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June 2016

My Big Idea featured on ABC Radio’s Life Matters

June 7th, 2016|

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Ralph Ashton, co-founder and executive director of Australian Futures Project came up with the concept and after a trial in Geelong, the My Big Idea project is now collecting submissions.

Download the audio interview on www.abc.net.au

Big Idea Competition Looks to Shared Values

June 7th, 2016|

The Australian Futures Project has launched the My Big Idea competition, described as a world-first initiative to spark a national conversation about Australia’s future based on shared values and creating positive change.

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Hugh Jackman seen as most caring famous Australian, Dick Smith the most trustworthy in My Big Idea poll

June 6th, 2016|

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“Hollywood star Hugh Jackman is seen as our most caring famous face — while “buy Aussie” campaigner Dick Smith is considered our most trustworthy.

And business legend Smith has a message all of us can trust: get aboard the My Big Idea campaign.”

Read more on news.com.au

Revealed: Australians value care for the elderly, housing affordability and accountability above all

June 5th, 2016|

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“Politicians are in full election mode, arguing any topic they feel will win votes, from marriage equality to national broadband — but they are failing to address the key value held by Australians.”

Read more on news.com.au

My Big Idea: Intergenerational Playgroup bonding young and old at Kapara Residential Living

June 5th, 2016|

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Intergenerational Playgroup is a unique playgroup which build bonds between young and old, and a “no-brainer” in improving the wellbeing of residents, says ACH Group lifestyle co-ordinator Michelle Williamson. What’s your idea on improving Australia’s aged care?

Read more on Adelaide Now

Revealed: Australians value care for the elderly, housing affordability and accountability above all

June 5th, 2016|

POLITICIANS are in full election mode, arguing any topic they feel will win votes, from marriage equality to national broadband — but they are failing to address the key value held by Australians, a landmark survey has revealed.

Find out more on news.com.au

News Corp and Sunrise partner on project to develop deeper conversation about Australia’s future

June 5th, 2016|

News Corp and Sunrise have partnered with the Australian Futures Project to launch a campaign aimed at sparking a deeper national conversation about Australia’s future.

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Let’s become great again and get behind My Big Idea, says TV’s David Koch

June 5th, 2016|

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“Australians and their ideas inspire me. Their enthusiasm, their energy, their commitment. I hope you’ll be inspired as well and share my passion for the My Big Idea project. It might be submitting your Big Idea or supporting someone else’s, we can all play a vital role.”

May 2016

Mapping Victoria’s food system

May 15th, 2016|

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Australian Futures Project report on Mapping Victoria’s Food System is released. It was prepared for Ripe for Change, a funder-driven initiative convened by the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN).

The report and system map are available here

My Geelong, My Idea: Winning idea takes big step forward

May 8th, 2016|

CALL in the drones. Technology playground Makerspace has won the My Geelong, My Idea competition and could soon be a reality.

Cotton On will now work with winner Kathy Reid to bring her idea for a hive of literal, social and technological networking to proof of concept. Find out more […]