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I’m Abraham, Community Development Coordinator at the African Australian Community Centre in Footscray (know as ‘the AACC’). The AACC assists African Australians in Melbourne’s west by helping individuals and families to settle in the area and build a positive future for themselves. The AACC is a joint partnership between the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Anglican Parish of Footscray.
My name is Aysun and I, like many people, have had difficulty saving money. That is until I joined Saver Plus seven years ago, a joint program between the Brotherhood and ANZ. I’m now employed as a Saver Plus Worker, helping others to save their money.
The coming together of inclusion, notions of sustainable growth and population ageing creates an opportunity to re-think existing assumptions in social policy. Inclusive growth, for the purpose of argument outlined below, is taken to mean a form of cultural adaptation that maximises benefits to older citizens and the contribution of older adults to an intergenerational society.
On the morning of Tuesday May 15, staff and clients at the Brotherhood’s head office in Fitzroy were in a fashion flurry because a well-known style icon would soon be in their midst. 'She will definitely be wearing teal,' commented one employee with fervour. 'Not a chance' shouted another, 'she’s always in natural tones for these kinds of events. Do you think she’ll wear a hat?'
Hello there, I’m Simon Biggs, Brotherhood Chair at the University of Melbourne. I filmed this clip because I could not get to a conference in Dijon, France. It’s the first time I’ve sat at home and talked to the small camera on my laptop outside Skype, but the organisers for some reason thought I had something different to say.
Hi, my name's Hilary and I started my own business, Dixon Appointments, 14 years ago. I got into recruitment at a young age and, for me, that was just a revelation. I found something I thoroughly loved.