CoPP | OPPORTUNITY | Funding, Grants and Subsidies | CLOSE 29 March/9 April

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Applications now open for the annual community and arts grants and subsidies.

Grants will be available for activities to promote social justice, inclusion, creativity, innovation, equity, health and well-being, recreation and arts, and cultural heritage within the municipality.

  • 29 March: Cultural Development Fund applications
  • Midday 9 April: Community grant applications 
Council of Port Phillip

CMN | TALK | The Mormon response to The Book of Mormon | Thursday 15 February 2018 | 1pm

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Guest speaker Alan Fleming from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will share the Mormon response to the play The Book of Mormon.

Where: Bunjil Place in the library, level 2, meeting room 3&4. 

Bookings: not essential, but to assist organisers, please indicate via email your intention.

Casey Multi-Faith Network

MESAC | EXHIBITION | Marine Art at Beaumaris Yacht Club | Saturday 17–Sunday 18 February 2018 | 10am–4pm

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A series of environmental education events to raise awareness of this magnificent centre! Please come along and support this great project.

Artists, Scientists, educators, general public; grandparents, parents, children ….all are welcome!

Where: Beaumaris Yacht Club, Corner Beach & Haydens Roads, Beaumaris VIC 3193

Great activities!
  • Saturday 11am – Aboriginal Sea Country & Local Heritage Walk by Ray Lewis OAM
  • Saturday 3pm – Making Paper Fish with local artist, Diana Pearce
  • Sunday 10am – Children’s sand sculpting with local artist, Betty Knight
  • People’s Choice Awards – prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for artist winners!
Inclusions: Refreshments too.

Who: All welcome! 

Cost: Gold coin donation admission

Considerations: Unfortunately, no wheelchair access

Marine Education Science and Community Centre (MESAC)
Virginia Mosk, Tel: 0408 800 685

Kindly sponsored by MESAC and Bayside Beaches Real Estate

FIN | TALK | The 'D' word: Exploring beliefs and rituals about death | Sunday 25 February 2018 | 1-2.30pm

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An information session on the topic of death. Explore the perspectives, beliefs and rituals of a range of faiths. 

Panellists will include people from various faith groups including Islam, Uniting Church, Baha'i, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Judaism as well as a psychologist speaking on grief and bereavement. The panel will initially present their ideas after which audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panel or share thoughts and experiences.

Where: Cube 37, 37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199 (free parking on Baxter street)

Who: All Welcome

Inclusions: Refreshments will be provided

Cost: Free event

Bookings and information: Please click here

The Frankston Interfaith Network
Tel: 03 9784 1851

RSPCA | INVITING | Eat Better from Treating Better

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If animal welfare is important to you, find a cafe or restaurant that's putting humane food on the menu.

Choose Wisely celebrates eating spots that serve humane food. Join hundreds of cafés and restaurants who are already a part of Choose Wisely.

For Customers, this means they’re serving eggs, chicken or pork that have been farmed with animal welfare as a priority.

For Businesses, if your business serves cage-free eggs, higher welfare chicken or higher welfare pork, join in to shout about it!


Choose Wisely
RSPCA Australia (RSPCA)
Post: PO Box 265, Deakin West ACT 2600 Australia
Tel: 02 6282 8300

AET | INVITING | Submissions for Funding 2018 | CLOSE 5pm Friday 6 April 2018

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The Trustee of The Angior Family Foundation is now calling for submissions from income tax exempt charities for grants for specific projects.

The Angior Family Foundation is a perpetual charitable trust established by will, with a portion of the income to be paid to:
  • Charities having as their main purpose the support of the performing arts in Australia
  • Charities as shall be engaged in the provision of medical services or in medical research of any description
To obtain a copy of the application form, please contact AET Services.

Australian Executor Trustees (AET)
on behalf of The Angior Family Foundation
Tel: 1800 036 172 during business hours.

GOVV | ANNOUNCING | Regional Parliamentary Education Programs | April-October 2018

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The Victorian Parliament's outreach team will be visiting 6 regional centres this year to conduct parliamentary education programs for schools.

Who: The programs are for years 5-6 and VCE legal studies students.

Geelong 18-19 April
Horsham 1-2 May
Echuca 30-31 May
Hamilton 29-30 August
Lakes Entrance 12-13 September
Warragul 24-25 October

Schools can email to register and find out more information. Teachers who wish to keep up to date with education resources and programs available from the Victorian Parliament can subscribe to quarterly e-bulletin Springboard by visiting

Also: The Community Engagement and Education Unit provides educational material for students and teachers in the following areas:
Primary and secondary  Victorian Curriculum for years 5 to 10
VCE Legal Studies Units 1 & 3
University and TAFE
Adult education: EAL, VCAL, numeracy and literacy

Community Engagement and Education Unit
Parliament of Victoria

DECC | EAT | Sweets and Savouries | Multicultural and Interfaith Community Lunch | Thursday 1 February 2018 | 12noon-2pm

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Join in this local commemoration of United Nation's World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018.

Where: Darebin Intercultural Centre, 59A Roseberry Avenue, Preston

Who: All welcome!

Cost: Entry is free

Bookings: to contact details below.

Darebin Ethnic Communities Council
Contact: Nalliah Suriyakumaran, DECC Chairperson
Tel: (03) 9478 3737
Mob: 0468 330 113

This event is supported by the Darebin City Council

SMFC | SENIORS SPORT | Walking Football | Starts: Friday 2 February (weekly) | 10-11 am

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An indoor soccer program for adults aged 60 + from diverse backgrounds and participants with a lack of mobility that don't have the opportunity to take part in the beautiful game of football. 

Walking football is about people from all shapes and sizes, getting together, and having a bit of fun. Played in a non-contact, relaxed, social environment, South Melbourne FC will be delivering this brand new initiative.

South Melbourne FC Walking Football Ambassador Jimmy Armstrong invites you to come and give it a try!

How: Just turn up

Cost: $5 pp per session.

Where: Lakeside Stadium, 33/31-33 Aughtie Dr, Albert Park

South Melbourne Football Club
Samuel Tel: 0406 907 073

BIC | COMMEMORATE | Tranquility Zone | Saturday 3 February 2018 | 3.15pm for a 3:30pm start to 4.30pm

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Take time to quite your mind and reconnect with y our spirit in a harmonious and tranquil environment. 

Let's listen to words of wisdom from the world's spiritual traditions and get inspired to transform our lives and our communities with actions that promote unity and betterment of society. The program will consist of readings interspersed with music, followed by discussion and refreshments.

Where: Bendigo Library, 259 Hargreaves St, Bendigo VIC 3550

Who: All Welcome.

Cost: Free event

Bendigo Interfaith Council
Tel: 03 5400 2922

RfPV | TALK | UN World Interfaith Harmony Lecture 2018 | Tuesday 6 February 2018 | 5.30-7.30pm

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Join keynote speaker Emeritus Professor Desmond Cahill in Appraising the Royal Commission Report into Sexual Abuse and Religious Organizations

Where: Laby Theatre (L108), Physics Building, Melbourne University (located near Melbourne University's tram stop on Swanston street)

Speaker: Emeritus Professor Desmond Cahill OAM B.A., S.T.L., M.Ed., Ph.D, F.A.C.E.L.
Consultant to the Royal Commission on Sexual Abuse and Religious Organisations 2015-2017
Chair, Religions for Peace Australia
Educated in Australia and Italy, Desmond Cahill, Professor of Intercultural Studies at RMIT University, is one of Australia's leading social researchers. In 2006, he was made an honorary fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders for his work in immigrant, cross-cultural, interfaith and international education. He currently chairs the Religions for Peace (Australia), and represents Australia on the Asian Conference of Religion and Peace (ACRP). He led Melbourne's successful bid to stage the 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions, the world's largest interfaith gathering, and is now its Melbourne Program Director. A member of the Australian Partnership of Religious Organizations (APRO) and of the Victoria Police Multifaith Advisory Council, he is a Club Melbourne Ambassador as part of the “Think Melbourne, Think Victoria” strategy of the Victorian Government.

Cost: This is a free event.

Bookings: online through TryBooking
More information.

Religions for Peace Australia

A collaboration between Religions for Peace Victoria and University of Melbourne Chaplaincy

MPIN | WALK | Listening to the Land (Summer Walk): The Briars, Mt Martha | Saturday 10 February 2018 | 10.30am-1pm

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Listening to the Land is seeking to bring people from different faith and cultural backgrounds together to connect or reconnect with the Land and to be moved to care for the Land.

Our Summer Listening to the Land program will be held at The Briars, Mount Martha on Saturday 10th February, 2018. Program begins at 10.30am and includes an introductory talk, a listening walk, and a meditation. The walk and meditation will be led by Lionel Lauch, a Gunditjmara Kirrae Wurrung-Bundjalung man.

We will be walking the 'Kur-Bur-Rer' track (Boonoorong name for Koala) which is approximately 4 kilometres.

The walk will conclude around 1pm followed by a shared afternoon lunch .

Meeting Point: Car Park around 300m from The Briars entry @ 450 Nepean Highway, Mount Martha

Considerations: BYO Vegetarian food - something easy to share. Plates, cups and drinks will be provided.
Look forward to seeing you there – sunshine or rain.

Cost: The event is by donation.

Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network
Judy O’Donnell
Tel: 03 5974 4969
Mob: 0400 088 410

The Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network (MPIN) acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land, the Boonwurrung/Bunurong people, part of the Kulin Nation, and their elders past, present and future.

GOVA | CALL FOR INTEREST | Service Providers: Career Transition Assistance Trials | 2018-2020 | CLOSE 19 February 2018 | 12 noon

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Career Transition Assistance (CTA) aims to help mature age job seekers become more competitive in their local labour market through a 6-8 week program. 

The trials will commence on 2 July 2018 in five CTA Trial Regions: Ballarat VIC, Somerset QLD, Central West NSW, Adelaide South SA and Perth North WA.

Who: Respondents need to demonstrate their experience in successfully delivering services meeting the needs of mature age people in their local communities.

Where: Department of Jobs and Small Business will hold information sessions in the five communities as well as two online webinars.

What: For more information about the trial go to the Career Transition Assistance website

Register Interest: online

Australian Government
Department of Jobs and Small Business

JCCV | WORKSHOP | Preventing Gender Violence by being part of a change | Tuesday 20 February 2018 | 10am-12pm

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An Active Bystander workshop is delivered by trained facilitators.

Lead facilitator: Dr Ree Bodde.

Who: Open to anyone in the community

Where: Beth Weizmann Community Centre, 306 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield VIC 3162

Cost: FREE Event

Bookings: Registrations & Inquires: David Marlow Registrations ends by 16 February

For more information click here

Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV)
Post: 306 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield South Vic 3162
Tel: 03 9272 5566

A joint event by JCCV, Think Prevent and Jewish Care

ACM | PERFORMANCE | East West Street: A Song of Good and Evil | Wednesday 21 February 2018 | 7.30pm

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An acclaimed literary and music performance inspired by human rights lawyer Philippe Sands’ prize-winning book East West Street, exploring the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity. 

Focusing on the remarkable, connected stories of his grandfather and three key individuals in the Nuremberg Trials – Cambridge academic Hersch Lauterpacht, Polish prosecutor Raphael Lemkin and Hitler's lawyer Hans Frank – the performance is based on the words, images and music that connected the men, from Bach and Beethoven, to Rachmaninov and Leonard Cohen.

This extraordinary work is narrated by Philippe Sands and award-winning German actress Katja Riemann, accompanied by leading bass-baritone Laurent Naouri and renowned jazz pianist Guillaume de Chassy. It is directed by one of Britain's leading young directors of opera, Nina Brazier.

Duration: 90 minutes (no interval)

Cost: $79 per person
All online orders are subject to a Service Charge of up to $8.50 per order, plus any optional additional postage charges. Members Don’t Pay Booking Fees

Bookings: online through Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia
PO Box 7585, St Kilda Rd, VIC, 8004
Administration Tel: (03) 9281 8000
Ticketing Tel: 1300 182 183

In association with Arts Projects Australia and in conjunction with Melbourne Law School

AMWA | LUNCH TALK | The Golden Principles of World Peace | Saturday 24 February 2018 | 11.30am-2.30pm

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A counterpoint to an environment of current adversaries and the delicate state of world affairs. 

Join this inspiring interfaith luncheon bringing together women of all faiths, including parliamentarians and civics to engage in meaningful dialogue and infuse mutual understanding between beliefs.

  • Ruth Stuettgen; Christianity
  • Revathi Balakrishna; Hinduism
  • Amar Kaur; Sikhism
  • Jo Silver; Judaism
  • Saba Janud; Islam

  • 11.30am: Registration
  • 12noon-1pm: Speeches
  • 1.30pm: Lunch

Please Note: This is a WOMEN ONLY event.

Bookings: RSVP by 20 February 2018 to Saleha Usman Tel: 0424 127 422; Email:

Ahmadiyya Muslim Women's Association (AMWA)
Saleha Usman
Tel: 0424 127 422

MAGNT | CALL FOR ENTRIES | National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards | OPEN now, CLOSES Friday 16 March 2017

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Australia’s longest running and most prestigious Indigenous art awards, the Telstra National Aboriginal &Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA)

Capturing the attention of the nation. Each year sees an increasing variety of art forms and media, collectively demonstrating the richness and diversity of current contemporary Indigenous artistic practice. Showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices, nationwide, within the visual arts.

Heading into its 35th year, Telstra NATSIAA is the longest-running art award dedicated to the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and has come to be regarded as one of the premier national events on the Australian Indigenous art calendar. The exhibition attracts an audience of more than 65,000 visitors.

Prize Pool: Now awarding $80 000 in prizes

Who: The Awards are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists over the age of 18. There is no particular theme or restriction regarding work that can be entered.

The non-acquisitive Telstra Award of $50,000 cash is awarded to the work considered by judges to be the most outstanding work in the exhibition.

Prizes are also awarded in each of the following categories:
  • Telstra Bark Painting Award - $5000
  • Telstra General Painting Award - $5000
  • Telstra Works on Paper Award (includes photography, print making, drawing etc.) - $5000
  • Wandjuk Marika Memorial Three-Dimensional Award (sponsored by Telstra) - $5000
  • Telstra Multimedia Award (for multidisciplinary and digital works) - $5000
  • Telstra Emerging Artist Award (awarded from any medium and for artists working within their first five years of practice who have not been displayed in a major gallery) - $5000
  • Telstra People’s Choice Award
When: Winners will be notified by Friday 2 August 2018 and announcements made at the opening ceremony for the exhibition at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) in Darwin on 10 August 2018.
A People’s Choice Award will be presented later to the artist whose artwork receives the highest number of votes from visitors to the Award exhibition. There is no prize money for this award.

Considerations: Prize money for any award does not include GST and GST does not apply.
All awards are non acquisitive.

Read downloadable Guidelines and FAQs

Enter: through online application. You can save your application at any time.

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
An independent statutory authority comprising six sites across the NT.
Post: GPO Box 4646, Darwin NT 0801
Tel: +61 8 8999 8264

Partnering with Telstra to deliver this unique annual event showcasing the best in Indigenous art from across the country.

GECC | SEEKING | 400 Residents to Join Glen Eira Community Voice

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An opportunity for residents to be an ongoing information source and sounding board to inform Council projects, services and decisions.

Glen Eira Community Voice is about being innovative and trying something different to improve the way Council consults and listens to the community.

This is envisaged as a quick and easy to participate for all voices and perspectives are welcomed to make sure our whole community is represented.

Commitment: Members of Glen Eira Community Voice are invited to respond to approximately eight (8) online surveys or discussion forums each year. Information provided by the panel helps Council to better understand community views and to make important decisions about the City's future.

Who: Glen Eira residents over the age of 18. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary and individuals can opt out at any time.

Register Interest at or Tel: 9523 3333

Glen Eira City Council (GECC)
Community Planning and Engagement Team
Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
Post: PO Box 42 Caulfield South 3162
Tel: 03 9524 3333

SCFO | REPORT | Mapping Social Cohesion Report | Dec 2017

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Decade of data paints a picture of a cohesive country. In its tenth year, the Scanlon Foundation’s Mapping Social Cohesion Report has reinforced Australia’s consistently high level of support for immigration and cultural diversity. 

The Mapping Social Cohesion Report has been produced by Monash University researchers since 2007 – with a collective sample of 42,000 respondents. It is the largest survey of its kind and tracks Australian attitudes on issues including immigration, multiculturalism, discrimination and political trust.
"Australia has always been unfurling, Australia has always been making itself. That is a very attractive quality, what makes Australia feel new is because it is constantly renewing itself with new waves of migration."
Professor Margaret Gardner, Monash University Vice-Chancellor
Despite significant demographic change over the decade, including population rise and increased diversity, Australian attitudes have remained, in large measure, stably positive.

Find online the summary findings and report here.

Scanlon Foundation (SCFO)

GEIFN | REPORTS | CHARM | COMMEMORATED | Cranbourne's Australia Day 2018 | Friday 26 January 2018 | 11am-4pm

[Report is compiled from multiple public addresses, multiple sources made over multiple publication dates]

This FREE event aims to unite community, celebrate a rich and diverse cultural heritage and explore other reasons for feeling proud to live in City of Casey.

The vibrant and multicultural Casey cultural heritage showcase program featured free performances, Free children activities including colouring, jumping castle, face painting and farm animals and free BBQ Sausage for the first 300+ visitors.

Tea, coffee & soft drinks were available for a gold coin donation with the day billed as great family fun, surprises, giveaways and door prizes.

All members of the public and community were invited to come together in a friendly way to make this a special day. One world, one family together temporarily for this day, a celebration of superficial difference and deeper commonality.

Participants enjoyed free activities and stalls. Available was 'Gathering' - a multicultural community art project aimed to inspire environmental awareness and rekindle appreciation of art and nature. Participants were encouraged to paint objects and develop a collage to be displayed at the Balla Balla Centre.

Lead artist Sohail Yamin accompanied “Salam Mobile - Rumi... based on ‘truck art style painting’, the design transcends beyond mere visual aesthetics which is a hallmark of truck art, to a role of a Dastaango or a storyteller”. Rumi is named after the great 13th century Poet, Sufi mystic & scholar Maulana Jalal-ud-din Rumi

Awakening Yoga/Meditation seemed a bold programming choice by organisers between Lions Concert Band and Drawing of Door Prize. But it worked on the day. Mindful of the hot and confined conditions, the stretching comprised of awakened standing, moving with lightness and sitting assertively. An audience of approximately 50-100 people enjoyed the calming of minds, building inner rainbows and radiating well-wishes to an uncertain world.

Feedback teased out deeper responses not immediately apparent but individuals reported separately benefits from what was shared in a secular, accessible way to presenting audience.

To commemorate the occasion, BCV and GEIFN Quote Photo Cards were read out as collaborator’s messages and left on display table as ‘take home’ postcards.

See also official 10pp program, particularly pages 7-9 on addressing Australia’s National Day, Anthem and Indigenous experience.

The Cultural Historical Association of Rodriguans and Mauritians in Victoria (CHARM) Inc.

Supported by the City of Casey, the Balla Balla Community Centre, the Cranbourne Lions Club and local groups, businesses and individuals.

GEIFN | REPORTS | MIDSUMMA | WALKED | Pride March | Sunday 28 January 2017 | 2-7pm

[Report is compiled from multiple public addresses, multiple sources made over multiple publication dates]

A community mobilisation against marginalisation, a march of celebration and solidarity, unfurling of flags, frocking up and fighting ongoing issues facing LGBTIAQ+ communities.

Where: Fitzroy St & Catani Gardens, Fitzroy St, St Kilda 3182

Over 45,000 friends and allies joyfully gathered together for the 23rd year of peacefully taking to St Kilda's Fitzroy Street, rejoicing diversity and achievements.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were invited to march in the Indigenous Pride Float alongside Elders.

Special guest appearance by Magda Szubanski, a Melbournian Australian television and film actress, comedian and writer who inadvertently became a national public spokesperson for Equality in Marriage.

Post-Pride celebrations at Catani Gardens were expected to include a Lesbian wedding, DJs and live performances from DJ Renee Delay, the Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus entertaining our communities for over 25 years, Brendan Maclean, followed by nexus disco pop band Sugar Fed Leopards to keep up that post-Pride buzz. DJ Tanzer was scheduled to round out the day's post-Pride entertainment.

Equality is an enduring concept and it is important to pause, take stock of successes, assess failures and learn to move together for brighter futures.

Though Australia’s December 2017 legalisation of Same-Sex Marriage is of monumental significance, improvement towards the path of equality will take some some time to gain traction in individuals, families, schoolyards and organisations. While it is good to take pause to celebrate success, the march for equality is never finished. To name but a small selection, equity in access for differently abled, Intersex individuals’ right not to be operated on without their consent, equal pay for women, meaningful reconciliation for our Indigenous, release of illegally detained and mainland relocation of asylum seekers.

Into its 23rd year, Midsumma Pride March is a public and peaceful continuance of advocacy for, demonstrate by and embody with enlightened attitude. Just now with more reasons to sparkle.

On behalf of Buddhist Council Victoria Interfaith (bINTER) and Glen Eira Interfaith Network (GEIFN), thankyou to Organisers and Participants working to redress historical differences, building collaborations, celebrating diversity and fostering team approaches to addressing today's society. Received with gratitude.

Midsumma Festival
Level 8, City Village, 225 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: (03) 9415 9819

GEIFN | MEDIA | Mix | February 2018

Approx 5 min reads

Carolyn Cage explores the value of education, pleasure in sex and equity for gender roles when “Remembering sex ed at school makes me shudder. We can do better” via The Brisbane Times

Tammy Mills explores the accumulated cost of intolerance, demonizing and workplace bullying, revealing how “'We are deeply sorry': Victoria Police apologises for what happened to Michael Maynes” via The Age

Jane Rocca shares a lived example of respectful relationships, playing to individual strengths, team work and engaged living, meet “Ellyse Perry: Respecting each other's career choices is key in relationships” via WA Today

Matthew Wade interviews two performers with sincere public health message, revealing how style, grace and humour of two “Indigenous Queer youth are helping to champion visibility through Drag” via Star Observer

Sandra Hall explores unusual collaborations, remote places and importance of sharing a bigger picture, reviewing “Faces Places: Odd couple Agnes Varda and JR bring heart to hyper-real art” via The Brisbane Times

Jim Bright explores developments in jobs, workforce’s and grading employee qualities, tips for coping in times when “Disruption is the new normal” via WA Today

Carol Frost explores the value in reaching out to the stranger, cultivating connection and shared empathy, discussing “Faith” via The Age

Andrew Purcell explores identity, anatomy and some individual’s bumpy path to self acceptance, inviting us a glimpse into “Natalie's new world: how gender reassignment is moving into the mainstream” via WA Today

Jason Di Rosso explores an Australian take on colonisation, crime and pursuing justice reviewing how in "Sweet Country: Warwick Thorton tackles the Western in ambitious new narrative feature” via ABC Online

Robert Nelson explores changing civilisations, artistic expression and societal response in uncertain times, reviewing “NGV Triennial: Artists toy with social fabric” via The Brisbane Times

Jim Bright explores the role of nurturing environments to raise esteem and balance self-determination, reasoning for “More support and less shouting” via The Sydney Morning Herald

Cara Waters explores an example of welcomed migration, supportive environments and encouragement, "From refugee to runway: How migrants are transforming Australian small business” via WA Today

Danny Katz explains his humourous reasons for exploring every-day Interfaith, explaining why “Buddhism helps me to cope with a house full of insects” via WA Today

John Bailey reviews a new play exploring identity, personal vulnerability, public expression and freeing of speech as "Nassim Soleimanpour steps inside his own play” via The Brisbane Times

Philip Huggins explores, place, people, pain and healing as article of “Faith: A time for healing” via The Sydney Morning Herald

Stephanie Bunbury reviews a new film exploring dispossession, displacement and expressing religiosity, join “Josh Weinstein and Menashe Lustig on their new film Menashe” via The Brisbane Times

Ute Junker explores examples of societies regrouping, healing deep wounds and rebuilding for brighter futures, going “Off-limits no more: Why you should visit these countries with a bad reputation” via

Steven Carroll explores an example of past colonization, modern history and redemptive powers in reconciling ‘warts and all’ truth “Rome review: Matthew Kneale's unique approach to the Eternal City” via The Sydney Morning Herald

Melissa Singer explores the value of realistic body image, supportive teamwork in hostile environments and striving towards clear goals, revealing how “Jade's trolls told her to 'make a sandwich'” via The Age

Amelia Lester writes a love letter for personal integrity, bridging historical divides, demonstrable respectful relationships and youthful interpretation of old-fashioned approach, reasoning “Why the world can learn a lot from New Zealand and its leaders” via The Canberra Times

Jane Rocca explores identity, lived personal experience and reconciling national differences, hearing from “Four prominent women on why they are proud to be Australian” via The Canberra Times

Approx 20min presentations

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm: The power of citizen video to create undeniable truths

George Steinmetz: Photos of Africa, taken from a flying lawn chair

Vivek Maruat: How to put the power of law in people's hands

Approx 5 min presentation

Auriel Andrew - Arnhem Land Lullaby

Approx 2 min presentation

Sesame Street: LaDainian Tomlinson - Celebration

Approx 14 min presentation

Growing Up Black & Korean | My Blasian Family Story | 한국 혼혈인
Join Cedric as he shares his story of being a mix of two very different cultures.