The Power and Sword of Social Media

The Global Citizen

By Lisa Cockington

The internet has truly made the world a smaller place. It’s now possible to feel that sense of being a global citizen, rather than a citizen of a particular country (and I have a whole story about why the latter is not a good thing – more of that to…

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Australian Bushfires and Climate Change: There is Hope for the Future

By Lisa Cockington

#burningplatformforclimatechange Part 4 The media is filled with criticisms about what has or hasn’t been done to address climate change, and how difficult it will be to turn things around. Everywhere you look, there is more and more dispair about the future. With so many challenges ahead , it can…

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Australian Fires and Climate Change: How to influence bigger changes

By Lisa Cockington

# burningplatformforclimatechange Part 3 A little history The name John Snow is famous for more than Game of Thrones. In 1854, Dr John Snow took unpopular action and stopped an epidemic. Its a famous public health story, and it roughly goes like this: In the midst of a cholera epidemic,…

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Australian Fires and Climate Change – Its Personal. What Can I Do?

By Lisa Cockington

#burningplatformforclimatechange Part 2 . Its Personal.  What Can I Do? Mogo is an Australian town that thought it would never burn. With natural springs and a lush surrounds, they thought they were safe. But on New Years Eve, they were proven wrong. Their town burned to the ground. Most of…

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Australian Fires and Climate Change – what the world is saying and what we should do.

By Lisa Cockington

#burningplatformforclimatechange Part One: The Burning Platform for Climate Change. Australia has literally become the burning platform for climate change. Our catastrophic raging fires are front and centre internationally. I’ve read perspectives from The New York Times (US), The BBC world news (UK), Le Monde (Fr), and DeutscheWelle (Ger) and the…

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The Compassionate Press Online Launch

By Lisa Cockington

#globalcompassion Hey there, its Lisa here one of the creators and editors from the Compassionate Press. If you have landed here from our intro video – welcome to the team – we need people like you – people who want to make a difference in the world and are looking…

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The Power and Sword of Social Media

By Lisa Cockington

You may remember a while ago, back in March, the massacre in Christchurch both shook the world as much as it divided it. It was distressing to watch from afar, let alone being involved in it. Whilst many criticise the growing obsession with social media, I find that one of…

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The Compassion Revolution

By Lisa Cockington

#compassionrevolution I’m sitting in a large conference room in Melbourne. There are many, many circular tables full of people, and as I look around I realise I don’t know anyone, apart from my husband sitting next to me. And its the first conference we’ve ever been to together. There’s a…

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Adelaide Zero Project

By Lisa Cockington

#letsendhomelessness Working to end street homelessness in Adelaide “Speaking at the 2016 Conference, former Adelaide Thinker in Residence, Rosanne Haggerty, outlined how she viewed homelessness as a solvable problem that Adelaide is uniquely placed to solve. Rosanne issued a challenge to put in place a plan to end street homelessness…

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Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time.  We are the ones we've been waiting for.  We are the change that we seek.” 
― Barack Obama