The Vocal Minority promotes individual philanthropy for the Not-For-Profit Sector
The number of young people seeking help from mental health services has soared since the beginning of the pandemic. Organisations are putting more staff on to keep up with the demand. Governments have announced extra funding for mental health and experts warn of long-term effects. What’s going on?
We know feral cats are an enormous problem for wildlife – across Australia, feral cats collectively kill more than three billion animals per year. But pet cats are wreaking havoc too. An analysis of 66 different studies shows the impact our pet cats have on Australia’s wildlife.
Greenland lost more than a million tonnes of ice every minute in 2019. This photo diary shows the haunting contrast between Greenland’s astonishing beauty and the devastation at its surface – an alarming trend that could see sea levels rise by 6 metres if it were to melt away entirely.
Would you really want to be an international student in Australia? Government officials and business analysts most certainly seem to think so as they enthusiastically encourage a new cohort to fly in. Ask a student however, and you’re more likely to hear a definitive NO.
Even though we are living through one of the toughest times in our lives, we still have trouble admitting that we’re lonely – even to ourselves. Here, we are looking at our need for connection, how to recognise signs of loneliness and what you can do to manage it.
As charities struggle to stay afloat during the pandemic, signs are appearing their trouble is exasperated by years of foreign aid slashing. The government is increasingly keen to protect its own national interests and its hurting the world’s most vulnerable.
Among the train wreck of this ongoing pandemic, some positive news just emerged. Public support for ending homelessness is larger than ever and concrete action is taken to end rough sleeping – forever. We take a look at what initiatives and support is driving the change,
Australia is facing two major crises: COVID-19 and climate change. Now, a new report says tackling recession and climate change could create 76,000 Australian jobs. Created over three years they would focus on 12 areas including creating large-scale renewable energy projects and retrofitting inefficient public buildings.