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We see the world beyond the CBD ‘bubble’ and stay connected to the communities around us. We are also the first law firm to partner with GoodCompany – Australia’s largest unified workplace giving platform.

Diving In For Mental Wellness

In September we took a deep “Dive In” to mental health and wellbeing, co-sponsoring an Australian session of the insurance industry’s 2018 international diversity and inclusion festival.  A highly engaged audience at the Perth breakfast event heard that mental illness is widespread and can be more serious than physical ill-health.  Speakers explained that key responses include simply lending an ear to someone affected, without judgment or providing solutions – and reminding them that professional support is always available.

Showing our [true] footy colours and raising dollars for the Fight Cancer Foundation!

GC staff in all five offices jumped at the chance to show their [true] footy colours and help raise dollars for the Fight Cancer Foundation!  The September ‘Footy Colours Day’ campaign supports kids living with cancer and every dollar raised supports the Foundation’s education programs to help kids with cancer continue with their education during treatment and recovery.

Cooking for a cause at Ronald McDonald House!

Our Adelaide team spent a few fun hours chopping, mixing, blending and baking in the RMH kitchen, making up batches of single-serve ‘emergency’ meals to freeze and have on standby for resident families.

Amazing Grace

How does a child without their Dad cope on Father’s Day?  Watch Grace’s story as she takes you through her experience of Father’s Day in this heartwarming video.  GC is pleased to sponsor the production of this episode of the Amazing Grace web series.  We hope viewers will explore the videos and gain some insights and inspiration from Grace’s quirky and upbeat take on life.

 

It’s good to be in GoodCompany!

We’re thrilled to be in such good company, among Australia’s ‘Top 30’ supporters of this fantastic giving program – including some of Australia’s corporate giants.  We look forward to continually expanding our giving and volunteering efforts throughout 2018 and beyond.

Australia’s best workplaces to give back – Human Resources Director 18 July 2018

Major insurer among Australia’s most charitable – Insurance Business 19 July 2018

RUOK?

Helping to spread the word about RUOK? with their Ambassador Kate Taylor explaining how staying connected promotes mental wellbeing. 

Walk for Justice 2018

The GC team up and out on a brisk Adelaide morning for the annual 5 km JusticeNet SA Walk For Justice – now in its 10th year of fundraising and supporting wider access to justice.

 

Mater Chicks in Pink Fun Run 2018

Our Brisbane team went ‘pink’, joining thousands of fun runners in the 2018 ‘Mater Chicks in Pink’ breast cancer fundraiser event.

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Giving instead of gifting

This year, instead of sending out cards and gifts, we’re helping to upgrade accommodation at Ronald McDonald House in Adelaide for families with seriously ill children.  The adopt-a-room program has been set up to modernise and upgrade a room so it is more welcoming and comfortable for families who have to travel long distances for their child’s medical care.

Ronald McDonald House facilities around Australia help hundreds of families in need every year, offering a “lifeline” to provide a sense of community and help ease the pressures and concerns surrounding the care of sick children a long way from home.

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Christmas in a Bag – Helping the Wesley Mission Queensland Red Bag Appeal 2017

We’ve been busy in Brisbane filling bags with lots of Christmas goodies for Wesley Mission’s 2017 Red Bag Appeal – joining dozens of businesses who have also taken up the annual Red Bag challenge this year.  With so many families experiencing poverty, the initiative “will bring hope, comfort and joy to thousands of Queensland families in need this Christmas” by distributing thousands of bags filled with non-perishable food items and Christmas groceries around Queensland.

2018