Great Australian Stories 2017-11-26T15:58:02+00:00

Great Australian Stories

The Great Australian Stories podcast series is hosted by our CEO Gavin Ackerly and features inspiring Australians who are helping us to build stronger communities.

The below podcasts and more are also available through iTunes and PodBean.

Ash Nugent is the Deputy CEO of Career Seekers – an organisation proving internship opportunities for people seeking asylum and others from refugee experiences. Ash shares his great Australian Story as part of Community Four’s Australian Hazara Careers Project. He talks on the topic of Navigating the Australian workplace and how he moved from the corporate sector into the social sector.

Dr Kawa Haji came to Australia as a person seeking asylum with a dream of becoming a doctor. Not only did he realise his dream – he is now on his way to becoming a cardiologist. In this podcast he shares the lessons he learned along the way.

Gavin quickly earned the trust of our organisation through his ability to listen and learn from our staff and community members.
Nail Aykan
Executive Director  - Islamic Council of Victoria
Gavin has been instrumental in the formulation of Bunifu model.
Daniel Muhwezi
Community Four have provided valuable education to our staff and industry on how to engage with diverse communities.
Jack Henty
Football Development Manager - South East  - AFL Victoria
Community Four is vital to our plans to execute what we want to do in a sustainable and effective way.
Leon Kennedy
General Manager  - Proud Mary Coffee Company
Innovation that does not involve the people it is meant to assist is not innovation – it is, in fact, part of the problem.
Gavin Ackerly
CEO  - CommunityFour
Gavin’s workshop was fundamental in helping our social enterprise project get to the next level.
Elle Morrell
Community Development Manager  - Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
We proudly support the work of Community Four in building the capacity of community-led organisations such as ours.
The group looks forward to continue working with (Community Four) to develop the Symbiotic Innovation model through applying it to an Information Systems Social Impact context.
We are really proud of the achievement we have attained in the short period of time working with Gavin and Community Four.
Mohamed Nabe
The Secretary  - Southern Rivers Community Services