Posts in the 'Neighbourhood Houses & Learning Centres' category

Levelling The Playing Field For Co-ops – ‘Sector In Shadows’

The Business Council for Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) recently announced that the Co-operatives National Law (CNL) has been launched in NSW and in Victoria – a watershed day for ‘Australia’s most under-recognised sector’.

“Eight in ten Australians

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Co-Op Workshops For A Fairer More Sustainable Economy

Altin, from Borderlands Cooperative, ran a preliminary ‘co-op conversation’ at the Augustine Centre in Melbourne, late last year. One outcome was a desire to start running short, very low-cost workshops to introduce people in the greater Melbourne area

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Unused Land, Temporary Food Gardens – Vancouver, New York, Here?

In inner Melbourne, 3000 Acres, a food activist community group has identified 12 inner city sites to establish small community-led veg, fruit and herb gardens.

Vancouver And New York Already Doing This

A New York-based project called 596

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Centralised Education NOT The Way To Go?

Amid all the ‘Gonski noise’ about funding, Kevin Donnelly, director of the Melbourne-based Education Standards Institute, writes about the education process saying we need:

Greater Autonomy, Flexibility In Schools’ Decision-Making Needed

“Students perform better in schools that have autonomy in process and

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Community Sustainability Effort That Won UN Award

After having lived in Gippsland for 10 years and knowing the small timber town of Heyfield quite well, I was delighted to hear about its remarkable community-based environmental flag system that heaps in the community embraced – young and

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