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Inspiring Australians

Anne Macarthur

Anne Macarthur has spent nearly her whole life in service to others. Here she talks about her journey with Australian Red Cross and how she supported survivors of the Black Saturday and Black Summer bushfires.

Li Cunxin

Li Cunxin’s remarkable path has taken him from a village in rural China to dancing on some of the world’s most prestigious stages. As part of our Inspiring Australians series, he talks about the magic of ballet, pressing the reset button on his life and being named 2014 Queensland Australian of the Year.

Michelle Simmons

Professor Michelle Simmons is one of the world’s top scientists and currently on the biggest scientific mission of her life – building a quantum computer. As part of our Inspiring Australians series, Michelle talks about the future of science in Australia, the value of doing hard things and being named 2018 Australian of the Year.

Supporting communities

Putting Traditional Place Names on mailing addresses makes big impact on Indigenous communities

Richard Brown has spent years sharing his family history through his paintings. This NAIDOC Week, he talks about connecting with the land and sharing country with the rest of Australia by including traditional place names in mailing addresses.

How The Big Issue creates connection for those who need it most

The Big Issue provides an opportunity for people experiencing marginalisation, homelessness and disadvantage to earn an income through meaningful work. Australia Post has supported The Big Issue to deliver their services across Australia since 1996. As part of our Inspiring Australians series, we chat to those who work with The Big Issue to find out how it impacts their lives.

How Reynard St Neighbourhood House is helping people connect through gardening

When Reynard Street Neighbourhood House received a 2019 Australia Post Community Grant, they launched a gardening program for their community. Hannah Evans, the Volunteer and Training Coordinator, talks about growing friendships, confidence and delicious produce.

Mental health and wellbeing

The case for connecting: why reaching out is so important for mental health

Men are more likely to stay silent about mental health issues. Staying connected to your friends could save their lives.

How to connect when everyone feels out of reach

COVID-19 might be keeping us separated physically, but Australians have made a huge effort to stay in touch.

The vital link to maintain for good mental health

Loneliness is common, even without a pandemic. It’s more important than ever to make the effort to stay connected.

Disaster support

Trauma Teddies: How the Red Cross provides comfort during disasters

When one Australian Red Cross volunteer began knitting teddies in 1990, she had no idea she’d launched a movement that would help over a million Australians—and counting. Two long-time Red Cross volunteers share how much the Trauma Teddies program means to those going through difficult times.

How prepared are you and your business in the face of disaster?

Emergencies like bushfires, drought and flood can have a devastating impact on communities and local businesses. That’s why Australia Post is partnering with Australian Red Cross to help them prepare for and recover from disasters.

Helping Australian communities heal and recover from natural disasters

Recovering from a natural disaster takes resilience, strategic thinking and above all, the power of community. John Richardson from Australian Red Cross talks about his experience on the ground.

Literacy

Delivering books and literacy opportunities to remote Indigenous communities

Children’s books are scarce and literacy levels are significantly lower in rural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. A three-year partnership between Australia Post and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) aims to help change that.

Isobelle Carmody: Celebrating the personal touch of a handwritten letter

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on many Australian small business owners. Whether you're dealing with changes in revenue, operating, safety or demand, Beyond Blue shares why mental health and wellbeing should be a priority for you and your team.

The role of cultural identity in building a love of reading

This NAIDOC Week, Australia Post’s partnership with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation aims to provide better access to books and learning opportunities for children in remote Indigenous communities.