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Epilepsy charity hoping million-dollar teddy will turn fortunes around

Epilepsy charity hoping million-dollar teddy will turn fortunes around

Inspired by his daughter, a Melbourne man hopes to sell Maximillion the teddy bear for $1m, with the proceeds going to Epilepsy Action Australia.

  • by Carolyn Webb

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'Digital poverty': emergence of a new kind of poor

'Digital poverty': emergence of a new kind of poor

COVID-19 has forced many services online, perhaps permanently, but those without computer access - particularly students - are being left behind.

  • by Jordan Baker
$600k for the kitty (and the dogs, too): couple bequeaths huge sum to animal charity

$600k for the kitty (and the dogs, too): couple bequeaths huge sum to animal charity

An animal-loving couple's "incredibly generous" gift to Lort Smith animal hospital has boosted a $20 million fundraising appeal.

  • by Carolyn Webb
Broader impacts when WA charities put at risk from lack of funding: UWA report

Broader impacts when WA charities put at risk from lack of funding: UWA report

New evidence out today has revealed the state’s charities are facing greater than ever financial pressure, resulting in fewer services and lower quality jobs in the sector.

  • by Aja Styles
On a career break with her daughters, Eva Mendes shares her heartfelt new role

On a career break with her daughters, Eva Mendes shares her heartfelt new role

For Eva Mendes, family always comes first. She opens up about raising a brood with Ryan Gosling, losing her beloved brother, and why she wants to help Australian families struggling with a sick child.

  • by Jenny Cooney
Row, row, row your boat . . .  you mad rowing bastards

Row, row, row your boat . . . you mad rowing bastards

Why do obsessive nutters through the ages and around the world risk their lives to do the seemingly undoable?

  • by Peter FitzSimons
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Dozens of women accuse aid workers of sexual abuse during Ebola crisis

Dozens of women accuse aid workers of sexual abuse during Ebola crisis

The women accuse men who said they worked for the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, Oxfam and Medecins Sans Frontieres among others.

  • by Robert Flummerfelt and Nellie Peyton
Homeless people aren't literary? Think again

Homeless people aren't literary? Think again

Sarah Garnett founded The Footpath Library, which provides books for the homeless. She met artist Michael Kelly when he was browsing through some Penguin Classics, and they've since become firm friends.

  • by Nicole Abadee
'My shoes burnt': Refugees in limbo after Lesbos camp blazes

'My shoes burnt': Refugees in limbo after Lesbos camp blazes

After big blazes on Tuesday and Wednesday burnt 90 per cent of the Moria migrant camp, a third fire has destroyed what was left of the sprawling facility.

  • by Nick Squires and Justin Huggler
Charities dwarf mining and agriculture in our economy, but many face ruin

Charities dwarf mining and agriculture in our economy, but many face ruin

COVID-19 has shown Australians how much we rely on charities - and how vulnerable those charities are.

  • by Andrew Leigh
Hope in the time of coronavirus: why families who went hungry now don't

Hope in the time of coronavirus: why families who went hungry now don't

Parents who couldn't put enough food on the table now can. COVID-19 forced our government to lift support payments - and its plan to cut them will be a disaster.

  • by Conny Lenneberg