2017

September

In my role as Shadow Minister for Child Protection; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence I have had the opportunity to meet with numerous groups and organisations who work within these portfolios. One such organisation is The Underground Collaborative.

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October

Nifnex Magazine – Business & Lifestyle – Voice of The Small Business Community [Feature]

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2018

March

The East Victoria Park resident received the Paul Harris Fellowship at an event at the University of WA, which was hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Perth and Crawley on March 22.

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April

An emerging social enterprise, The Underground Collaborative, is seeking about $50,000 to provide employment pathways for Perth’s homeless and disadvantaged amid plans to roll out a series of coffee carts across local parks.

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July

The Underground Collaborative’s first initiative is a coffee cart. “We will provide delicious coffee, amazing customer service, and consistency – much like other popular and successful cafes, but we are a for-purpose organisation, existing to make a difference.”

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August

Two local entrepreneurs have been awarded a fully-funded scholarship for Curtin University’s highly successful Ignition business program thanks to the sponsorship of the Town of Victoria Park.

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“In the short term, I want to provide employment for people impacted by domestic violence… and at risk people, and find sustainable housing solutions.”…

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September

As a social enterprise, we are a business that exists purely with the intention to tackle social problems, improve communities, and provide people access to training and employment.

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This week we interview Katie Liew who is about to launch The Underground Collaborative. The start-up will provide employment for the homeless by creating jobs with the not-for-profit’s funding.

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2019

January

During my presidency, I have seen an increasing number of architects volunteering their services to support community groups through amazing organisations that connect us. Three particular groups have piqued my interest and deserve greater attention.

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June

Creating hope through coffee: the woman who quit her day job to fight homelessness.

“Ground+Co will provide employees the skills to transition into long-term employment and consequently stable housing. They will earn award wages and form social connections to other people.”

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