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Australian Farmer Competing in US Marathon for Rural Disease Awareness

Cattle farmer Geoff Henderson, from Binalong, NSW, has been selected as one of 25 international competitors for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon in the United States, and is taking the opportunity to highlight the need to improve health outcomes in rural communities. Mr Henderson will be heading over to the US in October to take

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Vinnies Only Half Way to Meeting Target for its Winter Appeal

 The St Vincent de Paul Society says it is only half way to meeting its $1.6 million target for its Winter Appeal, prompting it to make a call on people to dig deep and make a tax deductible donation before the end of the financial year. Keeping in line with trends over the past few

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Support the Scootarbor Challenge and Help BeyondBlue

An intrepid group of retirees will soon embark a road trip with a difference when they take part in the Scootarbor Challenge to raise money for BeyondBlue and prove that older people can live a life of adventure. Traveling east to west across the Nullarbor, 22 65+-year-olds will board their 50cc scooters leaving Port August

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Seniors Week Encourages all to Take Control of Your Finances

Older Australians are being advised to take control of their financial affairs during NSW Seniors Week (15 – 23 March) and put the right measures in place for their financial and legal future. According to NSW Trustee & Guardian, far too often older people are misplaced in their trust of others to do the right thing

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2013 Human Rights Awards Celebrated Tonight

Australia’s most inspiring human rights advocates will be celebrated tonight at the 2013 Human Rights Awards. From a record number of nominations, the Australian Human Rights Commission has selected 40 finalists for 10 awards. The four finalists for this year’s Human Rights Medal are Gurruwun (Yalmay) Yunupingu, who has long campaigned for Yolgnu children to

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Discover the joy of giving

Most Australians don’t know this but I’ll let you in on the secret: giving away money is far more exciting than how you made the money in the first place. Contributing and giving back to the community is such a rewarding experience for the people who do it, writes Dianne Jickell of Philanthropy Australia. Philanthropy

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