Shaping Australian Stories

I was diagnosed with MS at age 32, before then I had a very normal life. I had a career, I went on holidays and I enjoyed going out with my friends. I have 1 amazing child who is 4 years old and a supportive husband but nothing in life prepared me for the heartache that I have experienced at the hands of my diagnosis. I may not be earning more than others my age… or even close, but I have my family by my side and that is what’s most important.

Shaping Australian Stories

I was diagnosed with MS at age 32, before then I had a very normal life. I had a career, I went on holidays and I enjoyed going out with my friends. I have 1 amazing child who is 4 years old and a supportive husband but nothing in life prepared me for the heartache that I have experienced at the hands of my diagnosis. I may not be earning more than others my age… or even close, but I have my family by my side and that is what’s most important.

Compare, share and connect

Empowering Australians to form an understanding of how they compare to others in their demographic, connect to relevant services and share their story.

In an age of social media, it seems as if everyone is kicking goals and it can sometimes feel as if you are falling behind but social media is subjective, how do we truly understand where we fit in our demographic?

Introducing Izzy…

Simply by asking our-chat bot “Izzy” questions about your health, wealth and lifestyle, you can gauge an understanding of how you compare and how you can better your circumstances. Izzy can refer you to the relevant Government departments that may be able to provide you support if you need it. Izzy can help also you set health goals. When your done chatting to Izzy, you can share your story that will be published anonymously on the website that will breathe life into the numbers.





Try it yourself!

Register at slack.govhack.org and send a direct message to @izzy and ask one of the below questions

Example conversation starters:
What is the average BMI for ​25 year old female?
Do I have a low income for a ​41 year old?
How many people get cancer at ​58 years olds?
Do I drink too much for a ​29 year old ​male?
I would like to tell my story
I would like to hear someone’s story
Do I live in a disadvantaged area?
Am I unfit for a ​36 year old ​male?
How much super should I have?

OR [PENDING FACEBOOK REVIEW & APPROVAL] on facebook messenger @ShapingAustralianStories

By GovHack 2018 – TeamX – Sydney/Remote:
Matt Watt
Alex Blake
Ashley Blake