Indigenous Communities

June 11, 2012

Local To Local – International Community Development

The not-for-profit, non-governmental International Association for Community Development (IACD) is the only global network that works towards social justice through community development approaches. It connects people and makes the world a bit smaller. Members think globally and act locally. Local […]
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 […]
March 26, 2012

Fighting Ovarian And Bowel Cancer..

An Internet Walk Against Ovarian Cancer – a friend sent me this email message as it resonated with her. It has touched me too. The request is to forward the following message to friends, keep the woman walking and info […]
March 3, 2012

Would Co-op Schools Provide Better Funding Outcomes?

Co-ops or Gonski? There will be a FREE public discussion moderated by Walkley winner and business reporter Anne Lampe at the University of Technology, Sydney, this Monday 5 March at 5.30pm. For those in Sydney this should be an hour […]
February 8, 2012

DIY Solar Panels – Using Plant Material?

Take a minute to learn about some new science re: photovoltaic cells in this video. Truly amazing! At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology research is being carried out into harnessing nature’s solar cells and it seems photovoltaic panels made from […]
February 8, 2012

A VERY Different Concept Of Taxation

Peter Botsman, Editor of Australian Prospect and Voluntary Secretary of the Indigenous Stock Exchange has a concept that should get some of us thinking outside the square. He says: “Australians will be liberated from their accountants. Each individual will have […]
December 31, 2011

FISH And WA’s Junjuwa Community Looking To A Sustainable Future

Last year PWF introduced The Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Housing. FISH has just launched its own website and in early 2012, in association with Landcorp and The Summit Homes Group, it will build a ‘charity home’ in Broome. The Annual […]
November 19, 2011

Indigenous Business, Corporations & Entrepreneurship Conference

The Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia (UWA) will run a one day Indigenous Business, Corporations and Entrepreneurship Conference on 6 December 2011 at UWA Business School. Indigenous business ventures, the work of Aboriginal Housing organisations […]
November 10, 2011

WA Indigenous Concerns: Heritage Sites & FMG Actions

There is a dispute between the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (YAC) and Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) over Fortescue’s Solomon Hub Pilbara iron ore mine, its next major project. FMG has been accused of supporting the Wirlu-murra splinter group to divide the […]
November 10, 2011

For Social Change, Overcome Cynicism, Go Together..

Two comments from the recent 2011 Net Impact Conference ‘reached’ me. The first by Craigslist founder, Craig Nemark: “I don’t feel I am an activist. I just get stuff done.” The second, an African proverb, by Lord Michael Hastings (Commander […]
October 30, 2011

Indigenous Councillors And Sustainable Housing In Broome

We’ve heard from a Broome local about the recent Local Council election. There are now five Aboriginal Councillors, three newly elected candidates joining two already sitting on a Council of nine members – an historic first for Broome Shire Council. […]
October 16, 2011

Affordable Recycled Computers

Computerbank in West Melbourne is a non profit organisation that recycles computers/ewaste and offers refurbished computers at low prices for people with an Australian Commonwealth Concession Card or Health Care Card or proof of low income. Computerbank can also help […]