Newsletter for Members and Volunteers

Reconciliation Week: take the next steps

Red Cross recently marked National Reconciliation Week. The week, which ran from 27 May to 3 June, commemorates two significant anniversaries in Australia’s reconciliation journey: the 1967 referendum and Mabo decision.

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Make your vote count

Online voting is being trialled for the first time in our upcoming divisional advisory board elections. We invite you to participate and make your vote count.

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Rethinking Volunteering

The ways people want to volunteer and give back to their communities are changing.

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Hope on the edge of famine

In the dry sand of Somaliland, northern Somalia, 25-year-old Hamda Muhamed Ibrahim looks on nervously as her four-year-old son Aaden is weighed at a Red Cross Red Crescent clinic. He is just over half the weight he should be for his age.

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Fighting to prevent a life of crime

Anton Stavreas was at his lowest point when he was arrested for dealing drugs in 2009. But, in the two-year wait for his court appearance, he worked to turn his life around.

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Cyclone Debbie’s aftermath

As Cyclone Debbie bore down on the Queensland coast in late March, Red Cross emergency services teams were preparing for a major response and recovery operation.

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Donate winter warmth

It’s time to dig out the winter woollies and sort them into two piles: one for still fashionable and wearable and one destined for Red Cross.

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Celebrating Red Cross people

World Red Cross Day on 8 May coincided with the beginning of National Volunteer Week this year. The theme for both of these events was Celebrating our People, and celebrate we did.

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Red Cross award nominations

People are our greatest asset and our national awards are a way to recognise their tremendous contributions.

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Teams have players’ backs

Dylan Lewis is in a good place. He's a confident young man who runs his own business and was recently named Katherine’s Citizen of the Year.

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A humanitarian approach to justice

Red Cross wants safe communities for everyone. Unfortunately Australia’s justice system doesn’t make our communities safer.

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Scoring points with Neville Jetta

Melbourne Demons AFL player and Australian Red Cross ambassador Neville Jetta is using his sporting profile to help young people in the justice system turn their lives around.

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