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June 23, 2017

Alternative Housing Models for Women in Crisis

After working hard for many years, in a job, raising children, or both, you want to know that you will be looked after. But for some women, the reality is very different. Many older women in Australia are finding themselves without the security they deserve….

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June 9, 2017
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Every dollar counts

How you can help Bonnie’s women and children At Bonnie’s, every dollar donated is spent on the women and children we support, many of whom experience hardship and disadvantage when they access our service. Our donors share our vision of a safe world where women…

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May 26, 2017

Choose a job you love

I started at Bonnie’s in October last year… I had a job in accounts but I’d been wanting to work in the community sector since finishing my Diploma in Community Services Work. So when the opportunity came up to become part of the new Rapid…

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May 19, 2017
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Taking Action for Reconciliation

  National Reconciliation Week is coming up at the end of this month. It’s an important time for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people in Australia because two events of significance are remembered in this week. Saturday May 27 marks the anniversary of the…

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May 19, 2017

Gertie and Ruth: Supporter Story

When the working day is done and the kids are in bed, Sydney lawyer Trish Williams doesn’t crash on the couch in front of My Kitchen Rules, she gets down to business dreaming up ingenious ways to build her philanthropic online initiative Gertie and Ruth….

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May 18, 2017

Working (and playing) together

What does it mean to be part of a team? Teamwork is a word we hear a lot throughout our lives, meaning a group of people working together cooperatively to accomplish a common purpose or goal. We do that at Bonnie’s. But I feel a…

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May 12, 2017

The Power of Story

My name is Zual. I am a modern Muslim woman. Many Muslim women in today’s world struggle with blatant discrimination. However, because I do not wear the hijab covering my hair, I am not subject to the same harshness. I do not have a piece…

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May 11, 2017

Lucy is leaving Bonnie’s

Lucy is leaving Bonnie’s to work with asylum seekers at the Red Cross. She spoke to Kate on her last day. It’s going to be a bit of a wake-up call, leaving behind the women-centred work culture of Bonnie’s. It’s been such a supportive, friendly…

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May 2, 2017

Food, friends and fun

Every Friday at Bonnie House and Mimosa, many of the families who are currently living in our accommodation get together in the kitchen where they have lots of fun learning new cooking skills and sharing delicious meals made from recipes across the world. We use…

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April 28, 2017
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Some words from our Niamh

Our lovely Niamh is returning to Ireland to start her own family after two years working with families at Bonnie’s. She spoke to Moya about her training and work in the UK and what she’s learnt from her experience here in Australia. Working at Bonnie’s…

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March 22, 2017

How to stand up for what’s right

There are a lot of men who believe passionately that violence against women and children is wrong but aren’t sure where to start to prevent it. How can good men make a difference? I’d say there are two main things for men to keep in…

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March 15, 2017

Are we who you think we are?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the difference between what many people might think happens in a DV/Homelessness service and what actually happens. Where does our work with a woman and her family begin? And what does it involve? When a woman makes the…

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March 7, 2017

We believe you

Reading this, it struck me that that is exactly what we do at Bonnie’s – we believe the women who come to us. So often women in difficult situations are not believed, who are told they are “irrational”, “overreacting”, or, worse, “crazy”. How many women…

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February 21, 2017
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Women Doing It for Ourselves

My mother might smile and say that I am the last person in the world who should be facilitating our Money Minded and Rent It Keep It workshops!  But here I am, side by side with the women we work with every day, exploring ways…

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February 13, 2017


Family is a documetary I wrote, directed and produced over a period of 5 years. It has just been accepted into the Respect Human Rights Film Festival in Belfast this March. Family is the story of two sisters whose fates are irrevocably entwined; Nina, a…

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