Samaritans Blog

Samaritans vision is for a society without poverty, where there is inclusion, care, dignity and opportunity for all its citizens.

However there are roadblocks in the community holding back this vision.

Our blogs seek to identify these roadblocks and point to ways to overcome them.

Welcome.

Blog Posts

Weathering the storm

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A word from our Acting CEO, Brad Webb: Disasters historically hit at any time of the year, but it’s always June that I’m reminded of them the most. Perhaps it’s the still-fresh memory of the June floods in 2007. Strong…

The generosity of Australians

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A word from our Acting CEO, Brad Webb: Ancient Greek storyteller, Aesop, said it best: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” Australians are a very generous bunch: charities are gifted billions of dollars from people…

Keeping families strong

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A word from our Acting CEO, Brad Webb: “Stronger Families, Stronger Communities” This week is Families Week, a week to celebrate families in all their glorious diversity. This year’s theme, Stronger Families, Stronger Communities, highlights the critical role of families…

Budget not reflecting goodwill of Australians

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Samaritans media statement following Federal Budget announcement on evening of May 8: While last night’s Federal Budget has revealed positive benefits for many Australians, local service provider Samaritans is concerned about outcomes proposed for Australia’s most vulnerable people. “There are…

The power of young people

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A word from our Acting CEO, Brad Webb: Whenever I spend time with young people, most recently when I visited the Samaritans youth refuge in Newcastle, I’m reminded of one thing: they are incredibly powerful if they’re just given a…