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David Risstrom's Progressive Internet Sites is a ready reckoner to progressive ideas, with 1736 site listings in alphabetic and subject order.


  Sites     Sites     Sites     Sites     Sites
Activism 34   Electoral 23   Health 87   Information 41   Privacy 11
Animals 174   Employment 13   Home + Garden 41   Law 59   Rural Issues 16
Arts and Culture 39   Environment 246   Housing 18   Local Government 14   Social 129
Bookshops/Publishers 20   Ethics 10   Human Rights + Refugees 39   Media 128   Transport 39
Corporate Monitors 15   Fair Trade + Ethical Investment 108   Ideas 52   Melbourne: What's On? 32   Urban Issues 6
Economics 12   Gender Issues 36   Indigenous 18   Peace + Justice 63   Youth 16
Education 15   Green Politics 98   Industrial Relations + Unions 17   Politics 26   Miscellaneous 6

If you have good ideas for progressive websites, please forward them to me at david@davidrisstrom.org. This page was updated on 2 April 2017.

ACTIVISM - 34 sites
Avaaz International online petition site.
Activist Rights An online resource base for activists, organisers, lawyers and legal support teams in Victoria, Australia.
Activists Handbook Ideas for political activism, highlighting primarily American material increasingly relevant to Australia.
ActivistSecurity Handbook UK based site that provides a home for publications on practical security for activists and campaigners.
Activist Trauma Support A site primarily for political activists injured by their political activities or struggling with other mental health issues related to activism.
Animal Activists Forum Annual Australian forum for animal advocates across Australia to network, share strategies, discuss experiences and train new activists.
Animal Equality An international non-profit organisation dedicated to achieving equal consideration and respect for animals and promotes a vegan lifestyle.
CampaignStrategy.Org UK campaign planning site.
Care2 Online petition site aiming to making it easy for everyone to live a healthy, green lifestyle and impact the causes they care about most.
Change Makers Australia Encourages, educates and resources philanthropic organisations and individuals to work for significant long term change through partnership with groups experiencing disadvantage and discrimination.
CommunityRun Australian GetUp site helping you to start, run and deliver your own campaign, with the technology you need at your fingertips.
CounterAct Australian site supporting communities in taking effective, creative, strategic action on issues of environmental and social justice.
CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective A decentralised anarchist collective composed of many cells which act independently in pursuit of a freer and more joyous world.
Deckchair Democracy Melbourne climate change action set on the steps of Victoria's Parliament inviting people to talk about a possible future.
Directory of Social Change UK based NGO offering information and support to voluntary and community sectors worldwide.
Eco Shout Melbourne based site aiming to catalyse action for environmental and social justice.
Freegan.info About sustainable living beyond capitalism. Freegans employ strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources.
Get Up! An independent community advocacy organisation giving everyday Australians opportunities to get involved and hold politicians accountable on issues.
InfoShop.org An online resource of news, opinion and information on anarchism and many other topics.
Indymedia Melbourne Melbourne site of the worldwide independent activist network facilitating solidarity between communities engaged in struggles for social, environmental and economic justice.
Melbourne Activists Cookbook A resource for people who want to build grass roots resistance to capital.
Melbourne Protests An archive of some protests in Melbourne from September 2007 to December 2011 – plus a few special occasions since.
Ozsheba Shareholder activism Australian blog on behalf of animals.
Protest.Net A public record of our political activities published by a collective of activists.
Reason in Revolt Compilation of primary source documents of Australian radicalism as a readily accessible digitised resource.
Spied Upon Site for an upcoming documentary film showing the side of the story of those targeted by secret police.
SchNEWS UK site providing information about and for grassroots activist action.
Stop UK Repression UK site supporting those experiencing state repression due to their political beliefs and alleged involvement in campaigns, protest groups and activism
The Change Agency Brisbane based company working with activists and community organisers to achieve social and environmental outcomes.
The Lifelong Activist The online home of Hillary Rettig's classic self-help guide for activists and progressives.
The Ruckus Society USA site providing environmental, human rights and social justice organisers with tools, training and support for the strategic use of creative, non-violent direct action.
The Talon Conspiracy Preserves the history of the militant animal and earth liberation movements as told by the participants in those struggles.
What Men Can Do Publishes information about how men can respond to and prevent men’s violence against women.
ZCom A longstanding radical site dedicated to resisting injustice, eliminating repression and creating liberty.
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ANIMALS - 134 sites
269 Controversial campaign of human branding demonstrations in the way that a calf labelled 269 was treated.
Animal Active An Australian activist and advocacy group for all animals with a strong focus on the rights of urban Australian native and companion animals.
Animal Activists Forum Annual Australian forum for animal advocates across Australia to network, share strategies, discuss experiences and train new activists.
Animal Aid An animal welfare organisation dedicated to the care of all lost, unwanted and abused animals.
Animal Charity Evaluators USA site evaluating the effectiveness of animal charities and promoting the most effective ways to help animals.
Animal Defenders Office An Australian Capital Territory non-profit community legal centre that specialises in animal law.
Animal Equality An international non-profit organisation dedicated to achieving equal consideration and respect for animals and promotes a vegan lifestyle.
Animal Justice Fund Australian multi-million dollar fund promoting animal welfare through strategic litigation, public awareness, the prosecution of offences against animal and provision of rewards.
Animal Justice Party Australian political party aiming to pursue the vital issues of animal protection through the Australian Parliamentary System.
Animal Law Clinic A free legal advice service ton legal matters relating to animals, as well as advice and referrals for animal welfare groups and animal rights activists.
Animal Liberation Victoria A non-profit animal rights organisation dedicated to helping all animals with a strong focus on those factory farmed.
Animal Rights - The Abolitionist Approach Animal rights site promoting abolition, sentience as a criterion, veganism and non-violence.
Animal Rights Zone Animal rights site promoting the position that only by ending completely the use of other animal as things can we fulfil our moral obligations to them.
Animals Asia Hong Kong-based animal welfare charity devoted to the needs of wild, domesticated and endangered species throughout Asia.
Animals Australia Australian arm of the Australian and New Zealand Federation of Animals Societies uniting organisations and individuals sharing the conviction that animal suffering is unnecessary and unjustified.
Animals Australia Duck Shooting Campaign Animals Australia campaign to end duck shooting in Victoria, Australia.
Aussie Bird Count Australian annual bird count run by Birds Australia.
Aussie Farms Australian activist site fighting to end commercialised animal abuse and exploitation.
Australian Chicken Farming Australian activist site critiquing chicken farming.
Australian Dingo Coalition Australian organisation promoting the interests of dingoes.
Australian Pig Farming: The Inside Story Australian activist site critiquing pig farming.
Australian Turkey Farming: Big Birds, Big Cruelty Australian activist site critiquing turkey farming.
Australian Vegetarian Society Aims to increase the number of vegetarians in Australia, to stop cruelty to animals, benefit human health, protect the environment and preserve world food resources.
Australian Working Dog Rescue Aims to save working dog breeds from being euthanased in council pounds and shelters and find new homes for them.
Australian Society for Kangaroos Endeavours to represent all species of kangaroos and wallabies and protect them from unnecessary suffering, killing, orphaning and extinction.
A Well Fed World Promotes sustainable, animal-free solutions in response to global food security, health, hunger, and environmental concerns.
Backyards4Wildlife Adelaide based site promoting gardening that supports wildlife.
Ban Duck Shooting Coalition Against Duck Shooting petition site seeking the end to the cruel Victorian duck shooting season.
Ban Primate Experiments A Humane Research Australia campaign to end primate experiments.
Beagle Freedom Project USA organisation with a mission to rescue beagles used in animal experimentation.
BeeDefender Alliance A network of European beekeeping associations and environmental organisations.
Birdlife Australia Dedicated to creating a bright future for Australia’s birds.
Birds in Backyards Australian research, education and conservation program focusing on the birds that live where people live.
BlueVoice.org Organisation devoted to the conservation of dolphins and whales.
Bluefin Action Australian campaign to protect the critically endangered,l commercially fished Southern Bluefin Tuna.
Breaking the Brand Australian campaign to discourage the illegal killing of Rhinos.
BurgerOff A community group based in Tecoma, Victoria - part of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges - opposed to the planned McDonalds store.
Campaign Against Canned Hunting Worldwide campaign against canned hunting, where animal are unfairly prevented from escaping the hunter.
Choose Cruelty Free An Australian guide to consumer products that avoid animal cruelty.
CircusWatchWA.com West Australian site focussing on alleged animal cruelty connected to circuses.
Coalition Against Duck Shooting An Australian site opposing the appalling sport of duck shooting.
Committee Against Bird Slaughter European 'action and operational society' opposing the appalling sport of bird shooting.
Compassion in World Farming UK organisation campaign peacefully to end all cruel factory farming practices.
Conscientious Objection.Info Supports a student's choice to refrain from participating in harmful animal use throughout their education, for ethical reasons.
Conservation Through Public Health Achieves gorilla conservation by enabling humans, wildlife and livestock to coexist through improving primary health care in and around Africa's protected areas.
Counting Animals A place for people who love animals and numbers.
Cruelty Free Super Australian company for investors who want to apply their social, ethical, faith based and environmental values to their financial arrangements.
Dolphin Research Australia A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of dolphins and their marine environment.
Donkey Shelter Provides rescue and sanctuary for Victorian donkeys and mules that have been orphaned, neglected, abused, abandoned, surrendered and saved from certain death.
Don't Palm Us Off Zoos Victoria campaign site arguing for the inclusion of information about palm oil in Australian food products.
Earth 4 Orangutans A collaborative programme to help Sumatran orangutans survive and live decent lives.
Edgar's Mission A not for profit Farm Sanctuary that seeks to create a humane and just world for humans and non-humans.
Effective Animal Activism A US based online resource and international community for people who want to reduce animal suffering effectively.
Elephant Voices Aims to advance the study of elephant cognition, communication and social behaviour and promote the scientifically sound and ethical management and care of elephants.
End Greyhound Racing Cruelty Australian campaign to end the cruelty of greyhound racing.
FactoryFarming.com US site documenting the horrors of factory farming practices.
Farewell Shorebirds Australian site following migratory birds on their annual trip to the Arctic.
Farm Animal Rescue Australian site focussed on a Brisbane farm that houses rescued farm animals and educates visiting two legged animals.
Faunalytics USA nonprofit research organization helping animals by providing information to advocates to help them increase their impact.
Finding Rover USA site using facial recognition to identify lost dogs.
Five Freedoms Animal Rescue Victorian animal rescue service offering invaluable assistance with animal rescue, relocation and management.
Farm Sanctuary USA site combating the abuses of factory farming and encouraging a new awareness and understanding about 'farm animals'.
Flora For Fauna Australian site designed to make it easy and fun for you to plan your garden 's flora so that it attracts fauna.
Food Empowerment Project Seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices.
Freedom For Farmed Rabbits An Australian campaign involved in uncovering the disturbing conditions that exist behind shed doors.
Free From Harm US site promoting farmed animal rescue, education and advocacy.
Free Range Fraud Animal Liberation Victoria campaign to expose the reality of free range farming.
Free The Bears Aims to protect, preserve and enrich the lives of bears throughout the world.
Friends of Leadbeaters Possum A group of volunteers supporting the endangered Leadbeater’s Possum, Victoria’s State Faunal emblem.
Friends of The Hound Australian Greyhound adoption group.
Gone Are The Dogs Australian campaign to help inform the public of the horrid realities of greyhounds racing and to promote greyhounds as pets.
Green Is The New Red USA site examining how animal rights and environmental activists are being targeted as "eco-terrorists."
Grey2K USA Worldwide USA based organisation advocating to end dog racing, pass greyhound protection laws and promote greyhound adoption.
Greyhound Adoption Program An initiative of Greyhound Racing Victoria dedicated to finding homes for greyhounds that are no longer suitable for racing.
Greyhound Cruelty Site highlighting the alleged inhumane use of 'blooding' of greyhounds using live animals.
Help For Wildlife Victorian 24 hour wildlife emergency information service.
Help Save Leadbeater's Possum Victorian activist group working to give Leadbeater's possum a chance of survival in the face of likely extinction.
Homeless Hounds Animal Rescue  A not for profit rescue group which operates mainly in Melbourne and Brisbane, but rescues Australia wide.
Horse Racing Kills  Australian site opposing the cruelty inherent in the horse racing industry.
How Much Is Cheap Meat Really Costing Us?  Australian site examining the real cost of cheap meat.
Human Rights and Animal Ethics Research Network  An interdisciplinary network, whose major objective is to play a leading role in the new global field of Human-Animal Studies.
Humane Choice True Free Range  Australian and New Zealand farm accreditation for true free range, pasture raised pork, beef, lamb, chicken and egg producers.
Humane Research Australia  Speaks out against animal experimentation.
Humane Society International - Australia  Seeks to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals, including people, through education, advocacy and empowerment.
Ingrid's Haven  A non profit cat shelter in Victoria, Australia.
International Anti-Poaching Foundation  Direct action anti poaching organisation, mainly focussed on African animals such as rhinoceros.
International Vegan Rights Alliance  An international network of vegans working together to campaign for the international implementation of vegan rights.
Just Six Minutes Australian RSPCA campaign to stop people leaving dogs unattended in hot vehicles.
Kangaroos At Risk Australian site advocating for the nomination of a number of kangaroos species as endangered.
Label My Fish Australian campaign site seeking legislation requiring the adequate labelling of purchased fish.
Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe A network of 29 European countries promoting the coexistence of brown bears, lynxes, wolves and wolverines with human societies.
La Trobe University Wildlife Reserve Nesting Boxes Sells purposively designed nesting boxes you can mount that can help to promote breeding in many native species.
Lawyers For Animals Australian volunteer based organisation dedicated to improving the welfare of animals through education and law.
Lawyers4Animals Petition site calling on the EU Commission to create a Directorate-General for Animal Welfare.
Lawyers For Companion Animals An Australia private law firm that provides information and advice on issues relating to companion animals and their welfare.
Less Meat Less Heat Aims to reduce the consumption of meat most damaging to the climate by promoting a Climatarian diet.
LionAid UK charity charity dedicated to lions and new visions for their conservation in the future.
Make It Possible Imagine a world without factory farming, with the help of Animals Australia excellent campaign.
Mates For Inmates Pilot program aiming to match dogs in need of training and re-housing with prisoners who learn about look after each other.
McDonald's Video Game Cartoon video game based around the production and sale of fast food, with no connections to any real people or organisations whatsoever. Really.
Meat Free Week Site supporting an annual Meat Free Week in March each year.
Medical Advancement Without Animals Aims to advance medical science to improve human health and therapeutic outcomes without using animals or animal products.
Melbourne Pig Save Aims to inform the community of the plight of pigs in our food production system.
Mercy for Animals USA based group dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.
Native Fish Australia Volunteer organisation open to anyone who cares about the wellbeing of Australia's native freshwater fish and their habitats.
New Life For Animals Rehoming Centre A not-for-profit Melbourne charity providing help and homes for unwanted, injured or sick animals.
New Zealand AntiVivisection Society The only organisation in New Zealand fighting solely for the total abolition of vivisection.
Noah's Bark Dog Rescue Melbourne organisation rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming unwanted and abandoned companion canines.
NonHuman Rights Project US organisation working toward actual legal rights for members of species other than our own.
Nowzad Dogs Rescues stray and abandoned dogs in Afghanistan.
One Step For Animals USA site focusing on direct public outreach (literature), internet advocacy.
Oscar's Law Australian campaign to end the factory farming of companion animals, their sale in pet shops and to promote adoption.
Ozsheba Shareholder activism Australian blog on behalf of animals.
Painted Dog Conservation Australia A non profit organisation supporting projects in Africa that are actively conserving the endangered African Wild Dog.
People For Animal Rights A volunteer, non-violent activist and educational group dedicated to promoting the guiding principle that all life is sacred and interconnected.
People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) The world's largest animal rights organisation dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals.
Pet Foster An initiative of Pet Rescue to find foster carers for the thousands of pets in need.
Pet Rescue A growing national movement inspiring Australians to discover the joy and unconditional love a rescue pet brings.
Pets in Peril Domestic Violence Service Provide safety and shelter for pet animals belonging to women who are escaping domestic violence in Victoria.
Planning for Animals Offers urban planning advice and advocacy with regard to development proposals and policies that will affect Australian wildlife and domestic, farmed and introduced animals.
Prawn Guide Greenpeace Australia's guide for buying and eating prawns.
Rainforest Rescue Protects and rescues forests in Australia and internationally by purchasing high conservation value rainforest and protecting their biodiversity.
Redmap Australia The Range Extension Database and Mapping project invites Australians to share sightings of ‘uncommon’ marine species.
Rescued With Love Victorian charity that helps rescue unwanted dogs from pounds shelter, and those in urgent need in our community.
RSPCA Website of the Australian Royal Society for the Protection of Animals.
Rural Vegans Australian site supporting rural vegans.
Responsible Policies for Animals Promotes justice for all animals - including human beings.
RSPCA Website of the Australian Royal Society for the Protection of Animals.
SAFE (New Zealand) New Zealand organisation aiming is to make significant improvements in the lives of animals.
Save the Elephants Activist site promoting a secure future for elephants.
Second Chance Animal Rescue Melbourne based animal rescue site.
Soidog Improves the welfare of dogs and cats in Thailand.
Store Wars A fantastic organic farming spoof on the Empire's takeover of our shops and markets. Join the Organic Rebellion and help Obi Wan Cannoli rescue Princess Lettuce!
Taronga Conservation Society Australia A not-for-profit organisation supporting wildlife conservation
Terrastendo The blogging site of environmental and animal rights campaigner, Paul Mahony.
The Animal Law Institute National community legal centre dedicated to protecting animals and advocating for their interests through the Australian legal systems.
The Animal Rescue Site 'Click and Others Donate' USA site providing funds to feed and care for some of the 27 million unwanted animals given annually to shelters.
The Black Fish An international marine conservation movement on a mission to end the industrial overfishing of our oceans.
The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses Activist organisation that addresses the serious animal welfare concerns rife throughout the racing industry.
The Institute for Critical Animal Studies An interdisciplinary scholarly non-profit animal protection centre to provide education policy, research and analysis for higher education.
The Meatrix - Ending Animal Cruelty A fantastic animal rights cartoon spoof featuring Moopheus. Join Leo and take the red pill!
The Meatrix II - Revolting More Action. More Manure. The Revolt Continues with another fantastic animal rights cartoon spoof featuring Moopheus. Visit the Meatrix with soy drink and tofu in hand.
The Meatrix 2.5 The Revolt Continues with yet half another fantastic animal rights cartoon spoof featuring Moopheus. Visit the Meatrix with soy drink and tofu in hand.
The Microsanctuary Movement An initiative to help vegans rescue and care for farmed animals.
The Ochre Project Australian site promoting the interests of dingoes.
The Talon Conspiracy Preserves the history of the militant animal and earth liberation movements as told by the participants in those struggles.
The Thin Green Line Foundation Protects and supports rangers and others on the frontline of conservation across the globe.
The Vegan Police US community radio program promoting veganism, viewpoints and independent music from the vegan/animal rights community.
The Wombat Foundation Australian charitable organisation to bring the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat from the brink of extinction.
Thinkk The Think Tank for Kangaroos, based at the University of Technology Sydney.
Threatened Bird Network A community based program aimed at encouraging participation in urgent conservation tasks for threatened birds.
UMAPS The University of Melbourne Animal Protection Society is a club dedicated to campaigning for and advocating the interests of all animals.
VeganEasy.org Site to help you make the move towards compassionate, healthy and eco-friendly living.
Vegetarian Victoria Melbourne based not-for-profit organisation devoted to promoting the many benefits of vegetarianism.
Veganism.com US information site explaining and promoting veganism.
Vegan Australia A focused, media-savvy organisation dedicated to getting the vegan message out there, for the sake of the animals, people and our planet.
Vegans Are Cool Sydney fun site pointing out that Vegans Are Cool!
Vegan101 Australian site aiming to reduce the oppression and suffering of non-human animals by allowing young people to reflect on a compassionate lifestyle.
VegFam UK based organisation that funds self-supporting, sustainable food and water projects, that do not exploit animals or the environment.
Vets beyond borders Australian organisation that co-ordinates and runs veterinary based animal and public health programs in Asia and Pacific region developing communities.
vGirls|vGuys A multimedia project promoting veganism by exposing vegan beauty, strength and diversity.
Voiceless - The Fund For Animals Promoting respect and compassion for animals, awareness of their living conditions and action to protect animals from suffering.
What came before An 11 minute film introducing someone you will never forget. Disturbing, challenging and worth watching for the sake of others than ourselves.
WildAid Works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products by persuading consumers and strengthening enforcement.
Wildlife Advocate Not-for-profit community organisation dedicated to the safety, freedom and independence of native Australian fauna.
Wildlife Friendly Fencing Victoria Raises awareness of the impact of fencing on Australian wildlife and developing guidelines for good practice.
Wildlife In Secure Environment Wildlife Victoria legal entity that promotes the interests of wildlife in Victoria.
Wildlife Victoria Emergency response service responding to calls regarding sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.
WIRES Australian wildlife rescue organisation.
World Animal Protection (Australia) Australian arm of the campaign for animals that assists in their rescue from mistreatment.
World Animal Protection Index A classification of 50 countries around the world according to their commitments to protect animals and improve welfare.
World League for the Protection of Animals Campaigns for animals and assists in their rescue from mistreatment.
www.AnimalExperiments.info Info site of Dr Andrew Knight, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, reviewing and critiquing the efficacy of animal experimentation.
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ARTS AND CULTURE - 39 sites
Arts and Letters Daily Eclectic and very interesting online collection of well written ideas and articles.
Australia Council Supports Australian artists and organisations to pursue artistic excellence in creating and presenting their work, improve and develop their skills and to tour and promote their work.
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) State-of-the-art Centre for the public exhibition, display and preservation of Australian and international screen content in all its forms.
Australian Craft Network A state of the art Centre for the public exhibition, display and preservation of Australian and international screen content in all its forms.
Big Hearted Business Teaches brilliant, creative people how to build strong, successful, caring businesses, without compromising their integrity, their health or their happiness.
Bindarri Website aiming to support and promote Australian creatives who are working for positive change and to inspire others who are yet to begin.
Bottled Snail Productions Produces and supports high-quality creative and theatrical projects run by Melbourne’s legal community.
Chunky Move A contemporary dance company seeking to redefine what is or what can be contemporary dance within an ever-evolving Australian culture.
City of Melbourne Arts House Supports the arts by developing new arts practices, works and audiences at three locations: North Melbourne Town Hall, Horti Hall and Meat Market.
Creative Spark Supports and facilitates creative classes for children, youth and women worldwide to build self-confidence, explore creativity.
Cultural Development Network An independent non-profit group that links communities, artists, local councils and organisations across Victoria.
David Bridie Website of Australian musician David Bridie.
Good Pitch Brings together documentary filmmakers with others to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all them, for the films and for society.
Green Music Australia Harnessing the cultural power of music and musicians to practically lead the way to a greener world.
Impro Melbourne Melbourne's most diverse improvisation theatre company.
Julian Burnside Language, Arts, Law Information site of Victorian lawyer, linguist and art enthusiast Julian Burnside.
La Mama Theatre An Australian cutting edge, contemporary theatre in Carlton, Melbourne.
MakerSpace A new online community that helps connect makers with each other.
Melbourne Now Celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex creative landscape of Melbourne.
Melbourne Workers Theatre Produces powerful, professional theatre of high quality for, with and about working class people.
Midsumma Festival The annual Midsumma arts and cultural festival that celebrates the pride and diversity of Victoria's lesbian, gay and allied communities.
Multicultural Arts Victoria Provides opportunities and support to artists and communities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds as well as offering culturally diverse art to the public.
NextWave Festival Website of the Next Wave Festival, a multi-art-form festival specifically aimed at involving young people.
Noise A youth arts initiative that develops and profiles young artists and their work across radio, television, in print and online.
Overland The most radical of Australia’s long-standing literary/cultural magazines.
Pozible A crowd funding platform and community-building tool for creative projects and ideas.
Rainbow Serpent Festival Annual music festival in Lexton, Western Victoria, Australia.
Rod Quantock Clever, bizarre, dangerous, effortless and hilarious, Rod is a comic genius of understated proportions. Seen occasionally accompanying undernourished rubber chickens.
SlowFood An international association that promotes food and wine culture and defends food and agricultural biodiversity worldwide.
St. Martins Theatre Youth Art Theatre. 44 St Martins Lane, South Yarra, Melbourne.
Street Art Melbourne is known as one of the world's great street art capitals for its unique expressions of art on approved outdoor locations.
Street Change The search for Melbourne's best busker.
The Song Room Melbourne not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing music and arts programs in Australian schools and communities.
Victorian Arts Centre The self described flagship of the performing arts in Victoria and focal point of Melbourne's cultural precinct.
Victorian Writers Centre A not-for-profit organisation which assists writers through the various stages of their development.
We Feel Fine An exploration of human emotion, in six movements.
Wild@heART Brings together people of diverse abilities or mental health issues and professional artists to tell their stories and engage with the community through high quality arts making.
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BOOKSHOPS, PUBLISHERS AND - 7 sites
ABC Shop Website of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's bookshops
Black Inc. Books Progressive Melbourne based publisher.
Little Free Library Promotes literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide, that can be put at your house or shop.
Readings Books And Music One of Melbourne’s pre-eminent independent bookstores over the past two decades.
Sleepers Publishing Melbourne based publisher promoting new and established Australian writers.
Spinifex Press Melbourne based independent press publishing innovative and controversial books across a wide variety of subject areas, known for its quality feminist publications.
The New International Bookshop A co-operative located in Melbourne's Trades Hall that comprises a very good radical bookshop, coffee shop, art gallery and meeting room.
 
ONLINE BOOKSHOPS - 13 sites
ABC Shop Website of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's bookshops.
Academic Remainders One of Australia's largest retailers of remaindered books.
Better World Books US site selling new and used books that donates books for world literacy when you buy books for yourself.
Booko A site with a very simple goal - to find the cheapest place to buy books & DVDs in Australia.
Book Depository UK's largest dedicated online bookseller.
BookWorld Australian online bookshop.
Boomerang Books Aiming to become Australia's leading online destination for book lovers, with an emphasis on Australian books, authors and publishers.
Brotherhood Books A Brotherhood of St Laurence social enterprise intended to encourage the recycling of high quality books and to contribute funds to its charitable operations
Fishpond An Australian and New Zealand online store selling books, music and movies.
General eBooks A search engine for links to popular fileshares and book shops where you can buy any book you like.
Project Gutenberg Offers over 46,000 free ebooks.
Kennys.ie Irish bookseller. of new, old and antique books. To be sure. To be sure.
Readings Website of Readings Bookstore, one of Melbourne’s pre-eminent independent bookstores
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CORPORATE MONITORS - 15 sites
Adbusters A quirky site advancing the new social activist movement by deconstructing and altering ads.
Behind The Brands Oxfam campaign to make major food producers and sellers act more ethically.
Beyond McDonalds Site based on the McSpotlight campaign, which is critical of corporate irresponsibility.
Corporate Accountability International Committed to stopping life-threatening abuses by global corporations and increasing their accountability to public institutions and people around the world.
Corpwatch USA site that investigates and exposes corporate violations of human rights, environmental crimes, fraud and corruption around the world.
Global Exchange USA site emphasising that communities should have the right to determine democratically how corporations conduct business in their midst.
Jubilee Australia A non-profit organisation promoting accountability for the causes of poverty and injustice in the Asia Pacific.
McSpotlight This site, arguably an 'arch' rival to the estimated $2 billion annual advertising McDonald's, catalogues some of the claims and counterclaims arising out of the UK McLibel case.
Multinational Monitor Website of the monthly magazine devoted primarily to examining the activities of multinational companies.
Oxfam Workers' Rights Oxfam Australia's Labour Rights campaign focussing on sportswear manufacturers.
POCLAD The USA based Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy is a group of 11 people instigating democratic conversations and actions that contest the authority of corporations to govern.
Public Citizen USA national, non-profit consumer advocacy organisation representing consumer interests in the USA Congress, executive branch and courts.
Reclaim Democracy! USA organisation that works to create a representative democracy with an actively participating public.
SumOfUs A movement of consumers, workers and shareholders speaking with one voice to counterbalance the growing power of large corporations.
Transparency International A global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.
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ECONOMICS - 12 sites
Australian Ethical Investment Australian company managing ethical investment with a goal of balancing social responsibility with financial returns.
Centre for Progressive Economics Promote an alternative, progressive economics for Northern Ireland and beyond.
Cruelty Free Super Australian superannuation fund run by Ethical Money Pty Ltd offering investors super based on their social, ethical, faith-based and environmental values.
Dollars and Sense Publishes economic news and analysis, reports on economic justice activism, primers on economic topics and critiques of mainstream media coverage of the economy.
Economists at Large A team of economists working to create a sustainable economy, society and environment.
John Perkins Website of John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, providing a fascinating door into the role of strategically driven international finance arrangements.
Renew Economy Australian news site discussing and analysing new technologies and policies that will drive the transformation to a new clean energy economy.
Real-World Economics Network An email based economics network and journal.
Stern Review on the economics of climate change Archive of the UK Treasury site hosting the Stern Review, a comprehensive economic analysis of the likely impacts of climate change.
Taxpayers Australia Australian not-for-profit institution that educate taxpayers on issues relating to tax and superannuation, formerly driven for over 50 years by my father, Eric Risstrom.
The Economics of Happiness A project of The International Society for Ecology and Culture, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the revitalising cultural and biological diversity and strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide.
The Progressive Economics Forum Aims to promote the development of a progressive economics community in Canada.
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EDUCATION - 15 sites
Australian Education Union (AEU) Representing educators who work in public schools, colleges, early childhood and vocational settings in all states and territories of Australia.
Cousera An education company that partners with the top universities and organisations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
Free/Slow University of Warsaw A nomadic centre of interdisciplinary studies, critical reflection and independent thinking about art and society, based in Warsaw, Poland.
Keep It Clever Universities Australia petition site arguing for sustained support for tertiary education.
Melbourne Free University Provides a platform for learning, discussion and debate which is open to everyone.
MOOC List A complete list of massive open free online courses offered by the best universities and entities.
OASES Progressive Australian education centre aiming to allow people to gain a better understanding of their relationship with the world and how to live truly sustainable lives.
Open Universities Australia Offers online access to selected Australian undergraduate and post graduate university and TAFE courses.
Rethinking Schools USA non-profit, independent publisher of educational materials advocating for reform of elementary and secondary education, with a strong emphasis on equity and social justice.
Safe Schools Hub Australian government site providing materials to help people be and feel safer at school.
The Centre for Commercial Free Public Education USA non-profit organisation that addresses the commercialism in public schools by providing support to students, parents, teachers and other concerned citizens organising to keep their schools commercial-free and community-controlled.
The Common Good - Civics and Citizenship Education ABC collection of material for learning about civics and citizenship, drawn from ABC TV and Radio and online collaborative productions.
Unileaks A site about higher education, that promotes the ideal that the technology to share and receive information in the public interest should be held by everyone.
U3A Online Courses Course lists for the Australian 'Virtual University of the Third Age'.
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ELECTORAL - 23 sites
ABC Elections - Coverage of Australian Elections (ABC) Australian Broadcast Corporation election site anchored by psephologist Anthony Green.
Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) Website of the organisation commissioned to administer Federal and other elections across Australia.
Australian Capital Territory Electoral Commission (Elections ACT) Website of the organisation commissioned to administer elections in the ACT.
Democracy4Sale A NSW Greens party site that allows users to search the who by, who to and how much of political donations.
Election Tracker Australian election analysis site with a youth focus.
Electoral Commission Queensland Website of the organisation commissioned to administer elections in Queensland.
Electoral Commission South Australia Website of the organisation commissioned to administer elections in South Australia.
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) Swedish intergovernmental organisation with member states from all continents, with a mandate to support sustainable democracy worldwide.
MP Watch A Friends of the Earth, Melbourne, site presenting how political party candidates discuss issues of energy, environmental protection and sustainability.
Mumble Eclectic Australian psephological site with a variety of contributions and links, now hosted by the Australian newspaper.
New Democracy Australian site aiming to provide realistic and innovative alternative models of government that are determined by the people.
New South Wales Electoral Commission (NSWEC) Website of the organisation commissioned to administer elections in New South Wales.
No Fibs A new citizens journalism project by Margo Kingston providing reporting from citizen journalists about electioneering in a variety electoral divisions around Australia.
Northern Territory Electoral Commission Website of the organisation commissioned to administer elections in the Northern Territory.
OzPolitics Informative site guide to Australian politics and government, including recent electoral trends.
Proportional Representation Society of Australia Promotes the Hare Clark Quota Preferential method of Proportional Representation as a fair and practical way to implement representative democracy.
Psephos - Adam Carr's Election Archive Australian psephological site that claims to be the largest, most comprehensive and most up-to-date archive of electoral information in the world.
Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) Website of the organisation commissioned to administer elections in Tasmania.
The International Endowment for Democracy Foundation of progressive American scholars, lawyers and activists dedicated to promoting real democracy in the USA.
The Poll Bludger Australian psephological site hosting 'Reflections on the Miracle of Democracy at Work in the Greatest Nation on Earth', now hosted on Crikey.
Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) Website of the organisation commissioned to administer elections in Victoria.
Vote Compass Australian Broadcasting Corporation online voter engagement tool allowing voters to explore and compare their views on a number of policy areas with the platforms of political parties.
Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) Website of the organisation commissioned to administer elections in Western Australia.
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EMPLOYMENT - 13 sites
80,000 Hours Offers in-depth advice to help you find the career where you can have the biggest possible positive impact, based on the latest academic research.
Conservation Volunteers Engages people with their natural environment and other like minded people from local community members to international visors.
Eco-Shout A catalyst to action for Melbourne's green community, those campaigning for environmental and indigenous justice and a sustainable future.
Environmental Jobs Network(EJN) Australia's leading online resource for environmental job seekers, professionals and career changers.
EthicalJobs.com.au Australian job search site for people who want to work for a better world.
Global Volunteer Network New Zealand based international organisation aiming to connect people with communities in need, with a particular focus on vulnerable women and children.
Global Volunteers US based international organisation engaging short-term volunteers on long-term projects to create, nurture and sustain the wellbeing of the world's children.
Green Jobs Environmental job vacancies for Australia's emerging green collar job sector.
JobSeeker The employment hub of Infoxchange Australia.
JobWatch An employment rights legal centre which provides assistance to Victorian workers about their rights at work.
Jobs You Can Count On National Union of Workers (NUW) campaign to create a new conversation about sustainable jobs, dignity at work and healthy communities.
Stop Offshoring Jobs Australian campaign site opposing the 'off shoring' of previously domestically done jobs to other countries.
UN Jobs Swiss site listing United Nations job vacancies.
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ENVIRONMENT - 246 sites
 
  VICTORIAN ENVIRONMENT GROUPS AND LINKS - 65 sites
  60L Green Building The premier green commercial building in Australia, unique in its approach to energy and water consumption and the use of recycled and re-used materials during construction.
  BlueWedges.org A Victorian grassroots association opposed to the deepening of shipping channels in Port Phillip Bay, The Rip and Yarra River.
  CERES Community Environment Park A community environment project that aims to foster awareness and action on environmental and social issues affecting urban areas.
  Clean Ocean Foundation A Victorian NGO whose mission is to protect our ocean ecosystem and establish sustainable water management practices.
  Clearwater Aims to facilitate cultural change in the adoption of sustainable environmental management practices for urban stormwater by local government and industry professionals in Victoria.
  Cool Melbourne A Melbourne based one-stop info-shop for all things environmental, inspirational, practical and sustainable.
  Department of Sustainability and Environment-Victoria (DSE) The Victorian Government department tasked to bring together the state's responsibilities for sustainability of the natural and built environment.
  Don't Palm Us Off Zoos Victoria campaign site arguing for the inclusion of information about palm oil in Australian food products.
  EcoCity Stories Melbourne Helps people tell their own stories about how they are building a city that will thrive in the future.
  Eco-Shout Designed as a catalyst to action for Melbourne's green community, those campaigning for environmental and indigenous justice and a sustainable future.
  Environmental Justice Australia An NGO that uses the law to protect our environment and works to change laws to make sure they protect the right of all Australians to clean air, clean water and healthy ecosystems.
  EPA Victoria State government environment protection authority.
  Environment Victoria (EV) Victoria's peak non-government environment organisation
  Field Naturalists Club of Victoria Victoria's oldest conservation group, which advocates conservation and the study of natural history.
  Food Know How Melbourne food waste reduction program.
  Friends of Bass Valley Bush Landcare Group A volunteer organisation to help protect remnant native vegetation in the Bass Valley.
  Friends of Local Koalas Land and Wildlife A community group aiming to help save and protect our local wildlife in particular the Koala.
  Friends of Merri Creek An independent, voluntary community group which works to protect and restore Melbourne's Merri Creek Parklands.
  Future Energy A Victorian company providing news, action and information towards a sustainable energy future.
  Geelong Sustainability Group A dynamic, creative Geelong community group focused on sharing information, facilitating education and supporting action.
  Global Footprint Calculator A data-driven metric that tells us how close we are to the goal of sustainable living.
  Global Sustainability Institute RMIT A Research and Innovation Institute at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
  Going Solar A small retail outlet has grown to become Victoria’s leading renewable energy and sustainable living specialists through its retail, wholesale, projects, environmental and consulting divisions.
  Goongerah Environment Centre A networking, political and education collective working for the protection of the remaining old growth forests in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.
  Green Collect Delivers innovative environmental services promoting recycling and waste minimisation and offers work and training to people having experienced barriers to employment.
  Green Grog Environment Victoria guide to limiting the damage you do, other than yourself, when you quaff or skull.
  GreenLink Box Hill A voluntary organisation that works in conjunction with the City of Whitehorse Parks and Gardens staff in restoration and management of local flora.
  Guerilla Gardener in Melbourne Melbourne blog for guerilla gardening. Part of UK site guerillagardening.org
  Habitat Restoration Fund Victorian non-profit organization dedicated to environmental protection, rehabilitation, and education.
  Landcare Victoria Victorian branch of the national Landcare network of community groups caring for the country.
  MADGE Victorian network of people, including many mums, concerned about the health and environmental effects of GE food.
  Melbourne Water Victorian government manager of Melbourne’s water supply catchments, sewage, rivers, creeks and major drainage systems.
  Monash Environment Group A collection of Monash University students who are passionate about the Environment and want to take action as a Group.
  National Trust of Victoria Working towards conserving and protecting our heritage for future generations to enjoy.
  Northern Victoria and Southern Riverina Conservation and Environment Site Provides information about the natural environment of northern Victoria and southern NSW.
  Otway Ranges Environment Network (OREN) A network of individuals and groups who care about environmental issues in the Otway region of Victoria.
  Permaculture Melbourne A member-based non-profit association to promote the sustainable development of Melbourne.
  Port Philip Conservation Council A federation of 16 conservation organisations around Port Phillip - Melbourne's major natural feature.
  Protectors of Public Land Victoria A coalition of community action groups and environmental organisations, whose charter is to protect and preserve significant public lands in public ownership for present and future generations.
  Quit Coal A Melbourne based collective, which campaigns against the expansion of the coal industry in Victoria.
  Reborn A campaign by Environment Victoria and the Total Environment Centre to introduce e-waste recycling in Australia.
  Replace Hazelwood A Victoria Greens petition site seeking the replacement of Victoria's dirtiest power station Hazelwood.
  Royal Park Protection Group Aims to protect, regenerate and conserve Melbourne's Royal Park as a unique, indigenous, central city park for present and future generations
  Solar Sisters Works to effect social and environmental change within the building industry and in their private lives by supporting and encouraging co-operative approaches.
  Sustainability Street A community based training program designed to nurture sustainable living both at home and around your neighbourhood.
  Sustainable Living Foundation (SLF) A 'can-do' organisation specialising in the promotion of sustainable living practices for existing projects programs and organisations.
  Sustainable Melbourne Provides ideas and discussion for a sustainable future in Melbourne, Australia.
  Tree Project (Victoria) A non-profit community organisation dedicated to revegetating the Victorian landscape with indigenous trees, shrubs and grasses.
  Victoria Naturally Alliance An alliance of eight environment groups to work with government and the community to solve Victoria's biodiversity crisis.
  Victoria Walks Victorian site encouraging walking as a great way to change your neighbourhood for the better.
  Victorian Climate Change Project Actions led by the Victorian Government to address climate change and how you can play your part.
  Victorian Environmental Friends Network Exists to help represent the common interests of all Friends groups in Victoria.
  Victorian Environment Assessment Council Provides independent and strategic advice to the Victorian Government on the protection and ecologically sustainable management of Victoria's environment and natural resources.
  Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Co-operative Not for profit co-operative providing local native plants to the north and east of Melbourne, Australia
  Victorian National Parks Association (VNPA) Exists to protect Victoria's unique natural environment and biodiversity through the establishment and effective management of national parks, conservation reserves and other measures.
  Victorian Rainforest Network An independent and politically unaligned network of rainforest enthusiasts, researchers and activists with a shared interest in rainforest conservation and education across Victoria.
  Vox Bandicoot One of Australia’s leading environmental education companies.
  Waterwatch Victoria A community engagement program connecting local communities with river health and sustainable water issues and management.
  Western Region Environment Centre Aims for Victoria's Western Region to become the benchmark for ecologically and economically sustainable development.
  Westwyck A Melbourne metropolitan development aiming be influential in setting new standards for quality sustainable design and sustainable living.
  Wildlife Victoria A non-profit, volunteer based organisation that provides 24 hour wildlife rescue and information service.
  Wipe For Wildlife A Zoos Victoria campaign encouraging two legged animals to use recycled toilet paper.
  Yarra Riverkeepers Association Community organisation aiming to protect and restore the Yarra River and its tributaries from source to mouth for current and future generations.
  Yes2Renewables Friends of the Earth Melbourne renewable energy campaign.
 
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  AUSTRALIAN ENVIRONMENT GROUPS AND LINKS - 129 sites
  Act On Facts Australian renewable energy site providing links to facts that encourage action.
  Alternative Technology Association (ATA) A not-for-profit organisation promoting sustainable technology and practice in order to protect our environment.
  Amphibian Research Centre Dedicated to research and conservation of Australia's unique frogs.
  AntiNuclear Australian site highlighting the dangerous folly of nuclear power, focussing on Australian news.
  Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants Caters for people interested in Australia's native flora.
  Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES) Promotes the understanding and use of solar energy in all its forms and applications.
  Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network An informal, community-based organisation linking people interested in community gardening.
  Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) Australia's peak environment organisation, which works with the community, business and government to protect, restore and sustain our environment.
  Australian Conservation Foundation Consumption Atlas ACF's interactive atlas mapping patterns of consumption and environmental impact.
  Australian GenEthics Network Promotes critical community education, discussion and debate on the economic, market, environmental, social and ethical impacts of genetic engineering.
  Australian Institute of Horticulture Professional association promoting horticulture.
  Australian Koala Foundation The principal non-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to the conservation and effective management of the wild koala and its habitat.
  Australian Marine Conservation Society A national, not-for-profit charity whose mission is to protect the health and vitality of Australia's coasts and oceans.
  Australian Metal Recycling Industry Association Promotes the interests of the metal recycling industry nationally.
  Australian Native Plants Society Caters for people interested in Australia's native flora.
  Australian Network for Plant Conservation Promotes and develops plant conservation in Australia.
  Australian Orangutan Project A not-for-profit organisation, supporting orangutan conservation.
  Australian Rainforest Conservation Society Aims to protect, repair and restore the rainforests of Australia and to maximise the protection of forest biodiversity.
  Australian Rainforest Foundation Dedicated to education, research and habitat rehabilitation for Australia’s tropical rainforests.
  Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) A multi-faith network taking action on the most pressing issue of our time.
  Australian Student Environment Network A network of student environment groups from around Australia committed to building grassroots movements for change.
  Australian Vegetarian Society Aims to increase the number of vegetarians in Australia in order to stop cruelty to animals, benefit human health, protect the environment and preserve world food resources.
  Australian Wild Law Alliance A new legal theory and social movement proposing we rethink our legal, political, economic  and governance systems so they support, rather than undermine, the integrity and health of the Earth.
  Australian Wildlife Conservancy An independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of Australia’s threatened wildlife and ecosystems.
  Australian Wildlife Protection Council A non-profit charity which aims to protect our native animals from cruelty and exploitation.
  Australian Wildlife Society Helps conserve our unique native Australian wildlife.
  Australian Youth Climate Coalition Inspires, educate, empowers and mobilises young Australians to take action on climate change.
  Banksia Environmental Foundation Supports and recognises members of the community for their positive contribution to the environment.
  Beyond Zero Emissions A not for profit research and education organisation developing blueprints for the implementation of climate change solutions.
  Bird Observers Club A major birding organisation including 38 Branches and Affiliates with members all over Australia.
  Birds Australia Dedicated to the conservation, study and enjoyment of Australia's native birds and their habitats since 1901.
  Bluefin Action Australian campaign to protect the critically endangered,l commercially fished Southern Bluefin Tuna.
  Breakthrough 2014 Australian forum having emerged from a growing need to develop a more coordinated approach to climate action.
  Bugs for Bugs Promotes integrated pest management, which encourages reduced pesticide use.
  Bush Heritage Australia A national, independent, non-profit organisation committed to preserving Australia's biodiversity by protecting the bush. 
  Carbon Offset Watch The first independent ranking of Australian offset providers.
  Clean Ocean Foundation NGO working for the protection of the marine environment.
  Clean Up Australia Works with communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment.
  Climate Action Network Australia An alliance of over 30 regional, state and national environmental, health, community development and research groups aiming to tackle climate change.
  Climate Council A non-profit independent organisation which aims to provide clear, independent advice to the Australian community.
  Climate Emergency Network Mobilising Australians for a safe climate.
  Climate Friendly Australian organisation selling carbon offsets and other ways to reduce your climate impact.
  Climate Movement Australia A hub for Climate Action Groups around Australia to connect with each other.
  Climate Watch Aims to understand how changes in temperature and rainfall are affecting the behaviour of Australia's plants and animals.
  ClimateWorks Australia Works with business, government and investor on the needs of business to drive Australia’s transition to a low carbon economy.
  Conservation Volunteers Engages people with their natural environment and other like minded people from local community members to international visitors.
  Cool Australia Australian not for profit organisation that provides award winning, curriculum-linked free access resources for teachers and students.
  CORENA Fund (Citizens Own Renewable Energy Fund Australia) A people-powered movement to fast track Australia’s renewable energy revolution.
  Doctors for the Environment Australia Australian branch of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment.
  Department of the Environment and Water Resources Commonwealth department responsible for implementing Australian Government policies to protect our environment and heritage and to promote a sustainable way of life.
  Earthwatch Australia Committed to conserving the diversity and integrity of life on Earth to meet the needs of current and future generations.
  Earth Repair Foundation An independent, self-funded, non-government organisation (NGO) dedicated to helping implement solutions for a sustainable future.
  Ecological Society of Australia Aims to promote the scientific study of all organisms and their environment.
  Ecosustainable Hub Aims to make an active contribution towards the improvement of the quality of life for ourselves and future generations, facilitating co-operation, networking, ethical practices and developments.
  Eco Voice Australian business aiming to provide a regular and broad overview of environmental information.
  Environment Justice Australia Uses the law to protect our environment, and we work to change our laws to make sure they protect the right of all Australians to clean air, clean water and healthy ecosystems.
  Energy Ratings for Household Appliances Australian government infosite detailing household appliance energy use and efficiency.
  Environment Projects Australia A national initiative of 11 environment working with the community, business, employees and government to transform the level of resources available for environmental and community groups.
  Ethical Paper Wilderness Society campaign and petition asking you to withdraw support for unsustainable native logging for the paper you buy.
  Fight for the Reef Australian Marine Conservation Society campaign to protect the Great Barrier Reef from the unwanted consequences of industrialisation.
  Flood The System Australia Australian site encouraging action in the lead up to the United Nations Paris climate talks.
  Flora For Fauna Australian site designed to make it easy and fun for you to plan your garden 's flora so that it attracts fauna.
  Forests Network's Links The ultimate guide to the awful truth about forests, plantations and the future of life on earth itself.
  Fossil Free A movement of everyday Australians shifting their money out of the fossil fuel industry and into sustainable solutions for the future.
  Friends of the Earth Australia A federation of autonomous local groups working towards an environmentally sustainable and socially equitable future.
  GenEthics Network Promotes critical community education, discussion and debate on the economic, market, environmental, social and ethical impacts of genetic engineering technologies.
  Global Voices For World Heritage Australian celebrity/protest site opposing the Australian Government's attempt to deregister World Heritage sites.
  Good Wood Guide Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s guide to sustainable timber sources.
  Gould League Australia's leading environmental education organisation.
  Greenfleet Australian non-profit that reduces your car's impact on the environment by planting native trees that offset its greenhouse gases.
  Greening Australia A solutions-driven organisation that is doing something practical about Australia’s environmental problems.
  Greenpeace Australia Pacific An independent organisation campaigning to ensure a just, peaceful, sustainable environment for future generations.
  Green Power An Australian accreditation program for renewable energy products offered by electricity suppliers to households and businesses.
  Gunns20.org Site of Friends of Gunns 20, supporting those defending a writ by the Tasmanian logging company Gunns Ltd.
  HOPE Australia Householders' Options to Protect the Environment is a community based not-for-profit environment organisation promoting sustainability at the householder level of activity
  Humane Society International Australia Works to find practical, culturally sensitive and long term solutions to common environmental and animal problems.
  Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association Dedicated to the future of Australian flora and fauna, whether in habitats of world heritage quality or the back yard.
  Landcare Australia A national network of thousands of locally based community groups who care for the natural resources of our country.
  Landshare (Australia) Australian site that links vegetable growers with people with land with people with land to share.
  Lawyers For Forests An association of legal professionals promoting the conservation and better management of Australia’s remaining native forests.
  Lifeblood Alliance An alliance of groups and community members concerned that Australia’s lifeblood, the Murray-Darling Basin, is severely degraded by decades of over-use of water.
  Lock The Gate Alliance A community alliance to protect Australia’s natural, environmental, cultural and agricultural resources from inappropriate mining and to demand sustainable food and energy production solutions.
  Marine and Coastal Community Network Helps build community, industry and government support for marine and coastal biodiversity.
  Monster Climate Petition A petition to the Australian House of Representatives demanding immediate and effective action to significantly reduce carbon emissions.
  National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Supports the education of industry and consumers on organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture.
  National Day of Divestment Action Annual community action encouraging people to divest themselves of investments that fund fossil fuel industries.
  National Toxics Network A community based network working to ensure a toxic-free future for all.
  Organic Federation of Australia The peak body for the organic industry in Australia.
  OzGreen Learning and leading opportunities for sustainability, social innovation and community driven change.
  People's Climate March Australia Australian Climate Change March in November 2015.
 

Places You Love Campaign against the weakening of Australian environmental law by transferring federal government approval and oversight to state and territory governments.

  Powershop Australia Australian electricity supplier that allows you to monitor and control your electricity use online.
  Rainforest Rescue Protects and rescues forests in Australia and internationally by purchasing high conservation value rainforest and protecting their biodiversity.
  Recycling Near You Australian free internet directory service for recycling services listed nearest to the address you type in
  Redmap Australia The Range Extension Database and Mapping project invites Australians to share sightings of ‘uncommon’ marine species.
  Reverse Garbage Australia’s largest creative reuse centre, based in Marrickville, Sydney, committed to diverting resources from landfill
  Rising Tide Australia A grassroots Newcastle group taking action against the causes of anthropogenic climate change.
  Rivers SOS A coalition of environmental / community groups concerned with the wrecking of rivers in New South Wales, Australia by mining operations.
  Safe Climate Australia Organisation formed and steered by a foundation group of concerned scientists, community and business leaders with a shared understanding of the scientific and moral imperatives for emergency action to restore a safe climate.
  Safe Food Foundation Australian based campaign and advocacy organisation with a broad remit and a proactive, solution oriented approach to food quality and safety.
  Save The Bilby Fund Raises money to help put a stop to the steady decline of Bilbys, an Australian marsupial.
  Save The Kimberley A n independent awareness organisation educating, informing and engaging support to ensure that the Kimberley is protected for the enjoyment of current and future generations.
  SaveWater A not for profit association aiming to accelerate water conservation behaviour change and water saving product purchasing in line with Government and water industry needs.
  State Of The Environment Reporting - Australia Government site providing information about environmental and heritage conditions, trends and pressures for the Australian continent, surrounding seas and Australia's external territories.
  Sustainable Gardening Australia A not for profit association committed to achieving real, continually improving and easily understood environmental solutions for gardeners.
  Sustainable Population Australia As a primarily environmental organisation, SPA also addresses the social and economic implications of population growth.
  Sustainable Seafood Guide Offers Australian seafood lovers a better understanding of our seafood and the impacts of the fisheries that supply them.
  Take Three A clean beach initiative encouraging beach goers to take three pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach.
  Terrastendo The blogging site of environmental and animal rights campaigner, Paul Mahony.
  The Bob Brown Foundation A non-profit fund promoting the protection and enhancement of, and the provision of information and education about the wild and scenic beauty of Tasmania, the ecological integrity of Australia and the happiness of humanity on Earth.
  The Climate Reality Project Aims to educate the public about the harmful effects of climate change and to work toward grassroots level solutions worldwide.
  The Green Pledge Involves taking 5 personal actions for one week to limit your carbon emissions to 50% of the average Australian.
  The Oceania Project A not for profit research and information organisation dedicated to raising awareness about cetacea and the ocean environment.
  The Organics Directory A great Australian source of information for people that buy organic.
  The Rainforest Information Centre Australian non-profit, volunteer organisation dedicated to protecting the Earth's remaining rainforests and the indigenous people who depend on them.
  The Wilderness Society (TWS) A community-based environmental advocacy organisation whose mission is to protect, promote and restore wilderness and natural processes across Australia for the survival and ongoing evolution of life on Earth.
  Timber Workers For Forests An independent group established by timber workers who share concerns about forestry practices in Tasmania.
  Triple Bottom Line Program A planning and reporting mechanism and decision-making framework hosted by ICLEI Oceania used to achieve sustainable development.
  Urban Ecology Australia Exists to demonstrate and promote a more sustainable approach to the way we live.
  Waste Wise Schools A West Australian program that helps schools to minimise waste and reduce litter.
  Water Aid Australia The Australian water industry's international charity, dedicated to the provision of safe domestic water, sanitation and hygiene education to the world's poorest people.
  Waterkeepers Alliance International not-for-profit organisation committed to defending their communities against anyone who threatens their right to clean water
  Waterwatch Inactive site of a national community water quality monitoring network that encourages all Australians to become involved and active in the protection and management of their waterways and catchments.
  Weedbusters Inactive site of an organisation that works with the community to achieve sustainable land and water management.
  Weeds Australia Promotes access to key weed policies, regulations, current issues, national initiatives, research, extension, training and personnel.
  Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF Australia) A co-operative program based on working in exchange for food and accommodation.
  WWF Footprint Calculator World Wildlife Foundation Australia questionnaire that calculates how much impact you are having on the planet
  Your Home Technical Manual A guide for the design, construction or renovation of homes to be comfortable, healthy and more environmentally sustainable.
 
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  INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT GROUPS AND LINKS - 34 sites
  350.org Building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis and push for policies that will put the world on track to get to 350 ppm.
  Audubon Society USA organisation that aims to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats.
  A Well Fed World Promotes sustainable, animal-free solutions in response to global food security, health, hunger, and environmental concerns.
  Carbon Tracker Initiative Financial, energy and legal experts working to limiting future greenhouse gas emissions and the scale of their impact.
  Clean Up The World Aims to inspire and work with communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment.
  Climate Crisis Climate change information provided by TakePart, a cause-related site designed to help you explore issues and get involved.
  Climasphere Aggregates up-to-date climate related news and content from sources and organisations across the globe.
  Climate Justice Aims to enforce laws that can help combat climate change.
  Cultural Survival A worldwide connection for a better global environment through effective letter-writing campaigns.
  David Suzuki Foundation Works to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us, using science and education to promote solutions that help conserve nature.
  Deep Sea Mining Campaign A campaign aiming to develop an active, broad-based and informed civil society response to deep sea mining in the Pacific and internationally.
  Earth Island Institute USA non-profit, public interest, membership organisation that supports people creating solutions to protect our shared planet.
  Earth Jurisprudence Recognises the Earth as the primary source of law which sets human law in a context which is wider than humanity.
  EarthRights International USA non-governmental, nonprofit organization that combines the power of law and the power of people in defence of human rights and the environment.
  EcoEquity A small, activist think tank that has had an outsized impact on the international climate justice debate.
  Fairshare International Promotes a world in which the many good things in life are shared more fairly by all people, including future generations.
  Farm Sanctuary The United State’s largest farm animal rescue and protection organisation.
  Fostering Sustainable Behaviour A site designed to enhance the success of programs fostering sustainable behaviour.
  Friends of the Earth International An international federation of autonomous environmental organisations campaigning on the most urgent environmental and social issues of our day, while simultaneously catalysing a shift toward sustainable societies.
  GENI Global Energy Network Institute Aims to conduct research and to educate world leaders and the public about the critical viability of the interconnection of electric power networks, with an emphasis on tapping abundant renewable energy resources.
  Global Alliance for Rights of Nature Site promoting rights of nature, the recognition and honouring that nature has rights.
  GMWatch UK organisation that seeks to counter the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the biotech industry and its supporters.
  Greenpeace International An international non-profit organisation, with a presence in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, which campaigns against environmental degradation by 'bearing witness' in a non-violent manner.
  ICLEI Low Carbon City An ICLEI campaign Low-carbon, low-emission or even carbon-neutral cities contribute significantly to sustainability and global climate change mitigation.
  International Council for Local Environment Initiatives Home of the international association of local governments and national and regional local government organisations that have made a commitment to sustainable development.
  International Council for Local Environment Initiatives Oceania Australian home of the international association of local governments and national and regional local government organisations that have made a commitment to sustainable development.
  International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements The international umbrella organisation of the organic world.
  International RiverFoundation Works in partnerships around the world to fund and promote the sustainable restoration and management of river basins.
  International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) The world’s largest and most important conservation network.
  Journeys for Climate Justice An innovative Australian not-for-profit organisation tackling climate change issues in the Asia Pacific Region.
  Less Meat Less Heat Aims to reduce the consumption of meat most damaging to the climate by promoting a Climatarian diet.
  Nuclear News Site aiming to provide the latest news on the uranium/nuclear industry.
  OilEmpire.US USA examining the question of how we respond to the interconnected crises of peak oil, climate change, overpopulation and other resource conflicts.
  Redefining Progress USA based organisation working with a broad array of partners to shift the economy and public policy towards sustainability.
  Save The Arctic Greenpeace campaign to save the Arctic from the threat of oil drilling, industrial fishing and conflict.
  Stern Review on the economics of climate change Archive of UK Treasury site hosting the Stern Review, a comprehensive economic analysis of the likely impacts of climate change.
  The Black Fish An international marine conservation movement on a mission to end the industrial overfishing of our oceans.
  The Earth Charter - International International site supporting The Earth Charter: a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, peaceful and sustainable global society in the 21st century.
  The Eco Gateway A guide to resources for individuals and organisations working to protect our environment and create a sustainable future.
  The Forest Trust A global non-profit organisation that helps companies and communities deliver responsible products.
  The Global Goals For Sustainable Development World Leaders commitment to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change.
  The Green Belt Movement Kenyan NGO that works locally, national, and internationally to promote environmental conservation, climate resilience, empowers communities and foster democratic space and sustainable livelihoods.
  The Rainforest Site 'Click and Others Donate' site that focuses on site that focuses on the preservation of the worlds rainforests.
  The Transition Decade A campaign platform and a shared framework for action for the next ten years that recognises the full scale, scope and speed of change necessary to match the climate emergency.
  The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement A mix of tongue in cheek and serious arguments claimed to be part of a movement for removing humans from the planet.
  Threatened Species Network Archived site that aimed to involve the general public in effective, hands-on conservation action to protect Australia’s many threatened plant and animal species and ecological communities.
  Transition Network A movement supporting small collections of motivated individuals within a community come together to respond to the challenges and opportunities of Peak Oil and Climate Change
  Veg For Life A comprehensive information and networking site, filled with hundreds of resources, recipes and tips to help you on your veg journey.
  Whales Revenge Sign the petition for the whales and try your luck at a little unorthodox, but private, revenge
  Who Gives A Crap 100% post consumer waste toilet paper company donating 50% of profits to building toilets for those without.
  World Summit on Sustainable Development Website of the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development.
  Worldwatch Institute Works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs.
  World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Australia) Australian arm of the WWF International Network working globally in conservation activities.
  Yes2Wind UK pro wind power site providing information and details about particular projects and proposals.
  Zero Emissions Network An independent alliance of groups supporting the global campaign to reduce humanity’s net greenhouse gas emissions to zero and below.
  Zero Waste (New Zealand) New Zealand campaign with the ultimate goal of minimising and eventually eliminating waste.
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ETHICS - 10 sites
Australian GenEthics Network Promotes critical community education, discussion and debate on the economic, market, environmental, social and ethical impacts of genetic engineering technologies.
Carnegie Council USA based organisation promoting ethical leadership on issues of war, peace and global social justice.
Effective Altruism A growing social movement based around the idea of using evidence and reason to work out how best to make the world a better place.
Ethical Globalization Initiative Archive of EGI, which is committed to convening key stakeholders in new alliances to integrate concepts of human rights, gender sensitivity and enhanced accountability into efforts to address global challenges and governance shortcomings.
Ethics on the World Wide Web USA based site with links to many articles on ethics and the internet's world wide web.
Ethics Resource Centre US non profit research organisation dedicated to independent research that advances high ethical standards and practices in public and private institutions.
Idealist.org - Action Without Borders Connects people, organisations and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.
People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) The world's largest animal rights organisation, dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals.
Principles of a Global Ethic A statement prepared by about 200 scholars from many faiths, presented at the 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions.
St. James Ethics Centre An independent not-for-profit organisation which provides a non-judgemental forum for the promotion and exploration of ethics and ethical decision-making.
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FAIR TRADE AND ETHICAL INVESTMENT - 107 sites
1egg1world Australian site promoting 'trading up' from small to bigger things to to donate to worthy causes.
Aidwatch Australia Australian arm of Aidwatch, securing human rights as the key to ending poverty.
Animal Charity Evaluators USA site evaluating the effectiveness of animal charities and promoting the most effective ways to help animals.
Ausbuy A non-profit, non-political organisation encouraging Australians to support Australian owned and made products and services.
Australian Council For International Development The peak Council for Australian not-for-profit aid and development organisations
Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET) A national network of over 90 community organisations and many more individuals concerned about trade and investment policy.
Buycott Helps you to organize your everyday consumer spending so you can fund causes you support and avoid funding those you disagree with.
Charity Navigator An independent American nonprofit corporation that evaluates charities in the United States.
Choice Online edition of the Australian Consumer Association's consumer magazine, researching and campaigning on behalf of consumers.
Consumers International Supports, links and represents consumer groups and agencies all over the world.
Eco Buy Victoria's local government green purchasing program.
Ecosustainable Hub An extensive list of international ethical investments organisations
Equal Exchange Aims to build long-term economically just and environmentally sound trade partnerships, foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.
Ethical Clothing Australia Assists the local textile, clothing and footwear industry to ensure Australian workers receive fair wages and decent conditions.
Ethical Consumer Guide An Australian guide to help you make choices based on ethical considerations when shopping.
Ethical Investor An online ethical investment magazine.
Ethical Trading Initiative A leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe.
Etiko Australian-based brand committed to the production of high quality sporting goods, the promotion of fair trade and the elimination of child labour.
Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand Brings together organisations and individuals interested and working in the fair trade movement.
FairPhone A Dutch social enterprise working to create a fairer economy and change how things are made, selling ethically made mobile phones.
Freecycle Network Online non profit network where people offer goods and receive others for free in their own towns, by posting goods they want to give away.
Give Direct US site providing credit card processing facilities for donations for charities.
GiveDirectly US site that 'sends money directly to the extreme poor.
Give Well US based independent, nonprofit charity evaluator performing in-depth research on charities.
Giving What We Can Evaluates charities to determine which ones do the most good with your donations.
Givit Australia An Australian not-for-profit connecting those who have with those who need, in a private and safe way.
Global Giving US charity fundraising site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities.
Global Trade Watch An Australian grassroots group campaigning for democratic, environmentally sustainable and fair trading systems.
GoodCorp, BadCorp A USA based site providing the information on corporations that their public relations departments would rather you didn't know.
Grasslands Grocery Melbourne organic food co-operative offering good food, social justice and home delivery!
Gooshing UK online ethical shopping guide listing thousands of everyday products and assessments.
Green Canary Online buying and fundraising site aiming to 'reduce the damaging effect we as a race are having on our planet'.
ICLEI Local Government Green Purchasing Scheme The International Council for Local Environment Initiatives Sustainable Procurement Program.
Innovations for Poverty Action A nonprofit dedicated to discovering what works to help the world’s poor.
Kharma Currency Australian site looking for innovative ways to help people and companies support their favourite charities
Make Trade Fair An Oxfam site promoting Fair Trade.
Multinational Monitor USA based site monitoring the activities of multinational corporations.
Only Just A not for profit organisation which seeks to help communities rise out of poverty by providing a retail outlet for their products.
Oxfam Fair Trade Shopping An Oxfam guide to their online shop and fair trade.
Partners in Health US based organisation that claims that when a person falls ill, they to use all of the means at their disposal to make them well.
People For Fair Trade - Australia A voluntary network committed to fair trade with producers of goods, through the support of education and alternative trade. Retails tea and coffee.
Philanthropy Australia The national peak body for philanthropy.
Population Services International US based global health organisation with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health.
Pozible A crowdfunding platform and community-building tool for creative projects and ideas.
Reichstein Foundation Melbourne philanthropic organisation funding 'change not charity'.
Responsible Investment Association Australasia A membership organisation for professionals working in the area of socially responsible investment, which encourages others to learn how they can become socially responsible investors.
Shop Ethical Australian site seeking to educate and empower people in making informed shopping choices.
The Funding Network Australian site offering a new way to raise funds for innovative social change projects through collaborative giving.
The Life You Can Save Inspiring effective giving in the fight against global poverty.
Third World Network An independent non-profit international network of organisations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, developing countries and North-South affairs.
T.P.P. Australia Site challenging the merits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, an agreement involving Australia, the US, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Japan and Vietnam.
Third World Network An independent non-profit international network of organisations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, developing countries and North-South affairs.
United Nations Global Compact Voluntary United Nations initiative to promote responsible corporate citizenship so that business can be part of the solution to the challenges of globalisation.
World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) A global network of fair trade organisations, improving the livelihoods and well being of disadvantaged producers by linking and promoting fair trade organisations and speaking out for greater justice in world trade.
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CROWDFUNDING SITES - 5 sites
IndieGoGo Claims to be the largest global crowdfunding platform.
iPledge Global crowd funding platform for individuals, companies and organisations for creative, commercial, charitable or community focused projects.
JustGiving Make giving and raising money for charity simple, social and reward, claiming to be the world’s leading platform for charity giving.
Pozible A crowdfunding platform and community for your creative projects and ideas.
StartSomeGood Provides social entrepreneurs, changemakers and non-profits with the tools you need to rally your community and raise funds.
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ETHICAL DONATION SITES - 28 sites
Against Malaria Foundation Protects people from malaria.
Development Media International Runs evidence-based radio, TV and mobile campaigns to change behaviours and save lives in developing countries.
Deworm The World Helps governments begin and grow quality treatment programs at the state and national level.
Dispensers for Action Provides access to safe water through a chlorine dispenser system.
Evidence Action Beta Investigates what interventions might be suitable for massive scale up – finding the next thing that works.
Fistula Foundation Dedicated to ending the suffering caused by the childbirth injury of obstetric fistula.
Fred Hollows Foundation Plans to end avoidable blindness by 2020.
GAIN The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition works to improve health through staple foods that are fortified with essential nutrients.
Giving What We Can A site that helps you to make the biggest difference by finding the best charities and encouraging giving.
Innovations For Poverty Action Discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty solutions.
Iodine Global Network Works to prevent brain damage for pennies a person so all children can reach their full cognitive potential.
Kangu Helps you fund life-saving healthcare services around the world for pregnant women to save the lives of pregnant women & newborn babies.
Living Goods Supports networks of health entrepreneurs who go door to door to teach families how to improve their health and wealth and sell life-changing products.
Nyaya Health Exists to realise the right to health by delivering transparent, data-driven health care for Nepal’s rural poor.
One Acre Fund Supplies smallholder farmers with financing and training to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.
Oxfam International Works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive.
Population Services International Partners with local governments, ministries of health, and local organizations to create health solutions.
Possible Provides free and cost-effective health care services to Nepal’s rural poor in partnership with government medical programs.
Project Enlighten Focuses on communities and individuals directly impacted by poverty and war.
Project Healthy Children Works with governments, private industries and partner agencies to support the design and implementation of food fortification programs.
Proven Impact Fund Designed to allocate 100% of resources to organizations implementing programs shown to work by IPA research.
PSI A global health organization dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world.
Seva Foundation - A Solution in Sight Dedicated to the prevention of blindness around the globe.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Works to eliminate the poverty sustaining and life-threatening effects of schistosomiasis (bilharzia) and intestinal worms (hookworm, whipworm and roundworm).
Tzu Chi Buddhist Compassion Relief Foundation Australia International organisation providing relief and assistance to the less fortunate.
Village Enterprise Identifies the extreme poor in Kenya and Uganda to build businesses that increase household income.
WildAid Works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products by persuading consumers and strengthening enforcement.
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MICRO FINANCE - 12 sites
GiveDirectly Provides a wealth transfer service to the extreme poor in Kenya.
Energy In Common A not-for-profit organisation coordinating microfinance loans in Africa that save energy.
Good Return Connects Australians to the working poor in the Asia Pacific who need a small loan.
Good Shepherd Microfinance Australian microfinance organisation offering affordable financial programs for people on low incomes.
Grameen Bank Bangladesh Bank, now famous for providing microcredit to poor Bangladeshi people.
Kiva The world's first person-to-person micro-lending site, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe.
Kiva Zip Kiva pilot allowing direct micro-lending online between lenders and borrowers.
LendForPeace Micro-lending site that allows individuals to make small loans to micro-entrepreneurs in the Palestinian Territories.
Milaap Enables you to lend to India's working poor so they can get access to education, clean water, safe lighting and more.
MYC4 An online marketplace for giving loans to African businesses.
United Prosperity Presents the opportunity to directly help poor entrepreneurs and transform the lives of their families and communities.
Zidisha The first online microlending community to connect lenders and borrowers directly across international borders.
 
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GENDER ISSUES - 36 sites
 
  GAY, BISEXUAL, LESBIAN, TRANSEXUAL and INTERSEX - 4 sites
  Midsumma Annual Melbourne festival celebrating the pride and diversity of Victoria's lesbian, gay and allied communities.
  Minus 18 Australia's largest youth led organisation for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans youth.
  PFLAG USA organisation committed to advancing equality and societal acceptance of LGBT people through its threefold mission of support, education and advocacy.
  Timeout Melbourne - Gay and Lesbian Gay & lesbian events and all that's queer in Melbourne
 
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  MEN'S ISSUES - 7 sites
  Manhood online Australian site promoting the development of men and their relationships with others.
  Meetup Men's Groups Melbourne A listing of local groups in and around Melbourne, Victoria.
  Men's Shed Australia Supports programs to improve men's health and well being.
  Our Watch Australian site helping us all to reduce domestic violence.
  The White Ribbon Campaign The largest effort in the world of men working to end men's violence against women.
  Victorian CASA Forum The peak body of the 15 Centres Against Sexual Assault and the Victorian Sexual Assault Crisis Line.
  What Men Can Do Publishes information about how men can respond to and prevent men’s violence against women.
  YMCA Young Men's Christian Association, working together from a base of Christian values to provide opportunities for all people to grow in body, mind and spirit.
 
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  WOMEN'S ISSUES - 24 sites
  AFESIP Cambodia Cares for and secures the rights of women and girls victimized by human trafficking and sex slavery.
  Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA) The peak body representing the interests of women in Local Government.
  Australian Virtual Centre For Women and the Law A community networking project of the National Women's Justice Coalition.
  Daughters for Life A foundation began by Izzeldin Abuelaish to advance the education and health of girls and women in the Middle East.
  Emily's List Australian political network formed to increase the number of women Labor parliamentarians willing to support the crucial issues of childcare, equal pay and pro choice.
  Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children Works to raise awareness and engage the community in action to prevent violence against women and their children.
  Geekgirl Quirky Melbourne blog.
  Index of Australian National Women's Peak and Regional Women's Organisations Hosted by the National Women's Justice Coalition
  International Women's Development Agency The only Australian development agency entirely focused on gender equality and women’s rights in Asia and the Pacific.
  Mamamia Australia’s fastest growing women’s site.
  National Women's Justice Coalition A coalition of organisations and individuals which aims to promote women's equality before the law in Australia.
  No FGM Australia Australian site of international campaign against Female Genital Mutilation.
  Our Watch Australian site helping us all to reduce domestic violence.
  Project Respect An Australian non-government organisation which challenges exploitation of and violence against women in the sex industry.
  Soroptomist International Worldwide organisation for women in management and professions, working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women.
  Vday A global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.
  Victorian CASA Forum The peak body of the 15 Centres Against Sexual Assault and the Victorian Sexual Assault Crisis Line.
  What Men Can Do Publishes information about how men can respond to and prevent men’s violence against women.
  WIRE Provides Victorian women with free and confidential support, information and referrals on any issues statewide.
  Women's Electoral Lobby A national independent political organisation dedicated to creating a society where women's participation and potential are unrestricted, acknowledged and respected and where women and men share equally in society's responsibilities and rewards.
  Women's Legal Service Victoria Victorian not for profit organisation that has been providing free legal services to women for over 30 years.
  Women's Participation in Local Government Coalition A non-party Coalition of Victorian women's, community and local government organisations working towards the equal participation of women and men in local governments in Victoria.
  Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) A national voice for the needs and rights of women with disabilities.
  YWCA Young Women's Christian Association, aiming to improve the lives of women by ending inequality.

GREEN POLITICS - 96 sites
 
  AUSTRALIAN GREENS PARTIES - 9 sites
  The Australian Greens website Home site of the Australian Greens political party.
  The Greens (Australian Capital Territory) Website of the ACT Greens political party.
  The Greens (New South Wales) Website of the Greens New South Wales political party.
  The Greens (Queensland) Website of the Queensland Greens political party.
  The Greens (North Territory) Website of the Northern Territory Branch of the Australian Greens political party.
  The Greens (South Australia) Website of the South Australian Greens political party.
  The Greens (Tasmania) Website of the Tasmanian Greens political party.
  The Greens (Victoria) Website of the Australian Greens - Victoria political party.
  The Greens (Western Australia) Website of the Greens West Australia political party.
     
  Green Agenda Online project stimulating public discussion, debate and understanding of critical and contemporary green politics and philosophy.
  The Green Institute (Australia) A forum for education, exchange, research and debate, founded on the principles of environment, social justice, nonviolence and democracy.
 
  GREENS IN VICTORIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT - 21 sites (Most elected Councillor sites appear yet to be updated)
     
    BALLARAT CITY COUNCIL
    Belinda Coate's Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Belinda Coates
     
    COLAC OTWAYS COUNCIL
    Stephen Hart's Colac Otway Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Stephen Hart
     
    DANDENONG CITY COUNCIL
    Matthew Kirwan's Dandenong Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Matthew Kirwan
     
    DAREBIN CITY COUNCIL
    Trent McCarthy's Darebin Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Trent McCarthy
     
    GLEN EIRA CITY COUNCIL
    Neil Piling's Glen Eira Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Neil Piling
    Neil Piling's Blog Page The official blog of Greens Cr Neil Pilling, Rosstown Ward, Glen Eira Council
    Thomas Sounness' Glen Eira Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Thomas Sounness
     
    INDIGO CITY COUNCIL
    Jenny O'Connor's Indigo City Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Jenny O'Connor
     
    MELBOURNE CITY COUNCIL
    Cathy Oke's Melbourne City Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Cathy Oke.
    Rohan Leppert's Melbourne City Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Rohan Leppert.
     
    MORELAND CITY COUNCIL
    Lenka Thompson's Moreland City Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Lenka Thompson.
    Samantha Ratnam’s Moreland City Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Samantha Ratnam.
     
    QUEENSCLIFFE BOROUGH COUNCIL
    Sue Wasterval's Borough of Queenscliffe Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Sue Wasterval.
     
    STONNINGTON CITY COUNCIL
    Erin Davie's Stonnington Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Erin Davies
    Sam Hibbin's Stonnington Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Sam Hibbins
     
    SURF COAST SHIRE COUNCIL
    Eve Fisher Surf Coast Shire Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Eve Fisher
     
    WHITEHORSE CITY COUNCIL
    Helen Harris' Whitehorse City Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Helen Harris.
     
    YARRA CITY COUNCIL
    Misha Coleman's Yarra City Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Misha Coleman.
    Sam Gaylard's Yarra City Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Sam Gaylard.
    Amanda Stone's Yarra City Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Amanda Stone. (Mayor 2008-9)
     
    YARRA RANGES CITY COUNCIL
    Samantha Dunn's Yarra Ranges Council Page Council biographical and contact details for Green Cr. Samantha Dunn.
     
  GREENS IN OTHER AUSTRALIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
  Tasmanian Green Councillors Contact details for Tasmanian Greens Councillors.
     
  GREENS IN STATE AND TERRITORY PARLIAMENTS - 27 sites
     
    AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
    Amanda Bresnan MLA (Australian Capital Territory-Australia) ACT Greens site of Greens MLA Amanda Bresnan.
    Meredith Hunter MLA (Australian Capital Territory-Australia) ACT Greens site of Greens MLA Meredith Hunter.
    Caroline Le Couteur MLA (Australian Capital Territory-Australia) ACT Greens site of Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur.
    Shane Rattenbury MLA (Australian Capital Territory-Australia) ACT Greens site of Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury.
     
    NEW SOUTH WALES
    Jan Barham MLC (New South Wales-Australia) Website of NSW Greens MLC Jan Barham.
    Jeremy Buckingham MLC (New South Wales-Australia) Website of NSW Greens MLC Jeremy Buckingham.
    Cate Faerhmann MLC (New South Wales-Australia) Website of NSW Greens MLC Cate Faehrmann.
    John Kaye MLC (New South Wales-Australia) Website of NSW Greens MLC John Kaye.
    Jamie Parker MLA (New South Wales-Australia) Website of NSW Greens MLA Jamie Parker.
    David Shoebridge MLC (New South Wales-Australia) Website of NSW Greens MLC David Shoebridge.
     
    SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Tammy Franks MLC (South Australia) Greens site of South Australian Green MLC Tammy Franks.
    Mark Parnell MLC (South Australia) Greens site of South Australian Green MLC Mark Parnell.
     
    TASMANIA
    Kim Booth MHA (Tasmania-Australia) Tasmanian Greens site of Tasmanian Greens MHA Kim Booth.
    Nik McKim MHA (Tasmania-Australia) Tasmanian Greens site of Tasmanian Greens MHA Nik McKim.
    Tim Morris MHA (Tasmania-Australia) Tasmanian Greens site of Tasmanian Greens MHA Tim Morris.
    Cassy O'Connor MHA (Tasmania-Australia) Tasmanian Greens site of Tasmanian Greens MHA Cassy O'Connor.
    Paul O'Halloran MHA (Tasmania-Australia) Tasmanian Greens site of Tasmanian Greens MHA Paul O'Halloran.
     
    VICTORIA
    Sam Hibbins MLA (Victoria) Greens site of Victorian Green MLA for Prahran Sam Hibbins.
    Ellen Sandell MLA (Victoria) Greens site of Victorian Green MLA for Melbourne Ellen Sandell.
     
    Greg Barber MLC (Victoria) Greens site of Victorian Green MLC Greg Barber.
    Samantha Dunn MLC (Victoria) Greens site of Victorian Green MLC Samantha Dunn.
    Colleen Hartland MLC (Victoria) Greens site of Victorian Green MLC Colleen Hartland.
    Sue Pennicuik MLC (Victoria) Greens site of Victorian Green MLC Sue Pennicuik.
    Nina Springle MLC (Victoria) Greens site of Victorian Green MLC Nina Springle.
     
    WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Robyn Chapple MLC (Western Australia) Greens site of Western Australian Green MLC Robyn Chapple.
    Paul Llewellyn MLC (Western Australia) Greens site of Western Australian Green MLC Paul Llewellyn.
    Lynn McLaren MLC (Western Australia) Greens site of Western Australian Green MLC Lynn McLaren.
    Giz Watson MLC (Western Australia) Greens site of Western Australian Green MLC Giz Watson.
    Alison Xamon MLC (Western Australia) Greens site of Western Australian Green MLC Alison Xamon.
     
  GREENS IN THE AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT - 22 sites
     
    THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    MHR Adam Bandt's Parliament Page (Melbourne, Victoria)
    MHR Adam Bandt's Green's Web Page (Melbourne, Victoria)
     
    THE AUSTRALIAN SENATE
    Senator Peter Whish Wilson's Parliament Page (Tasmania)
    Senator Bob Brown's Green's Web Page (Tasmania)
     
    Senator Richard di Natale's Parliament Page (Victoria)
    Senator Richard di Natale's Green's Web Page (Victoria)
     
    Senator Sarah Hanson-Young's Parliament Page (South Australia)
    Senator Sarah Hanson-Young's Green's Web Page (South Australia)
     
    Senator Scott Ludlam's Parliament Page (Western Australia)
    Senator Scott Ludlam's Green's Web Page (Western Australia)
     
    Senator Christine Milne's Parliament Page (Tasmania)
    Senator Christine Milne's Green's Web Page (Tasmania)
     
    Senator Lee Rhiannon's Parliament Page (New South Wales)
    Senator Lee Rhiannon's Green's Web Page (New South Wales)
     
    Senator Janet Rice's Parliament Page (Victoria)
    Senator Janet Rice's Web Page (Victoria)
     
    Senator Rachel Siewert's Parliament Page (Western Australia)
    Senator Rachel Siewert's Green's Web Page (Western Australia)
     
    Senator Larissa Water's Parliament Page (Queensland)
    Senator Larissa Water's Green's Web Page (Queensland)
     
    Senator Penny Wright's Parliament Page (South Australia)
    Senator Penny Wright's Green's Web Page (South Australia)
     
  GREENS IN THE NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT - 9 sites
     
    David Clendon (Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand) Greens site of New Zealand Greens List MP David Clendon.
    Catherine Delahunty (Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand) Greens site of New Zealand Greens List MP Catherine Delahunty.
    Kennedy Graham (Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand) Greens site of New Zealand Greens List MP Kennedy Graham.
    Kevin Hague (Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand) Greens site of New Zealand Greens List MP Kevin Hague.
    Gareth Hughes (Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand) Greens site of New Zealand Greens List MP Gareth Hughes.
    Sue Kedgley (Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand) Greens site of New Zealand Greens List MP Sue Kedgley.
    Keith Locke (Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand) Greens site of New Zealand Greens List MP Keith Locke.
    Russell Norman (Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand) Greens site of New Zealand Greens List MP and Co-Leader Russell Norman.
    Metiria Turel (Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand) Greens site of New Zealand Greens List MP and Co-Leader Metiria Turel.
     
  GLOBAL GREEN POLITICS: INTERNATIONAL LINKS - 7 sites
  European Greens Website of the European Greens, with information on the European Federation of Green Parties and 33 member parties.
  German Greens Website of the German Greens (German language version only).
  Global Greens An international network of Green parties and political movements.
  Green Parties worldwide Umbrella webpage with links to Green Parties across the globe.
  Green Party Of Aotearoa (New Zealand) Website of the Green Party Of Aotearoa, New Zealand.
  Green Party of the United States Website of the Green Party of the United States (USA).
  Green Party of Sweden Website of the Swedish Greens (English and Swedish versions available).
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HEALTH - 13 sites
Better Health Channel Victorian Government health information homepage, linking to useful health information and articles.
Cancer Council Victoria A Victorian independent, not-for-profit organisation, we play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people.
CanTeen Australian organisation for young people living with cancer.
Croakey Health blog site of Crikey, an independent Australian media site.
Diabetes Australia Supporting people with diabetes and professional and research bodies particularly concerned with the treatment and prevention of diabetes.
Health Insite Australian Government health information site indexed by topic.
Maternity Coalition An umbrella organisation for lobbying, information sharing, networking and support in maternity services.
Moringa Project An Australian based charitable organisation committed to developing sustainable healthcare facilities for underprivileged communities.
One Disease At A Time A non-profit organisation with a vision to systematically target and eliminate one disease at a time.
Rural Health Government information site about  health issues facing Australians living in rural and remote areas, including the availability of health services and coping with crises.
Transplant Australia Australian organisation representing transplant recipients, people undergoing dialysis, those awaiting transplantation, donor families and medical professionals involved in organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
VicHealth Victorian site promoting good health and preventing ill-health.
Victoria Walks Victorian site encouraging walking as a great way to change your neighbourhood for the better.
 
DRUG AND ALCOHOL - 13 sites
Australian Drug Information Network Australian searchable drug and alcohol directory .
FebFast Australian site encouraging people to make a pledge to abstain from drinking alcohol for 28 days.
Green Grog Environment Victoria guide to limiting the damage you do, other than yourself, when you quaff or skull.
Hello Sunday Morning Provides a platform for individuals to create meaningful change in their lives by taking a short break from alcohol.
NHMRC Australian Alcohol Health Risk Guidelines Aims to establish the evidence base for future policies and community materials on reducing the health risks from drinking alcohol.
OxyGen Australian site dedicated to informing young people about tobacco and its use in Australia.
Quit Victoria Anti-smoking initiative of The Cancer Council Victoria, VicHealth, Department of Human Services and the National Heart Foundation dedicated to eliminating the pain, illness and suffering caused by tobacco.
RealDrugTalk.com Aims is to lift the standard of addiction treatment and create change within the wider community and culture.
Turning Point Strives to promote and maximise the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities living with and affected by alcohol and other drug-related harms.
Tobacco Plain Packaging Australian Government site detailing new tobacco plain packaging and health warning legislation.
Victorian Alcohol & Drug Association The peak body representing Alcohol and Other Drug services in Victoria.
Victorian Drug Services Victorian Government site with useful information about drugs for a various range of people, including drug users, families, friends or anyone affected by drugs or wants to learn more about the harms of drugs.
Youth Substance Abuse Service (YSAS) Offers alcohol and drug interventions for young people in Victoria, aged 12 - 2,1 experiencing significant problems with their alcohol and/or drug use.
 
FOOD - 76 sites
Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance A collaboration of organisations and individuals working towards a food system in which people have the opportunity to choose, create and manage their food supply from paddock to plate.
Australian Vegetarian Society Aims to increase the number of vegetarians in Australia in order to stop cruelty to animals, benefit human health, protect the environment and preserve world food resources.
Behind The Brands Oxfam campaign to make major food producers and sellers act more ethically.
BurgerOff Victorian community group based in Tecoma - part of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges - opposed to the planned McDonalds store.
Cultivating Community A not-for-profit organisation that has grown out of support for community garden projects in inner-city public housing estates.
Darebin Food Harvest Network Assists and support community groups and individuals in the Darebin community, Melbourne, interested in sustainable food initiatives and/or improving food security.
Don't Palm Us Off Zoos Victoria campaign website arguing for the inclusion of information about palm oil in Australian food products.
Eat For Health Australian government site providing advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we eat for health and wellbeing.
Fareshare Gives away healthy, nutritious meals to the hungry and the homeless in Victoria, using food donated by businesses.
Food and Water Watch Works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced.
Food Empowerment Project Seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices.
Food First Analyses the causes of global hunger, poverty and ecological degradation and developing solutions in partnership with movements working for social change.
Food Not Bombs Melbourne site designed to help the community connect with the global Food Not Bombs movement.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand An independent statutory agency establishing food standards for the two countries.
Foodbank Victoria An independent charity that aims to deliver nutritious, healthy food to individuals and families experiencing hardship.
How Much Is Cheap Meat Really Costing Us?  Australian site examining the real cost of cheap meat.
Lentil As Anything Pay as you feel restaurants in Abbotsford and Footscray, where customers give what they feel the food is worth and can donate towards the philosophy.
Less Meat Less Heat Aims to reduce the consumption of meat most damaging to the climate by promoting a Climatarian diet.
Lets Go Healthy Food Shopping Diabetes Queensland education site for good healthy shopping.
MADGE Victorian network of people, including many mums, concerned about the health and environmental effects of GE food.
Melbourne Vegan Strength An informal training crew formed to show how easy it is to be vegan and gain huge amounts of strength.
McDonald's Video Game Cartoon video game based around the production and sale of fast food, with no connections to any real people or organisations whatsoever. Really.
Safe Food Foundation Australian based campaign and advocacy organisation with a broad remit and a proactive, solution oriented approach to food quality and safety.
Second Bite Identifies sources of nutritious surplus fresh food and produce that would otherwise go to waste and facilitates its safe and timely distribution to agencies and people in need.
SlowFood An international association that promotes food and wine culture and defends food and agricultural biodiversity worldwide.
SlowFood Melbourne Melbourne arm of the international association that promotes food and wine culture and defends food and agricultural biodiversity worldwide.
Sustainable Seafood Guide Offers Australian seafood lovers a better understanding of our seafood and the impacts of the fisheries that supply them.
The Meatrix - Ending Animal Cruelty A fantastic animal rights cartoon about factory food production spoof featuring Moopheus. Join Leo and take the red pill!
The Nutrition Source A food info site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Truefood Network Community of everyday Australians, chefs, food experts and community groups uniting to protect our food from genetic engineering.
VeganEasy.org Site to help you make the move towards compassionate, healthy and eco-friendly living.
Vegetarian Victoria Melbourne based not-for-profit organisation devoted to promoting the many benefits of vegetarianism.
Veganism.com US information site explaining and promoting veganism.
Vegan Australia A focused, media-savvy organisation dedicated to getting the vegan message out there, for the sake of the animals, people and our planet.
Vegans Are Cool Sydney fun site pointing out that Vegans Are Cool!
Vegan101 Australian site aiming to reduce the oppression and suffering of non-human animals by allowing young people to reflect on a compassionate lifestyle.
Yummly Aims to be the world’s largest, most powerful and most helpful food site in the world.
 
MENTAL HEALTH - 21 sites
All In The Mind Australian Broadcast Corporation Radio National 30 minute weekly podcasted program about the mind, brain and behaviour.
ARBIAS (Alcohol Related Brain Injury Australian Services ) Australian organisation providing specialist services in alcohol and other substance related brain impairment.
Australians For Mental Health A  national advocacy campaign to make mental ill health a key election issue.
Beyond Blue Australian not for profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders.
Brainlink A Victorian based service that is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people affected by acquired disorders of the brain.
Headspace Provides mental and health wellbeing support, information and services to young people and their families across Australia.
IMHA (Independent Mental Health Advocacy) Support people receiving compulsory psychiatric treatment to have as much say as possible about their assessment, treatment and recovery.
Intervoice An international network for training, education and research into hearing voices.
Kids Helpline Australia's only national 24/7 telephone and online counselling and support service for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.
Lifeline An international network for training, education and research into hearing voices.
Mental Health Advice Victorian government site listing helpful contact advice for mental illness information and related issues.
Mental Health Complaints Commissioner An independent voice working for positive change in Victoria’s mental health system.
Mental Health Legal Centre Free and confidential legal service to anyone who has experienced mental illness in Victoria where their legal problem relates to their mental illness.
Mental Health Tribunal (Victoria) An independent statutory tribunal established as an essential safeguard to protect the rights and dignity of people with mental illness.
Rehabs.com USA site providing information for people with substance abuse and behavioural addictions and treatment programs for them.
Sane Australia Australian independent national charity helping people affected by mental illness through campaigning, education and research.
Satellite Foundation Aims to offer support on a voluntary basis to children, young people and their families where a parent has a diagnosed mental illness.
Substance Abuse and Anxiety Disorders USA information site, provided on Rehabs.com.
The MoodGym Australian site offering free cognitive behaviour therapy for preventing depression.
Voices Vic A network of professionals, carers and voice hearers that work together to reduce the distress which can be associated with hearing voices.
Zip It For Mental Health Annual fundraising challenge to remain silent on World Mental Health Day.
 
VOLUNTARY EUTHENASIA - 3 sites
Dying With Dignity Victoria An education, self-help and law reform organisation pursuing public policies and laws in the state of Victoria that enhance self-determination and dignity at the end of life.
Exit International A leading end-of-life choices (voluntary euthanasia/ assisted suicide) information & advocacy organisation.
The Groundswell Project Aims to develop and encourage innovative arts and health programs that create cultural change about death and dying.
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HOME AND GARDEN - 41 sites
 
HOME - 26 sites
Architects Without Frontiers - Australia Strives to mobilise the Australian design profession to assist communities in need through delivering built projects.
Australian Metal Recycling Industry Association Promotes the interests of the metal recycling industry nationally.
Australian Strawbale Building Association Promoting the art and science of straw bale building
Bowerbird Saved Timbers Claims to help reduce our reliance on native forests by using only guaranteed 'Saved Timbers'.
Build Your Dream Australian forum site on house building, home improvement, home renovations and DIY.
Builders Without Borders An international network of ecological builders advocating the use of straw, earth and other local, affordable construction materials.
Building Green USA forum advocating for building industry preservation and restoration of the natural environment and creation of healthy indoor environments.
Earth Building Association of Australia An organisation formed to promote the use of unfired earth as a building medium throughout Australia.
Ecodirectory Aims to support all genuine green initiatives, whether commercial, non-profit, community or activist.
Ecospecifier Global Aims to protect and restore natural systems by reducing the impact of products and built environments by assessing their impact.
Freecycle Network Online non profit network where people offer goods and receive others for free in their own towns, by posting goods they want to give away.
Going Solar A small retail outlet has grown to become Victoria’s leading renewable energy and sustainable living specialists through its retail, wholesale, projects, environmental and consulting divisions.
Green Building Council Australia Aims to develop a sustainable property industry in Australia and adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions.
Greenlivingpedia A fantastic free resource for sharing information on green living, now and for the future.
Green Magazine Australian magazine with inspirational stories on sustainable design featuring local and international houses, gardens and profiles.
Greenpainters Industry site 'painting Australia a sustainable future'.
Ozrecycle Australian site reducing landfill by giving away and getting things for free instead of throwing them out.
Reverse Garbage Australia’s largest creative reuse centre, based in Marrickville, Sydney, committed to diverting resources from landfill

Sanctuary Magazine Australian magazine dedicated to sustainable house design.

Solar Sisters Work to effect social and environmental change in the building industry and their private lives by supporting and encouraging co-operative approaches.
Sustainability Street A community based training program designed to nurture sustainable living both at home and around your neighbourhood.
The Green Pages Aims to develop a sustainable property industry in Australia and adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions.
Urban Ecology Australia Exists to demonstrate and promote a more sustainable approach to the way we live.
Westwyck A Melbourne metropolitan development aiming be influential in setting new standards for quality sustainable design and sustainable living.
Woodwork Australia Woodwork Forum Online public forum.
Your Home Technical Manual A guide for the design, construction or renovation of homes to be comfortable, healthy and more environmentally sustainable.
 
GARDEN - 16 sites
Agroforestry.net.au Australian site promoting the integration of trees and shrubs into farming landscapes for conservation and profit.
Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants Caters for people interested in Australia's native flora.
Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network Australian informal, community-based organisation linking people interested in community gardening.
Australian Network for Plant Conservation Promotes and develops plant conservation in Australia.
Bugs for Bugs Promotes integrated pest management, which encourages reduced pesticide use.
CERES Environment Park A wonderful environment park in Brunswick, chock full of good things for you, others and the planet.
Dry Stone Walls Association of Australia A volunteer organisation promoting the craft of dry stone walling.
Flora For Fauna Australian site designed to make it easy and fun for you to plan your garden 's flora so that it attracts fauna.
Guerilla Gardener in Melbourne Melbourne blog for guerilla gardening. Part of UK site guerillagardening.org
Incredible Edible Todmorden UK site enthusiastically encouraging you to grow and campaign for local food.
Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association Dedicated to the future of Australian flora and fauna, whether in habitats of world heritage quality or the back yard.
Landshare (Australia) Australian site that links vegetable growers with people with land with people with land to share.
Permaculture Melbourne A member-based non-profit association to promote the sustainable development of Melbourne.
Sustainable Gardening Australia A not for profit association committed to achieving real, continually improving and easily understood environmental solutions for gardeners.
Tree Project (Victoria) A non-profit community organisation dedicated to revegetating the Victorian landscape with indigenous trees, shrubs and grasses.
Weeds Australia Promotes access to key weed policies, regulations, current issues, national initiatives, research, extension, training and personnel.
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HOUSING - 18 sites
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Australian national research organisation, specialising in housing and urban research and policy.
Community Housing Federation of Australia Australian national peak organisation representing the views of community housing providers in Australia.
Community Housing Federation of Victoria An active peak body working on behalf of community housing providers in Victoria, who develop, own and manage rental housing for low income Victorians.
Council to Homeless Persons Works with others to end homelessness in Victoria.
Cultivating Community A not-for-profit organisation that has grown out of support for community garden projects in inner-city public housing estates.
Green Renters A not-for-profit organisation providing sustainability advice specifically for those living in rental accommodation.
Hanover Welfare Services A leading Melbourne based community agency providing a range of services to Victorians experiencing housing crisis or homelessness.
HomeGround Melbourne organisation working to get people housed and keep people housed and to end homelessness in Melbourne.
Homelessness Australia Australian national peak body providing systemic advocacy for the homelessness sector.
Homeless Person Legal Clinic A specialist legal service that provides free legal assistance and advocacy to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness within a human rights framework.
Housing Choices Australia A leading provider of quality affordable housing that is socially committed, commercially competent and transparent.
Melbourne CityMission Homelessness Services Melbourne church group connecting homeless people with sustainable pathways to housing, education, training, employment and social support.
Rural Housing Network Aims to house people and keep them housed in social housing, using both public and community housing.
St Kilda Community Housing A not-for-profit housing agency committed to providing affordable accommodation for low-income and disadvantaged single people in the St Kilda area.
StreetSmart Australia Supports and strengthens smaller, grassroots community organisations helping the homeless.
The Tenant's Union of Victoria A site for residential tenants in Victoria, Australia who require information on their legal rights and community resources.
Victorian Indigenous Statewide Homelessness Association Committed to working with their communities in obtaining their people more affordable and sustainable housing.
Yarra Community Housing Provides affordable, long term accommodation options for low income Victorians particularly single persons.
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HUMAN RIGHTS AND REFUGEES - 39 sites
A Just Australia National campaign for just policies and programs for refugees and asylum seekers.
Amnesty International - Australia An independent, politically impartial worldwide movement, Amnesty International working to promote and defend human rights around the world.
Anti-Slavery International UK based international human rights organisation working against slavery and related abuses.
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Australia's largest asylum seeker aid, health and advocacy organisation, based in Melbourne.
Australia Tibet Council An independent, non-profit organisation that campaigns for the right of the Tibetan people to decide their own future and for an end to violations of their fundamental rights and freedoms.
Australian Citizenship site An Australian Government information site.
Australian Federation of Disability Organisations Established as the primary national voice to Government to represent the interests of people with disability across Australia.
Australian Human Rights Commission Provides information on multiculturalism, racism and diversity.
Australian Human Rights Register Records individual reports and accounts of developments and violations and analyses them in the light of the human rights conventions Australia has ratified.
Australian Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission An Australian national independent statutory government body.
Australian Immigration Website An Australian Government information site
Australian Lawyers For Human Rights A network of Australian lawyers active in practising and promoting awareness of international human rights standards in Australia.
Australian Muslim Civil Rights Advocacy Network Dedicated to preventing the erosion of the civil rights of all Australians, providing a Muslim perspective in the civil rights arena.
Australian Red Cross Assists asylum seekers with health support, counselling, accommodation, material aid, education, legal referrals and social support,
Chilout Australian activist site opposed to the keeping children in detention while seeking asylum.
EarthRights International USA non-governmental, nonprofit organization that combines the power of law and the power of people in defence of human rights and the environment.
Food First Analyses the causes of global hunger, poverty and ecological degradation and developing solutions in partnership with movements working for social change.
Foundation House Provides a range of services to people from refugee backgrounds who have survived torture or war related trauma.
Freedom Now US organisation that works to free individual prisoners of conscience through focused legal, political and public relations advocacy efforts.
Free The Slaves A non-profit organisation working to end slavery worldwide.
Global Exchange USA membership-based international human rights organisation dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world.
Human Rights Watch Australian non-government organisation dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.
Julian Burnside Language, Arts, Law Information hub of Victorian lawyer. linguist and art enthusiast Julian Burnside.
NonHuman Rights Project US organisation working toward actual legal rights for members of species other than our own.
Physicians For Human Rights US based organisation that uses medical and scientific methods to investigate and expose violations of human rights worldwide.
Refugee Action Collective (Vic) Activist group aiming to end mandatory detention, close Australian detention camps, abolish temporary visas, allow refugee boats land and to fight racist scapegoating.
Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre Melbourne community legal centre specialising in all aspects of refugee and immigration law, policy and practice.
Refugee Council of Australia A non-profit peak organisation providing information on and advocacy for refugees and humanitarian entrants in Australia.
Rural Australians for Refugees An informal group of concerned citizens working on practical help and policy change for refugees.
SIEVX.com Archives primary and secondary source material related to the SIEVX Affair and Australia's People Smuggling Disruption Programme.
Soroptomist International Worldwide organisation for women in management and professions, working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women.
The Free Gaza Movement A human rights group wanting to raise international awareness about the prison like closure of the Gaza strip.
UNICEF The United Nations Children's Fund, providing long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (Australia, NZ, PNG and Sth. Pacific) Regional office of the UNHCR, a UN non-political humanitarian organisation mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action for the protection of refugees and resolution of refugee problems.
United Nations Human Rights Page The United Nations Human Rights information site.
Universal Rights Network Australian site created on the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, aimed at sharing stories and ideas on human rights.
Witness USA based organisation helping human rights defenders around the globe to use video to shine a light on those most affected by human rights violations.
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) A national voice for the needs and rights of women with disabilities.
World Organisation Against Torture The world’s largest coalition of non-governmental organisations fighting against arbitrary detention, torture, summary and extra judicial executions, forced disappearances and other forms of violence.
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IDEAS - 52 sites
Applied Imagination: Oz Ideas and Innovation A Victorian site which offers ' a place to find out about new ideas and send in your own to the Global Ideas Bank.'
Australian Progress Aims to build the advocacy capacity of Australia’s civil society organisations, to ensure community interest is strongly represented in debates about our nation’s future.
CampaignStrategy.Org UK campaign planning site with information on environment, conservation, human rights, consumer issues, politics, community concerns, health, gender, media, journalism, social marketing, communication strategies, marketing, contagion of ideas and causation of change.
Center for American Progress USA independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action.
Centre for Australian Progress A new organisation dedicated to building the advocacy capital of Australia's civil society.
Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne A forum for teaching, research and informed discussion of issues relating to policy design and evaluation, public sector economics and public sector management and change.
Challenge.gov USA site listing challenge and prize competitions, where the U.S. government seeks innovative solutions from the public.
ChangeThis USA based progressive business ideas site.
Chomsky.info Website of internationally respected public intellectual Noam Chomsky.
Citizens for Global Solutions USA member driven movement that empowers and educates people to engaged global citizens
Empathy Library A digital treasure house to share inspiring books and films to spark a global empathy revolution.
Fact Capitalism Journal devoted to analysing the impact of information and communication technologies on self, society and culture in the 21st century.
Effective Altruism A growing social movement based around the idea of using evidence and reason to work out how best to make the world a better place.
Encyclopedia of Life An online reference source and database for the 1.8 million species named and known on Earth.
Five E's Unlimited - Sustainable Development Solutions USA consulting business that claims to decode and de-mystify information needed by communities, organisations and governments with programs to achieve economic prosperity and improve social well-being compatible with natural environmental systems.
Freegan.info About sustainable living beyond capitalism. Freegans employ strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources.
Future Leaders A national Initiative about leadership and the future of Australia. It seeks to involve, inform and inspire young people.
Global Dialogue Centre USA based site providing a gathering place to think, question, explore new ideas, learn and connect with others around the world in an environment that fosters mutual respect, understanding and personal leadership.
Global Ideas Bank Aims to promote and disseminate good creative ideas to improve society and to encourage the public to generate these ideas and participate in the problem-solving process.
Green Agenda Online project stimulating public discussion, debate and understanding of critical and contemporary green politics and philosophy.
Greenviews European Green Information site sharing ideas and opinion.
Idea a day Publishes one original idea on the internet every day.
Idealist.org - Action Without Borders Connects people, organisations and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives, by finding practical solutions to social and environmental problems.
IdeaPod Site helping you connect, collect and amplify quality ideas, from anywhere.
Information for Action Site hosted by a Western Australian non profit environmental organisation that explains environmental problems and offers solutions to fix them.
Institute for America's Future A centre of nonpartisan research and education devoted to shaping a compelling progressive agenda and message.
IQ2 Australia Promotes public debate and reasoned analysis as part of live debates on provocative and newsworthy topics.
Joseph Camilleri Australian academic Joseph Camilleri’s journey in teaching, research, advocacy and public life, ranging over almost five decades.
Learning To Love You More Archived site about work made by the general public in response to assignments intended to guide people towards their own experience.
Less Wrong A community blog devoted to refining the art of human rationality.
Monbiot.com Blog of progressive thinker and journalist George Monbiot.
Online Opinion A not-for-profit e-journal that aims to provide a forum for public social and political debate about current Australian issues.
Open Democracy An online global magazine of politics and culture.
Pay It Forward Site of the Pay It Forward movement, the wonderfully simple idea that our own good fortune can be shared with others.
Per Capita An independent progressive think tank dedicated to building a new vision for Australia.
Reason in Revolt Compilation of primary source documents of Australian radicalism as a readily accessible digitised resource.
Slate Star Codex Informative eclectic US based blog hosting many ideas.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Australian mirror of this useful Stanford reference site.
RichardNeville.com Website of Australian futurist Richard Neville.
TED Ideas Worth Spreading This site makes the best talks and performances from the TED (Technology, Environment, Design) Conference available to the public for free.
The Australian Collaboration A collaboration of peak national community organisations representing social, cultural and environmental constituencies and interests.
The Conversation Australian independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.
The Human Library - Melbourne Works like a book library except that it's humans providing knowledge through one-on-one loans.
The Philosophers' Mail A new news organisation, with bureaux in London, Amsterdam and Melbourne, run and staffed entirely by philosophers.
The Progressive Mind USA site hosting a collection of articles and annotated links to sites, articles, publications and editorials expressing progressive and humanistic viewpoints.
The Rockridge Institute Archive of the USA think tank that closed in 2008, dedicated to strengthening democracy by providing intellectual support to the progressive community and by empowering people to effect positive change by reframing the public debate and facilitating consensus toward progressive policy goals.
The School of Life A cultural enterprise based in central London offering intelligent instruction on how to lead a fulfilled life.
The Simultaneous Policy An online site where you can contribute ideas as part of a political strategy to democratically drive all the world's nations to apply global solutions to global problems.
Tools Of Change Canadian site, founded on the principles of community-based social marketing, which offers tools, case studies and a planning guide for helping people take actions and adopt habits that promote health and/or are more environmentally-friendly.
Understandascope A community engagement and demonstration project aiming to assist staff and students to get involved in our ecos.
Utilitarianism Resources An extensive list of links to sites explaining and exploring utilitarianism.
Voice Yourself USA site promoting individual action to create global momentum towards simple organic living and to restore balance and harmony to our planet.
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INDIGENOUS - 18 sites
ANTaR Victoria Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (Victoria).
Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples Australian government site recording the 13 February 2008 apology by then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, to Australia's Indigenous Peoples with specific reference to the Stolen Generations.
Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation Archive re Council established in 1991 by the Australian Parliament to assist a formal reconciliation process, becoming a forerunner to Reconciliation Australia in December 2000.
Koorie Heritage Trust Aims to protect, preserve and promote the living culture of the Indigenous people of south-eastern Australia.
Mission Voices An online audio library sharing the unique culture and history of Victorian Aboriginal (Koorie) people.
Moringa Project An Australian based charitable organisation committed to developing sustainable healthcare facilities for underprivileged communities.
National Native Title Tribunal An Australian Government agency that works with people to develop an understanding of native title and reach enduring native title and related outcomes.
Opening the Doors Foundation Supports indigenous families to make choices in educational opportunities for their children, help 'open the doors' of independent educational institutions for Indigenous students and aims to be a model of self-empowerment and self-determination.
Recognise Site promoting the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia's Constitution.
Reconciliation Australia A body established to provide a continuing national focus for reconciliation following the end of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation in December 2000.
Reconciliation Victoria A non-profit community-based organisation, which is part of a movement of reconciliation organisations in each Australian state and territory.
Songlines A series of writings looking at alternative Ways to those of the modern nation state in relation to PNG.
The Black GST A call to boycott & demonstrate at the 2006 Stolenwealth Games in Melbourne, supported by a collective of Indigenous people who believe Aboriginal people were sold out by their leadership.
The Patchamama Alliance US alliance aiming to preserve the world's tropical rainforests by empowering indigenous people and to contribute to a new global vision of equity and sustainability for all.
Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages Focused on retrieving, recording and researching Aboriginal languages.
Victorian Indigenous Statewide Homelessness Association Committed to working with their communities in obtaining their people more affordable and sustainable housing.
Wall of Hands Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation indigenous literacy campaign.
You Me Unity A people's movement for the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia's Constitution.
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INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND UNIONS - 17 sites
888 -The Eight Hour Day Website celebrating the worldwide 8 hour day movement originating in Melbourne for workers to have 8 hours work, 8 hours rest and 8 hours play in a day.
Australia Asia Worker Links Works to build international solidarity links between workers as the best means to develop and strengthen workers' rights in the Asia Pacific region.
Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) Australian peak council of trades unions, representing around 1.8 million workers.
Australian Industrial Relations Commission Former Australian national tribunal dealing with employment issues, replaced by Fair Work Australia.
Centre of Full Employment and Equity - CofFEE Hosted by the University of Newcastle, this site outlines its sustainable path to full employment, which it calls the Job Guarantee program.
Evatt Foundation Australian non-profit organisation dedicated to furthering the ideals of the Australian labour movement: social justice, equality, participation and human rights.
Fair Work Australia Australian national workplace relations tribunal.
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) An International confederation of national trade union centres that links together the trade unions of their country.
International Labour Organisation (ILO) UN promoting social justice and internationally recognised human and labour rights.
International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) International Labour Organisation project working for the progressive elimination of child labour.
LaborNet Network of Australian labour organisation sites, featuring news and events.
National Union of Students (NUS) The peak body for higher education students in Australia.
OHS Reps @ Work Information, advice and support about Victorian Occupational, Health and Safety .
Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad (APHEDA) is the overseas aid agency of the Australian Council of Trade Unions.
Victorian Trades Hall Council Site of the Victorian Trades Hall Council, Australia, whose major role is the co-ordination of union activities and campaigns.
Workers Rights Consortium USA based non-profit NGO assisting in enforcing manufacturing Codes of Conduct adopted by colleges and universities.
XPDNC Claims to be 'the most extensive labour link site on the web.'
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INFORMATION - 41 sites
Alternet A syndication service and online community of the alternative press, featuring news stories from alternative news, weeklies, magazines and web publications.
Australian Bureau of Statistics Commonwealth Government official statistical information organisation.
CableSearch An attempt for an user friendly search engine of already published documents from Wikileaks.
Common Dreams US site with a mission to inform, to inspire and too ignite change for the common good, by uncovering and publishing honest independent news and information.
Disinformation USA site designed to be the search service of choice for individuals looking for information on current affairs, politics, new science and the "hidden information" that seldom seems to slip through the crack of the corporate-owned media conglomerates.
Drudge Report Aggregates headlines from a variety of news sources.
FactCheck Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases
Glenn Greenwald's blog US journalist and commentator on security and government surveillance.
Global Reporting Initiative An independent institution whose mission is to develop and disseminate globally applicable Sustainability Reporting Guidelines for voluntary use by organisations for reporting on the economic, environmental and social dimensions of their activities, products and services.
Google Scholar Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.
Greenlivingpedia A Wiki resource to share information about sustainable building, green living and other topics.
History Commons US based experiment in open-content civic journalism that allows people to investigate important issues by providing a space where people can collaborate on the documentation of past and current events at the local, regional, or global level.
Infoxchange A not-for-profit social enterprise company focusing on community development using information technology as the primary tool to create positive social change.
Institute For Global Communications Brings advanced communications technologies to grassroots organisations worldwide through global computer networks such as PeaceNet, EcoNet, WomensNet, ConflictNet, LaborNet and AntiRacismNet.
Metabunk.org Forum site dedicated to the art and pastime of honest, polite, scientific debunking.
Michael Moore Website of the USA-based film maker and activist Michael Moore.
Outlook India Indian news, current affairs and commentary site.
Powerbase An eclectic guide to networks of power, lobbying, public relations and the communications activities of governments and other interests.
Project Censored US site aiming to teach students and the public about the role of a free press in a free society.
PR Watch USA based quarterly publication of the Centre for Media & Democracy dedicated to investigative reporting on the public relations industry.
Reddit An online community information site where users vote on content.
Snopes.com Urban legends reference pages that record and interrogate many of the rumours that sound, and are often, unbelievable.
SourceWatch USA based collaborative project of the Centre for Media and Democracy to produce a directory of the people, organisations and issues shaping the public agenda.
The CIA World Factbook Providing everything a spy ever needed to know, this well researched online database provides frequently updated country based information.
The Conversation Australian independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community.
The Crisis Papers USA focussed site providing discussion about public opinion and progressive ideas.
The Smirking Chimp USA based site self described as 'News and Commentary from the vast left wing conspiracy.'
This is Really Interesting Info site to help you explore how things are getting better, how you can know more, have more control and have more wisdom.
TomPaine.commonsense USA based site for people who want to keep in touch with the progressive community but don't have time to surf dozens of sites (except this one of course!).
Truthdig US site providing insightful and accurate reporting on current subjects and issues that need to be brought to your attention.
Unileaks Higher education site promoting the ideal that the technology to share and receive information in the public interest should be held by everyone.
Ushahidi A non-profit tech company that specializes in developing free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping.
VicNet Library Catalogue Victorian State Library online directory to local and international library services.
Web Wombat Australian based friendly search engine that isn't as slow as its name might suggest.
White Pages Online Searchable online Australian residential, business and government phone directory
Wikileaks An international, online, self-described not-for-profit organisation publishing submissions of private, secret and classified media from anonymous news sources, news leaks and whistleblowers.
Wikipedia A multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project.
Wiseworld Progressive events calendar promotes Melbourne-based events for social change, personal growth and sustainability.
Yellow Pages Online Searchable online Australian business phone directory
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LAW - 59 sites
ACORN An Australian government site allowing the public to recognise, avoid and report cybercrime.
Activist Rights An online resource base for activists, organisers, lawyers and legal support teams in Victoria.
Animal Defenders Office An Australian Capital Territory non-profit community legal centre that specialises in animal law.
Animal Justice Fund Australian multi-million dollar fund promoting animal welfare through strategic litigation, public awareness, the prosecution of offences against animal and provision of rewards.
Animal Law Clinic A free legal advice service ton legal matters relating to animals, as well as advice and referrals for animal welfare groups and animal rights activists
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Australia's largest asylum seeker aid, health and advocacy organisation, based in Melbourne.
AustLII Legal Database Comprehensive searchable legal database Australasian Legal Information Institute hosted by UTS and UNSW Law Faculties.
Australian Law Reform Commission A permanent, independent federal statutory corporation, which conducts inquiries into areas of law reform at the request of the Attorney-General of Australia.
Australian Lawyers For Human Rights A network of Australian lawyers active in practicing and promoting awareness of international human rights standards in Australia.
Australian Virtual Centre For Women and the Law A community networking project of the National Women's Justice Coalition.
Australian Wild Law Alliance A new legal theory and social movement proposing we rethink our legal, political, economic  and governance systems so they support, rather than undermine, the integrity and health of the Earth.
Bottled Snail Productions Produces and supports high-quality creative and theatrical projects run by Melbourne’s legal community.
Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights (CELCOR) Papua New Guinea organisation providing legal assistance to landowners affected by large scale environmentally destructive projects and promoting community based natural resource management.
Coalition for the International Criminal Court Includes 2,500 civil society organizations in 150 different countries working in partnership to strengthen international cooperation with the ICC.
ComLaw The legal information retrieval system owned by the Australian Attorney-General's Department.
Criminal Bar Association (Victoria) The peak body for barristers in Victoria practising in the criminal law.
Environment Justice Australia Uses the law to protect our environment, and we work to change our laws to make sure they protect the right of all Australians to clean air, clean water and healthy ecosystems.

Environment Justice Australia Uses the law to protect our environment, and we work to change our laws to make sure they protect the right of all Australians to clean air, clean water and healthy ecosystems.

Equal Justice Initiative US organisation providing legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners denied fair and just treatment in the legal system.
Federation of Community Legal Centres (Victoria) The peak body for 51 Victorian community legal centres.
Fitzroy Legal Service Community legal service with a strong reputation for social justice in Fitzroy, Melbourne.
Earth Jurisprudence Recognises the Earth as the primary source of law which sets human law in a context which is wider than humanity.
Global Alliance for Rights of Nature Site promoting rights of nature, the recognition and honouring that nature has rights.
Human Rights Law Resource Centre Independent Melbourne community legal centre that aims to promote and protect human rights through the practice of law.
International Court of Justice (ICJ) The principal judicial organ of the United Nations.
Judicial College of Victoria Online guide to the law for Victorian Courts and Tribunals and those wishing to correct them, with excellent online manuals covering many areas of legal practice.
Justice Connect An independent not for profit legal referral service formed from the joining of PILCH Victoria and NSW.
Law and Justice Australian Government information site providing access to law and justice related information and services from all levels of government.
Lawyers For Animals A volunteer based organisation dedicated to improving the welfare of animals through education and law.
Lawyers For Companion Animals An Australia private law firm that provides information and advice on issues relating to companion animals and their welfare.
Lawyers For Forests An association of legal professionals promoting the conservation and better management of Australia’s remaining native forests.
Mental Health Legal Centre Free and confidential legal service to anyone who has experienced mental illness in Victoria where their legal problem relates to their mental illness.
Mental Health Tribunal An independent statutory tribunal in Victoria, Australia established under the Mental Health Act 2014.
Mercy Campaign Petition site seeking mercy for Andrew and Myuran, two young Australians, face execution in Indonesia.
National Pro Bono Resource Centre An independent organisation that supports and promotes pro bono legal services in Australia.
Pets in Peril Domestic Violence Service Provide safety and shelter for pet animals belonging to women who are escaping domestic violence in Victoria.
Places You Love Campaign against the weakening of Australian environmental law by transferring federal government approval and oversight to Australia's state and territory governments.
Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH) An independent not for profit legal referral service.
Questioning Double Jeopardy Australian site questioning the age old tradition protecting an accused person from the 'double jeopardy' of repeat prosecutions.
Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre Melbourne community legal centre specialising in all aspects of refugee and immigration law, policy and practice.
Reprieve Australia Volunteer organisation providing legal representation and humanitarian assistance to indigent defendants facing the death penalty at the hands of the state.
Rural Law Online Government sponsored site designed to give rural Victorians access to plain language information on areas of law.
Smart Justice Victorian organisation promoting a safer community through criminal justice policies that reduce crime, are based on evidence and comply with human rights.
Social Security Rights Victoria An independent community legal centre which specialises in social security (Centrelink) issues.
Tenant's Union of Victoria A site for residential tenants living in Victoria, Australia who require information on their legal rights and community resources.
The Animal Law Institute National community legal centre dedicated to protecting animals and advocating for their interests through the Australian legal systems.
The Victorian Bar An association of independent barristers based in Victoria providing legal representation and assistance to the community.
The Law Institute of Victoria Victoria's peak body for lawyers and those who work with them in the legal sector.
Victoria Legal Aid Victorian Government organisation providing legal assistance and representation.
Victorian Law Today Searchable database of all consolidated Principal Victorian Acts and Statutory Rules as in force, at a given point in time.
Victorian Law Reform Commission An independent, government-funded organisation that develops, monitors and coordinates law reform in Victoria.
Victorian Legislation Searchable government database of Victorian Bills, Acts, Statutory Rules and Principal Victorian Acts.
Victorian Sentencing Manual An extraordinarily useful online reckoner to sentencing principles used by Victorian courts in criminal proceedings.
Whistleblowers Australia Australian site for those who have exposed corruption or any form of malpractice.
Witness to Innocence US site empowering exonerated death row survivors to be the most powerful and effective voice in the struggle to end the death penalty in the United States.
Women's Legal Service Victoria Victorian not for profit organisation that has been providing free legal services to women for over 30 years.
Youth Law Victoria's first specialist young people's community legal centre.
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT - 14 sites
Association of Bayside Municipalities Comprising the 10 Councils that have coastal frontage to Port Phillip Bay, it aims to identify, resolve and advise on matters of common interest to the bayside Councils and to improve the overall management of the coastal environment.
Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) The national voice of local government, representing 673 councils across Australia.
Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA) The peak body representing the interests of women in Local Government.
CityNet A regional network of local authorities for the management of human settlements
Environs An Australian network of members  interested in promoting sustainable development through local action, primarily in the local government sector.  
European Green Cities Continuing the Sustainable Urban Housing work of the former Green City Denmark.
International Council for Local Environment Initiatives (ICLEI) International home of the international association of local governments and national and regional local government organisations that have made a commitment to sustainable development.
Municipal Association of Victoria The peak representative and lobbying body for Victoria's 79 councils.
Post Carbon Cities Resources on energy and climate change, designed specifically for people who work with and for local governments.
Regional Institute of Environmental Technology (RIET) Singapore based international network providing a forum on Asian environmental threats and opportunities, environmental research, business-led responses to Asian environmental concerns, environmental management solutions for Asia and environmental industrial partnerships.
Sustainability Street A community based training program designed to nurture sustainable living both at home and around your neighbourhood.
Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) Progressive Victorian Local Government Association.
Women's Participation in Local Government Coalition A non-party Coalition of 9 key Victorian women's, community and local government organisations working towards the equal participation of women and men in local governments in Victoria.
World Summit on Sustainable Development Archive of the site of the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development.
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MEDIA - 128 sites
  GENERAL - 6 sites
  ABC Friends Victorian branch of Friends of the ABC, representing the public's interest in its national public broadcaster, for which I was formerly President.
  Committee to Protect Journalists Independent, nonprofit USA based organisation that promotes press freedom worldwide.
  Development Media International Runs evidence-based radio, TV and mobile campaigns to change behaviours and save lives in developing countries.
  Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) USA organisation analysing media for its undeclared bias and accuracy.
  Freedom of the Press Foundation USA organisation helping support and defend public-interest journalism focused on exposing mismanagement, corruption, and law-breaking in government.
  The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcaster's Council A global network of 185 investigative journalists in more than 65 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories.
  The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists A global network of 185 investigative journalists in more than 65 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories.
   
  INTERNET BASED - 69 sites
  Art Resistance Sydney community based volunteer TV group which produces progressive and alternative programs for broadcast.
  Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Our ABC) Website of the Australian National Broadcaster, known affectionately by some as 'Our ABC'.
    ABC Big Ideas ABC screen space for intellectual, political, cultural and economic debate in Australia.
    ABC Broadband Radio ABC Radio site linking broadband editions of selected radio broadcasts.
    ABC iView ABC free internet broadcasting service that lets you watch ABC television programs on your computer.
    ABC Listen Online ABC Radio site linking streaming media editions of selected radio broadcasts.
    ABC Ramp Up ABC site for news, discussion, debate and humour for everyone in Australia's disability communities.
    The Chaser ABC spoof site maintained by some naughty young gentlemen aiming for mediocrity in a world of excellence.
    The Drum Analysis and opinion on the news of the day.
  ConsortiumNews.com USA site claiming to be the first investigative news magazine on the Internet.
  Counterpunch USA site of CounterPunch magazine.
  CredoAction USA online journal of progressive news and opinion.
  Crikey.com Australian current affairs ezine that 'lobs daily emails into subscribers' inboxes, chock full of stories about politics, business, media, sport, society, gossip and the real Australia'.
  Dissident Voice USA internet newsletter dedicated to challenging the distortions and lies of the corporate press and the privileged classes it serves.
  Dollars and Sense Publishes economic news and analysis, reports on economic justice activism, primers on economic topics and critiques of mainstream media coverage of the economy.
  EngageMedia Asia Pacific activist site providing free access to create and post information about social and environmental change.
  Eureka Street Online version of the progressive magazine.
  Fair Projects Provides not-for-profit organisations and progressive groups with professional quality services and products in media, marketing, fundraising and communications at a fair rate,
  Global Research Publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on social, economic, strategic and environmental processes.
  Green Left Weekly Online version of the progressive newspaper published by the Democratic Socialist Party
 

Green Magazine Australian magazine with inspirational stories on sustainable design featuring local and international houses, gardens and profiles.

 

Guardian Unlimited: Australia Australian page of the online version of the British 'The Guardian' newspaper

  Independent Media Centre An independent activist network aiming to facilitate the networking of solidarity between communities engaged in struggles for social, environmental and economic justice.
  Indymedia Melbourne Melbourne site of the Indymedia worldwide independent activist network aiming to facilitate the networking of solidarity between communities engaged in struggles for social, environmental and economic justice.
  Information Clearing House USA Current affairs site where the name says it all.
  Inside Story Current affairs and culture from Australia and beyond.
  In These Times USA based independent, nonprofit magazine advancing democracy and economic justice, a more humane world, and providing a forum for debate about our future.
  John Pilger.org The films and journalism of investigative journalist John Pilger.
  Left Business Observer An 8-page more-or-less monthly newsletter on economics and politics in the U.S. and the world at large.
  Media Channel USA based non-commercial and not-for-profit network of media analysis presented in the public interest.
  NewAssignment.net USA based experiment in open sourced reporting.
  Mother Jones USA based independent nonprofit whose roots lie in a commitment to social justice implemented through first rate investigative reporting.
  New Internationalist magazine on-line Online edition of New Internationalist magazine produced by the New Internationalist, an international communications co-operative.
  New Left Review UK bimonthly magazine analysing world politics and economics, state powers and protest movements, social theory, history, philosophy, cinema, literature, art and aesthetics.
  New Matilda Online Australian magazine that promotes truth in public life, independent political commentary, policy based on public good and citizen power in decision making.
  New York Times Online edition of 'The New York Times on the Web'.
  OpEd News USA non-partisan, non-profit, bottom-up, progressive / liberal news, opinion, op-ed media site, activism tool and blog community.
  Open Democracy An online global magazine of politics and culture.
  Overland The most radical of Australia’s long-standing literary/cultural magazines.
  PlugInTV.net Independent media collective producing short documentaries for Channel 31 Melbourne and the World Wide Web.
  ProPublica USA based independent, non-profit newsroom aiming to produce investigative journalism in the public interest.
  Project Censored USA site that educates students and the public about the importance of a truly free press for democratic self-government.
  Raw Story USA progressive news site that focuses on stories often ignored in the mainstream media.
  Real News Network USA television news and documentary network focused on providing independent and uncompromising journalism.
  Reporters Without Borders International NGO promoting press freedom and public interest right to know.
  Salon.com San Francisco based politics, news and opinion site covering international and domestic USA issues.
 

Sanctuary Magazine Australian magazine dedicated to sustainable house design.

  Scoop New Zealand news and current affairs, with good international links.
  Slate Daily general-interest web magazine offering analysis and commentary about politics, news and culture, owned by the Washington Post Company.
  Spin Spotter USA site where users can analyse text to judge the extent to which it contains public relations 'spin'.
  Swans Commentary USA site about thinking, questioning, observing, and providing ideas that are lacking in the mainstream media.
  The Huffington Post Website of USA based progressive thinker and author Arianna Huffington.
  The Huffington Post Australia Australian site of USA based progressive newspaper.
  The Independent (UK) Online edition of the UK Newspaper 'The Independent'.
  The Nation USA magazine aiming not to make an earnest effort to bring to the discussion of political and social questions a really critical spirit.
  The Progressive USA magazine championing peace, social and economic justice, civil rights, civil liberties, human rights, a preserved environment and a reinvigorated democracy.
  The Progressive Populist USA newspaper that believes people are more important than corporations.
  The Progressive Review USA online journal of progressive news and information.
  Think Progress USA online news site that is a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
  Toward Freedom USA online site that envisions a world ethic that honours the human spirit and the right of individuals to freedom of thought and creativity.
  Truthdig USA web magazine providing in-depth coverage of current affairs and progressive content.
  Truthout News USA site aiming to spark action by revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for transformative ideas, through in-depth investigative reporting and critical analysis.
  Vocativ USA site coupling cutting-edge technology with a take-no-prisoners attitude toward news gathering and storytelling.
  WhoWhatWhy USA based 'production shop' for ground-breaking, transformative, independent investigative journalism.
  Wikimedia Foundation Nonprofit organisation encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual, educational content.
  Wiseworld Progressive events calendar promotes Melbourne-based events for social change, personal growth and sustainability.
  Z Magazine An independent online version of the monthly print periodical on political, cultural, social and economic life in the USA.
  Z Net A site updated daily chock-a-block with articles, watch areas and sub-sites, translations, archives, links to other progressive sites, daily commentary and more.
   
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  INTERNET BASED CARTOONS - 3 sites
  Judy Horacek Australian cartoonist and writer, having worked for community groups, unions, small magazines and good causes on feminism, environment and social justice issues.
  Michael Leunig Website of cartoonist Michael Leunig, containing many graphic gems of the past.
  Nicholson Cartoons Website of newspaper cartoonist Peter Nicholson, containing many graphic gems of the past.
   
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  INTERNET BASED WEBCASTS - 1 site
  Australian Parliament Live Broadcast Webpage linking to broadcasts of Australian Parliament chambers and Committee meetings.
   
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  PAPER + MAGAZINE - 10 sites
  Arena Magazine Website of left political social and cultural commentary associated with Arena Magazine and Journal.
  Australian Options Adelaide based magazine for left discussions for social justice and political change.
  Dissent Magazine Thoughtful and critical discussion of public affairs including social and economic policy, education, politics, science and the environment, cultural matters, media and the arts.
  Meanjin Progressive literary magazine based at Melbourne University.
  New Internationalist International communications co-operative that reports on issues of world poverty and inequality.
  New Matilda Online Australian magazine that promotes truth in public life, independent political commentary, policy based on public good and citizen power in decision making.
  OnlineNewspapers.com Metasite allowing links to online newspapers all over the world.
  The Age Online edition of the Fairfax Melbourne broadsheet 'The Age'
  The Saturday Paper A new Saturday issued newspaper from the publisher of the Monthly and Quarterly Essay.
  The Monthly Australian national magazine of politics, society and the arts, first published in 2005.
   
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  PODCASTS - This medium is developing. If web addresses change, try visiting the site's homepage and navigating from there - 9 sites
  ARZone An animal rights site promoting the position that it is only by ending completely the use of other animal as things can we fulfil our moral obligations to them.
  3CR Free podcasts produced at Melbourne's activist radio station 3CR.
  Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Index of select podcasted programs.
  British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Index of select archived BBC documentaries.
  Global Dialogue Centre USA based site ideas site hosting select interviews on ideas and personal development.
  Left, Right and Center USA based weekly 30 minutes radio program debating current political issues.
  New Scientist ~20 minute programs on interesting science.
  NPR USA National Public Radio podcast directory hosting 100's of NPR programs.
  Podcastdirectory.com USA based podcast directory hosted by Penguin Radio.
   
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  RADIO - 19 sites
  3CR Community Radio Melbourne based community radio providing a voice for those denied access to the mass media.
  3KND Melbourne's indigenous radio station.
  3RRR Australia's most well known community broadcasting station, based in Melbourne.
  ABC Radio Radio broadcasts of the Australian National Broadcaster, known affectionately by some as 'Our ABC'
    774 ABC Melbourne (ABC Radio) Website of Victoria's local ABC radio station.
    AM Australia's most informative morning current affairs program.
    Background Briefing (RN) Radio National's agenda-setting current affairs radio documentary program.
    Big Ideas (RN) The best of talks, forums, debates and festivals held in Australia and around the world.
    Hindsight (RN) Australian radio program devoted exclusively to social history.
    In Bed With Philip (RN) The best Late Night Live interviews with Philip Adams from the last 20 years.
    Late Night Live (RN) Host Philip Adams and guests analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture.
    PM Covers a broad spectrum of issues relevant to all sections of Australia's geographically and culturally diverse community.
    Rear Vision (RN) Presenting contemporary events and people in their historical context.
    The National interest (RN) Archive of the excellent 1 hour program that looked at the major issues of the week.
  Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Australia's peak body for community radio and television stations.
  Freedom of Species 3CR animal advocacy program to raise the voice of the voiceless in our society.
  NPR National Public Radio (USA) A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organisation producing and distributing of non-commercial news, talk and entertainment programming.
  Radiolab A show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.
  Street Radio Australian 'street radio' broadcaster 'where everyone is equal'.
   
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  TELEVISION - 10 sites
  Art Resistance Sydney community based volunteer TV group which produces progressive and alternative programs for broadcast.
  ABC TV Television broadcasts of the Australian National Broadcaster, known affectionately by some as 'Our ABC'.
    At The Movies (ABC TV) Film critics Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton weekly plunge into the world of cinema.
    Four Corners (ABC TV) Australia's premier television current affairs program, featuring a single issue in each 45 minute program.
    Media Watch (ABC TV) Self described as Australia's leading forum for media analysis and comment.
    Q&A (ABC TV) Q&A puts punters, pollies and pundits together in the studio to thrash out the hot issues of the week.
    7:30 (Victoria) The ABC's national flagship current affairs program, with 30 minute programs each Monday to Thursday.
  C 31 Melbourne based not-for-profit television service providing locally-based entertainment, education and information.
  Open Channel An early advocate for the development of community television in Australia, now focussing on training.
  SBS Television Australia's multicultural and multilingual public broadcaster.
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MELBOURNE: WHAT'S ON? - 32 sites
888 -The Eight Hour Day Website celebrating the worldwide 8 hour day movement originating in Melbourne for workers to have 8 hours work, 8 hours rest and 8 hours play in a day.
Abbotsford Convent A former convent on 6.8 hectares near the Yarra River hosting heaps of great community and cultural activities.
CERES Environment Park A wonderful environment park in Brunswick, chock full of good things for you, others and the planet.
Collingwood Childrens Farm A not for profit community farm providing country experiences for city people, 5 kms from the centre of Melbourne.
City Gallery Presents free, quarterly exhibitions on city life, past and present in Melbourne.
City of Melbourne Arts House Supports the arts by developing new arts practices, works and audiences at its three locations at the North Melbourne Town Hall, Horti Hall and Meat Market.
EcoCity Stories Melbourne Helps people tell their own stories about how they are building a city that will thrive in the future.
Festival Of Ideas The University of Melbourne presents the Festival of Ideas biennially to engage with the wider community on issues of local, national and international importance.
Melbourne Free University Provides a platform for learning, discussion and debate which is open to everyone.
Melbourne Urban Forest City of Melbourne website about Melbourne's more than 70,000 trees. You can even email a tree!
Kino Dendy Cinema Collins Place, Collins St. Melbourne.
Lentil As Anything Pay as you feel restaurants in Abbotsford and Footscray, where customers give what they feel the food is worth.
Meetup Melbourne Melbourne site of the international Meetup free online site that allows people to meet up to do things they want to.
Melbourne For Kids An online Kids Activity Guide for parents and kids who live or intend to visit Melbourne.
Melbourne Gigs Online free guide to what's on in Melbourne, Australia in the way of live music, plays, theatre and dance.
Melbourne Now Celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex creative landscape of Melbourne.
Melbourne Protests An archive of some protests in Melbourne from September 2007 to December 2011 – plus a few special occasions since.
Midsumma Annual Melbourne festival celebrating the pride and diversity of Victoria's lesbian, gay and allied communities.
Moonlight Cinema Website of the spring and summer program of open air film showings in Melbourne's Botanical Gardens.
Melbourne City Romp Annual event described as part treasure hunt, part 'Amazing Race' and part puzzle!
Nova Cinema Lygon Plaza, 380 Lygon St Carlton.
Occupy Melbourne Blog tracking the events arising from Occupy Melbourne in October 2011 at the Melbourne City Square, Australia.
Street Change The search for Melbourne's best busker.
The Human Library - Melbourne Works like a book library except that it's humans providing knowledge through one-on-one loans.
The Wheeler Centre A new kind of cultural institution, dedicated to the discussion and practice of writing, books and ideas.
Timeout Melbourne - Gay and Lesbian Gay & lesbian events and all that's queer in Melbourne
What's On - City of Melbourne The City of Melbourne's own 'What's On' listing of good reasons to explore Melbourne.
White Knight Melbourne Melbourne's annual February night time celebration of music, art, food, theatre, sport, fashion, film, design and performance.
Wiseworld Progressive events calendar promotes Melbourne-based events for social change, personal growth and sustainability.
Yarra River Precinct Website of the Yarra River Precinct Association and Yarra Tourism Association promoting tourism activities on and near Melbourne's Yarra river.
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PEACE AND JUSTICE - 63 sites
AntiWar.com USA libertarian site arguing against wars and unnecessary US interventionist foreign policy.
Architects for Peace An Australian forum for architects, urban designers, engineers, planners, landscape architects and environmentalists, seeking urban development based on social justice, solidarity, respect and peace.
Australian Centre for Democracy and Justice A social and environmental justice organisation that aims to deepen democracy in Australia by engaging the community and creating debate.
Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching on the causes of conflict and the conditions that affect conflict resolution and peace.
Bare Witness A small group of people who decided they had to do something, anything, to show we care and are not persuaded that war is the answer, which they apparently do without clothes.
Carnegie Council USA based organisation promoting ethical leadership on issues of war, peace and global social justice.
Cluster Munition Coalition An international civil society campaign to end for all time to the suffering and casualties caused by cluster munitions.
Code Pink: Women for Peace USA based grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars and to redirect resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities.
Control Arms Website inviting you to support the establishment of an international Arms Trade Treaty.
Council for a Livable World USA non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to reducing the danger of nuclear weapons and increasing national security.
Crimes of War A collaboration of journalists, lawyers and scholars dedicated to raising public awareness of the laws of war and their application to situations of armed conflict.
Daughters for Life A foundation began by Izzeldin Abuelaish to advance the education and health of girls and women in the Middle East.
Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space USA based international network campaigning against the deployment of nuclear weapons and power in space.
Global Peace Index An index that ranks the nations of the world by their peacefulness and identifies some of the drivers of that peace.
Global Policy Forum An independent policy watchdog that monitors the work of the United Nations and scrutinizes global policy making.
International Centre for Transitional Justice NGO assisting countries pursuing accountability for past mass atrocity or human rights abuse.
Global Witness Campaigns to achieve real change by challenging established thinking on seemingly intractable global issues.
International Campaign to Ban Landmines A global network in over 100 countries that works for a world free of antipersonnel landmines, where landmine survivors can lead fulfilling lives.
International Centre for Transitional Justice NGO assisting countries pursuing accountability for past mass atrocity or human rights abuse.
Make Hummus Not War An Australian film about love, war, sex, politics … with chickpeas.
Medical Association for Prevention of War Australian affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War works for the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction and the prevention of armed conflict.
Non Lethal Weapons Campaign An informal movement encouraging the involvement of people and organisations campaigning for peace with justice for all the citizens of this planet.
No Bases Network Australian site of the International Nobases Global Network campaigning about the global proliferation of military bases.
Peace Brigades International An international NGO that has been promoting nonviolence and protecting human rights since 1981.
Peace Direct International site promoting the idea that local people have the power to find their own solutions to conflict – and to build their own better futures.
The Free Gaza Movement A human rights group wanting to raise international awareness about the prison like closure of the Gaza strip.
The Lysistrata Project Dedicated to bridging the spiritual, social activist and women's communities and through our combined economic and creative power humanizing the global agenda.
Timor Sea Justice Campaign An independent campaign of concerned individuals and non-government organisations to bring about a just and prompt resolution to the Timor Sea dispute.
Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research An independent think tank, a global network that aims to bring about peace by peaceful means.
United for Peace & Justice A coalition of more than 1300 groups in the USA who oppose their government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building.
University for Peace Headquartered in Costa Rica, the United Nations-mandated University for Peace was established in December 1980 as a Treaty organisation by the UN General Assembly.
Uppsala Conflict Database A free resource of information on armed conflicts of the world, with information on the warring parties that have been active, the negotiations that have taken place and the peace agreements that have been signed.
Victorian Peace Network Archive of the voluntary activist association that worked to bring together diverse organisations in pursuit of peace.
Vision of Humanity Groups together a number of interrelated initiatives focused on global peace.
Witness For Peace Support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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  CONSUMER CAMPAIGNS PROMOTING PEACE - 3 sites
  Consumers Against War Website of a group of young Europeans opposing the War on Iraq promoting a consumer boycott of the USA
  For Mother Earth: Boycott Bush Website of the Boycott Bush International Network, calling on consumers to use their wallets to say no to the unilateral USA policies concerning Iraq, climate change, the International Criminal Court and disarmament treaties.
  Peace Action Site providing access to research data about corporate investment in war.
 
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  PROMOTING PEACE DURING A WAR ON IRAQ - 25 sites
  3CR Community Radio Melbourne community radio providing a voice for those denied access to the mass media, particularly the working class, women, Indigenous people and many community groups.
  Adbusters A quirky site fuelled by a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age by deconstructing and altering ads.
  AlJazeerah Website of Healthier Information Centre, an independent U.S. news and research publication. It is not related to any other identity or government, nor the Saudi, UAE (Dubai) or Qatari sites with similar names.
  Australian Peace Committee An organisation aimed at promoting disarmament, human rights, justice, development and peace.
  Centre for Research on Globalization A Canadian independent non profit research and media group of writers, scholars and activists, focussing on the interrelationship between social, economic, strategic, geopolitical and environmental processes.
  Common Dreams A USA national non-profit citizens' organisation working to bring progressive Americans together to promote progressive visions for America's future.
  Democratic Underground Website protesting the illegitimate presidency of George W. Bush and providing for the exchange and dissemination of liberal and progressive ideas.
  SourceWatch (formerly Disinfopedia) USA based collaborative project of the Centre for Media and Democracy to produce a directory of people, organisations and issues shaping the public agenda.
  Environmentalists Against War A USA based network of environmental organisations and individuals that opposed the USA attack on Iraq.
  GlobalSecurity.org Self described as the most comprehensive and authoritative online trusted source of military information.
  Greenpeace War Digest Greenpeace digest of documents related to the 1991 Gulf War and war i n general.
  Indymedia Melbourne Melbourne site of the Indymedia worldwide independent activist network aiming to be a space facilitating the networking of solidarity between communities engaged in struggles for social, environmental and economic justice.
  Iraq Body Count Website providing information on the extent civilians reported killed by military intervention in Iraq.
  Iraq War Coalition Fatalities An animated chart of US and coalition military fatalities that have occurred daily since the war on Iraq began.
  Kevin Sites Weblog of Kevin Sites, a freelance solo journalist on assignment in Asia.
  Masturbate for Peace An interesting site 'using self love to end conflict!'
  Medical Association for Prevention of War The Australian affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War works for the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction and for the prevention of armed conflict.
  MoveOn.org A comprehensive activist site aiming to bring real Americans back into the political process, by helping concerned citizens to find their political voice in a system dominated by big money and big media.
  Not In Our Name (Australia) An online petition site created in response to the serious lack of attention being given by the Australian Government to the large numbers of us that disapprove of the attack on Iraq.
  SIEVX.com An Australian site archiving primary and secondary source material related to the SIEVX Affair and Australia's People Smuggling Disruption Programme.
  The Lysistrata Project Dedicated to bridging the spiritual, social activist and women's communities and through our combined economic and creative power humanizing the global agenda.
  United for Peace & Justice A coalition of more than 1300 groups in the USA who oppose their government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building.
  Victorian Peace Network Archive of the voluntary activist association that worked to bring together diverse organisations in pursuit of peace.
  What Really Happened USA site providing alternative versions of the truth provided to us from other information sources.
  Where is Raed? Weblog of a person called Raed, providing on the ground reports from Iraq since the beginning of the invasion of Iraq.
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POLITICS - 26 sites
Accountability Round Table Dedicated to improving standards of accountability, probity, transparency and democratic practice in all governments and parliaments in Australia.
Anarchist Media Website of the Anarchist Media Institute based in Melbourne Australia.
Australian Republican Movement (ARM) Australian organisation working towards an Australian republic, with an Australian as our Head of State.
Australia's National Forum Website of the National Forum, a not-for-profit company promoting democratic uses of the internet in Australia.
Chifley Centre The Australian Labor Party’s official think tank.
CPD Centre for Policy Development A public interest think tank dedicated to seeking out creative, viable ideas and innovative research to inject into Australia’s policy debates.
Commonweal Institute USA not for profit organisation aiming to improve the co-ordination and effectiveness of progressive organisations.
Democratic Socialist Perspective Formerly the Democratic Socialist Party, the DSP stands for socialism, fundamental change in this rotten capitalist system and a socialism organised on democratic lines, where people are able to take control of their own lives.
Denis Evans Site of the elusive and uncompromisingly left leaning Melbournian bagman
eDemocracy A clearing house for information about Australian eDemocracy.
FactCheck.org US fact checking site that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.
FightdemBack Anti-race hate blog focussing on Australia and New Zealand.
Freegan.info About sustainable living beyond capitalism. Freegans employ strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources.
Get Fact Crikey Crikey fact checking site.
GetUp! Action For Australia A new political movement to build a more progressive Australia, bringing together like-minded people who want to bring participation back into our democracy, using online tools to act on the most important issues facing the country.
Open Australia A non-partisan site run by volunteers, which aims to make it easy for people to keep tabs on their representatives in Parliament.
PetitionOnline An online petition and information site published by the National Forum, a not-for-profit company promoting democratic uses of the Internet in Australia.
Political Compass Interesting online questionnaire that uses your views to place you on a political spectrum.
Politifact Australia Aims to keep Australian politics honest by fact checking the accuracy of claims by elected officials and other influential people in the Australian political debate.
Socialist Party of Australia Website of the Socialist Party Australia.
The Conversation Election FactCheck An independent, non-partisan service that will test the truthfulness of political statement during Australia's federal election campaign.
The Deep Democracy Institute USA based institute aiming to redesign democratic institutions and to improve democratic decision making.
The Huffington Post Website of USA based progressive thinker and author Arianna Huffington.
The Huffington Post Australia Australian site of USA based progressive newspaper.
The Simultaneous Policy Online site where you can contribute ideas as part of a political strategy to democratically drive all the world's nations to apply global solutions to global problems.
World Socialist Website Site of the International Committee of the Fourth International, providing analysis of major world events, comments on political, cultural, historical and philosophical issues and documents and studies from the heritage of the socialist movement.
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PRIVACY - 11 sites
Australian Privacy Foundation Dedicated to protecting the privacy rights of Australians.
Cryptocat An open source installable program aiming to enable people to talk on the Internet without being subjected to surveillance.
Do Not Call Register Australian government site allowing you to register to make unwanted marketing phone calls to your numbers illegal.
DuckDuckGo A search engine that doesn't track you.
Electronic Frontiers Australia A non-profit national organisation representing Internet users concerned with on-line freedoms and rights.
Electronic Privacy Information Centre USA public interest research centre focussing on emerging civil liberties and privacy issues.
Let's Encrypt A free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the Internet Security Research Group.
Office Of The Australian Information Commissioner Australian Government information site that promotes an Australian culture that respects privacy.
Off The Record Messenger Allows you to have private conversations over instant messaging.
Pretty Good Privacy A data encryption and decryption computer program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication.
Tactical Technology Collective A n organisation dedicated to the use of information in activism.
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RURAL ISSUES - 16 sites
Aussie Farmers Direct Independently owned home delivery food business that sources fresh 100% Australian owned, grown and produced food.
Australian Community Foods Info site for people interested in healthy local foods run by a small non-profit corporation dedicated to developing, implementing and promoting appropriate web-based technologies to support local food networks.
Compassion in World Farming UK organisation campaign peacefully to end all cruel factory farming practices.
Farmer Power Victorian organisation created for like minded Dairy Farmers in Australia who want a fairer price for their milk.
Help Exchange Lists host organic and non-organic farms, home stays, ranches, lodges, B&B, inns, backpacker hostels and boats inviting volunteer helpers short-term stays in exchange for food and accommodation.
Lifeblood Alliance Alliance of groups and community members concerned that Australia’s lifeblood, the Murray-Darling Basin, is severely degraded by decades of over-use of water.
Make It Possible Imagine a world without factory farming, with the help of Animals Australia excellent campaign.
Network of Concerned Farmers Australia wide network of conventional and organic farmers concerned about the economic, environmental and social impacts of genetically modified crops.
Organic Growers of Australia An Australian national organic body providing certification for farmers and processors.
Rural Health Government info site about  health issues facing Australians living in rural and remote areas.
Rural Housing Network Aims to house people and keep them housed in social housing, using both public and community housing.
Rural Law Online Government sponsored site designed to give rural Victorians access to plain language information on areas of law.
Rural Vegans Australian site supporting rural vegans.
Store Wars Fantastic organic farming cartoon spoof on the Empire's takeover of our shops and markets. Join the Organic Rebellion and help Obi Wan Cannoli rescue Princess Lettuce!!
Willing Workers on Organic Farms Australia (WOOFA) A scheme allowing people to volunteer on organic farms in exchange for board.
Young Australian Rural Network (YARN) Australian Government interactive site designed for young people in rural industries.
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SOCIAL - 128 sites
3000 acres Melbourne site connecting people to land, resources and each other, aiming to unlock underutilised land by bringing urban farming to sites awaiting development and activate our rooftops.
Abbotsford Convent A former convent on 6.8 hectares near the Yarra River, Melbourne, hosting heaps of great community and cultural activities.
AccessAid International International non-profit NGO committed to mitigating the burden of poverty and poor access to quality health care in regions where health systems have collapsed.
All Of Us Australian site hosting Michael Lawrence's photographs of at least one person from every nationality who now calls Australia home.
Also Victoria's largest gay and lesbian community organisation.
Americans for Responsible Solutions US anti gun madness site.
Amnesty International - Australia Independent, politically impartial worldwide movement, working to promote and defend human rights around the world.
Animals Australia Australian arm of the Australian and New Zealand Federation of Animals Societies, uniting those who believe animals suffering is unnecessary and unjustified.
Anxiety Culture Self described as a web magazine with a wealth of ideas and gimmicks for navigating the crazy, paranoid, work obsessed, media-crapulent times we live in.
Apple Users Society of Melbourne (AUSOM) Australia's largest Macintosh Computer User's Group
Australian Community Foundation The first independent community foundation in Australia, offering individuals, families, groups, corporations and charitable organisations an easier more satisfying way of giving something of real value back to the community they care about.
Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) Peak council of the community services and welfare sector, providing a national voice for the needs of people affected by poverty and inequality.
Australian Federation of Disability Organisations Established as the primary national voice to Government to represent the interests of people with disability across Australia.
Australian Progress Aims to build the advocacy capacity of Australia’s civil society organisations, to ensure community interest is strongly represented in debates about our nation’s future.
Bikes4Life Australian network dedicated to supporting marginalized and neglected individuals and communities by providing recycled bicycles.
Broken Rights Australia Researches and reports on the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
Brotherhood of St Laurence Independent organisation with strong Anglican and community links, fighting for an Australia free of poverty.
BurgerOff Community group based in Tecoma, Victoria - part of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges - opposed to the planned McDonalds store.
Cambodian Children's Fund Provides life changing education, nourishment and healing to vulnerable children from Cambodia’s most destitute communities.
Catholic Commission for Justice, Development and Peace Social justice agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne aiming to educate and give leadership to the Catholic and wider community in the gospel message of justice and in the social teachings of the Church.
Civil Liberties Australia Australian association helping us to stand up for our rights.
Civil Rights Network (Australia) Aims to bring the increasing erosion of civil liberties in the ‘War on Terror’ to the attention of the Australian public.
Control Arms International site promoting gun control.
Cow Bank You can sponsor a cow to help a Cambodian family.
Cultivating Community Melbourne community organisation working with diverse communities to create fair, secure and resilient food systems.
Criminal Bar Association (Victoria) The peak body for barristers in Victoria practising in the criminal law.
Demos UK site describing itself as the think tank for everyday democracy
Dispatches From The Vanishing World  A blog dedicated to documenting and preserving the diversity of life.
Democracy Now  A national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 350 stations in North America.
Do Something Near You Encourages and assists the public and business community to invest their time and resources in local not-for-profit organisations.
Earth Sharing Influenced by the philosophy of Henry George, aims to bring back the once popular and attainable theory that we can have equality of opportunity.
Endangered Languages An online resource to record, access and share samples of and research on endangered languages.
FACTNet Global network of former cult members and professionals who assist victims of cults, mind control, psychological coercion and fundamentalism.
Fairwear Australian organisation working to eliminate the exploitation of homeworkers (outworkers) in the Australian clothing industry.
Fareshare Gives away healthy, nutritious meals to the hungry and the homeless in Victoria, using food donated by businesses.
Feed Melbourne Appeal Annual appeal donating to Melbourne charities providing food to homeless people.
Fistula Foundation Supports the extraordinary work to treat this obstetric injury that ruins the lives of young women.
Focus On The Global South Challenges neoliberalism, militarism and corporate-driven globalisation while strengthening just and equitable alternatives.
Food Know How Melbourne food waste reduction program.
Food Not Bombs Melbourne site designed to help the community connect with the global Food Not Bombs movement.
Friends of the Congo USA NGO working with Congolese to bring about peaceful and lasting change in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Friends Vision Non-religious, non-profit association formed by people from all over the world to volunteer at a children’s orphanage in Kenya.
Global Citizens Network Committed to peace, justice, tolerance, cross-cultural understanding and global cooperation, the preservation of indigenous cultures, traditions and ecologies and the enhancement of quality of life.
Global Issues Independently authored site that looks into global issues and how most issues are inter-related.
Global Rich List A simple site allowing you to enter your salary to see how your income compares to others on the planet.
Global Witness Campaigns to achieve real change by challenging established thinking on seemingly intractable global issues.
Green Collect Delivers innovative environmental services that promote recycling and waste minimisation and offers work and training to people experiencing barriers to employment.
Gun Control Australia Voluntary non-profit organisation committed to raising awareness about the gun problem, the gun lobby and issues associated with gun control in Australia.
Honest History Promotes a balanced consideration of Australian history.
Hot Potato Australian commercial swap, buy and sharing site.
Humans Of New York A site hosting photos and stories of people in New York.
I'll Ride With You Australian site promoting sharing transport with those likely to face discrimination.
Inside Story Current affairs and culture from Australia and beyond.
International Forum on Globalization North-South research and educational institution providing analysis and critiques on the cultural, social, political and environmental impacts of economic globalisation.
International Committee of the Red Cross Independent, neutral organisation ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence.
International Planned Parenthood Federation A global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.
International Social Service Australia Not-for-profit organisation helping to provide intercountry social work and legal services, delivered across international borders.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation UK organisation wanting lasting change for people and places in poverty, communities where everyone can thrive and a more equal society.
Kids Helpline Australia's only national 24/7 telephone and online counselling and support service for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.
Kids Under Cover Australian organisation that supports vulnerable young people between 12 and 25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Labour Behind The Label UK based campaign that works to improve conditions and empower workers in the global garment industry.
Landshare (Australia) Australian site that links vegetable growers with people with land with people with land to share.
Liberty Victoria An independent non government organisation committed to the defence and extension of human rights and civil liberties.
Lifeline Australia Australian organisation providing 24-hour telephone counselling with the national accessible number 13 11 14 for the cost of a local call.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns US site backed by Americans Mayors promoting more sane gun ownership.
The Meatrix 2.5 The Revolt Continues with another fantastic animal rights cartoon spoof featuring Moopheus. Visit the Meatrix interactive site with half a soy drink and a tiny tofu in hand.
The South Centre Intergovernmental organisation of developing countries helping them to combine their efforts and expertise to promote their common interests internationally.
Third World Network Independent non-profit international network of organisations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, developing countries and North-South affairs.
Tikkun A Jewish interfaith current affairs, news and ideas site, calling for social justice and political freedom.
Transplant Australia Australian site encouraging organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
Truefood Network Community of everyday Australians, chefs, food experts and community groups uniting to protect our food from genetic engineering.
United Nations Association of Australia National non-profit organisation dedicated to informing the community about the work of the UN and to advancing its goals.
Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) Victorian progressive NGO advocating for the community sector and providing a collective voice for change.
War On Want UK based campaign that fights poverty in developing countries in partnership and solidarity with people affected by globalisation.
Who Gives A Crap 100% post consumer waste toilet paper company donating 50% of profits to building toilets for those without.
World Policy Institute An interdependent world and gives voice to compelling new global perspectives and innovative policy solutions.
World Summit on Sustainable Development Archive of the site of the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development.
Melbourne Library Service The Melbourne Library Service provides online catalogue links and research information.
Youth Hostels Association Australian Website of the Australian branch in the international Youth Hostels Association.
Youth Without Borders Empowers youth to work together for positive change within their communities.
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URBAN ISSUES - 6 sites
Australian Institute of Urban Studies (AIUS) An independent not-for-profit organisation concerned with all aspects of urban affairs.
DIYCity An international site where people think about, talk about and ultimately build tools for making their cities work better with web technologies.
Living Streets UK site championing streets and public spaces for people on foot.
Metropolitan Transport Forum An advocacy group comprising members from Melbourne metropolitan local government, transport companies and participants from the Victorian Government and environment groups.
Planning for Animals Offers urban planning advice and advocacy for development proposals and policies that will affect Australian wildlife and domestic, farmed and introduced animals.
Save Our Suburbs (SOS Victoria) A Melbourne community organisation that campaigns on the impact of development and urban planning in Victoria.
 
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YOUTH - 16 sites
Australian Youth Climate Coalition Inspires, educate, empowers and mobilises young Australians to take action on climate change.
Chilout Australian activist site opposed to the keeping children in detention while seeking asylum.
Foundation for Young Australians A national, non-profit organisation that creates change with generations of young Australians.
Gizoogle A hip hatch fo search'n d' Intern't. Very amuzin' and a good chuckle for the linguistically laconic.
International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) International Labour Organisation project working for the progressive elimination of child labour.
Kids Helpline Australia's only national 24/7 telephone and online counselling and support service for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.
Minus 18 Australia's largest youth led organisation for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans youth.
ReachOut Australian organisation that works with young people and experts to deliver mental health services online.
Safe Schools Hub Australian government site providing materials to help people be and feel safer at school.
The Centre for Commercial Free Public Education USA non-profit organisation that addresses the issue of commercialism in public schools.
Vibewire.net An online community created by young people for young people.
Young Australian Rural Network (YARN) Australian Government interactive site designed for young people in rural industries.
Youth Central Victorian Government site for young people aged 12-25 offering information and advice on jobs, study, travel, money and local events.
Youth Law Victoria's first specialist young people's community legal centre.
Youth News Not-for-profit social enterprise company focusing on community development using information technology to create positive social change.
Youth Without Borders Empowers youth to work together for positive change within their communities.
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MISCELLANEOUS - 6 sites
Baby Name Wizard Type in a name to see how popular it has been over the last century.
BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) Free software for volunteer computing, allowing you to contribute your computer's spare time to common good projects.
Do Not Call Register (Australia) Australian Government program to stop unwanted marketing calls to your telephone.
Galaxy Explorer Online citizen science project undertaken by ABC Science with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, WA.
Not Good Enough Scrutinises and publicises corporate behaviour - good and bad, by regularly publishing the Top Gripes, They're Talking, Shame File, Winners Board and Compliments HQ lists of case studies of companies.
Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Uses internet connected computers to search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Participate by running a free program that analyses radio telescope data.
 
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Cool Green Tip Of The Week -

23 April 2017: Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918 -1956.

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