Strengthening Local Communities

One of the most important lessons of recent years is the value of community. When disasters strike, whether they be bushfires, floods or pandemics, often the most heartfelt and sustained support comes from the people who live around us, whether… Continue Reading >

Community Energy Coming Your Way

Sally Gillespie   Are you one of the 75 % of Australians who want to see Australia make the transition to renewable energy? If the answer is yes then you might want to consider the role community energy can play… Continue Reading >

QLife saw a 75% increase in demand from LGBTIQ+ Under-18’s in 2020

Gogglebox’s favourite dads Wayne & Tom talk Mardi Gras and lockdown As Australia celebrates Mardi Gras this year, new research from LGBTIQ+ community support service QLife, prepared exclusively for ANZ, has revealed there was a 75% increase in calls from… Continue Reading >

Questioning your drinking habits? You might be sober curious.

I used to wake up every Sunday morning with a hangover and ask myself, ‘Why do I keep doing this?’ I’d lie in bed with waves of anxiety rolling over my body wondering how a civilized cheese and wine evening… Continue Reading >

Messenger Kids and Booktopia are reinventing the kids book club … virtually.

By Sarah McDuling, Category Manager Kids & Young Adult Books, Booktopia   While navigating the new necessity to physically distance has had its challenges, many families have found new ways to continue staying connected with their loved ones. Friday nights… Continue Reading >

Celebrating Cultural Diversity

Today in the world there are many people from many different cultures. This has resulted in many diverse people from different  backgrounds the community, which in turn has resulted in many children from different cultures attending early childhood education services…. Continue Reading >

Rainbow Families Postnatal Depression Resource

Rainbow Families received a grant from the WayAhead Foundation to conduct a parenting workshop on the issues of perinatal anxiety and depression, and develop a resource specifically for our community.   “ friends can look after you by being there,… Continue Reading >

Guide to raising resilient families

The strength and resiliency of our families rely on the strength and resiliency of our community. Rainbow Families empowers LGBTQI families by raising awareness, addressing discrimination and promoting acceptance of family diversity for lesbian mothers, gay dads and all Rainbow Families…. Continue Reading >

Save your sanity when you’re too busy for ‘me-time’

Oh boy. When I put my hand up recently to volunteer at my son’s school, I didn’t quite realise what I was getting into. Don’t get me wrong, the community is terrific and I love being part of something bigger…. Continue Reading >

Gonna Get Myself Connected

It’s fair to say that a lot happened to me in the year that I turned 40. I got married, bought and moved into a house in the suburbs (on the opposite side of the city from where I was… Continue Reading >