Our Story
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The QUO is an online media platform helping people and communities change the status quo.

You don't get change without action.

Many individuals want to do something for their community, but don't know where to start.
Local community groups often find it difficult to reach a wide audience.
Ongoing technological developments and an oversaturated media make it hard to find information on the important issues.
The QUO makes it easier for individuals and local communities to connect and act on the issues that matter to them the most.

The QUO connects proactive community members with stories, events, organisations, jobs and campaigns.

We help individuals choose how they want to support their community.
We help community groups find individuals who support their cause.
We allow sidelined stories to be heard, and bridge the gap between respectful ideas and action.
We do the right thing, and be the best that we can be.
We do whatever it takes to become an active agent for the causes we care about.
We are always transparent about what we do.

We are a group of curious individuals collaborating to realise shared goals.

Sasha Jurac

Managing Director

Founder of The QUO, Sasha brings in her consultancy experience; most notably from SEEK Limited. During her time advising prospective candidates transitioning to community services-oriented careers, she increasingly noticed the difficulty of gaining entry in community organisations and the lack of resources available at our fingertips to encourage active participation in causes that matter to us the most. Sasha is out to show that even the smallest contributions can revitalise our engagement within the community, maximise social impact and catalyse meaningful change.

Alexandra Havas

Editor-In-Chief

As co-founder of The QUO, Alexandra wants to use the power of storytelling to encourage active participation from the QUOmmunity and beyond. Drawing upon her background in sociology and social policy, she understands the potential obstacles between wanting to contribute, and making that first all-important step.

Extending upon Sasha’s original vision, she saw the potential of platforming stories that mainstream media overlooks, and linking them to tangible calls to action. Alexandra is personally very passionate about highlighting the potential for individuals to create meaningful change on a micro level.

Martin Baker

Head of Design

Martin is passionate about exploring the narratives that emerge through the fusion of eclectic, or otherwise, disparate ideas. His experience ranges across many formats, from gig posters and packaging design, to a highly popular fanzine, with his work for The QUO adding identity and web design to that list.

Enamoured with The QUO's mission of building a QUOmmunity of empowered individuals and organisations, Martin's designs are a celebration of identity and diversity, presenting content in a way that respects the personal truths and unique characters of the QUOmmunity whilst also keeping the experience as accessible as possible.

Joanna Cabot

Video Journalist & Marketing

Joanna believes that unlike many media platforms, The QUO explores alternative ideas and creates a safe space where each story has its unique identity. She values respecting the autonomy of communities and organisations. Through her video work, she exposes the sidelined stories of Sydneysiders, and hopes to inspire the engagement of future changemakers.

Divya Venkataraman

Assistant Editor

As Assistant Editor of The QUO, Divya wants to amplify diverse voices in our society. She is passionate about the power of curiosity and the humble question to create real change through storytelling. At The QUO, she works to access and highlight community stories to create real change in our community, starting from the smallest levels.

Gia Rose Phillips

Assistant Editor

Gia is passionate about the role story telling plays in inspiring reflection, action and change. She is particularly interested in work which magnifies and interrogates unjust frameworks by analysing how social, cultural and political forces interact at a personal level. For Gia, being part of The Quo is about leveraging voices and ideas which matter. It is also about nurturing the rewriting of a more ethical, equitable, inclusive, diverse and sustainable social narrative.