Barack Obama wants us all to be a little more like this Melbourne woman | ABC News

Barack Obama is possibly the world’s most famous community organiser – and he’s thrown his support behind a community organiser from Melbourne, and her efforts to support bushfire recovery.

Alice Mahar travelled to Asia as an Obama Foundation scholarship recipient, and is the founder of The Corner Store network.

She says grassroots, community action is the best way to promote bushfire recovery – both in the immediate aftermath, and also in the longer-term.

Margaret Paul reports.

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In This Story: Barack Obama

Barack Obama is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.

Obama left office in January 2017 and continues to reside in Washington, D.C.

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