Posts Categorized: General News

mutual support
General News

March 19, 2020

Covid-19 update

All face-to-face Change Agency workshops, including the launch of our new training guide, have been cancelled. During this time of physical isolation, we remain available to support social change organisations remotely. Contact us if you or your organisation seek support for virtual / remote meetings (phone or videoconference) coaching and mentoring online workshops in campaigning…

General News

January 29, 2020

Campaign strategy and civil resistance workshops in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, March & April 2020

The Change Agency team hit the road this March and April, with workshops in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. James and Adele will lead 2-day Campaign Strategy workshops for community campaigners and organisers. These workshops equip participants with a suite of tools to analyse their social and political context, define your objectives, choose the right target…

LTG critical path workshop
General News

October 24, 2019


Vicki Perrin is an organiser with Lock the Gate, working with communities in the Wide Bay region, Central Queensland. She completed our Fellowship during 2018 while her community were campaigning against invasive unconventional gas fields. Fracking permits had been granted for large parts of her region, generating widespread concern and opposition. Since graduating, Vicki has…

PA Awards night
General News

October 23, 2019

National philanthropic award for tCA’s Community Organising Fellowship

On 22 July 2019, the 17 funders who have supported the Community Organising Fellowship since 2014 received Philanthropy Australia’s annual Environmental Award during a ceremony held at the NSW Art Gallery. The award, in its third year, was sponsored by the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network. Our Community Organising Fellowship has been supported by seventeen donors – foundations, family trusts…

COF2020 recruitment
General News

July 29, 2019

Training for community organisers: COF2020 applications now open

Applications are now open for the Change Agency’s 2020 Community Organising Fellowship for climate justice and environmental campaigners. Are you looking to effectively build community power in your campaigns? Are you passionately working for environmental and social justice and looking to broaden your knowledge and experience in campaign strategy and community organising? 

If the answer…

General News

December 20, 2017

Stop Adani and the Suffragettes: Reflections on targets and tactics [Joel Dignam]

The 2017 Queensland state election took place against a proposed new coal mine in Queensland, and a concerted national campaign against it. The mine’s proponent was Adani Group, of India, and the opponents: Stop Adani. Before the Queensland state election campaign began, Stop Adani succeeded in pushing Australia’s big four banks to rule out financing…

Nic Clyde
General News

November 15, 2017

Comm Org Fellow Profile: Nic Clyde

Nic is a graduate of the 2014 Fellowship program and is currently NSW Community Coordinator with Lock the Gate Alliance. Why are you passionate about Community Organising? Why is organising an important part of the solution in your community?  One of the great things about being part of Lock the Gate is working directly with mining-affected communities….

moved to action
General News

June 19, 2017

Moved to Action: Joel Dignam’s review of Hahrie Han’s text

Hahrie Han’s Moved to Action (published in 2009) tackles the question of what motivates political participation by people who face significant barriers to participation. While some people have many resources that facilitate political participation (education, wealth, a political awareness), others don’t – and yet they still, in certain circumstances, become politically engaged. What’s going on? Han…