Newsletter for Members and Volunteers

In focus – from the President and CEO

What an eventful few months it’s been—we have so much news to share with you.

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A warm farewell

After more than a decade as our CEO, Robert Tickner recently said farewell to Australian Red Cross.

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See what you helped us achieve this year

It's coming to the end of the year, a good time to look back at the work we've done. Share some of the highlights with us in our 'year in review' video.

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Introducing our future roadmap

We recently set out on a new path for our future, Strategy 2020: Humanity in Action, which will guide us through our next five years of humanitarian service.

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Refugees and people seeking asylum: know the facts

As the world faces the biggest migration crisis since the Second World War, it’s more important than ever to know fact from fiction when it comes to refugees.

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Meet our new Ambassadors

We are proud to introduce two new Red Cross Ambassadors, Dr Munjed Al Muderis and Abdi Aden, who will play an important role supporting our programs for refugees and people seeking asylum.

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Protect what’s precious to you

Once again, Australians are getting prepared for bushfires, cyclones, floods and whatever else disaster season may bring.

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Shaun and Jess: from homeless to belonging

Young couple Shaun and Jess know what it’s like to hit rock bottom. They’ve both been homeless, living on the streets and addicted to drugs. But now they’re on track, in stable accommodation and volunteering at Red Cross’ Jeays Street Community Centre in inner-city Brisbane.

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You had your say – here’s what you told us

Earlier this year we ran our first ever national volunteer engagement survey. 5,722 volunteers responded and we want to extend a big ‘thank you!’ to those who shared their views.

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A supportive space for mums and bubs

In the remote Queensland Aboriginal community of Woorabinda we run a centre for women and children - a safe space for women and their kids to meet up and support one another.

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A war-torn family reunited

For most of her life, Lesley Bishop had no idea where her dad’s family lived or how to find them. Then Red Cross stepped in.

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Accolades for our aid workers

We’re proud to share with you that four Australian Red Cross workers have been awarded nursing’s highest honour.

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Lucy’s legacy

From a young age, Lucy Adams was in the habit of helping people. More than 30 years later she remains a loyal Red Cross supporter.

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Dangerous times to be an aid worker

They are iconic symbols, meant to safeguard humanitarian workers as they carry out their work in some of the world’s worst conflict zones. But over the past several years disregard for the red cross and red crescent emblems has been increasing, with tragic results.

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Gifts of hope

Making someone smile at Christmas—through a gesture or a gift —is probably one of the best things about the festive season. We’re very lucky at Red Cross Shops to be able to make two people smile whenever you purchase a gift, either online or in-store.

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Picking up the pieces in Nepal

The people of Nepal are rebuilding their homes and lives, seven months after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake claimed more than 8,800 lives and reduced entire towns and villages to rubble.

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Safety first this summer

When the weather warms up we love getting active in the great outdoors. Summer brings its fair share of accidents and injuries, so it’s important to know what to do if an emergency arises.

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