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The Social Outfit

The Social Outfit

Refugee and new migrant communities are frequently featured in the media in divisive terms, yet many migrants and refugees have a lot to contribute to our society – if they can find work and opportunities in their new community. The Social Outfit was founded to do just...
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Abilitymate

Abilitymate

Every 15 hours in Australia, a child is born with Cerebral Palsy. This physical disability requires children to wear special ankle and foot orthotics or their legs will grow crooked, meaning they won't be able to walk when they're older. Unfortunately the current...
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Clean Coast Collective

Clean Coast Collective

As a nation of beach lovers, it’s devastating to learn that each year an estimated 8 million tonnes of rubbish enters the world’s oceans. 80% of this pollution is plastic, which not only litters our beaches, but kills 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals...
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The Good Beer Co

The Good Beer Co

Australia's first social enterprise beer company The Good Beer Co, was launched in November 2015 to make it easy for Australians to help solve the world's problems one beer at a time. The Good Beer Co work with Australian craft brewers to brew good beers that profile...
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Crema Joe

Crema Joe

Australians use an estimated 3 million coffee pods per day. Less than 5% can be recycled, with billions globally ending up as landfill that can take up to 500 years to break down. Crema Joe helps tackles this environmental waste issue by selling reusable stainless steel...
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The Welcome Studio

The Welcome Studio

The Welcome Studio uses art to support and welcome refugees in Australia. This art based collective sell illustrative prints, with the proceeds going to the House of Welcome – an asylum seeker support centre in Western Sydney. The House Of Welcome asylum seeker support...
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Gippsland Jersey

Gippsland Jersey

Australia's dairy farmers are often underpaid by the large supermarket chains. This in turn creates a trail of debt and despair throughout the farms of Australia. Gippsland Jersey is Gippsland, Victoria's only farmer-owned milk company. They bypass the large milk...
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Eat Me Chutney

Eat Me Chutney

Australia wastes an estimated $4-5billion of fresh produce a year. Often this wastage is due to perfectly good produce being deemed unfit for commercial sale because it is misshapen or blemished. Eat Me Chutneys creates delicious chutney from this 'wonky' fresh...
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Warndu

Warndu

We still have much to learn from the traditional cultures of Indigenous Australia. Valuable traditions and knowledge can be lost forever if they are not supported to be passed on for future generations. By selling native products using traditional Indigenous Australian...
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Fergus & Delilah

Fergus & Delilah

Many of us can find it difficult to understand or interact with people who have disabilities or developmental delays, but for children this can be even more confusing as they haven’t yet learned why others might behave a little differently. Fergus & Delilah is a...
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Darcy Street Project

Darcy Street Project

The unemployment rate in Western Sydney is higher than the national average, with youth unemployment at 10-14%. This high level of unemployment can result in a high crime rate, welfare dependency and poor living standards. Darcy Street Project is both a coffee shop and coffee...
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Words With Heart

Words With Heart

Two-thirds of the world’s illiterate adults are women, and over 60 million girls across the globe are not in school. When a girl is educated we call it the “Girl Effect”. The girl lives longer, has fewer and healthier children, and gets married later in life....
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