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How we organise ourselves

Inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.




Learn about the role and function of this organisation in advocating for children around the world. The site includes a Frequently Asked Questions section which provides a good snapshot of the organisation's work.

Disability Issues

A comprehensive list of issues that people with all types of disabilities face - from accommodation to education.

Disability Rights

Provides a number of documents to explain legal aspects of disability including the Disability Discrimination Act and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Understanding Disabilities

Definition of disability and the difference between a disability and an impairment with reference to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Gender equality - aid issues

Raises awareness of the prevalence of inequality between men and women in a number of areas.

The Fred Hollows Foundations

Working towards the eye health of Australian Aboriginal population.

CARE Australia

Making every attempt to stop poverty amongst families.

The Smith Family

Describes the way the NGO assists with education and equality for all.

NGOs (Non Government Organisations)

The Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) defines the NGO including their requirements for accreditation and where they work in the world.

Social Inclusion - Australian Red Cross

Red Cross believes that all people are valued, their differences are respected and their basic needs are met. Red Cross' Social Inclusion Programs work to overcome social exclusion for vulnerable and socially isolated people by providing bridges back into the community such as the elderly, the homeless, those suffering mental health issues, and offenders and their families.


The refugee convention has been around since 1951. This site provides a definition of 'refugee' and identifies their rights and responsibilities. There are many links to more information such as Who are asylum seekers? Who are refugees? What is the difference between a refugee and a migrant? The site provides many fact sheets about issues that refugees and asylum seekers face in their movement to a new country.

Human Rights

Human rights are concerned with equality and fairness. This site includes resource sheets of basic information about human rights and a timeline to help see how human rights have developed over time. Children's rights are also mentioned on this website.

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance support services to the community for those in our society which are less able.

World Vision

The role of World Vision is explained at this web page.