Friday 7th October 2022

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…

Health advocates

Women and Mentoring in the Justice system

Women in prisons in Australia often come from backgrounds of disadvantage. Women and Mentoring (WAM) seeks to address these imbalances by offering an early, unique intervention program in Victoria that supports women and those who identify as women, when they have had contact with the justice system. WAM supports women…

Suicide rates are more than twice as high in young Indigenous Australians compared to non-Indigenous Australians

On World Suicide Prevention Day, 10 September, The Westerman Jilya Institute for Indigenous Mental Health (“Jilya”) will hold a fundraising gala dinner to address the shocking rates of Indigenous child suicide in Australia. Data from the National Mortality Database and the Australian Bureau of Statistics Causes of Death from 2016 to…

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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