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E25: Does charity begin at home? (Part 2)

In Part 2 of our wide-ranging chat with Hayley Baillie, luxury tourism operator and Tourism Australia board member, Life Collective’s Michelle Cox explores Hayley’s deep-seated commitment to supporting Indigenous Australian artists and her love of environmental conservancy. Where did it all start for Hayley Baillie?

Links to some of the things Hayley touched on:


  • Hayley is one of the founding patrons of the Australian Red Cross Society of Women Leaders Tiffany Circle. More about the giving circle and the good works they do with local communities here.
  • Dick Smith was a proud Scout. Read more about Dick’s career with the Scouts here. And check out Scouts Australia to find out more about the movement.
  • Dick talks about the Dick & Pip Smith Foundation in a long-ranging interview with Radio National’s Rachel Kohn on The Spirit of Things program.
  • Longitude 131°, the Baillie Lodge in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, has forged close ties with local indigenous communities and artist.
  • Established in 1948, Ernabella Arts is the oldest, continuously running indigenous arts centre in Australia. More about the Ernabella Arts studio here.


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E24: Are you born with a sense of adventure or must you cultivate it? (Part 1)

In Part 1 of our conversation with Hayley Baillie, Life Collective’s Michelle Cox explores Hayley’s growing-up years with her dad, Australian adventurer and entrepreneur, Dick Smith, and the impact it’s had on Hayley’s career choices, the luxury tourism business she’s built with her husband, and the way she’s raising her four young sons.

E4: What are you giving back?

In Part 2 of this Life Collective podcast with Melbourne-based sports broadcaster and columnist Hamish McLachlan, Hamish recalls his early years on the family farm, the massive influence his maternal grandmother and mother have had on his life, the near-loss of his eldest daughter and how it’s sparked an idea that might just revolutionise the way the whole world gives.