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Fighting Crime with Empathy: COREY ALLEN

After a career in tactical units and high-volume arrest-oriented policing roles, Corey Allen redefined himself and his role by focusing on empathy, vulnerable persons and building his team’s personal values. His own journey from homelessness to Officer in Charge of one of Australia’s largest police stations has been marked by innovation and creativity in policing and crime prevention. Showing sustained commitment to social justice and improving the situation of vulnerable people in his division, Corey saw results in the form of unheralded crime reductions. A finalist in the “local hero” category of the Australian of the Year awards, recipient...

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How To Save a Life: LEE CROCKFORD

Lee Crockford is passionate about mental health, social change, the arts, education and innovation. He is both the CEO of Spur Projects – a NFP working in the area of men’s mental health and suicide prevention – and Assemblus – a NFP working to amplify sustainable social impact within organisations. Lee is an alumnus of IYF’s Global Laureate Fellowship, FYA’s Young Social Pioneer and The Do School’s Global Changemaker programs. He is the recipient of the Australasian Men’s Health Forum’s Youth Contribution Award and was recently named as one of The Cusp’s young people on the cusp of greatness....

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Abortion Isn’t On Any Woman’s Bucket List: AMANDA BRADLEY

Amanda Bradley has worked in leadership roles in the not-for-profit and public health sectors for over ten years. She is continually motivated to find solutions that create success for all stakeholders and is always up for complex situations and addressing wicked problems. We live in complicated times. Not-for-profits are being squeezed to deliver more for less. Amanda believes we have to be able to respond with innovative approaches that enable us to do this – it is essential to be able to describe the successes we have in ways that are meaningful. She says we need to collaborate and...

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The Internet of Things: JORDAN DUFFY

Jordan Duffy is a serial entrepreneur, technology innovation expert and, at the age of 21, co-owns Buckham & Duffy, an innovation and rapid development firm with 18 employees. Jordan’s passion for technology and business started at home assembling computers, and his entrepreneurial journey started at age 14 with business partner Alex Buckham. Alex and Jordan have been growing businesses for eight years. Business aside, Jordan is an avid self-educator and driven change maker. He has seen 15 countries, battled cancer and chronic pain, and played drums on the Great Wall of China in the 2008 Olympic Orchestra. JORDAN...

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Dreams Only Work If You Do: SAHARA BECK

With no big name producers or over the top stylists, Sahara Beck is an independent artist in the truest sense of the word. Raised in the laid back surrounds of the Sunshine Coast, she has always had a decidedly single- minded focus. At 14 she wrote and recorded her debut album before moving to Brisbane on her own to finish school and immerse herself in the city’s collaborative music community. It is that energy that she has poured into the production of her new album, ‘Panacea’ – out May 2016. Built around a week long session at the legendary...

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