SHARING IDEAS THAT DO GOOD

Inclusion

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Hundreds gather around Marcus Rashford mural to stand up for inclusion
After England lost the Euro 2020 finals the black England players were subjected to racism and the mural of English star Marcus Rashford was destroyed. However, the good news is that the community came together to support them and a crowdfunding campaign was started to repair the mural.Click the link to find out more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-57824639
20 July 2021 by Marcus Gordon

COVID-19

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19 July 2021 by Lynn Wood

Artistic

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The Forgotten Ballroom Exhibition
Australian Artist Patricia Piccinini’s exhibition in the Flinders Street Station’s forgotten Ballroom is the first there in decade. Piccinini works in a variety of media, including painting, video, sound, installation, digital prints, and sculpture. She is an artist who explores the frontiers of science and technology through her extradinary works. She explores "unexpected consequences", conveying concerns surrounding bio-ethics to help visualize future dystopias. She challenges our relationship to nature valorising things like trees, animals and small acts of kindness we may usually overlook. An amazing exhibition to see once Melbourne is out of lockdown. https://www.patriciapiccinini.net
19 July 2021 by Gillian Corba...

Governance

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Referendum rules need reform before we vote on a voice
“…current rules for holding a referendum are archaic and ill-suited to modern times. Fortunately, parliament has begun work on this through a new inquiry by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs.”  The Australian 19/7/21 : George Williams - Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales The sad truth is that our politicians are not trusted enough to be in charge of an issue as important as Constitutional Reform. Our country needs a Constitutional Council outside the political sphere to undertake such important reform now and into the future.
19 July 2021 by Glenn Barnes

Governance

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Want to Rebuild Trust? Focus on Values, Facts and Decisions for The Common Good
"The closely watched Edelman Trust Barometer’s half-year update reveals a rapid decline in trust in government, business and media...The level of trust in government in Australia (52 per cent) puts it below the average of 14 global counterparts (56 per cent), but still above the US, which sits at 48 points."The Australian 19/7/21
19 July 2021 by Glenn Barnes

NFP

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Foundation Boards: Are you part of the problem?
Change is coming.  Foundations who once would have invested to maximise profits (under their fiduciary duty) even if would be counter to the mission of the Foundation are waking up to fact they are part of the problem (e.g. anti-cancer NFPs that would invest some of their corpus in Tobacco companies).This article articulates the challenge and suggests four steps to help Foundation Boards ensure they are not undermining their good work.https://nonprofitquarterly.org/trouble-in-paradigm-foundations-bargain-with-the-devil/
18 July 2021 by Katherine Leo...