• Save the Koala Month

    Open Forum     |      September 16, 2013

    September is Save the Koala Month, the annual awareness and fundraising campaign of the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF).

  • Help fight Prostate Cancer

    Open Forum     |      September 9, 2013

    Now in its fifth year, the Big Aussie Barbie is a chance for you to do something positive for men’s health and raise money to help fight Prostate Cancer.

  • Do it with heart

    Open Forum     |      September 9, 2013

    Every year big-hearted Australians help save lives and make research possible by supporting the Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal.

  • Coalition wins 2013 Federal Election

    Open Forum     |      September 7, 2013

    The Australian people have had their say and elected the Coalition Government at the 2013 Federal Election.

  • Conference on Productive Ageing report released

    Open Forum     |      August 18, 2013

    Global Access Partner (GAP) and the Australian Centre for Health Research (ACHR) held a conference on Productive Ageing at NSW Parliament House on 17 May. They have now released their report.

  • Sleep out for homelessness

    Open Forum     |      August 17, 2013

    On Sunday 31 August Mission Australia held its fund raiser for homeless people and to build awareness of a very real problem in our community: Every night there are 105,000 people in Australia who don’t have a safe place to call home.

  • Host a dinner party and help kids with cancer

    Open Forum     |      August 11, 2013

    Home cooks are invited to arrange a dining experience in support of children living with cancer and their families with the Dine at Mine campaign. This is a fundraiser for the children’s cancer charity Camp Quality. Throughout August 2013, hosts invite family and friends to a dining experience and ask them to donate what they would have spent eating out to Camp Quality.

  • Celebrate Children’s Book Week

    Open Forum     |      August 10, 2013

    Each year, schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. This year’s Children’s Book Week runs from 17 August until 23 August.

  • Explore the wonders of science

    Open Forum     |      August 6, 2013

    It is National Science Week from 10 to 18 August, an annual celebration of science and technology in Australia. School children, university students and science enthusiasts of all ages are invited to take part in more than 1,000 events happening around the country.

  • Get your hands dirty to help the planet

    Open Forum     |      July 21, 2013

    28 July is National Tree Day, Australia’s biggest community tree-planting and nature care event. All Australians are asked to plant and care for native trees and shrubs to help improve the environment. National Tree Day was co-founded by Olivia Newton-John and Planet Ark in 1996. Since then more than 2.8 million people have planted over 17 million native trees and shrubs.

  • It’s a boy!

    Open Forum     |      July 20, 2013

    To celebrate the birth of the future King, Open Forum has a special Parenting featured forum which includes a wide range of debate surrounding issues on raising children.

  • Clear your head, make a difference

    Open Forum     |      July 12, 2013

    Give up alcohol as part of a team or as an individual for the month of July and raise funds for adults living with cancer and their families to improve their quality of life. Dry July is also a chance to raise awareness of drinking habits, the value of a balanced healthy lifestyle, a personal challenge, encourage positive change and an awareness of a healthy attitude to alcohol consumption.