Local Heroes

#Call me Luke

A final year student at Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College told peers in a post on Instagram he was transgender. Liaden Atfeh reports.

On call 24/7 for community

Giving up your time to help the local community seems all too easy, but a firefighter from Werribee’s CFA talks of the realities of being a full-time volunteer. Sian Donazzon reports.

For the love of sisters

A Melbourne theatre director has given up her day job after being inspired by actor Samuel Johnson to fundraise for cancer research. Ruby Fleischer reports.

Imagine there’s no prisons

Idil Ali, a 22-year-old youth worker and grassroots activist, is part of a collective that advocates against a discriminatory prison system. Saredo Miguil reports.

Youth call out climate change

Young Australian activists helped make action on climate change a Federal election issue despite not being eligible to vote. Johanna Haglund reports.

The two of us

Two carers are helping each other endure against the odds. Megan Ceran reports.