As Australia marks National Volunteer Week, 18-year-old Joe Visser opines that despite volunteering being seen by many as an activity for old people, it’s also a great way for young Australians to make a difference to their community.
Enough is enough, writes Sunny Grace, who says out federal government – still dragging the chain on climate change – needs to go. She filed this piece from the Northern Rivers as it experiences its second flood crisis in as many months.
The Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) has called for a national review of insurance, with a view to providing more affordable home and contents insurance for victims of natural disasters.
A random act of kindness from a stranger during the flood crisis reminds Sunny Grace of the value of good Samaritans and the importance of paying it forward.
The Redfern Legal Centre has revealed NSW Police continue to strip search children despite public demands to desist, and that strip searching of Indigenous kids is on the rise.