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News: Famine in Sudan could be worst in 50 years


Thousands of children are at risk of starvation and death as famine has been declared in some parts of South Sudan.


Surfing icon delivers an incredible gift

Nev Hyman

From surfboards to sustainable shelters, Nev Hyman’s latest startup is providing safe, affordable housing to some of the world’s most vulnerable people. His low-cost houses are cyclone-proof, built almost exclusively from recycled plastic and waste materials, and can be deployed to remote communities in a matter of weeks writes Myles Gough. Growing up in Western


The Retiree 2016 Guide To Bequests

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Making a decision to bequest money to a charity in a Will can be very difficult. Every charity is worthy of our help and in the current economic climate their call for assistance becomes louder. How do you make a choice? What can you do to ensure need? The Retiree Guide to Bequests is a tool


When Making Or Updating Your Will, Consider A Gift To Fund Vital Breast Cancer Research


A gift that will reflect your values and a legacy for future generations. “Cancer has affected many members of my family, my sister and my niece have both battled breast cancer. I don’t want to see any more members of my family go through the worry and pain that they did and leaving a gift in my Will is one


Leaving A Lasting Legacy


Thanks to the generosity of people leaving a bequest in their will, not-for-profit aged care provider Blue Care has been able to introduce more sensory gardens to its facilities. Plans are now underway for the inclusion of a sensory garden at Blue Care Mt Gravatt Respite Care in Brisbane. New gardens are finished at other services at


Super Funds And The Death Of A Member


The death of a loved one can be upsetting and traumatic for surviving spouses, family and friends.  Part of the added strain comes when beneficiaries and/or executors seek to access the member’s superannuation fund/s or income stream/s.  Superannuation funds, like other financial institutions have procedures they need to follow and documentation requirements prior to releasing


What To Do With What You Can’t Take With You

We are born hoarders. My wife loves her Grandfather clock inherited from her father. I confess to liking it too. I have my antique egg grading scale, and we both have photos, a piano, furniture, trinkets and treasures, some valuable, some not.  The assumption that we are custodians of our family heirlooms held in trust for the next generation


The Extraordinary Impact of Giving

Making a bequest to diabetes research is an extraordinary act that can make a life-changing difference to the health of those you love – and millions of people across the world. In the past 10 years at Diabetes Research WA*, we’ve been able to raise an amazing $4.5 million for research into all forms of diabetes thanks


A chance to pay back


“I hope my gift will make it possible for others to live long and happy lives.” – Barbara Smith Thanks to a clinical trial, Barbara Smith was able to beat a rare but aggressive form of cancer. Now in remission, Barbara is grateful for the extra years she has lived, and wants to pay it


Should Grandparents Be Paid To Babysit?

9 News over the weekend reported that the Turnbull Government is considering a scheme to pay grandparents to care for their grandchildren while their parents work. Many Australian families already rely on grandparents for help, with the cost of childcare being so high – some grandparents even cut their working hours or retire earlier to