Smoke clears to reveal a new challenge

On New Year’s Eve Foodbank Victoria was activated under the State’s Emergency Relief and Recovery plan to assist the bushfire response efforts with emergency food and water provision. This massive task included food being distributed by air, land and sea into the fire-affected communities of East Gippsland and North East Victoria. Read more…

May. 27, 2020   |   Dave McNamara


Supporting the volunteer workforce to recover, for the health of the nation

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate the millions of volunteers who contribute to the Australian community. All around the country, on-line celebrations are being held and tribute is being paid to the amazing work of volunteers. Our schools, health care, disability, community and emergency services all rely on volunteers, and volunteers play a vital role in sports and the arts. Further, events such as the 2019-20 bushfires and the COVID-19 emergency have shone the spotlight on volunteers and their contribution during times of crises. Read more…

May. 20, 2020   |   Sue Regan


The shared challenge of food security

The coronavirus pandemic has elevated the role of Australian farmers in feeding and clothing the world. With supermarket shelves stripped of essentials, many Australians have for the first time reflected on how and where their food comes from. Read more…

May. 13, 2020   |   Verity Morgan-Schmidt


The 3am inspiration behind a new program for the social sector

Friday the 13th of March. The Grand Prix in Melbourne was cancelled. Remember that? It felt like a green light for a surreal new world to emerge. You could almost hear the wave of pain that was about to hit. Each night, I’d wake up mortified by the impending domino effect of all face-to-face interaction in our sector being slowly, but inevitably swallowed up. The devastation on a sector that relies on human interaction – be it fundraising dinners, case workers checking in on families, country halls filled with community groups. Read more…

May. 07, 2020   |   Julia Keady


Universities, climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals: A framework for action

“We need to change the way we live and reimagine the things we value.’’ Read more…

Apr. 30, 2020   |   Professor Duncan Ivison


Thank you for being a 90 percenter

Our daily cases are dropping Read more…

Apr. 22, 2020   |   John Richardson


Responding to the homelessness impacts of COVID-19

COVID-19 is one of the most dramatic public health crises we have ever experienced. Its reach is worldwide; its health impact severe. Many of those who are homeless, particularly those who have been rough sleeping for long periods, are far more likely than the general population to experience chronic illnesses and mental health conditions. They are at high risk of severe health impacts and mortality from COVID-19 and will need significant support during this period. Read more…

Apr. 15, 2020   |   Professor Paul Flatau


Ways to manage working solo through the health crisis

In these challenging times, most of our Foundations, Trusts and NFPs are working from home and dealing with a radical change in the nature of their work. How do we look after ourselves in this new situation and continue to deliver at a time when our communities need us more than ever? Dr Kathleen O’Moore, of the Black Dog Institute, provides some guidance in troubled times. Read more…

Apr. 08, 2020   |   Dr Kathleen O'Moore


Helping community sport tackle COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has devastated our economy and turned lives all over Australia and around the world upside down. Among the many impacts has been a virtual cessation of sport at all levels, and while the suspension of the AFL and NRL and the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have grabbed the media headlines, the most damaging aspect to our community resilience and mental health has been the embargo on community and grassroots sport. Read more…

Apr. 01, 2020   |   Patrick Walker


The reasons why funding the arts matter

Now, more than ever, the arts needs support, says Fiona Menzies, CEO Creative Partnerships Australia Read more…

Mar. 25, 2020   |   Fiona Menzies


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