4500km Global Poverty WalkIn February this year, Matt started an incredible journey to walk across the country from Perth to Sydney while bouncing an AFL ball. He crossed the Nullarbor in sweltering 40+ degree heat and walked through often torrential rain, hail and shine for close to five months covering a distance of 4500kms. Read the full story »
Your local community farm: just around the cornerI'm a quintessential city kid. Everything I know about farming I learned from Waterworld: you need dirt. But even as a city kid I know that we, unlike poor Kevin Costner, live in a country that has pretty great dirt (although apparently it's actually called 'soil'). How would a city kid know that? A few days ago I car-pooled with a few of the Alfalfa House crew to visit one of their suppliers, Common2Us. Common2Us is an organic community farm in Dural, only an hour out of Sydney's center. Read the full story »
Ian Thorpe's open letterDear state, territory and federal government leaders, I got behind the Close the Gap campaign because I believed it’s totally unacceptable that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples die 10–17 years younger than non-Indigenous Australians. Read the full story »
Street Football Making a Splash!
Football. Freshly cut green grass… loud piercing whistles… large empty white nets… deep blue water. That’s right - water.
Not what you ordinarily associate with football, but that is because you do not ordinarily see football being played on a 23 tonne floating pitch in the middle of Sydney Harbour! Not unless you also went along to see the amazing third annual Street Football Festival.Read the full story »
Wheelies Week: Samuel is cycling through Schoolies Week to raise money for Oxfam
Those of us with only very blurry memories of our own Schoolies Week are in awe of 18-year-old Samuel Anderson, a keen cyclist who's in Year 12 at Toowoomba Grammar School in Queensland.
He's graduating soon but instead of hitting the beach and booze for Schoolies Week, he's hitting the saddle to raise money for the West African Food Crisis in a week-long challenge he's dubbed Wheelies Week.Read the full story »