Welcome to the official blog of Fusion Australia. It’s great to have you with us. Read on for more about what matters to us, our concerns for the communities in which we live and work and about how you can be part of transformed communities where young people thrive.
This Homelessness Week we’re exploring what it really takes to know you’ve found a home. By unpacking just two of the stories of young people we’re supporting, we see that it’s not only a roof over your head that matters. By accepting young people as they are and appreciating them in practical ways, we help them know that they belong to a community and are safe to be themselves.
This NAIDOC Week, we’re celebrating the Indigenous people from our past, present and future who, through their actions, show us what it means to “Get up! Stand up! Show up!”
To help us get ready, Bev Rankin from Fusion Central West NSW spent some time talking with Councillor Gerald Power, founder of Indigenous Cultural Adventures and Deputy Mayor of Orange, to hear his story and his hopes for the future of Indigenous people and our nation.
Those of us who’ve lived in the dustbowls of droughted Australia know well the gift of gentle rain, the fresh smell of raindrops hitting the parched earth and the soft gentle greening that follows. This is not the harsh scouring of flash flooding, that rips its way...
What is justice? And, how do we live it out in our every day lives?
After two years of broken connection and isolation, the time is here to pop our bubbles and get into our neighbourhood again. Neighbour Day on Sunday 27 March is your chance to get out and meet your neighbours and be the difference in someone else’s day.
Online safety for young people is an issue as old as the internet. Every parent worries about what their children are exposed to online, what spaces they enter, what information they give away. Cyberbullying, catfishing and predatory behaviour are growing concerns. The media tells us to be worried about SnapChat, TikTok, Discord and any app with group chats. That’s a lot. Events of the last two years have forced young people online more than ever before, so how can we make the Internet a safer place for them?
As you start a new year, what are the values you want to live by in 2022?
Do you long to be hospitable? Generous? Encouraging?
To live a sustainable lifestyle? To include other people? To watch what you say and who you say it to? To listen more deeply to the voices of our First Nations peoples and let what you hear change what you do?
How do we make this year different?
As we remember the gift of a fragile baby, born in challenge and adversity 2000 years ago, how will you respond this Christmas? Will you offer yourself as a gift to your community this year? Will you reach out a hand of friendship to those around you who are lonely, isolated and doing life on their own? Will you BE THE GIFT the world needs?
Do you long to see your community become a place that supports young people to thrive? If this sounds like you, join us this month in our second annual Feast for Life. As communities around the nation continue to face unprecedented challenges, this is one way that you can be part of transforming your neighbourhood in 2021.
RUOK DAY? in September gives us a chance to reach out to people we know, to see how they’re going and offer support where it’s needed. At a time when many people are physically isolated and feeling emotionally alone too, the opportunity to connect and talk with others is more important than ever.
With a long history of caring for those experiencing homelessness, Fusion understands that just having a bed to sleep in isn’t all we need to thrive. More than a roof over our heads, we need a community that sees who we really are and is committed to helping us reach...
For over 20 years, we’ve been on a journey of listening and seeking to understand the stories of our First Nations peoples, seeking to “know the past” so that we can “change the future”. This year Pilgrims took a journey close to home,