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Isn’t it time we redefine success in charities?

Isn’t it time we redefine success in charities?

Never in the history of humankind have we had more potential to act. There are more charities than ever, more people volunteering overseas, more crowdfunding campaigns to support at a click of a button.

And yet, amongst all of this good work, there is the underlying paradox of the entire charity sector. It is a commonly held belief that for a charity to exist, someone must remain suffering.

Australia, we have a problem when we can’t look ourselves in the mirror

Australia, we have a problem when we can’t look ourselves in the mirror

After witnessing an incident of racism and misogyny in public, and mentioning it on Twitter, I was called an “ingrate” and told to leave Australia. But, surely nothing indicates a love of country more than a desire to improve it. Imagine a place where we listened to what people said, rather than where they had come from, or the type of surname they had. That’s a country worth aspiring to.