February 2021


Chairperson's Message

At the start of this New Year, it is hard not to feel a wave of relief at the prospect of global vaccine rollouts and the return of stability to Washington.

At the Don Dunstan Foundation, we have been working diligently to help transition the successful Adelaide Zero Project backbone function to the Project Partners.  

We are proud of the way our thought leadership on this project supported SA's housing responses during the COVID-19 pandemic and look forward to releasing the Adelaide Zero Project Impact Report shortly. This document will celebrate the Project's achievements, and articulate the important lessons learnt, as well as demonstrating best practice and informing reform in Australia and further afield through our network of Thinkers and advocates. 

This year we will create impact in different ways.
Specifically, a major focus will be investing resources in partnership with the Flinders University Library to better utilise and enliven access to the Dunstan Collection.

This is an ideal year to work with volunteers in small groups to ensure that an important resource is accessible. We know that we can’t go back to business as normal, but we can continue to invest in promoting a tangible legacy to inform, inspire and lead change.

My best wishes for the coming year

Jane Lomax-Smith

News and Events From Our Friends


EVENT - Hugh Stretton Oration: 'On Life's Lottery'


Date: Thursday 18 February 2021
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00p
Where: Elder Hall, the University of Adelaide North Terrace Campus 
Cost: Free

Is Australia a land of meritocracy, 'fair go', and equal opportunity? Does where you are born and who you are born to matters?

Poverty, like property of the wealthy, can be handed down through generations from parent to child. In this inaugural Hugh Stretton Oration, Professor Davis Professor Glyn Davis AC CEO, The Paul Ramsay Foundation, will focus on the role and expectations of charities and government in addressing inter-generational poverty in Australia.

Hosted by the Stretton Institute at the University of Adelaide, registration for this thought provoking oration is essential. We look forward to seeing you there!

FIND OUT MORE HERE

  

BOOK RELEASE - The Muriel Matters Monograph


In November of last year, our friends at the Muriel Matters Society released their book Muriel Matters - That Daring Australian Girl.

This monograph, authored by Collette Snowden, charts the life of Muriel Matters, th
e Adelaide-born suffragist who is best known for her role in the struggle to enfranchise women in the United Kingdom early in the 20th century..

The Muriel Matters Society is
sharing this wonderful book with every school across South Australia.  Together with the accompanying DVD, the monograph is sure to bring much inspiration to thousands of school children.

Please purchase your own copy at the link below!

FIND OUT MORE HERE
 

Support Our Work



Support us through the People's Choice Community Lottery


The Foundation is this year participating in the People's Choice Community Lottery. Tickets are only $2, and there is an incredible number and range of prizes to be won.

Thanks to People's Choice and their partners, these tickets are an excellent way to support the Foundation, as we will receive 100% of ticket sales made through our dedicated webpage. Tickets are available until Friday,19 February 2021.

You can purchase a lottery ticket here.

Interns and Volunteers


Our volunteers and interns provide invaluable support to the Foundation, and we would like to share their skills and experience with you. If you have any roles that you think would fit their skills and experience, please don't hesitate to jump onto their LinkedIn profiles to connect. 

Lili Rose 
Recent DDF Intern – Communications

I’m experienced in content writing, editing, and I’m interested in event services and communications positions. 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lili-rose97/

Rowena Garcia
DDF Volunteer – Graphic Designer

I have experience in graphic design and love creating tailored visual solutions that can communicate your message in a visually dynamic way.  

Website: https://www.squeakypeadesigns.com
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rowena-garcia-graphic-designer/

What we are Reading and Watching





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