Cultural Heritage

April 2, 2013

Local Politics At Work – Democracy?

About 18 months ago PWF posted an article about democracy - NOT politics - at work in Nowra. Graeme Gibson, the convenor of that forum has now written and self-published a book, Beyond Fear And Loathing'on local politics and community activism.
March 6, 2013

Calling Changemakers – Vision 2020 – 2 Free Workshops

As part of the ‘Vision 2020 for Creating Sustainable Societies‘ Event 2 Free workshops will be held at the Wantirna Campus of Swinburne Uni, Melbourne, on Saturday 23rd March, presented by Be The Change Australia. Be The Change Australia is […]
December 21, 2012

Bess Price’s Award (?) Can It Start A Non-Political Discussion?

Walpiri woman Bess Nungarrayi Price – and her white husband David Price – speak out about conditions for rural Indigenous people in Central Australia – ‘Welcome To My World’ on Radio National. Bess has copped plenty of flack for speaking […]
October 26, 2012

Research That Matters – Can You Support The Australia Institute?

The Australia Institute (TAI) is an independent Think Tank. It aims to push public debate beyond the simplistic question of whether markets or governments have all the answers to more important questions: When does government need to intervene in the […]
September 14, 2012

Capitalism Dead..We Must GROW Our Way Out Of Stagnation

Did you see Ticky Fullerton’s (ABC) interview with US economist Richard Duncan – author of The New Depression:The Breakdown of The Paper Money Economy – Monday night? Quite fascinating. Following is Forbes’ summary of Richard’s evaluation of where the world […]
September 12, 2012

Post Growth Institute’s Free Money Day – September 15

What is the aim of Free Money Day? To raise awareness and start conversations about the benefits of economies based on sharing, as well as offer a liberating experience to inspire more critical and creative thinking about our relationships with […]
September 12, 2012

Victorian Green Wedge Erosion Risks Legal Challenge

The Victorian Government is proposing changes to Melbourne’s much-loved Green Wedges WITHOUT wide community consultation. Do you remember the 1994 community-based High Court challenge to stop legislation allowing a Japanese downhill ski development on Mt Stirling, linking it via chairlift […]
July 4, 2012

Community Engagement Declining? Rebuild Local Communities..

A few days ago I heard MP Andrew Leigh, author of a book called ‘Disconnected‘, talking on the radio about community engagement here declining. The discussion tweaked my interest. Some Key Points After crunching data from membership records and surveys, […]
July 1, 2012

Cooperatives, Energy & Sustainability Symposium – Sydney

2012 as well as being the UN International Year of Cooperatives is also the UN International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. In light of this, the Cooperatives Research Group of the University of Sydney is holding a Symposium – […]
June 28, 2012

Grey Nomads: A Katherine Caretaking Job Aug – Sept 2012

For two dry seasons Tina and Will Visser have worked as volunteer caretakers at O’Keeffe House in Katherine NT – a job they highly recommend. They say it’s a wonderful place to work but now they are both unwell and […]
June 11, 2012

Progress Is More Than Economic Growth – Look To Communities

The Fairfax Herald/Age Wellbeing Index indicates that despite ‘temporary stumbles and confusing contradictory trends’ there is solid evidence for optimism about our future as there has been 2% ‘good growth’ in the value of Australia’s human capital. The Index Findings […]
May 23, 2012

Laurie Baymarrwangga – An Amazing Senior Australian

95 year old great, great grandmother Laurie Baymarrwangga, from the Crocodile Islands east of Darwin, is Senior Australian of 2012. Laurie has played a crucial role – often in the face of hardship – in protecting her culture and her […]