Every Thursday, for the past 40 years, one familiar, friendly face has been greeting people in need on the streets - Vinnies Soup Van volunteer, Frank Mullins.
There is no greater personal reward than helping another human being. Frank Mullins has volunteered with Vinnies Victoria for 40 years and travels over 110km each way into Melbourne to see tangible action in support of the homeless community.
At 77 years of age, Frank realises that he cannot volunteer forever, but wants to see others continue to drive the initiative. It's a program that has defined his identity and he wants to see others continue to support those in need.
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In a nation where sexual and domestic abuse is rife, and gender equality barely exists, a small, but growing portion of Papua New Guinea's female population are taking matters into their own hands. The women have come together to form the Women's Committee of Papua New Guinea, overcoming provincial differences to make a cultural change and ensure all women are empowered for generations to come.
In the remote Indigenous community of Lockhart river, the Puuya Foundation is working to create opportunities for the local people, giving them the power to transform themselves through action, collaboration, and love.
Domenic Cocco was just seven years old when he suffered life-threatening injuries after crashing his quad bike into a power pole. In this film, his parents Jodie and Mario talk about the horrifying experience and the simple safety steps that may have made all the difference.
Bold, resilient, unflinching, fighters. Despite having series spinal injuries, these Queenslanders are determined to embrace their limitations and, with the support of the team from Spinal Life Australia, turn them into possibilities.
Smart cities have been born through the surge of innovative technology - self-driving vehicles, sensors on rubbish bins, smart street lights, better distribution of resources.
But a smart city is more than the technical aspects alone. It's about realising that action and initiative can make a difference.
CityConnect is a startup accelerator program launched by BlueChilli that will change people's everyday lives by transforming cities to work for its citizens. This film was shown at the launch of the program.
Kevin is just one of many Australians who are assisted by the St Vincent de Paul Society each and every day to access basic fundamentals, such as food and shelter.
Through fundraising events such as their annual CEO Sleepout, Vinnies are able to raise much needed awareness and money to support the prevention of homelessness. This is the story of the remarkably special people who dedicate their lives to helping others less fortunate.
As a young boy, Mustafa Jafari made a promise to his mother: "one day you will watch me play soccer on TV." Born in Iran to Afghani parents, Mustafa battled for such basic rights as education, clean water, and to engage in his passion - the right to play organised soccer. At only 15 years of age he made a decision to embark on a journey to the other side of world, risking everything to make his dream a reality.
During a family Christmas holiday, Bridget experienced debilitating head pains and paralysis; symptoms that would eventually lead to the identification of two brain tumours that required immediate surgery and which would ultimately change her, and her family's lives, forever.
Jason was just 20 years old when he died on a construction site in Clermont in 2012. This is a confronting insight into the heartache of losing a child and one family's mission to change how we all think about workplace safety.