The Vocal Minority promotes individual philanthropy for the Not-For-Profit Sector

Environment

Bold action to achieve net-zero

Australia must triple its emissions cuts within the next decade to protect us from the impacts of climate change finds a new Climate Council report. Scientists have warned about rising emissions for decades and it has now come to a point where inaction is no longer an option.

Read More »
Humanitarian

Why Aboriginal people are still dying in custody

Three decades on from the royal commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, the situation has worsened. Since the report’s findings were originally handed down in 1991, a further 474 Indigenous Australians have been killed in custody – five of those occurring last month. Here, we look at the full picture…

Read More »
Humanitarian

Closing pay gap to take 26 years

We know that women retire with 45% less super than men on average. Now, findings of a seven-year study shows the pay gap in Australia is unlikely to close for another 26 years due to current workplace attitudes. Here’s how we can get there quicker.

Read More »
Humanitarian

Flood crisis: How you can help

New South Wales and Queensland are coming to terms with an extreme flooding event. After a week of torrential rain, homes all up and down the coast are damaged, and thousands of people are struggling to clean up their properties and replace what was lost. Here’s how you can help.

Read More »
Humanitarian

COVID forcing girls out of schools

UNESCO estimates 1.2 million girls in south-east Asia and the Pacific could drop out of school due to the effects of COVID. It suggests the pandemic will exacerbate existing gender inequalities and have long-term implications for girls and their communities

Read More »
Environment

Australia to get to net-zero by 2040

Australia is inching closer to a clean future with new research showing the uptake of renewables is key to net-zero emissions by 2040. That’s right: we can wipe out fossil fuel emissions in two decades by doubling the pace at which solar and wind power is being rolled out.

Read More »
Humanitarian

Women are marching

It’s the news that’s not going away. The women of Australia, their allies and supporters have had enough and are rallying together to demand a safe and equal society. Here is what you need to know about the movement that has taken over the country.

Read More »
Animal

Heartless killer or plain cute?

From bunyips to drop bears, Australia has a rich history of killer-animal tales. In 2021, memes are pointing the finger at quokkas – rumoured to throw their babies at predators to escape – and daddy longlegs being the most venomous spider in the world. Is there any truth behind these stories?

Read More »
Humanitarian

Can Canberra change?

Don’t expect niceties and lip service at this year’s International Women’s Day. Women are feeling the raw injustice of what is happening in Canberra (of what isn’t happening) and many are feeling frustrated and angry. But, with the PM dismissing calls for action, will we see any change?

Read More »
Environment

Climate crisis bigger challenge than COVID?

Good news for the environment this week: Australian business leaders are focusing on the impact of climate change as their number-one concern (ahead of the pandemic), polystyrene is slated to be phased out and echidnas are hailed for their soil regeneration powers. And don’t forget – it’s Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday.

Read More »
Humanitarian

Ingenious toy for visually impaired kids

Lego Braille Bricks – a fun toy designed for visually impaired kids – has just been launched in Australia. Schools and educators are given the blocks for free so that kids can turn learning braille into a fun thing. Kids are raving about it (of course, it’s Lego) so let’s find out more…

Read More »
Humanitarian

Toilet paper outperforms corporate Australia

It is said that Simon Griffiths had the idea to create Who Gives a Crap in the bathroom. A producer of toilet paper that would donate 50 per cent of profit to sanitation projects in developing countries. It has just made its biggest donation ever – outperforming Atlassian and Qantas.

Read More »