ANDREW LEIGH, SHADOW ASSISTANT TREASURER AND SHADOW MINISTER FOR CHARITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS
SENATOR PENNY WONG, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE AND SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
SENATOR DON FARRELL, DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE AND SHADOW SPECIAL MINISTER OF STATE
AMANDA RISHWORTH, SHADOW MINISTER FOR VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND DEFENCE PERSONNEL
TONY ZAPPIA, SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR MEDICARE
ADELAIDE RECONNECTED FORUM A SUCCESS
Today Adelaide charities and not-for-profits gathered for a successful ‘Reconnected’ roundtable, where ideas to boost social capital and community engagement were exchanged.
Over the course of the last generation, we’ve seen some worrying trends. Australians are less likely to join community organisations or play organised sports. We’ve seen troubling drop offs in volunteering rates and donation rates in recent years.
These are the trends Labor is trying to reverse as we hear from charities and organisations about what they’re doing to foster community spirit and build social capital at a local level.
Today‘s was the seventh ‘Reconnected’ roundtable, following on from successful forums in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Darwin.
The local groups who joined today‘s conversation included:
- Northern Community Legal Service Inc
- Cornerstone Housing
- Welcome to Australia Ltd
- Volunteering SA & NT
- Habitat for Humanity
- National Trust of South Australia
- Conservation Council of SA
- Meals on Wheels SA
A life spent with others is a better life. We thank the organisations who participated in today‘s vital conversation for their energy and ideas.
TUESDAY, 29 AUGUST 2017