Collaboration …or not

July 31, 2015

Seal Dilemma In SA – Fishing Industry vs Tourism Industry

A breeding boom amongst long-nosed fur seals, also known as new Zealand fur seals, means more than 500 tonnes of fish a day are being ‘chewed through’ according to fishermen in the Coorong/Murray Lakes fishery region. Without a cull the […]
July 31, 2015

Are Pollies Listening? No More ‘Pink Batts Style’ Disasters…

The union warning to Building Ministers at Melbourne forum today: “As you are aware, 90 per cent of employers in the building trade have reported non-conforming products in their supply chains and this problem is only going to get worse […]
July 5, 2015

FASES – Can You Help Give Social Enterprise Voice?

Can you help provide insight into Australian social enterprise? FASES (Finding Australia’s Social Enterprise Sector) is investigating the changing scope and needs of our social enterprises. Social Traders and the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at Swinburne Uni are conducting […]
June 8, 2015

Aussie Soccer Initiative For Kenyan Refugee Camp

How wonderful to see a positive Australian initiative towards refugees, with the establishment of the Barefoot to Boots Foundation! Barefoot To Boots Here is an Australian project to give football (soccer!) boots, shirts and balls to refugees in the Kakuma […]
June 5, 2015

Teaching In The 21st Century FOR For The 21st Century

I’ve been reading about new ’21st century’ practices in some schools – such as Brisbane’s The Gap HS and Melbourne’s Eltham HS – I hope my grandies aren’t stuck in 20th century learning! The Gap High School Is Working With […]
April 24, 2015

Working To Educate The World’s Children

A World At School is a global campaign aiming to make education the number one priority, working to get all children into school. An international campaign with a diverse team from several countries, they have offices in London, New York, […]
March 29, 2015

Can For-Profit Private Education Work For World’s Poorest?

Founded in 2009, Bridge International Academies – investors include Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg – are challenging ‘the long-held assumption that governments rather than companies should lead mass education programs’. Bridge’s Goal is to (eventually) educate 10 million poor children […]
March 26, 2015

Indigenous Successes And Future Impact Investment?

In 2012 Natalie Walker was named one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence. She sits on various boards including NAB’s Indigenous Advisory Board and the Board of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre. A former CEO of Supply Nation – a […]
March 5, 2015

Cutting NCRIS = Budgetary Reform?

We all keep hearing that Australia needs structural reform to our budget ie looking at where really large amounts of money are going. DIFFICULT AREAS LIKE: Pensions going to people who don’t ‘need’ them Superannuation benefits to people who can […]
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 […]