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Australian seniors living below the poverty line

Jantje Lezius's picture

A social change strategy group is investigating the complex issue of raising poverty rates among Australia’s senior citizens. Here they explain how this disconcerting trend could be reversed.

Sorry, but how far have we really come?

Adrian Arndt's picture

Eight years after Kevin Rudd’s historical apology, Indigenous Australians are still facing massive inequalities in life expectancy, juvenile detention rates and access to education. Adrian Arndt, a passionate social justice advocate, says we need strong, decisive action in the movement towards equality.

Investing in Australia’s future

Catherine Fritz-Kalish's picture

Today we are launching our new featured forum on Early Childhood Education with the release of the latest Taskforce report by Global Access Partners. Catherine Fritz-Kalish, Co-Founder and Managing Director of GAP, tells the story behind it.

Better solutions needed for older workers

Russ Grayson's picture

The question of pension affordability comes up every so often in the political debate. Russ Grayson addresses some of the issues around raising the retirement age and offers solutions.


Your spare time is valuable – help charities make a difference

Wayne Krow's picture

Despite rather hostile policies, Australian charities are continuing their valuable work for the community. Wayne Krow encourages us to consider heading online for some pro-bono or even paid charity work.

Innovation in outer space and opportunities for Australia

Andrea Boyd's picture

Australia’s space industry needs to catch up with the rest of the world. Andrea Boyd, Flight Operations Engineer from the International Space Station in Germany, explained why at the recent GAP Summit.


Defence industry capability - creating a new boom in Australia

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At the recent GAP Summit the Honourable Christopher Pyne MP spoke about his new role as Minister for Defence Industries and how it is impacted by the innovation agenda.

Welcome to the GAP Summit on Spaces of Australia Innovation

Catherine Fritz-Kalish's picture

Global Access Partners (GAP) is holding its 7th Annual Growth Summit in NSW Parliament House to discuss Spaces of Australian Innovation. Catherine Fritz-Kalish, Co-founder and Managing Director of GAP, delivered the introduction.​

ANU $8 million battery storage and integration program

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As the proportion of renewables in the grid grows, battery storage and its integration are becoming increasingly important. Professor Ken Baldwin is the Director of the ANU Energy Change Institute, which will appoint an internationally recognised research leader to improve ways to store renewable energy.​

Posing the unthinkable: Resettling refugees in Australia

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In a recent ABC ‘Lateline’ program, Paris Aristotle of the Victorian Foundation for the Survivors of Torture said he had never anticipated that offshore processing facilities would become long-term warehouses for refugees without genuine resettlement options. Binoy Kampmark says his perspectives have shown a distinct lack of imagination.