Council for Single Mothers and their Children
The Council of Single Mothers and their Children (CSMC) is a proven organisation looking to revitalise the way they work to build people power and advocate for single mothers. The CSMC advocate for the rights of single mothers, and offer direct support on issues including financial security, affordable housing, mental health and wellbeing, flexible work and legal protection.
Lee Strike, Cat Nadel and Alex Fuller
YOUNG are building the power of young people to win campaigns for a fairer future. They're independent and led by young people, campaigning across multiple intersecting issues for young people and building grassroots power. It's their vision to connect more young people to the democratic process - in the next year they'll mobilise 100,000 campaigners, training 1,000 leaders and give voice to 200 media spokespeople.
Digital Rights Watch
Formed in 2016, Digital Rights Watch exists to strategically defend Australians' privacy and human rights in the digital era. Advocating for a free and open internet, DWR are working to end government surveillance, introduce copyright reforms and social media platform responsibility. They run campaigns, produce robust policy, provide media commentary and host events that build support for a framework to protect human rights online.
Unharm + Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Nevena Spirovska, Ash Blackwell, Will Tregoning, Nick Kent and Gulliver McLean
Unharm, with the support of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, are mobilising people who use drugs, alongside the health, legal and academic sectors to end the punishment and stigma that surrounds drug use. It's their vision to shift the way we think about drugs and create a community that values the health, safety and freedom of everyone.
Too much added sugar not only increases our risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, it impacts our sleep, reduces the ability of our brain to focus and can impact the behaviour of our kids. Sugar by Half are working to cut our added sugar intake in half by campaigning for improved labelling, reformulation of foods containing sugar, restrictions on junk food marketing and a levy on sugary drinks.