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The Benevolent Society, operating since 1813, provides integrated support services to children, young people and families, older Australians, people with disability and carers. It has more than 1,000 people-first practitioners working to help people live their life, their way. As one of Australia’s first charitable organisations, The Benevolent Society has pioneered positive social change and uses its practice wisdom to advocate for a just, caring society.

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The Benevolent Society announces new Executive Director appointments

29 Sep 2022

The Benevolent Society, one of Australia’s first charitable organisations, has appointed Kelly Bruce to the new role of Executive Director, Impact and Engagement, with Michael Woodhouse joining as Executive Director, Disability, Ageing and Carers.

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New podcast launched to support the 2.7 million carers in Australia in leadup to National Carers Week

23 Sep 2022

Australian charity The Benevolent Society, in association with Carer Gateway, today launched ‘Carer Conversations,’ a new podcast that provides tips and resources to help unpaid carers look after their emotional, mental and physical wellbeing.

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Statement from The Benevolent Society CEO on National Jobs and Skills Summit.

31 Aug 2022

A statement by Lin Hatfield Dodds, CEO, The Benevolent Society, who will be in attendance at the Federal Government’s National Jobs and Skills Summit at Parliament House, Canberra, 1-2 September 2022. Ms Hatfield Dodds says the summit is an opportunity to realise the full potential of the care economy and creating an agenda that paves the way forward.

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