Cure Brain Cancer Foundation’s leadership team is currently all women whilst the organisation is also made-up of 83 per cent women. The Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is an…

Environmental defenders

Opinions from changemakers

Women’s opinions matter

I HAD no idea and was horrified that a 10-year-old Australian child could go to jail. In July this year, I wrote my first opinion piece for the Advocate. It…

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