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Surviving meningococcal septicaemia: Ripu’s story
As a young journalism student, Ripu survived a deadly disease after a misdiagnosis.
Health Care
Sydney NSW, Australia
30 November -0001
How de-funding of environment departments divides concerned citizens and government
With a cut of 400 public sector staff last year, environmental organisations are finding it increasingly difficult to achieve their goals.
Our Environment
Perth WA, Australia
30 November -0001
A home for girls without a home
The Girls Refuge is a lifeline to young women and girls needing a safe space.
Health Care
Leichhardt NSW 2040, Australia
30 November -0001
Mental health in professional women's sport deserves a seat at the podium
For elite female athletes like Jilaroos captain Sam Bremner, mental health is equally important as physical health.
Health Care
Melbourne VIC, Australia
30 November -0001

It starts in your own backyard

Find out what is happening near you.

Tasmanian women forced interstate for affordable abortion access
Only one abortion clinic remains in the state of Tasmania, and it is a private clinic which costs $2500 per procedure.
Health Care
Hobart TAS, Australia
30 November -0001
 Your Tradie Has A Story: Hedayat Osyan's Social Enterprise
A tradie with a social conscience, Hedayat Osyan created a tiling company that empowers refugees with skills and employment.
Minority Voices
Sydney NSW, Australia
30 November -0001
Does NDIS address the needs of traumatic brain injury thrivers?
Leanne Whitehouse's inspiring story is testament to both the possibilities and limitations of the NDIS.
Health Care
Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
30 November -0001
Rural Australians for refugees: an enduring model of support?
Is refugee settlement in rural areas a long term solution?
Migration & Displacement
Wonthaggi VIC 3995, Australia
30 November -0001
The power of the mo: How Movember is saving men's lives
November is the month of the mo.
Health Care
Melbourne VIC, Australia
30 November -0001
Blockchain: A new era of trust?
Discover the potential social benefits of some of the most innovative applications of blockchain technology.
Technology for Purpose
Sydney NSW, Australia
30 November -0001
#YesAllMen must take responsibility for the darker side of masculinity
Want to see men actively tackling some of the problems associated with toxic masculinity? Watch Marty Smiley's new documentary, #YesAllMen.
Identity
SBS, Artarmon NSW 2064, Australia
30 November -0001
Championing children to reduce food waste
With OzHarvest's FEAST program, primary school children learn how to reduce their food waste and become "food fighters".
Our Environment
OzHarvest, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia
30 November -0001
Asian Australian art goes online
How can social media boost the profile of Asian Australian art?
Minority Voices
Melbourne VIC, Australia
30 November -0001
Conversations to save the planet
The ACF's "Count Me In" campaign supports communities to have a million conversations about the climate leading up to the next election.
Our Environment
Adelaide SA, Australia
30 November -0001
Queer festival Fambo celebrates all kinds of families
Fambo is a subversive celebration putting queer families and culture front and centre.
Minority Voices
107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016, Australia
30 November -0001
On My Feet: A unique approach to homelessness
On My Feet provides a hand up, not a hand out, by upskilling the people it seeks to support.
Minority Voices
Perth WA, Australia
30 November -0001
Girls Rock! Sydney
Other Organisations

Girls Rock! Sydney aims to inspire girls, trans and non-binary youth by amplifying their voices through music.
Enmore NSW 2042, Australia
30 November -0001
Grandmothers Against the Detention of Refugee Children
A team of gutsy grandmas are speaking up for children trapped in both onshore and offshore Australian detention centres.
Migration & Displacement
Sydney NSW, Australia
30 November -0001
The Facebook group delivering a hug in a box to struggling farmers
Doing it for our farmers is a people-powered Facebook group of over 13,000 members dedicated to supporting drought-affected local farmers.
Our Environment
Runnymede QLD 4615, Australia
30 November -0001
Natasha's Remedy for Healing: Creativity, plants and Ayurveda
Natasha’s distance from the Singhalese parts of her identity created a sense of dislocation from her culture that only creativity remedies.
Melbourne VIC, Australia
30 November -0001
Crocheting Dissent
Naomi Hamer uses textiles to destabilise the contentious arena of the Australian Government’s treatment of refugees.
Migration & Displacement
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
30 November -0001
What inter-Korean peace means to Korean-Australians and South Koreans
After decades of being technically at war, how could the 2018 summit herald a new beginning for North and South Korea?
Minority Voices
Sydney NSW, Australia
30 November -0001