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Girls from Oz Announces New Partnership with AGIG
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In exciting news, Girls from Oz (g-oz) announces a new partnership with the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG), marking another step forward in our ongoing mission to empower young women through the performing arts.

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Big cities and big achievements: How our Travel Programs open up a world of opportunities
- by Girls from Oz

Every year, g-oz facilitates the running of a Travel Program that sees a select group of participants from all of our communities travel to spend a week in a bustling metropolitan city. Alongside their peers, the girls have…

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“Seeing close up how well the g-oz girls handled and responded to opportunity confirmed the value of the program to me.”
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David and Ruth Collins are long-time supporters of g-oz who began donating in 2014 while their two daughters Grace and Bec were members of the Australian Girls Choir. We spoke to David and Ruth to find out what led them to get involved and become g-oz ‘Innovators’. David had had some exposure to g-oz, working as a photographer at the Melbourne AGC Annual Concerts at Hamer Hall…

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Little Voices, Loud Futures
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Catherine Liddle is an Arrernte/Luritja woman from Central Australia and the Chief Executive Officer at SNAICC, the national voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Catherine is also a valued Board Director of Girls from Oz. A journalist by trade, Catherine’s motivation has always been to drive change that leads positive outcomes and options for First Nations people. August 4 is National Aboriginal and Torres Strait…

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Giving Circles Achievement
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We’re thrilled to announce that our ninth Giving Circles campaign target for 2023 was reached and exceeded!  Our aim of raising $100,000 was met and as a collective achievement, we went on to gather a final total of $113,100. We feel very thankful for the efforts everyone has gone to in supporting our aim of reaching $100,000 and we’ve been amazed by the range of creative fundraising…

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A journey of two way learning: Reflecting on 14 years in Halls Creek (A short documentary)
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Girls from Oz Patron Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, first visited Halls Creek in 2010, during the organisation’s first program year. This May, Dame Quentin returned to our longest standing community and also visited our newest community, Bidyadanga, in its first program year. Along with…

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g-oz changed my life for the better
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“I don’t think I would have graduated, or maybe even attended school if it wasn’t for g-oz.” We met Sophia Farrer in 2010, our first program year in Halls Creek. At that time, school was not a happy place for her. She was 11 years of age and g-oz sparked something in her that other educational experiences hadn’t. In the second community program week in Halls Creek…

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From singing to supporting: Lauren Coppel’s journey from chorister to advocate
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Lauren Coppel; AGC Alumni, Tutor, g-oz Instructor and Giving Circle Coordinator recently went on her first Community Program to Halls Creek and made extraordinary efforts with fundraising for the Giving Circles Campaign this year. Lauren Coppel began her journey with the Australian Girls Choir in Sydney when she was 13 and finished as a senior member of the Performing Choir when she was 17. Starting work as…

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g-oz Travel Programs: 100,000 reasons why
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We are very excited to officially launch our Giving Circles campaign for 2023. Our aim is to raise $100,000 to help fund our two Travel Programs. For context, it costs g-oz $20,000 in direct costs to bring 10 girls from one community to a capital city for a week. This November, girls from Halls Creek, Carnarvon and Bidyadanga will visit Perth, while girls from Lockhart River and…

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g-oz and AGC join voices on Captivating Carnarvon Tour
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In a true demonstration of the National Reconciliation Week theme ‘Be a Voice for Generations’, the week saw 12 members of the Australian Girls Choir travel to Carnarvon and join with students from Carnarvon Community College in a week of singing, dancing, performing and cultural learning. While our annual Travel Programs see girls…