Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Solidarity Nominations


Calling for Nominations: Palms’ 2017 Solidarity Awards Palms Australia’s Solidarity Awards were inaugurated in 2012 to recognise individuals, Australian organisations or groups who have acted in solidarity by cooperating across cultures to achieve a just, sustainable, interdependent and peaceful world free of poverty. Now in its sixth year, Palms Australia is seeking nominations for the […]

Love, Peace and SOLIDARITY: Palms’ 3rd Annual Awards

Solidarity Guest Speaker Maha Krayem Abdo

Attendees at Palms’ 3rd Annual Solidarity awards will remember Corinne Desira who along with her fellow Palms interns Madeleine Whitby, Catherine Mitchell and Liesje Barratt, greeted guests and worked with tireless enthusiasm throughout the evening. Here Corrine gives her report of a most inspiring and thought-provoking  event, Palms Australia’s 3rd Annual Solidarity Awards, held at ACU […]

Solidarity Awards 2013

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Jump to our videos | Jump to our image gallery | View our facebook image gallery Guests at Palms’ 2nd Annual Solidarity Awards were asked to re-examine the notion and to respond to the radical call of true solidarity. Duncan MacLaren outlined how solidarity is defined in Catholic Social Teaching and how the solidarity in […]

2nd Annual Solidarity Awards

Duncan MacLaren and Donna Mulhearn

Join us for Palms Australia’s Second Annual Solidarity Awards, to be held at Old Government House in Parramatta on October 5th.


We are calling for worthy nominations for the 2013 Solidarity Awards. Visit this page by the 5th August 2013 to make your nominations.

Nominations wanted for 2013 Solidarity Awards

2012 Solidarity Award Winners with Jose Ramos-Horta

Save the date for our second annual Solidarity Awards will be held on October 5th in Parramatta. We are also seeking nominations for worthy award recipients.

Upcoming events

In 2013, we have scheduled Information Sessions, Re-entry workshop, Orientation Course, Palms Encounters, a book launch and our second annual Solidarity Awards.

The winners are…

Barbara Clark, Martin Teulan (Catholic Mission, Mary Gilchrist, Dr Jose Ramos Horta, Ryan Herbert (Broken Bay Catholic Schools Office), Kate Owens (Parramatta Catholic Education Office)

On October 16th, Palms Australia presented six awards in honour of the many ways Australians demonstrate global solidarity.

Past meets present to re-inspire our shared values

Palms' patrons Gary Stone and Jose Ramos Horta with Palms' president Benjamin Oh (centre)

The Inaugural Palms Solidarity Awards and Fundraising Dinner connected people around an idea we all share: the all-inclusive value of Solidarity. The words of returnee Monica Morrison and these great photographs from Terence Ho, who volunteered his professional services on the night, encapsulate the many expressions of appreciation we received.

Solidarity Struggle

I certainly had much trepidation about Palms’ Inaugural Annual Solidarity Awards and Fundraising Dinner. For a start the big name, which evolved with each new expectation we had for the dinner, became somewhat daunting. The business of Palms is usually undertaken with much less fanfare, as you might expect of an organisation encouraging all involved to live justly, love tenderly and walk humbly.

Individuals and Organisations honoured at Solidarity Awards

Solidarity Award Winners with Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Palms Australia’s Solidarity Awards, held on Tuesday 16th September, honoured a number of individuals and organisations who have demonstrated solidarity with the world’s poor and commitment to cooperating to end global poverty.

Inaugural Solidarity Awards a tremendous success

Executive Director, President and Patron (Roger O'Halloran, Benjamin Oh, Jose Ramos Horta)

Palms Australia’s inaugural Solidarity Awards evening was declared a tremendous success, with guests excited by addresses by Palms’ Patrons, Dr José Ramos Horta and Deacon Gary Stone.

Palms Inaugural Solidarity Awards & Fundraising Dinner


Palms is proud to announce our Inaugural Solidarity Awards Dinner, featuring a keynote address by former President and Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Dr José Ramos Horta and Master of Ceremonies, Indira Naidoo.

Solidarity Awards Dinner

Doltone House provides a tremendous location

Doltone House provides a tremendous location You can now book online by following this link. Palms Australia will host its inaugural Solidarity Awards and Fundraising Dinner on 16th October 2012 at Doltone House, a very special venue overlooking the world-famous Harbour Bridge. It will be a memorable night of appreciation, inspiration, entertainment and surprises. Join […]

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