March 3, 2015

Celebrate Excellence: Enter The Social Enterprise Awards 2015

The 2015 Australian Social Enterprise Awards presented by Social Traders are now open. With almost 20,000 social enterprises operating across every aspect of the Australian economy, social enterprises are changing the face of our communities. About The Awards Now in […]
February 24, 2015

Research Drives 40-55% Nation’s Wealth BUT Young Scientists Are Leaving

Thinking Australians are very concerned about short term thinking and the future we are creating for our grandkids. The ABC’s Science Show presenter, Robin Williams, commented passionately this morning when discussing a contest to identify our top five young scientists […]
February 22, 2015

Jobs, LOCAL Workers & A 10 Year Commitment To Indigenous Employment

In February 2015 there is ongoing discussion and concern over what seems to be rorting of 457 and 417 visas, the cost and problems associated with Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) workforces and the actual number of jobs available across Australia. It […]
February 8, 2015

Our Pollies And We, The Voters, Need To Start Communicating

With the government/voter turbulence we are experiencing, and several thoughtful, often insightful analyses, maybe we are finally starting to have the conversation we need to have about Australia’s future and the unpalatable reform that must come from ONE of our […]
December 4, 2014

The Descendants Of Noah – Animal Grief Counselling

Recently I received a letter from Gabrielle Davey, introducing herself as a qualified Health Counsellor and Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner and, most importantly, as a lover of animals – our fur children, as she calls them. After a double loss earlier this […]
December 3, 2014

Exceeding Our Budget And Subsidising Fossil Fuel Exploration

We know we are spending more than we are earning, that we have a problem that is not going away. New areas for cuts are being investigated but not our fossil fuel subsidies. There is little discussion about this…why?? Fossil […]
November 27, 2014

Australia’s First Community-Owned Energy Retailer?

Lateline 26 November interviewed Alison Crook AO, spokesperson for a new NSW consortium, Northern Rivers Energy (NRE), which has won a $54,000 grant for a business plan and feasibility study for Australia’s first community-owned energy retailer. They have plans to […]
November 25, 2014

An Update On Camel Milk Availability In Western Australia

Since July this year when PWF posted, once again, the possibility of a camel milk industry in WA, I have received several phone calls about people on the east coast wanting (quite desperately) to access camel milk, for all the […]
November 24, 2014

Social Enterprise: ‘In The Click’ eBay With A Difference

It’s great when you can ‘do some good’ simply, and this is the premise behind Julie Mackay’s Enable Social Enterprises and ‘In The Click’. If you buy online through In The Click on eBay all profits are used to tackle […]
November 9, 2014

Good Spender: Buy Social & Make A Difference This Christmas

Thinking of the looming commercialism of Christmas PWF is delighted to remind you of the Good Spender website so your Christmas spend can have a social impact – for both individuals and for communities. About Social Enterprise And Good Spender […]
October 14, 2014

After Float Fest Success Crowdfunding For Murray River Tourism

From all accounts The Murray River Tourist Association’s 2014 Mannum Waters Float Fest was a very successful weekend. Now MRTA, led by Jen Whitehorn, is running a crowdfunding campaign to capitalise on this success and establish an ongoing annual event […]
October 1, 2014

A Successful Community Investment In ‘Micro Hydro’

The UK’s Stockport Community Hydro is a successful example of community investment. In this case, an English community near Manchester has invested in a micro hydro project, something that could be replicated here in Australia. Financed By Crowd Sourcing The […]