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  • The Lucky Country Conference: Julia Gillard, Michael Kirby, Hugh Mackay and Jane Caro are headlining the two-day Communities in Control Conference, to be held in Melbourne on May 26 and 27. This year's program is jam-packed with Australia's greatest thinkers and doers. Book Now!
  • Show Me the Money: Income generating strategies through social enteprise and crowdfunding will be the focus of a skills day to be held in Melbourne on May 25 (the day before Communities in Control). This looks likely to book out early. Book Now!
  • Pulse Poll: Are you affected by, or concerned about being affected by, Federal Government funding cuts? Find out more
  • Knowledge, Connections, Credentials: The Institute of Community Directors Australia is THE network for not-for-profit board members and senior staff. Find out more ...
  • How can we help? Download our poster or our New Member Welcome Kit (PDF 1mb) to find out how Our Community can help your community group.
  • What's happening? If you want to be in the know, you need to get Our Community Matters - read the latest edition here.
  • Community Sector Training: Find out what's coming up here.
  • Need funds? Check out the Funding Centre - grants, fundraising info and funding tools.
  • Grantmakers: Check out the new Australian Institute of Grants Management brochure. It tells you everything you need to know about the AIGM's work, values and aims. Download it Here.
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  • Revolutionising Grants: SmartyGrants, Our Community's new online grants management system, is now rolling out to grantmakers across the country. Find out more .

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Julia Gillard at the Communities in Control Conference

Come see The Hon Julia Gillard present the Joan Kirner Social Justice Oration at the Communities in Control Conference.

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