Indigenous Communities

August 4, 2016

Why DON’T Policymakers LISTEN To Aboriginal Advice?

“Take an Aboriginal-designed program and allow Aboriginal people to deliver it to their people. They know what is needed. Work alongside Government but let us drive it!” We have heard this advice time and time again….but it NEVER happens! Yes, […]
July 1, 2016

Policies That Face Reality? A Coherent Vision For Our Future?

“At the core of a robust democracy is the integrity and transparency of its institutions. Elections do not a democracy make, but they are a fundamental institution that we disrespect at our peril. It is incumbent upon us to demand […]
August 2, 2015

The Booing, The Discomfort…Why? What To Do?

I have to agree with James Packer, the booing of Adam Goodes has made me feel uncomfortable and ashamed too. Where are we with this? Waleed Aly’s clear analysis of the booing made sense to me, as did
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
December 1, 2013

Centralised Education NOT The Way To Go?

Amid all the ‘Gonski noise’ about funding, Kevin Donnelly, director of the Melbourne-based Education Standards Institute, writes about the education process saying we need: Greater Autonomy, Flexibility In Schools’ Decision-Making Needed “Students perform better in schools that have autonomy in […]
September 29, 2013

Senator Wants To Hear Indigenous Grassroots Ideas, Solutions

This week’s Koori Times front page is reporting ‘Scullion’s Pledge, saying despite initial appearances to the contrary, new federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion is keen to hear from community members. He says: “What’s important is that we listen to […]
August 8, 2013

Awards For Young People Working To Tackle Poverty

The annual Australian Community Sector Survey of over 500 agencies shows that frontline agencies are under enormous strain and unable to meet the growing demand for help. What’s The Greatest Need? Housing availability and affordability is the greatest unmet need […]
July 30, 2013

Central Desert Footy Cards: Teaching Entrepreneurship, With A Health Message

Even in the most remote communities in the Central Western Desert Ngaanyatjarrra Lands footy is greatly loved. Often the dusty oval is a community hub and when the footy season is on, families of cars head off to neighbouring communities […]
June 21, 2013

Indi Electorate, bankmecu…Change-Makers Are Gathering…

Grassroots people in NE Victoria are gathering to support independent federal candidate Cathy McGowan after a series of ‘kitchen table conversations’ and last Wednesday evening, at bankmecu Melbourne, around 20 people interested in social change enjoyed a glass of wine, […]
May 24, 2013

Journey To Recognition Starts Sunday, Fed Square, Melbourne

This Sunday at Fed Square in Melbourne a symbolic walk – The Journey to Recognition – to support recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Australian constitution will be launched. Meet Michael Long At 9.30 am you can […]