The same-sex marriage postal survey gave Australians a chance to create data for social change. And that's rare.
Female baby boomers who missed out earlier in life are now jumping at the opportunity to further their education.
Musicians who learned how to play through a state-funded program called El Sistema are taking their instruments to the streets to protest the government.
Australia is a place that prides itself on the fair go. And yet, all is clearly not well.
Much social good can come from mass involvement – and research shows that includes online activism. The bigger picture takes in all those people who care but are at risk of doing nothing.
In 1913, an Indian literary giant named Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-white person to win the literature prize. He wrote over 2,000 songs and, like Dylan's, they still resonate today.
It wasn’t even until the late 19th century that this was codified into law.
While fashion can be an act of defiance and subversion, it can also exploit the oppressed.
Climate change 'changes everything', says the writer Naomi Klein. The only way society can respond is to change itself - and that will need everyone on be on the same page instead of arguing about it.