Perception is…

I came across the results of a national Gallup Poll in America which asked the question – “does the earth revolve around the sun, or does the sun revolve around the earth?”

Why Privatisation can be bad

I learnt today that in the USA the privatised prison industry predicts the value of its stock, in part, based on the future school performance of African-American and Latin-American third graders. The…

Heard for the first time

This week a team from SpeakOut (including myself) were running the Young Delegates Program for the 11th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. Basically, what that meant was that from Tuesday…

To vote or not to vote…

I was reminded recently by someone who is not registered to vote and refuses to, of the school of thought around ‘conscientious objection’ and choosing not to engage in the ‘democratic process’.…

Everything is ethical

As long as you are “open and transparent” it would appear that anything is ethical these days. A recent move by a number of “ethical” investment and superannuation funds to include Uranium…

Palm Polarity

I have just returned from a few days on Palm Island having begun a process of meeting and consulting with the community regarding community and cultural development gaps and support needs. Firstly,…

National Disgrace

The riots in Cronulla have left me speechless and very sad… racial violence in Australia that makes me feel sick to my core. To read some of the news articles click here.