• Looking back on 2016

    Svetlana Stankovic     |      December 14, 2016

    An eventful year is coming to an end. Thank you for your blogs, your comments and your support. Here’s an overview of our discussion topics and the most popular blogs written this year.

  • #HistoryWeek16

    editor     |      September 5, 2016

    It’s History Week from 3 to 11 September 2016. This year’s theme is "Neighbours", and we are invited to acknowledge and celebrate the history of our communities as a crucial part to understanding the past’s impact on the present.

  • Australia! Story Country

    editor     |      August 4, 2016

    The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) invites young and old to celebrate Children’s Book Week from 20 to 26 August 2016. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian Children's Literature.

  • Intercultural innovation: Leveraging multi-cultural thinking

    Frank Wyatt     |      August 2, 2016

    Rather than seeing different cultures in the workforce as a problem, it could be an un-utilised asset under our nose. Frank Wyatt and Lynda Ford explain how the online incubator cultov8 drives intercultural innovation.

  • Creating a culture where violence against women is no longer excused or joked about

    Libby Davies     |      July 27, 2016

    Domestic violence has been brought to the forefront of community consciousness and the silence has been broken.  Yet, many women and their children live in fear, where the real terror that impacts their lives is not an external force but one within the walls of their home. Libby Davies, CEO of White Ribbon Australia, talks about a campaign aiming to stop domestic violence.

  • “Part time gay”: Bisexual young women putting the “B” in LGBT

    Ruby Grant     |      July 25, 2016

    Although gay and lesbian issues are coming to be recognised in Australian culture, bisexuality remains largely obscured. Ruby Grant says we need to better understand what safe sex means to young people and how they negotiate this in order to improve approaches to sexual healthcare that is inclusive of sexual difference.

  • Millennial philanthropists stepping up to the plate for the arts

    Clare Ainsworth Herschell     |      July 21, 2016

    How can we inspire a young generation of philanthropists to secure the future of Australian arts? Clare Ainsworth Herschell shares ten things she’s learnt as Next Generation Development Manager for the Art Gallery of NSW.

  • The importance of purpose

    Stephanie Byrne     |      July 19, 2016

    We all have a fundamental need for community and purpose. Stephanie Byrne says when young people are connected to networks in the community and engage with a wider sense of belonging and achievement, they become more resilient and can begin to flourish.

  • Bystander survey: Help to redefine what it truly means to be Australian

    Craig Hackett     |      July 6, 2016

    Did you know that the most common form of racism in Australia is everyday racism? And it nearly always involves bystanders witnessing it. A research team at CQUniversity is currently recruiting participants to share their experience through an anonymous online journal.

  • NAIDOC week: A celebration of culture and connection

    April Long     |      July 1, 2016

    NAIDOC stands for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. April Long from the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence invites all Australians to join in the celebration of culture and connection.

  • Celebrate NAIDOC week

    editor     |      June 22, 2016

    It’s NAIDOC week from 3 to 10 July 2016. NAIDOC celebrations are held around Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

  • Kids Giving Back – creating the next generation of generosity

    Ruth Tofler-Riesel     |      June 17, 2016

    Kids Giving Back provides volunteering opportunities for young people to give back, grow community and develop a strong sense of self. Co-founder Ruth Tofler-Riesel urges us all to help nurture tomorrow’s change-makers and empower them to make a difference.