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15 October 2017
Australians urged to help tackle poverty through education
The Smith Family is calling on the community to support the education of disadvantaged children this Anti-Poverty Week (15-21 October).
More than 1.1 million chil...
21 August 2017
Dr Lisa O’Brien: My Commitment to Reconciliation
Today, as The Smith Family launches our 2017–20 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), ...
02 June 2017
Sponsorship has helped Zahra thrive in her education and achieve her dreams
At 18 years old, Zahra is studying Biomedical Engineering at university with sponsorship support through The Smith Family, and has been accepted into...
14 March 2017
Parents need to get involved to improve a child's educational outcomes
With students having gone back to school across the country for another year, it’s a timely reminder that a child’s education is about more than what happens in the ...
09 December 2016
Opinion: The latest trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
Do you remember being at school and feeling overwhelmed by maths? You are not alone. Many adults and children in Australia struggle with numeracy, and yet this skill is increasi...
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04 September 2017
Leading businesses help tackle Australia's numeracy challenge
As business and charities increasingly seek innovative ways to work together in tackling our nation’s social challenges, employees at some of Australia’s biggest com...
25 August 2017
National women's group set to gather in Tamworth
More than 500 women – representing almost every state of Australia – will meet in Tamworth from Friday 15 September to Sunday 17 September for the VIEW Clubs of Aust...
20 June 2017
Joint Statement: The Business Council of Australia and The Smith Family
The Business Council of Australia and The Smith Family:
15 June 2017
Supporting more young people to complete Year 12 will save billions
The Counting the Costs of Lost Opportunity in Australian Education report released today by the Mitchell Institute, reveals the billions of dollars of costs to the nation result...
29 May 2017
Landmark conference to explore parents’ impact on children’s education
Leading minds from across the world will gather in Melbourne next week to shine a light on how parents can best engage with their children’s learning.
From 6-8 June...
15 May 2017
Australia's education gap: Poverty holding back our most disadvantaged kids
The Smith Family launches Winter Appeal to raise $4.1m for children in need
A staggering number of Australian children are growing up in poverty...
19 April 2017
New cadetship program to open doors for disadvantaged students
The Business Council and The Smith Family have joined forces on a new program to give young Australians from disadvantaged backgrounds the best chance to kickstart their careers...
29 March 2017
HRH Princess Haya visits The Smith Family during Australian tour
This week, The Smith Family had the honour of hosting Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, daughter of the late King Hussein of Jo...
16 March 2017
Milestone achievements for students in disadvantaged communities
Students from some of Australia’s most disadvantaged communities will celebrate milestone educational achievements this month, at a special ...
09 March 2017
Australian industry leaders take on 100km Challenge to raise $750,000 for children in need
Executives from some of Australia’s top companies are taking on this year’s Smith Family Challenge to help provide educational support for nearly 1,000 disadvantaged...
06 March 2017
24,000 disadvantaged students to benefit from new funding to support their education
The Australian government’s commitment of $48 million over four years to The Smith Family’s flagship educational support program is an investment in the future of th...
16 January 2017
Poor Australian children need sponsors to invest in their education
Thousands of children will start the school year without education essentials as disadvantaged families struggle with the basic costs of their child’s public schooling, ac...
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