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 was in response to learning the #RaiseTheAge campaign was calling on governments…

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Measuring people’s satisfaction with life

AUSTRALIA could soon become a world leader in calculating social value with the publication of a new guidefor Standards Australia, the nation’s peak non-government, not-for-profit standards organisation. Huber Social CEO Georgina Camp, head of the committee writing the new guide, said the…

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Could you live without a decent dunny?

WORLD Toilet Organization (WTO), established in 2001, aims to break the taboo around toilets and the sanitation crisis. World Toilet Day on Friday 19, November is one of its initiatives, focussing on the 3.6 billion people on the planet who live without…

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New threads for new beginnings

ANTHONY Chesler, CEO at Thread Together, said the charity exists to solve two problems with one solution. First is saving landfill and second giving clothing to people. Australian fashion retailers donate excess or end of season new clothing to Thread Together for…

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Meals are much more than calories

WORLD Food Day, an initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, aims to tackle and eradicate hunger worldwide, is celebrated globally on October 16. According to a government paper Identifying and responding to food insecurity in Australia released…

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