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  2. The Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Awards is an opportunity to recognise, thank and celebrate the significant contribution of Victoria’s volunteers.

    Established in 2013, the awards recognise people who give freely of their time to enhance the lives of Victorians. In addition to recognition, winners of the awards will receive a donation for their chosen charity.

    WELL, WE CAN’T LEAVE THE PREMIER HANGING!

    So we nominated all our volunteers…

    The Premier is calling for nominations of outstanding volunteer achievements and contributions to Victorian not-for-profit, community and voluntary organisations or projects.”

    Describing what you do…

    And all you are achieving…

    And the hours you’ve put in…

    And the hours you’ve put in…

    And all the reasons WE ARE UNION Volunteers are such awesome people…

    But it is the PREMIER’s Volunteer Prize, so we couldn’t help having a bit of a dig… 

    We’ll see how that goes…

     

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  5. mordecaimakara:

    iloverennerhawkeye:

    chainofaffection:

    beyoncesugarbaby:

    licquoricebitch:

    chainofaffection:

    Have you ever come across a homeless individual and felt totally uncomfortable?
    You see them and you know they are in need, but you are not sure what to do. You know that handing them money is not the best thing. But, you also see that they clearly have some needs. Their lips are chapped. They are hungry. They are thirsty. They are asking for help.
    How can you help?
    Here is a simple idea - blessing bags.

    This was such an easy project. We are now going to keep a few “Blessing Bags” in our car so that when we do happen to see someone on the streets who is homeless, we can hand them a Blessing Bag. I first learned of these bags from my friend, Julie. I am using the picture of her bags (see above) because the ones we took were taken in horrible lighting and turned out really grainy and hard to see what is inside of them.

    If you’d like to make your own Blessing Bags, this is what you would need:
    Gallon size Ziplock bags
    items to go in the bags, such as:
    chap stick
    packages of tissues
    toothbrush and toothpaste
    comb
    soap
    trail mix
    granola bars
    crackers
    pack of gum
    band aids
    mouthwash
    coins (could be used to make a phone call, or purchase a food item)
    hand wipes
    you could also put in a warm pair of socks, and maybe a Starbucks gift card
    Assemble all the items in the bags, and maybe throw in a note of encouragement. Seal the bags and stow in your car for a moment of providence.
    This would be a great activity to do with some other families. Each family could bring one of the items going into the bags (ex: toothbrushes). Set up all the items around a table and walk around it with the ziplocks and fill the bags.

    oh man i wanna do this

    mee tooo. im bout to go to the dollar tree and rack up or a wholesale store.

    All these reblogs make me so happy to see. So many amazing people on tumblr

    random acts if kindness

    please include a couple pairs of socks actually! Socks are among the most highly desired clothing item for homeless individuals

    (Source: yourpersonalcheerleader, via questionall)

     

  6. theabbottchronicles:

    Tony Abbott sits up in bed suddenly, panting and covered in sweat. White as a sheet, he shakes his wife awake.

    "Mildred," He says in a hushed voice quavering with terror, thinking so little of women that he still hasn’t bothered to remember his wife’s name, "I had the dream again."

    "The one where the immigrant couple moves in next door?" She sits up and yawns.

    "It was worse this time." His eyes are wide with terror. "This time they were immigrant lesbians.”

    "And…and…they were greens.” 

     
  7. satdjehuti:

    The guy on the right has captured the Australian national expression when the topic of Tony Abbott comes up. 

    Pretty much, yeah. 

    (via theabbottchronicles)

     

  8. 2013 Australian Elections

    1. Tony Abbott: What the housewives of australia need to understand - as they do the ironing - is that if they get it done commercially, it's going to go up in price
    2. Tony Abbott: I think it would be folly to expect that women will ever dominate or even approach equal representation in a large number of areas simply because their aptitudes, abilities and interests are different for physiological reasons
    3. Tony Abbott: Jesus didn't say yes to everyone, jesus knew there was a place for everything and it's not necessarily everyone's (asylum seekers and refugees) place to come to Australia
    4. Tony Abbott: Same sex marriage? i'm not someone who wants to see radical change based on the fashion of the moment
    5. Tony Abbott: I won't be rushing out to get my daughters vaccinated against cervical cancer
    6. Tony Abbott: If we're honest, most of us would accept that a bad boss is a little bit like a bad father or a bad husband: not withstanding his or her faults you'll find that he tends to do more good than harm. He might be a bad boss, but at least he's employing someone while he is in fact a boss
    7. Tony Abbott: Abortion is the easy way out. It's hardly surprising that people should choose the most convenient exist from awkward situations
    8. Tony Abbott: There may not be a great job for indigenous people, but whatever it is they just have to do it - and if it's picking up rubbish around the community, it just has to be done
    9. Australians: Let's make him prime minister
     
  9. Bring the kids and the whole family to the #OurCommunityCounts rally on this Sunday July 6th at 1pm at the Queen Victoria Gardens!

    There’ll be a face painting and colouring-in station and glitter! Peppa Pig will be there too, because she wants to Save the ABC! 

    Here’s the Facebook event! Here’s the website to pledge your support!

     
  10. ourtimeorg:

    At least it should be…