Women in philanthropy

Last week the Miles Franklin Literary Award was won by Sofie Laguna for her tale The Eye of the Sheep.   An accomplished author, actor and playwright Sofie is the fourth consecutive woman to take out Australia’s top literary award. The Miles Franklin award is today one Australia’s most well-known acts of philanthropy of the 1950’s.  Set up as a trust within Stella Miles Franklin’s will, it allowed for a payment to ‘…be awarded for the Novel for the year which is of the highest literary merit and which must present…

Social change fellowships – applications now open

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be? What about one thing in Australia, or even more closer to home, one thing in South Australia? While we’re not out to change the world we are looking to make a lasting difference here in South Australia. And there are many issues facing our state that require a change in thinking, followed by a change in practice. But when faced with the day to day of getting things done, big picture thinking often gets put on the…