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Twitter Australia has partnered with Australian suicide prevention charity R U OK to create a threadventure for R U OK? Day. Users can access a ‘choose your own adventure conversation thread’ at the R U OK? Day Twitter handle. Through the R U OK? Twitter threadventure, the hope is that Australians find new ways to navigate these important conversations with…

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Short Back & Sidewalks are a not for profit organisation who offer a free hair cutting service to Australians in need. Operating in Western Australia, New South Wales, the Northern Territory and Victoria, the organisation ‘s fundraising efforts have been heavily impacted this year by Covid-19. To help offset the pandemic’s influence, the organisation has teamed up with Melbourne social…

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The Royal Australian Mint has released a new $1 coin that’s designed to be donated. The dollar coin is legal tender and the Mint is encouraging Aussies to use it wherever cash donations are accepted to help people or organisations that are in need. Our Community alongside the Community Council for Australia (CCA) are hosting a live webinar on 7th…

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The United Nations’ International Day of Charity will be celebrated on 5 September this year. The date commemorates the passing of Mother Teresa who was known for her dedication to charitable work and gave her life to helping others and overcoming poverty, suffering and distress. The focus of the campaign is to enhance social responsibility and increase public support of…

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R U OK? Day

This year R U OK? Day will take place on Thursday 10 September 2020. A national day of action R U OK? Day reminds us that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs. Learn what to say after R U OK? with free resources and…

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Get On-line Week, a campaign by Good Things Foundation, is aimed at giving everyone the chance to find the support they need to improve their digital skills. This year’s Get On-line Week campaign will take place from 19 – 25 October 2020. Grants of $1000 are available to organisations to host events that help people in their communities make the…

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The increased demand for masks amid Australia’s second wave of the coronavirus has been an opportunity for Aussies to support and give back to local businesses, community organisations and First Nations people. Various organisations are now offering online ordering for their designs that will support Indigenous Australian artists and communities, migrants and refugees. For more information and to order click…

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Google has partnered with Australian charity, The Allanah and Madeline Foundation, to launch a new toolkit to help young people identify misinformation online. With a $1.4 million investment from Google, the Foundation has developed and launched the New Media Literacy Lab, a toolkit providing school-aged students with the “essential skills to identify misinformation and stay safe online”. With free access…

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Consumers today are well informed, more connected and have high expectations from the various businesses, companies and brands they deal with. The powerful blend of consumer pressure and corporate activism can ignite significant changes. In an ABC podcast, Brynn O’Brien and Dr Brent Coker explain how consumers and shareholders wield power these days. To listen to the podcast please click…

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Tidy Planet, an Organic Waste and Waste-to-Energy solutions organisation, is shipping its first ever Rocket Composter unit to Australia, where it will help a not-for-profit community farm to divert 200-300 kg of food and green wastes from landfill per day. The composter is designed to recycle food wastes from catering or food service and will be installed on the Rail…

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