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Vale David Penman

AVI is very sad to announce the recent passing of David Penman – returned volunteer, former committee member, staff member and Deputy CEO.  David passed away in Adelaide on February 28th ...
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5 TED Talks on compassion and joys of giving back

1. The how and why of effective altruismBy Peter SingerRenowned philosopher and ethicist Peter Singer talks through some surprising thought experiments to help you balance emotion and practicality — and make ...
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Your Favourite Posts of 2016

Your favourite posts of 2016

You voted with your clicks and we curated a list of the most inspiring articles, images and videos from our social media channels in 2016. From David Bowie to international ...
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What makes us tick?

On International Volunteer Day 2016, AVI's CEO Paul Bird celebrates the massive contributions of volunteers around the world and acknowledges the increasing importance of the Sustainable Development Goals in ...
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A standing ovation for Christopher Fogarty

AVI’s Board and staff would like to acknowledge and applaud the enormous contribution made by Mr Christopher Fogarty to AVI and to skilled volunteering - his efforts spanning five decades ...
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Meet Dodi Yuniar of Asia Justice And Rights (AJAR)

Asia Justice And Rights is a non-for-profit organisation based in Jakarta, Indonesia, whose aim is to strengthen human rights, remove entrenched impunity and increase accountability in the Asia-Pacific region. Dodi ...
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Victoria University Partnership

AVI is pleased to announce a new partnership with Victoria University’s (VU) College of Sport and Exercise Science delivering international student placements. The placements are part of the New ...
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Victoria India Internship Program

Victoria India Internship Program

The Australia India Institute (AII) in Melbourne and the Australia India Institute in Delhi are accepting expressions of interest from interns to participate in the Victoria India Internship Program (VIIP ...
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Forum update

Mobilising volunteers to ensure we leave no one behind As an active member of the International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum), AVI is pleased to share the recent achievements ...
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AsiaLink CEO and AVI board co-chair honoured

Jenny McGregor, Deputy Co-chair of the AVI Board, has been honoured for her significant contribution to Australia-Asia relations at the 2016 Australia Day celebrations.Jenny McGregor is the founding CEO ...
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