• Dry July – clear your head and make a difference

    Brett Macdonald     |      July 10, 2013

    The Dry July initiative raises funds for adults living with cancer and their families. Brett Macdonald, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Dry July, explains how an idea on the back of a coaster became a national charity.

  • Fertility – what you should know and when to seek help

    Professor Michael Chapman     |      July 4, 2013

    An increasing number of couples chooses to delay the decision to have children. Professor Michael Chapman from IVFAustralia delivers the facts about fertility.

  • Wear jeans and fight childhood disease

    Open Forum     |      June 30, 2013

    Jeans for Genes Day is a national day when people are invited to wear their jeans to raise funds for research into birth defects and diseases such as cancer, epilepsy and a range of genetic disorders. On Friday 2nd August workplaces, schools and streets will become a sea of denim in a united stance against childhood disease. The money raised goes to the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI).

  • Go wild and silly for a serious cause

    Leanne Raven     |      June 27, 2013

    Today SIDS and Kids celebrates the 26th Red Nose Day, their not-for-profit’s major fundraiser. Leanne Raven, CEO of SIDS and Kids, explains why support for this event is so important.

  • Red Nose Day

    Open Forum     |      June 18, 2013

    The last Friday in June is Red Nose Day. The initiative raises funds for SIDS and Kids that go towards services and programs in bereavement support, education, research, national awareness campaigning and advocacy. SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and to supporting bereaved families.

  • Men’s health – It takes more than telling blokes they are doing it wrong

    David Thompson     |      June 11, 2013

    The health and wellbeing of the male population is not something that is widely discussed in our society. David Thompson from the Men’s Health Information and Research Centre outlines factors to create health-promoting settings for men and boys in Australia.

  • Men’s Health Week

    Open Forum     |      June 11, 2013

    It is Men’s Health Week from 10 to 16 June 2013. The aim is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This is an initiative by the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre at the University of Western Sydney.

  • Racing toward a cure

    Dominique Chaleyer     |      May 22, 2013

    There doesn’t seem to be an obvious link between the desire to help sufferers from multiple sclerosis and a passion for racing cars. Dominique Chaleyer manages to combine the two as an ambassador for MS Research Australia, raising funds by racing a red vintage Alfa Romeo.

  • Immunisation saves lives

    Steve Hambleton     |      May 14, 2013

    New figures for national immunisation rates have raised concerns about Australian parents failing to immunise their children. Dr Steve Hambleton, federal president of the Australian Medical Association, urges all families to follow vaccination guidelines.

  • Walking in a sea of pink this Mother’s Day

    Sharon Morris     |      May 10, 2013

    The annual Mother’s Day fun run and walk is a very special way to celebrate Mother’s Day. The community event raises funds for research and increases awareness of breast cancer, says Sharon Morris from Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic.

  • Kiss Goodbye to MS

    Open Forum     |      May 10, 2013

    An initiative of MS Australia, Kiss Goodbye to MS calls on people with multiple sclerosis (MS), their friends, family and colleagues to raise funds for vital research into a cure of the disease. During the month of May, MS Australia asks everyone to wear red lipstick, dare others to go red and share the message with special Kiss Goodbye to MS events throughout Australia.

  • The NDIS levy – a new era for tax, trust and open government?

    Craig Wallace     |      May 6, 2013

    After the government announcement to increase the Medicare levy to help fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Craig Wallace, President of People with Disability Australia, focusses on what this means for broader debates around taxation and accountability.