• Human Interest

    Two leaders with the right stuff


    Ian Munro |  July 14, 2020


    Gladys Berejiklian and Sally Capp, the winners of the 2019 McKinnon Political Prize for Political Leadership, have successfully mixed strength with empathy in recent years.


  • Human Interest

    Cutting food waste – through social media


    Open Forum |  July 14, 2020


    Australians who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 are doing it tough. The bills keep coming in and the family still needs to be fed. Yet the average Australian family continues to waste around $3,000 per year on food that isn’t being eaten.


  • Business

    Saving Melbourne’s small businesses 


    John Vaz |  July 14, 2020


    Six more weeks of lockdown for Melbourne’s five million residents will kill off many small and medium-sized businesses unless there are critical changes to federal and state government assistance policies.


Latest Story

  • Walmart, Carbon, and Lessons for Woolworths

    Leighton Jenkins     |      March 11, 2010

    The recent announcement by Walmart to reduce its carbon footprint has thrown down the challenge to other global retailers such as the UK’s Tesco and Australia’s Woolworths. Until this announcement all three essentially had drawn an imaginary wall around their business and set targets that were, a) related to their direct property and operations, b) therefore under their direct control. A diagram from the Tesco site shows this quite clearly.

  • The Market Fever Index – issue 3

    patrickcallioni     |      March 7, 2010

    First, allow me to apologise for the delay in publishing this. I have been pondering comments I have received in response to previous blog entries and, in particular, to this comment:

  • Russell from Citizen Driven Stats takes the OZ SI Camp Changemaker Quiz

    Russell Kallaman     |      March 5, 2010

    Open Forum invited all of the Changemakers who have had their ideas selected as projects to be developed at the innaugrual Australian Social Innovation Camp, 5-7 March 2010, to join us for a quick Q&A. Russell Kallaman, co-creator of Citizen Driven Stats shares his answers here.  

    Have you ever entered a contest like this before?

    No. I am prepared to be astounded.

    How much research did you do to find out if other people are already developing an idea like yours here or overseas?

    The usual google search and a some chats with friendly people in the industry.

    I understand it was through that process you teamed up with the project’s co-creator. Tell us about it. 

  • Harriet from Citizen Driven Stats takes the OZ SI Camp Changemaker Quiz

    Harriet Wakelam     |      March 5, 2010

    Open Forum invited all of the Changemakers who have had their ideas selected as projects to be developed at the innaugrual Australian Social Innovation Camp, 5-7 March 2010, to join us for a quick Q&A. Harriet Wakelam, co-creator of Citizen Driven Stats had this to say.  

    Have you ever entered a contest like this before?

  • Good News TV takes the OZ SI Camp Changemaker Quiz

    Sohail Dahdal     |      March 5, 2010

    Open Forum invited all of the Changemakers who have had their ideas selected as projects to be developed at the innaugrual Australian Social Innovation Camp, 5-7 March 2010, to join us for a quick Q&A. Sohail Dahdal, creator of Good News TV had this to say.  

    Have you ever entered a contest like this before?

  • Refugee Buddy takes the OZ SI Camp Changemaker Quiz

    Joy Suliman     |      March 5, 2010

    Open Forum invited all of the Changemakers who have had their ideas selected as projects to be developed at the innaugrual Australian Social Innovation Camp, 5-7 March 2010, to join us for a quick Q&A.  Joy Suliman, creator of Refugee Buddy went first. Here’s what she told us.  

    Have you ever entered a contest like this before?

    I have developed community based projects before, but not using any this kind of structure or framework. I don’t really see it as a competition, but as a collaborative process with a range of people who I don’t really know very well yet. Submitting funding applications seem more like a competition to me, so it’s nice to be working on something that’s (at this point in any case) outside of that matrix.

    How much research did you do to find out if other people are already developing an idea like yours here or overseas?

  • The Right to Care that Works

    Jenni Beattie     |      March 4, 2010

    The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) Summer Forum this year brought together some complex themes of rights, services and evidenced based care.

  • Business input to privacy & security frameworks that deliver: RSA, End to End Trust & the remarks of Microsoft’s Scott Charney

    Malcolm Crompton     |      March 3, 2010

    In the last couple of blogs, "EC thinking on privacy definitely on the move…" and "Ahead of the Curve?…", I described renewed official interest in re-thinking privacy frameworks that have been around for some time. The re-think is becoming critical and unavoidable in light of the realities of the online world, new technologies and how people often want to use them.

    But business has not been idle either. This includes joint initiatives between officials and leading businesses with an interest in ‘finding a better way’.

  • An end to the killings in Juarez

    Rosarela Meza     |      February 28, 2010

    What is going on in Juarez City, Mexico?

    If you are shaking your head, you are in good company as not many Australians have even heard of the place. If you are a journalist then you may agree with some current affairs honchos, ‘nothing new.’

    It seems like the killings of women in a far off land needs a fresh angle. Put simply, Australian mainstream media is not interested despite the fact that the issue has not been covered for more than ten years. Yet, paradoxically, on the ground, many people do seem to want to know more. Women in particular here and around the world, are taking a good hard look at what is going on in Juarez City.

  • Uncategorised

    SURVEY Workplace Flexibility after the GFC

    editor     |      February 28, 2010

    Aequus Partners are conducting research into workplace flexibility, the implementation of the Right to Request legislation and the impact of the GFC. Please take a couple of minutes to complete their survey.

     

  • Think Social and Compete

    Erin Green     |      February 23, 2010

    Social innovation competitions are hitting the big time around the globe as more and more companies and organisations recognise the need for new approaches to social problems and the impact open and crowd-sourced solutions can have.

  • Rediscovering the Lost Years: Early Intervention Pain Management

    Stephen Gibson     |      February 21, 2010

    By the time most patients arrive at a tertiary pain management clinic, such as the Caulfield Pain Management and Research Centre where I practice, they have already spent years living with pain. As the President of the Australian Pain Society I also meet many people living with pain.