Monthly Archives: January 2015

Australia Named As One Of The World’s Worst Human Rights Offenders

Australia has been named and shamed on a list of the world’s worst human rights offenders – but it’s not for the reasons you may think. Joining the likes of Nigeria, Syria and Egypt, Australia has made the top of … Continue reading

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Turn That Frown Upside-Down: The 7 Habits Of Unhappy People

As human beings, we are often taught to pursue pleasure and avoid pain. Despite this, there are millions of us who are unhappy. Unfortunately many of us rely on external things to keep us happy, e.g. a new gift, possessions, … Continue reading

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Former Australians Of The Year Call For The Release Of Children In Detention

Former Australians of the Year have written an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Bill Shorten and the crossbench, calling for the immediate release of those children and families held in detention centres in Australia and Nauru. Geoffrey Rush, … Continue reading

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Building A Mentally Healthy Workplace

What makes us happy at work? Money? Wisdom? Studies suggest that it’s actually not the weekly pay check, but the feeling of meaning and a sense of purpose, which makes us happy in the workplace. Having a ‘mentally happy workplace’ … Continue reading

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Hobbies That Make People Better At Their Jobs

You know the “Hobbies/Interests” section of your CV/Resume? The one that we often overlook or leave out? Well, it turns out that hiring managers actually take your hobbies seriously – and it could give you that extra edge in getting … Continue reading

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What Do You Do When You Are Faced With A Difficult Decision

When faced with a tough or difficult decision in life, often you can find yourself feeling paralysed or powerless. When you are having to make important life choices under pressure or when stressed, sometimes you may question your own rationale … Continue reading

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The Pope Is Calling For Action On Climate Change

Pope Francis says humans cause Climate Change, adding that man “continuously slaps nature in the face”. Following his visit to the Philippines last week, Pope Francis took an unequivocal stance on climate change; calling on the international community to step … Continue reading

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2015 AYCW ACTION PARTY – Lots of Learning, Laughs, & Leadership!

The AYCW had their second annual ACTION PARTY over the weekend at Phillip Island! The four days spent at the YMCA Phillip Island Coastal Discovery Camp on our very own YCW Beach was nothing short of amazing fun. This weekend … Continue reading

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One Day Left Until The AYCW ACTION PARTY!

Get ready guys and girls! The Annual AYCW Action Party is tomorrow and we cannot wait!! Over the next four days, young leaders nation-wide will be developing new leadership skills, forging fantastic friendships, and joining a community of young people … Continue reading

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Should McDonalds Be Allowed In Hospitals?

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has ignored calls for the Royal Children’s Hospital to dump its contract with McDonalds, saying that the public health experts behind the push should “get over themselves”. Melbourne University Professor of Public Health Rob Moodie, said … Continue reading

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