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Help CARE and receive FREE entry to Boxing Day test

MCG_standsWill you be in Melbourne for Christmas? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand on the hallowed turf of the MCG on Boxing Day AND support a great cause? Well here’s your chance!

CARE Australia is heading to the Commonwealth Bank Boxing Day Cricket Test at Melbourne’s MCG and we need a helping hand.

Time: Approximately 1.5 hour shift in the afternoon

Place: Melbourne’s MCG

What you’ll be doing: Handing out information about CARE’s work … and having fun!

In exchange, you’ll receive a free one-day ticket to the cricket (Boxing Day, 26 December).

If you’re interested: please send us a quick email with your contact details (mobile and email) to

CARE_logo_RGBAbout CARE: CARE Australia is an Australian charity and international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on empowering women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities.

Launching our new logo!

As we step into 2015, The Development Circle is excited to announce a bold new vision for its future. Building upon the outstanding work of our existing Circles around Australia, The Development Circle is embarking on a concerted effort to establish a greater sense of national unity by creating new opportunities for collaboration between our State groups.

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Stay in touch with SDC over summer

SDC logoSydney Development Circle will be on summer holidays until February 2015

To promote your organisation’s events in the Sydney section of the monthly, national newsletter, please email First newsletter of 2015 will go out in February.

You can also promote your events, stay up to date and reach out to other SDC members:

Please note, the Groupsite will close on November 30th. If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up to our national monthly newsletter to keep receiving emails from Sydney Development Circle in 2015.

Happy festive season and see you next year!

youthCANwork in #NSW – what’s your idea? share it with Social Traders

The-Crunch-is-coming-to-Sydney-in-2015Social Traders wants to hear about your idea to start a social enterprise that will create employment opportunities for vulnerable young people in NSW.

On Wednesday November 26th, we’re inviting teams to pitch their social enterprise idea, to win a funded place in The Crunch (Sydney) in 2015. Continue reading

Launch: RedR Australia’s Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

RedR Australia is now offering Cert IV in Training and Assessment with a humanitarian focus

RedR community consultation

RedR community consultation

Sharing knowledge while working in some of the world’s most difficult environments requires a unique set of skills.

The team at RedR will equip you with the tools to effectively collaborate with diverse communities in challenging and interesting contexts. You will be given the confidence to engage with a variety of clients and carry out your job to a higher standard.

This course is designed with a focus on delivery within the not-for profit and humanitarian spheres and looks at the many demanding circumstances presented while working in the field.

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The Future of Development Assistance

Sydney Development Circle hosted The Future of Australian Aid on October 13th. Here are the videos from the evening:

Part 1: Future of Official Development Assistance

Part 2: Future of Official Development Assistance

Part 3: Future of Official Development Assistance 

Thanks to Dean Wood from SDC for making these videos available!

In The Spotlight: Megan Jones, Child Protection Consultant – UNICEF Nepal

Megan Jones

Megan in Kathmandu, Nepal

Megan Jones, Child Protection Consultant, UNICEF Nepal

I am a Child Protection Consultant for the UNICEF Nepal Country Office. I am also a Coordinator for, a website providing interviews and advice to assist those trying to transition into the field of international development.  Continue reading

#BringBackOurGirls and hashtag activism by PDC’s Natalia Saeed

Blog by Natalia Saeed, Chair – Perth Development Circle

On 15 April 2014 more than 200 high school girls were kidnapped in Chibok, Nigeria by the terrorist organization Boko Haram. Aged 15 to 18 and Christians and Muslims alike, knew the dangers of pursuing education, given that various schools in the area had recently closed in March due to fear of terrorist attacks. Continue reading

The Future of Aid

The Brisbane Development Circle and the Future of Aid

By Samantha Ryan

On February 27 Brisbane Development Circle (BDC) partnered with The Edge, part of the State Library of Queensland, to present an event called “The Future of Australian Aid”. BDC started the year’s program of events talking about the shifting environment in development at a local, national and international level and what this means for our own practice, the sector and the communities that will be impacted. While we don’t have the answers to all these questions, we began with what we already knew and started to think about the way forward and our resilience as a sector.
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