• Thank you

    Open Forum     |      December 2, 2013

    The team at Open Forum would like to thank our readers, contributors and partners for your support this year. We look forward to discussing a wide range of issues in 2014 with your help.

  • Dine out and help out

    Open Forum     |      November 5, 2013

    For the six weeks in the lead-up to Christmas, not-for profit organisation StreetSmart partners with restaurants to ask diners to make a small donation to StreetSmart on their bill. From 11 November to 31 December every table is asked to add $2 or more to their bill. It’s a simple idea that adds up to a big impact on the lives of people who are homeless. 

  • Living for the future

    Open Forum     |      November 5, 2013

    The Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts has released the proposed reforms for Strata in NSW.

  • Change the face of men’s health

    Open Forum     |      November 1, 2013

    During November each year, millions of moustaches around the world are grown for Movember to raise funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health.

  • Celebrate Australia’s cultural heritage

    Open Forum     |      October 31, 2013

    From 14 to 24 November 2013, over 11 days and nights, leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, writers, dancers and musicians will showcase their creativity and share their stories.

  • The race that stops a nation

    Open Forum     |      October 21, 2013

    On 5 November 2013 more than 100,000 people will make the journey to Flemington Racecourse to attend the Melbourne Cup, which is in its 153rd year. The Melbourne Cup is the richest handicap race held in Australia, and the prize money and trophies make it among the richest horseraces in the world.

  • Weekend of dangerous debates

    Open Forum     |      October 18, 2013

    For the 5th time the Sydney Opera House hosts this festival of ideas, conversation and debate. From 2 to 4 November 2013 speakers from around the world explore their sometimes controversial theories in over 30 thought provoking sessions.

  • Pink Ribbon Breakfast

    Open Forum     |      October 17, 2013

    Pink Ribbon Breakfast is an annual, nationwide fundraising initiative of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This year’s theme is ‘storytelling’.

  • Join the biggest dinner party in the world

    Open Forum     |      October 11, 2013

    On 18 October at 7pm local time the organisers of The Feast Worldwide ask people around the world to get together with friends and choose one of the following questions to discuss during a dinner party.

  • Project Dinnertime

    Open Forum     |      October 7, 2013

    The theme for this year’s National Nutrition Week is Project Dinnertime – Cook.Eat.Enjoy. The week runs from 13 to 19 October 2013.

  • Mental Health Week

    Open Forum     |      September 30, 2013

    Mental Health Week runs from 7 to 13 October. The theme for Mental Health Association Australia’s inaugural Creative Heroes Arts Competition the MHAA 2013 Superhero Grants Program is ‘My Inner Superpower”.

  • Odd Socks Day

    Open Forum     |      September 30, 2013

    Community-based mental health organisation Grow is hosting Odd Socks Day on 4 October. The organisation promotes a light-hearted approach to reminding people that anyone can have an odd day.