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Innovation Stories

Local knowledge and stories create positive change in Burnie

The whiteboard in Kylie Burgess’ office tells a story about the power of community. It’s covered in notes and ideas about turning local knowledge and lived experience into positive change for the community of Burnie in Tasmania’s north-west.

How Lendlease’s founder inspired a generation

Many of Australia’s biggest property companies are run by leaders who benefited from the culture and philosophy of Lendlease’s legendary founder.

Maranguka Cross Sector Leadership

The Maranguka Cross-Sector Leadership Group case study shares the blueprint for how government and non-government organisations can work together in wholly new ways to be accountable to communities leading positive change.

Community Stories

Place-Based Resilience during COVID-19: Hands Up Mallee

When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared and Australia began to implement health measures such as social distancing and the closure of schools, the HUM team asked themselves whether their current work was the most important thing their community needed right now.

Place-Based Resilience during COVID-19: Logan Together

With the arrival of COVID-19, it quickly became apparent to Logan Together that there were urgent needs to be met in the community and that new partnerships and responses would be required.

Place-Based Resilience during COVID-19: Maranguka

Maranguka is a key gateway, both for community members and for service providers. Maranguka was identified by the Local Emergency Management Committee as the key communication pathway to the Bourke Aboriginal community and have been invited to all key NSW Health meetings.

Collaboration Stories

Festival of Connection reunites change-makers

The Festival of Connection provides the opportunity to connect and share experiences, build a strong collective voice for systemic reform and better outcomes for children and communities.

Stronger Places, Stronger People

Dusseldorp Forum has committed to tackling system reform as part of Stronger Places, Stronger People - a five-year commitment by community, federal, and state governments and philanthropy to work together.

Philanthropy, Systems and Change

COVID-19 has further exposed how policy and power structures hold problems in place. It has also provided a unique, timely opportunity to address the structural reform required to strengthen our communities.

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Place-Based Resilience during COVID-19: Greater Shepparton Lighthouse

Greater Shepparton Lighthouse is a collective impact, place-based initiative in Shepparton in northern Victoria. Created in 2014, the initiative involves 50 local leaders in decision-making and has the support of more than 450 volunteers and 100 plus partnerships.

Logan loves kindy

Family-owned Logan business, Clarks Logan City Bus Service renamed their bus the ‘Kindy Express’ and donned hats and badges to give Logan kids the chance to learn more about their local kindies by jumping onboard a free community bus tour.

Learning continues on Country

Nawarddeken Academy students, teachers, rangers and elders came together to reconnect with Country and connect Bininj (Indigenous) science and balanda (non-Indigenous) science on their annual camp – this year to Barradji.

Early Years Toolbox

Dusseldorp Forum partnered with Our Place and Early Start (University of Wollongong) to develop tools for Early Learning educators to measure children’s cognitive, self-regulatory, language, numeracy and social development.

NACCHO leading pandemic response

Dusseldorp Forum is one of a group of foundations pooling resources to assist First Nations organisations to respond to the current pandemic. Aboriginal community-controlled and governed organisations are most effectively able to articulate the needs on behalf of their communities.

Connecting our past and future

This year Dusseldorp Forum welcomed a new Board Member Charlee-Sue Frail. Charlee-Sue came to know the Forum through her mentor Cath Brokenborough, Executive Lead Indigenous Engagement at Lendlease and their work together on Lendlease’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

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