Road to Refuge is a revolutionary website that allows users to be placed in the shoes of an asylum seeker through their journey from their country of origin to Australia, writes Aneeka Simonis.
Launching at Vivid Sydney on May 26, new media project This Place is Yours aims to embrace creativity and storytelling as a way to celebrate the human experience, with a platform to connect on a level that matters.
Sandi Sieger chats with Melbourne’s leading Image and Educational Consultant and Speaker, Loveena Guilford, about her simple mission: to provide local school-aged children with the tools to look in the mirror and like what they see.
Jennifer Star is President of Tara.Ed, an NGO that aims to promote sustainable quality education in rural India by building star teachers to help children shine. Growing up in Bowral, NSW, Jennifer worked hard to turn one bright idea into a successful NGO that has gone on to help 5000 children.
Imagine you’re a fashion designer, highly talented but lacking the funds and the contacts to really kick your career off. Now imagine how you’d feel being professionally mentored by Nicky and Simone Zimmerman, with $5000 cash in your pocket and a voucher for $5000 worth of air travel to seek inspiration and opportunity from anywhere...
CATC Design School has developed a new system for assessments - one that allows students to be more at ease with collaborating while still maintaining their individuality, writes Sandi Sieger.
In the wake of the Newton shooting, Lee Zachariah argues that the use of the word ‘evil’ is, in itself, complicit. ‘Evil’ is not a real thing. And the moment we call human beings evil, we give ourselves an excuse not to understand them.
Ensuring the social and emotional wellbeing of the Aboriginal community is broad and multifaceted. It is not simply the remit of hospital and community mental health services. It involves a broad range of agencies, and the community as a whole. Ilona Nicola reports from the National Mental Health Commission.
What drives people in the media to do what they do? What gets journalists and broadcasters out of bed in the morning? How did they land their dream job? What pieces of wisdom can they impart? Whet your appetite and feed your mind as we chat to the panel from Media Talks.
Competition for arts funding is notoriously tough in Australia. If Amy Birchell were a successful applicant, she'd create a reality television show called Survivor: Starving Artist - Outwit, Out Art and Out Grant-Apply the Others. Paint would be spilled and words hurled in compelling prime-time viewing.
Are Australians afforded a suitable introduction to their vital institutions, civil society and its processes to make an informed decision from a young age and into maturity, Tom Valcanis asks? Are school children introduced to politics at a young enough age? And what is meant by “political literacy” in 2011?
Sharon Green examines the rise in postgraduate enrolments and discusses whether having a bachelor degree is enough in modern Australia. Read more