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A world first laundry service for the homeless
Orange Sky Laundry is the world's first free mobile laundry service for the homeless, inspired by the song Orange Sky. It started in Brisbane and is now expanding around Australia. www.orangeskylaundry.com.au
26th August 2017 by IdeaSpies 2 Comments
(13 vote(s), average 4 out of 5)
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Work experience for refugees
Refugee Intern is an Australian platform connecting skilled refugees looking for work experience with companies. It's part of the global movement Techfugees - the tech community response to the growing refugee crisis in the world. 
26th August 2017 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
(7 vote(s), average 4.7 out of 5)
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An opportunity to join a not-for-profit board as an observer
The Observership Program facilitates the involvement of young people with non-profit boards. Once accepted to the program and trained, Observers are paired with organisations for a 12 month period. During that time, they attend all board and/or committee meetings as non-voting members, and learn about fundamental principles and functions of non-profit boards, the roles of board members, financial reporting and other governance priorities. Founded in 2012 by Jonathan Gavshon, the program has been rated as a success by participating non-profits and Observers alike, with 25% of Observers being formally elected to their respective boards upon completion of the program. www.observership.com.au
26th August 2017 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
(8 vote(s), average 3.8 out of 5)
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Tuition vouchers for disadvantaged students
Mark Latham, an Australian author and former politician, advocates that tuition vouchers, that are means tested, be considered to supplement school education for disadvantaged students. This service could help address increasing inequalities in society. The vouchers would be used for tuition from approved education providers. This idea is a variation of a US concept that may be workable in Australia as it should encourage families to continue in the public school system rather than leave it.
26th August 2017 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
(11 vote(s), average 3.8 out of 5)
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A better way to transport water in developing countries
Wello has researched ways to improve the efficiency of water transport and storage in developing countries to help people who have to walk long distances while carrying buckets of water. Based on their research they developed a prototype for a pushable high-quality plastic container called the WaterWheel. It uses the same principle as the Hippo roller which is currently in use throughout Africa. www.wellowater.org
26th August 2017 by IdeaSpies 2 Comments
(18 vote(s), average 4.6 out of 5)
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A support network for women in trades
Since Supporting And Linking Tradeswomen (SALT) started in 2009, it has become slightly easier for women to gain apprenticeships but we still have a long way to go until there are equal opportunities for women in the trades. SALT is a non-profit incorporated organization, which provides a support network for tradeswomen, apprentices and women who wish to enter the trades. www.saltaustralia.org.au
24th August 2017 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
(9 vote(s), average 4.4 out of 5)