This week, we’re looking at the community welfare issues extraction-based communities face and how local government can support their regeneration and a just transition to new industries.
Our monthly Think Tank Review highlights key findings from leading think tanks and research institutes across the globe. This edition includes publications on climate change, skills gaps in the green economy, food insecurity, elections and democratic renewal, local media and digital inclusion.
How waffles sparked a community movement against lonelinessHow waffles sparked a community movement against loneliness
In this article, we chat with Matt Smith, Director of the Waffle House, Axminster, a non-profit cafe and community hub designed to tackle loneliness and unwantedness in the community. Sometimes, the biggest impact can emerge from the smallest conversations. This is not only the ongoing ethos of the Community Waffle House, a community hub based…
Cr. Jim Magee of the City of Glen Eira outlines the challenges for local government in Victoria and the need for change and funding reform. “Costs are increasing much quicker than local government can cover, and it’s putting services at risk.”