As part of Educating for Change, we want you to get to know us better. Nick Chester is a recent University of Melbourne graduate with a passion for sustainability. He's one of many volunteers who made a massive difference to the Schools Program last year as the Schools Program Officer.
The money sent home to loved ones by Somalis living abroad makes up a huge proportion of the country’s economy . In fact, nearly half of the Somali population depends on remittances to meet their everyday needs. Today, this flow of money is under threat like never before.
Vulnerable communities in The Philippines are struggling to cope with increasingly unpredictable and extreme weather. But, thanks to your support, women like Lilia (pictured) can have an amazing impact.
Instagram may have a reputation as a breeding ground for selfies and photos of brunch, but in March there’s a reason to put those filters to good use. This year’s Student Photo Challenge is running from March 16-20. More details are available in the National Close the Gap Day How to Guide.
Dr Peter Lewis, Indigenous Policy Advisor Today the Close the Gap Campaign delivered its annual Progress and Priorities Report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and well-being at the Parliamentary Breakfast in Canberra. Prime Minister Abbott, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Greens leader Christine Milne all emphasised the need for for a long-haul and multi-partisan commitment to end […]
Can you believe that in 2015, 1 in 9 people still go to bed hungry every night? So as part of Eat Local Feed Global almost a hundred schools around the nation set out to understand what is causing global hunger and experience a lunch they’d never forget. We popped in to Lyndhurst Secondary College in Victoria, whose ‘Food Glorious Food’ Year 9 classes ran two banquets.
Each year, the Campaigns team in Melbourne recruit a team of event volunteers. This awesome team are a key force in motivating awareness and action around Australia through key areas of our work like Close the Gap and GROW. Find out how you can be an event volunteer in 2015.
Like eight in every ten families in The Philippines, Josephine’s has been impacted by natural disaster. After a tornado struck one night her family lost their crops and livestock- everything they were depending on to get through the months ahead. But this wasn’t a one-off event. Josephine lived through three natural disasters in the following five years.
The sheer scale and intensity of mining, oil and gas exploration and extraction today is unprecedented.Each year more than 50 billion tons of minerals and hydrocarbons are excavated, siphoned and pumped out of the earth globally -- double what was extracted ten years ago. Discover where and how Oxfam combats this with out new interactive map.