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Archive2022-04-27T03:02:14+10:00

Bourke’s COVID-19 response excels

During the COVID-19 crisis Maranguka’s infrastructure, capable of bringing together community, government, and local services to quickly and effectively reach the most vulnerable has wrapped around elders, families, and young people to keep them safe, informed, and connected.

Protecting lives and culture in Kabulwarnamyo

Warddeken Land Management and the Kabulwarnamyo community’s proactive response to the pandemic has protecting elders while learning for children at Nawarddeken Academy and essential fire and land management work continues.

30th anniversary interviews

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we have commissioned a series of interviews which feature the diversity of people and projects the Forum has engaged with and the impact of the Forum’s work over the past 30 years.

ChangeFest 2019

ChangeFest 2019 was held over four days in November at the Kimberwalli Centre in the community of Mt Druitt in Western Sydney. This is the second year that over 600 people and organisations working in collaborative initiatives from across the Australia gathered.

Platform C launches

Platform C is launched by Collaboration for Impact in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Social Services, the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Dusseldorp Forum, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation and Clear Horizon.

Festival of Change 2019

In May 2017 Dusseldorp Forum began a collaborative, three-year process called the ‘Festival of Change’. It started with four community-based initiatives coming together to distil what works and why, share evidence and resources.

Australian Philanthropy Awards

In July we were honoured to receive the Philanthropy Australia Award for the Best Large Grant 2019 alongside Maranguka Justice Reinvestment and Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation for Maranguka’s Justice Reinvestment Strategy.

Worldskills -sharing skills across the world

It was 1997 and Tjerk Dusseldorp was standing on the station in St Gallen Switzerland when he noticed a young man dressed in his Australian uniform, a medal around his neck. He was 22-year-old Grant Stewart, a plumber from Wollongong NSW and the day before he’d competed in the WorldSkills International competition.

A response from the heart

Dusseldorp Forum is proud to endorse the Uluru Statement from the Heart which asserts the sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that was never ceded, and we join the calls for voice, truth-telling and agreement-making.

Major breakthrough for Bourke

For the past five years Bourke NSW has been modelling First Nations self-governance, empowering the community to coordinate the right mix and timing of services

Sustainable school, sustainable planet

Last year ended with the fantastic news from our partners at Warddeken Land Management that their school Nawarddeken Academy had received independent

School’s in at Nawarddeken Academy

Our partners at Warddeken Land Management have had amazing news this month. The school that sustains the Kabulwarnamyo community

Bourke – A beacon of hope

Maranguka Justice Reinvestment recently launched a report by KPMG that shows community led changes in Bourke generated $3 million of savings in 2017

ChangeFest18

In November, ChangeFest18 brought together over 500 change-makers from across Australia. This collaboration between our partners at Logan Together 

Bangarra Rekindling Program

Dusseldorp Forum is supporting Bangarra’s Rekindling Program that inspires pride, kinship and a sense of strength in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary

#WorthASecondChance

Dusseldorp Forum is supporting Jesuit Social Services in their campaign to improve youth justice in Victoria. They’ve launched their #WorthASecondChance

The Australian Philanthropic Benchmark

A recent study of the Melbourne Business School outlined five key pillars of good practice in philanthropy. One of these core elements is the strength of the relationships

Festival of Change 2018

Four lighthouse initiatives from Bourke NSW, Doveton VIC, Logan QLD and Kabulwarnamyo NT have joined forces as part of a collaborative, three-year process

Gold Logie for Little J and Big Cuz

A huge congratulations to our partners at Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) with their school readiness TV initiative winning the 2018

Our Place Model expands across Victoria

For five years Doveton College in Doveton, Victoria has been pioneering an education model with a big difference. The Our Place model makes the school

Kids collaborate to keep culture alive

SharingStories Foundation’s Digital Storytelling Program brings young Indigenous people together with Elders both on Country and in the classroom 

WorldSkills 30th Anniversary

WorldSkills Australia is a national organisation that promotes the development of skills excellence in young people and showcases vocational education

Listen for Literacy

At Dusseldorp Forum we believe that every child deserves to thrive and in order to do so they need to belong to safe communities, have access to inclusive

Urgent juvenile justice reform

”Perpetuating a failed system that hardens young people, does not reduce reoffending and fails to rehabilitate young lives and set them on a new course

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