Issues with Pay Day Loans in Low Socio-Economic Areas | Australian Study Circles Network

Issues with Pay Day Loans in Low Socio-Economic Areas

Payday loans are short-term loans that are easy to apply for, and most of the time, they are taken to meet urgent monetary needs like medical bills, car repairs or other unexpected costs. These loans have to be paid back the day you receive your income and usually carry quite high interest rates. When you […]

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Community Backed Tyre Recycling

Tyres are a headache to waste management companies and local governments because they are not biodegradable. An enormous chunk of them ends up in landfills leading to wastage of land that can be used for better things. Many tyres are often also illegally dumped causing problems for landholders and the local councils responsible for their […]

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Issues with Children and Computer Game Addiction

Advancement in technology has led to the development of computer games to keep us entertained. There are thousands of computer games available today for anyone to download and play. A major con associated with this innovation however is addiction. Many children become addicted to playing these games, and they tend to concentrate more on them […]

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Keeping Children Safe from Chemicals

A common concern to many parents is potential exposure to harmful chemicals by their newborns or young children. With growing awareness of toxins in plastics such as bisphenol-A (BPA) and dioxins; and in soaps and cleaning products such as triclosan, parabens and sulfates parents have good reason to be worried about the what their children […]

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Community Dialogue on Water Management

Water is essential to our community. Its accessibility affects our lives and our lifestyles. We use water to bathe, to wash our clothes, to water our plants, to keep our pets hydrated and to flush our toilets. Many Australians will recall having lived through horrible drought conditions over the last decade with some areas experiencing […]

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Queensland Election Heats Up Over Solar Power Policy

Queenslanders are heading to the polls this Saturday and the talk of solar policy is heating up in the sunshine state. The Dialogue to Change program has outlined the key issues that each government needs to address for their to be a successful outcome in the biggest group dialogue of the year. Those issues for […]

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Engage or Enrage!

The Australian Study Circles Network is working with Dr Martin Butcher to bring you a one day facilitated and interactive community engagement planning for better project outcomes workshop entitled ‘Engage or Enrage!’. It will be on from 9.00am – 5.00pm, Wednesday 27th February 2013 in the Convent Salon, The Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC […]

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Turning the tide on poverty – study circles in the US

Fashioned after the successful poverty fighting efforts of the Horizons initiative in the nation’s northwest region, Turning the Tide on Poverty seeks to involve a wide range of community members in seeking a “place-based” solution to poverty grounded in local talents and concerns, and led by local voices. Beginning with a five-week Study Circles process, community members […]

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Building a Stronger Community

Australian Study Circles Network has created a study circle discussion guide, Building a Stronger Community, especially for our community. The Guide is not meant just for reading; it’s meant for you to use. Here’s the basic outline of the discussion sessions in this guide: Session 1 gives you a chance to talk about your connections to […]

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