As the disability sector is facing a range of headline-making issues, including a new NDIS Minister and pushback from the industry to proposed changes to the NDIS, this interview outlines experiences and insights from River Night, CEO and founder of Australian Communities, about how he is using his passions, lived experience of disability, and skills to drive change in the disability sector.
A guest post from Teigan Margetts, Co-Founder of Ethicool Books. – “While an intellectual debate still rages on the causes of climate change, so too does debate ensue on the solution. But one thing is for sure: we’re running out of time. So in what – or more importantly- in whom – should we invest to ensure a better future?”
A guest post from Elaine Phillips, Business Unit Director – Oncology at BMS Australia. – “We are all learning and we will make mistakes but having open dialogue is key to making sure that everyone can bring their unique selves to work every day.”
A guest post from Deborah O’Ferry – “Looking at feminism with a parental lens, mums of Australia can’t be CEO’s, be financially independent or go out and join a soccer team, if they are not supported and given the room to make those choices. But men, as parents, can’t support women if they are not given the empathy, flexibility or the information to, either.”
Alida Rossi, Customer Excellence Director for AbbVie Australia and New Zealand, explains how the company is using QR codes to increase accessibility to essential health information.
A guest post from Dr Diaswati (Asti) Mardiasmo, Chief Economist of PRD Real Estate – “When I look at myself, and the journey of my 35 years on earth, as well as all the other women around me – regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual preference, relationship status, kids/no kids, health and family issues, and a myriad of other things that differentiate us as human beings; I consistently see STRENGTH.”
The General Sir John Monash Foundation recently announced the recipients of its 2021 scholarships, Australia’s most prestigious postgraduate overseas study program. Among the recipients was emergency nurse of 15 years, Emily Ragus, who intends to complete a PhD in utilisation of gender empowerment theory within disasters promoting equality as a health diplomacy tool for Australia.
Everyone should be able to access the Internet – safely, equally and inclusively. It is only through collective action that we can ensure everyone’s rights are respected online, claims Sarah Liberty, CEO and Founder of JustSociale.
A guest post from Dr Kirstie Close, an academic historian who has worked in universities in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
A guest post from Jennifer Okolo, who is a therapist and the founder of She Aspires.
A guest post from Sarah Neill, Founder of Mys Tyler, a fashion tech company solving the $1 trillion “fit” problem, by creating a more empowering and personalised shopping experience for all women.
A guest post from Sally Aurisch, General Manager of Projects and Engagement at Blind Citizens Australia.
A guest post from Pip Meecham, Director of ProjectBox.
A guest post from Alison Booth discussing her new novel, The Philosopher’s Daughters, and the importance of writing women into history.
A guest post from Anita Tait, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Microba