Michael Long, prominent Indigenous figure in AFL, played for Essendon Football Club between 1989 and 2001.
Standing tall against racial abuse throughout his football career, on November 21st 2004 Michael Long walked over 650 kilometres from his home in the suburbs of Melbourne, all the way to Parliament House in Canberra to meet the then Prime Minister John Howard, to voice his concern about racial abuse in sports. He was accompanied by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous supporters on the walk to Canberra. (more…)
The OzHarvest Market is Australia’s first ever rescued food supermarket, stocked with produce that has either been donated or would otherwise go to waste, but is perfectly edible. Based on a ‘take what you need, give what you can’ philosophy, their purpose is to make rescued food available to everyone, especially those who need it most.
The Market offers a range of products from fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, tinned goods, frozen meals and drinks to toiletries and home products.
As supporters of sustainability in all forms, Southern Cross Group were delighted to support this forward thinking charitable initiative by offering pro-bono security services to the Market’s Grand Opening at Kensington.
Some of the official partners in attendance at the event included the Mayor of Randwick and various supporters and board members. Southern Cross Group would like to wish OzHarvest continued success in all their endeavors.
Find out more about the OzHarvest Market and make your donation here: http://www.ozharvest.org/market
Last Friday, Southern Cross Group’s National Training & Development Manager Michael Robinson took a trip to Canberra to attend a leader’s forum for HR presented by the Australian Human Resources Institute. The event sought to address the challenges faced by Human Resource Managers and how to provide regular feedback to staff as well as discussing the relevance of performance reviews in a dynamic working environment and an ever evolving world. Some 100 different HR Managers from throughout Australia attended to hear insights given by Blair Conley, PSM Secretary of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and Michael was lucky enough to get some one-on-one mentoring.
Southern Cross Group believes in the importance of Industry functions for both networking and awareness and look forward to attending further events such as this.
On the 21st of April, Southern Cross Group celebrated the achievements of some of our outstanding ACT based personnel with awards being presented to Kimi Wright from Westfield Woden for exceptional customer service, and Chad Maihi for providing outstanding leadership to his team at Westfield Belconnen. We are very proud of the ongoing contribution of our ACT staff and a great time was had by all with the evening culminating in dance-off competition which ended in a nil-all draw. Southern Cross Group would like to thank all of our team members who attended and made it such a memorable occasion. Keep up the good work!
While attending the NSW Chamber Breakfast & Workshop for Campbelltown and Narellan Chapters, our National Training and Development Manager Michael Robinson happened to bump into David Foster. For those unaware, David Foster has held the title of ‘World Champion Wood Chopper’ for the past 21 years, and is attempting to extend his winning streak another year.
Southern Cross Training recognizes your need to improve. Just like David Foster, we know what it takes to be number 1 and can help you get there.
Find out about Southern Cross Training Courses here or get in touch by calling 1300 557 434.
Each year, the St Vincent de Paul Society’s CEO Sleepout raises millions of dollars to help some of Australia’s most vulnerable people.
Sam Johnson CEO Southern Cross Group, committed to the cause of homeless and abandoned children and youth, voluntarily participated in CEO sleepout -2016, and raised funds for emergency assistance. The generous act of Sam Johnson CEO, stemmed out of social conscience, attracted hundreds of people to come forward and share their mite and paved pathways to a bright future of thousands of homeless kids. This year too, Southern Cross Group has decided to participate in the CEO sleepout-2017 to raise awareness on the minuscule yet significant section of the abandoned children and raise funds for the same.
Mr Stephen Butt CSM, Southern Cross Group’s Group General Manager, will be participating in the CEO Sleepout, experiencing the realities of homelessness in an effort to express solidarity with less privileged children and raise funds for their holistic development.
You can support Stephen and donate to the CEO Sleepout’s noble cause here.
Southern Cross Group expressed solidarity with OzHarvest to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people across Australia and supported the cause of OzHarvest CEO Cook-off on Monday 6, March in Sydney, in 2017
- 125 Top CEOs, Managing Directors, Business tycoons and leading Chefs partook in the event.
- Around $1.7 million being raised overall including funds raised from the silent auction
- Over 1200 special OzHarvest guests attended
- 150 Yellow Army volunteers joined.
Taking place at Southern Cross Group stadium on Thursday 2nd March, the Cronulla Sharks took on the Brisbane Broncos in an epic display of courage and energy. We were there to cheer them on as they took to Round 1 with heart and spirit. Hot off the back of their 2016 premiership win, the club’s first and only premiership win, our black, white and blue boys came out strong, eager to continue their winning streak. Despite all their efforts, the Broncos narrowly proved to be the better team on the night, finishing on top with a score of 26 to 18. Southern Cross Group will be supporting the Sharks all the way in the 2017 season!
SOUTHERN CROSS GROUP IS LEADING THE WAY WITH OUR DRONE TECHNOLOGY. Western Australia conducted its first drone job on 26 February2017. We are delighted our valued client is impressed with footage obtained of the Whitford City development. Within a week we will present the edited finished product to the client. Southern Cross Group is excited about future opportunities drone technology will bring.
Southern Cross Group Group Genereal Manager Stephen Butt CSM participating in OzHarvest’s 2017 CEO CookOff, where top CEOs, chefs and companies work together to make a difference to Australia’s most vulnerable and reduce food waste.
We’d love your support in helping our organisation reach our fundraising goal! Every $1 donated to OzHarvest means they can deliver 2 meals to those in need.
Watch the magic of the 2016 event to see what it means to the people OzHarvest helps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3AAHi-K_ek
Stay tuned for the journey! https://www.ceocookoff.com.au/fundraisers/SouthernCrossGroup341