The Brief

The Brief is a source of news, industry conversations and opinions from the thought-leaders in community engagement.

Being able to be yourself – IDAHOBIT

16 May 2022

‘Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.’ – Oscar Wilde. Being able to be yourself and have your own identity is so important. This includes expressing your gender or sexuality. Everyone should be able be comfortable in their own skin and live a life free from discrimination and harassment. May 17 is the International Day […]

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Engaging with communities is here to stay, but how we do this genuinely, will become more sophisticated

12 April 2022

Micaela Drieberg joins the Capire family as Senior Associate / Client Development Lead. With 20 years’ experience in community engagement and a former Mayor and Ministerial Advisor, Micaela has some unique insights. Here Micaela talks about the drivers and challenges for engagement. You have worked across all three levels of government – local, state, and […]

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Next stop, Tasmania

04 April 2022

In March, Capire staff headed across the waters for some fresh air and to meet and greet Tasmanians. Our purpose: to talk to the community about local councils. Their feedback will inform the Future of Local Government Review which is currently underway. The Tasmanian Government has commissioned the Local Government Board to undertake a Review […]

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Behind every genius is a team

04 April 2022

In today’s highly digital world, with hybrid work the norm, does teamwork still matter? At Capire, the answer is a resounding YES. Being successful means nada if you can’t work as a team. We use our Capire values – To Understand, Be Flexible, Bring Everyone Along and Make An Impact – to improve our teamwork. […]

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Lights Out – Earth Hour 2022

31 March 2022

Earth Hour returned this month on Saturday March 26 at 8.30pm. Earth Hour is an annual community-led event that encourages individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off their lights for one hour. It’s a symbolic action to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss. It’s a home-grown movement, born in Sydney […]

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It’s Time To Break The Bias – International Women’s Day 2022

07 March 2022

March 8 is a global day recognising women and their achievements – whether that’s political, cultural, economic, or social. The days also seeks to promote equal rights for women. This year’s IWD theme is Break The Bias. That means a world recognising diversity, equity and inclusion. A gender equal world, free from bias, stereotypes, discrimination […]

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Consultant Randi Wagner on having an open heart and mind and why community engagement is critical

14 February 2022

Randi is a community engagement and communications practitioner with a range of experience including social enterprise business development, community mental health service facilitation, design and visual communication. She has been involved in business development, start-ups, and community-based projects in Australia and Myanmar.  Why did you decide to get into community engagement?     I have a diverse […]

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Everyone Has Something To Contribute, We Just Have To Find Ways Of Listening.

27 January 2022

GLOBAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DAY 2022 People want to be part of a community. It’s human nature. Being part of something enforces that we are  we are included, accepted and understood. January 28th is Global Community Engagement Day. The day celebrates what is it to be a community and encourage organisations, individuals, and businesses to better […]

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Change it ourselves – working together to make a change for the future

26 January 2022

  On January 26, Capire acknowledges the history and culture of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We recognise that it is a day of mourning for First Nations peoples who have called these lands we call Australia home for thousands of years. Should we be celebrating a day that so many people mourn? What […]

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Talking about community engagement with Denise Francisco

06 December 2021

Talking about community engagement Denise Francisco is an Associate / Sector Lead – Government at Capire, with a background in social planning, policy, project delivery and programs for government and non-government organisations. Denise is committed to strengthening communities, building their capacity to participate and inform decision makers about the places they live and the services, […]

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