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2021-22 Federal Budget: What do advocacy groups and social impact leaders think of it?


Following a number of teasers and snippets into the different areas the Morrison government is prioritising, the Federal Budget reveal has been revealed. And reactions across different sectors and groups are varied. As the country rebounds from the pandemic, this budget marked big spendings by the government to get the economy back on track. But are the measures enough to adequately address the needs of all Australians? Here’s what advocacy groups and purpose-driven leaders have to say. Short sightedness leaves women vulnerable Amy Nguyen, Co-Founder at Zen Tea Lounge Foundation, a not-for-profit working to eliminate domestic violence in Australia, says…

Land Rover Australia announces partnership with Red Cross on Short Film Series


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Land Rover has premiered the first of a series of short films showing how local teams are the future of emergency response efforts. The first-of-its-kind four-part series, On the ground: Humanitarians in Action, uses GoPro cameras to capture Red Cross volunteers and local teams helping vulnerable communities around the world in a year of huge challenges. IFRC staff and volunteers used Land Rover vehicles to reach people on three continents – the latest example of a long-running humanitarian partnership. Each film captures life-changing moments of humanity and crisis, from…

Higher education union fronts Senate Inquiry to blast insecure work


The Union for higher education staff spoke out yesterday at the Senate Inquiry into insecure work, saying that while exploitative and insecure employment models are spreading through the rest of the economy, higher education has been the stronghold of precarious employment for some time – but it’s now the main form of employment for teaching and research. “It’s not just people delivering  Big Macs on push bikes working without a safety net or a minimum wage – the Uber-isation of higher education has been growing for years, and it’s creating a dangerous race to the bottom,” National President of the…

New CEO for ANZ region at Talent RISE


KAREN Graham recently joined Talent RISE, the charitable foundation of Talent, leading global technology and digital recruitment specialist, as CEO for the ANZ region. Talent RISE is a charity committed to changing the lives of young people who have experienced barriers to employment by providing education, training, life skills and opportunities to help them gain independence and purpose through meaningful work. Talent RISE, launched in 2014, has engaged more than 3,000 young people through workshops and mentoring and has successfully placed over 350 in meaningful employment. Ms Graham’s extensive career involves marketing, brand, business development, and the not-for-profit space to…

Adani links to Myanmar military exposed in new report


Ties between Adani and the Myanmar military have been revealed in a new report from human rights and activist groups.  Most in Australia are familiar with the name ‘Adani’, with their Carmichael coal mine at the centre of a years-long battle by environmental groups across the country. Now, a joint report by the Australian Centre for International Justice (ACIJ) and Justice For Myanmar has revealed ties between Adani Ports, a subsidiary of the Indian multinational conglomerate Adani Group, and the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC), which is operated by the Myanmar military.  Leaked documents show that Adani Ports paid tens of…