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The true meaning of Boxing Day is more important than ever this year
Opinion
Christmas

The true meaning of Boxing Day is more important than ever this year

'Tis the season for giving, but maybe we need to rethink that what that really means.

  • by Wendy Squires

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This is what happens when $50 doesn't solve the world's problems
Opinion
Opinion

This is what happens when $50 doesn't solve the world's problems

My inbox is groaning under the weight of donation requests. My soul is groaning under the guilt of not always giving.

  • by Danny Katz
'You're a generous bunch': Charities grateful for our pandemic giving

'You're a generous bunch': Charities grateful for our pandemic giving

It's been a tough year for many of us, but charities have reported strong levels of donations, from those eager to help.

  • by Carolyn Webb and Michael Fowler
Sydney's homeless to get ham, turkey in COVID-safe takeaway containers

Sydney's homeless to get ham, turkey in COVID-safe takeaway containers

Sydney's homeless will have takeaway turkey and ham outdoors instead of a traditional sit-down meal on Christmas Day, as charity groups quickly adapt to the latest COVID-19 restrictions.

  • by Anna Patty
'I was told my daughter would never be independent'

'I was told my daughter would never be independent'

Call it mother’s intuition, but Georgie Bennett knew straight away that something wasn’t quite right with her firstborn, Holly.

  • by Dilvin Yasa
A comment about his weight led to a devastating diagnosis

A comment about his weight led to a devastating diagnosis

A few months after welcoming their second son, Matt and Trine Simpson’s lives were upended by a rare form of cancer.

  • by Nicole Economos
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Want to blow up a Trump casino? It'll set you back $US1 million (or more)

Want to blow up a Trump casino? It'll set you back $US1 million (or more)

One of US President Donald Trump’s former Atlantic City casinos will be blown up next month, and for the right amount of money, you could be the one to press the button that brings it down.

  • by Wayne Parry
'Heart of gold': Charity ride crash victim remembered for selfless nature
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Tragedy

'Heart of gold': Charity ride crash victim remembered for selfless nature

The 39-year-old woman who died in a crash during the Perth Bikers' Charity Ride on Sunday has been fondly remembered as a passionate and selfless wildlife advocate.

  • by Daile Cross
Perth charity ride tragedy survivor tells of 'heart-wrenching' end to day

Perth charity ride tragedy survivor tells of 'heart-wrenching' end to day

Jo Cole woke up on Monday in Royal Perth Hospital with a fractured shoulder and three broken ribs after spending the night in the trauma unit.

  • by Lauren Pilat
Epilepsy charity hoping million-dollar teddy will turn fortunes around

Epilepsy charity hoping million-dollar teddy will turn fortunes around

Inspired by his daughter, a Melbourne man hopes to sell Maximillion the teddy bear for $1m, with the proceeds going to Epilepsy Action Australia.

  • by Carolyn Webb
'Digital poverty': emergence of a new kind of poor

'Digital poverty': emergence of a new kind of poor

COVID-19 has forced many services online, perhaps permanently, but those without computer access - particularly students - are being left behind.

  • by Jordan Baker