Saturday 29th January 2022

Urgent aid sent to Tonga post-tsunami

THE Government of Tonga is in a state of emergency after an underwater volcano erupted on Jan 15, 2022, triggering tsunamis and ash plumes across the archipelago. The ash-stained South Pacific Kingdom is now suffering the tsunami’s after-effects, according to…

Charities in the spotlight

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…

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…

Health advocates

‘Shadow pandemic’ coined by UN report

SIXTEEN days from November 25 to December 10, are marked for activism against gender-based violence by UN Women as findings from a new report reveal violence against women exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Measuring the Shadow Pandemic: violence against women during COVID-19 confirms the deadly outbreak has given rise to a…

22q: One of Australia’s most undiagnosed syndromes

WHEN Michelle’s twin daughters, Ruby and Emily, were born she had never heard of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. The syndrome, which affects 1 in 1000 births, is one of the world’s most undiagnosed syndromes because it has so many symptoms. 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, which is also called DiGeorge syndrome, Velocardiofacial (VCFS)…

Environmental defenders

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…

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…

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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