Thursday, April 14, 2016

Australian Centre for Leadership for Women's Diversity Award


The aim of the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women's (ACLW) new Diversity Award which aims to recognise and award individual and organisational efforts to advance women, particularly marginalised women in Australia. 

This Award is the culmination of efforts to address a gap in mainstream recognition programs for Diversity Champions who strive to assist women from diverse backgrounds and the women who thrive as a result of the initiative.

It is said that the best nominees are often the people who wouldn’t dream of putting themselves forward, which is why they are asking you to nominate individuals for this application.

The team of volunteers (Judges and Sponsors) are hoping that this Award receives numerous applications so that we have the opportunity to discover who are the people and organisations striving to enable and create pathways for women from all social groups and the power of their initiatives. They also want to reward and recognise the women who have integrated the benefits of the initiative into their own journeys of empowerment. There are some wonderful prizes for winners (Diversity Champions and women benefiting). Moreover all short-listed candidates will be featured at ACLW. 

Applications for the Diversity Award will close on 1 May 2016

If you have any questions about applying for this Award other than the ones featured in the Frequently Asked Questions on the Facebook page ( or at please don't hesitate to email me

2015-16 Family Energy Rebate

NSW Family Energy Rebate

NSW families with dependent children who may be eligible to apply for the 2015-16 Family Energy Rebate of up to $150. 

The Family Energy Rebate is one of a number of NSW Government energy assistance programs to help eligible households reduce the impact of energy costs. 

How account holders can apply

It takes just two minutes to apply online and once submitted the rebate application begins processing. Applying online can also be done from mobile, internet-enabled devices including smart phones and tablets. 

The application submission deadline is 11pm, Thursday 16 June 2016.
More information is available from the Family Energy Rebate website, including eligibility criteria, application forms and frequently asked questions. 

Other energy rebates
DHS Health Care Card holders (issued by the Department of Human Services) may also be eligible for the Low Income Household Rebate and NSW Gas Rebate. Visit the Rebates web page for more information. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Boots For Change

Boots for Change

The Australian Farmers’ Markets Association (AFMA) is auspicing a national awareness campaign that will use and feature BOOTS – any kind – gumboots, work boots, riding boots, tap boots, cowboy boots, fashion boots – as the metaphor and iconic image to connect farmers, their families, farmers’ markets and rural and urban communities.