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Online scams are getting more sophisticated - that's why CommBank has introduced new AI technology that can help detect them, keeping more customers safe. It's an issue that can affect most of us, and to find out more, we spoke to CommBank's head of Group Fraud Management Services, James Roberts. Listen to that chat here.
The 2022 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards have been run and done, and 22 inspirational teachers have been recognised for their commitment to their students and communities. One is Trent Cowley, he's the principal of Kingston State School in South Brisbane. We chatted to him about the challenges of leading a school in a disadvantaged area, using data to improve literacy, and how he'll use the $45,000 winner's grant.
Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital are a charity caring for native animals that have been injured or displaced in the Northern Rivers region. They're also a $10,000 grant recipient of the CommBank Flood Relief Fund. We chatted with senior vet Dr Chantel Whitten about the impact of the floods, why this grant is so important and what the money will be used for. You can listen to that chat here.
Endometriosis affects 1 in 9 Aussie women but it takes an average of 6.5 years to diagnose. That's something Endometriosis Australia are trying to change through education and research. They're one of 300 organisations that have received a $10,000 CommBank Staff Foundation Community Grant in 2021 thanks to staff donations. We talked to Endometriosis Australia CEO Alexis Wolfe about how the disease affects Aussie women and how this grant will make a difference. You can listen here.
86,174 = attendance at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final, aka the largest crowd at an Australian women’s sporting fixture ever. Mel Jones, former Aussie cricketer and current Cricket Australia board member, says it was made possible thanks to their partnership with CommBank. They’re batting on with a three-year extension, so we chatted to Mel about what it means to Cricket Australia and making cricket an inclusive sport for all Aussies. Listen here.
Aussie female athletes = killing it this year. So we were excited to talk to Sarah Walsh, Head of Head of Women's Football, Women's World Cup Legacy & Inclusion about their partnership with CommBank. It's a big deal as the partnership will see the bank become one of the largest investors in Australian women’s football; supporting the growth and development of the elite women’s game and grassroots initiatives across the country over the next four years. Sarah joined us to talk about the partnership, CommBank's commitment to support equal sporting opportunities for all, and the Matildas’ build-up towards the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023. If you’re interested in finding out more, check out the interview here.
Financial abuse affects the wellbeing of families and communities all across Australia. That's why CommBank established Next Chapter, a program to help those impacted get back on their feet financially. Through Next Chapter, CommBank has partnered with Good Shepherd to launch the Financial Independence Hub. It provides access to free one-on-one financial coaching and support to help people previously impacted by financial abuse rebuild their long-term financial wellbeing - regardless of who they bank with. To learn more about financial abuse and the Financial Independence Hub, go to CommBank or Good Shepherd.
The average tax refund is between $2,000-3,000, which is nothing to sneeze at. And despite good intentions, more than a few of us make questionable choices once we receive it... Turns out, it's a pretty common trait. CommBank have been looking into how and why we behave the way we do around tax time, and they're trialling different methods to help customers make the right financial choices. Think fewer impulse shoe shopping sprees/more goal achieving. To learn more about improving your financial wellbeing when you're up against, well... yourself, check out the latest.
With more than 45,000 team members across Australia, many of CommBank’s people have been personally impacted by cancer. They have put that energy into Can4Cancer - a staff-led fundraising initiative in partnership with Tour de Cure that raises vital funds to support doctors, scientists and researchers working towards curing and preventing cancer. Having raised more than $10 million since it started in 2014, the aim is to hit $2 million this year. Check out the ‘Can’ spirit in action, and you can donate here.
Teachers. We can't thank them enough. At the 2021 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards, 12 inspiring educators across the country were recognised for their unwavering leadership and commitment to their students during a hectic 2020. We chatted with one of the recipients, Lloyd Godson, who teaches Science, STEM and Marine Studies at Hastings Secondary College in Port Macquarie, NSW. Listen to how Lloyd came to teaching after a career as commercial diver, and how he plans to use his winners' grant for his school. Find out more about the Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards at teachingawards.com.au
Listen to our chat with one of the 2021 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards recipients, Jessica Chesterfield, a visual arts teacher at Hymba Yumba Independent School. She talks with us about the schools Rainbow Serpent project – a school-wide collaboration in which every student and every teacher has made a contribution. What really stands out is how the project completely changed her understanding of the role of teachers in education. It’s really worth a listen.