Welcoming

How Will We Continue?

It’s now seven weeks since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. We are all grappling with how to navigate and emerge from this crisis. Many people are asking ‘when will this end?’…

More Evidence, Less Alarm

Advancing the work of welcoming and inclusion in 2019 In our line of work, misinformation is often the greatest enemy.  Recent media reports of regional Queensland being ‘flooded by thousands of migrants’…

The Art of Welcome

The idea of welcome as more than a greeting, but as an underpinning of commerce and socioeconomic development, existed centuries before colonial rulers long over-stayed theirs. Richard Trudgen in his seminal work…

Welcome is Not a Dirty Word

Current sound bites, headlines and social media diatribe would suggest the life support system has long been turned off on visionary and principled leadership in Australian politics. The daily mantra seems to…

6 Steps to Countering a Narrative of Fear

Welcome to Australia. A nation of contrasting landscapes, people and politics. Where we perform welcome to country at most major events, yet the traditional owners struggle for legitimacy and recognition on their…

When Fear Trumps Fact

As the dust begins to settle on Australia’s 2016 federal election, concerns are being raised about one of the clear outcomes – the return of Pauline Hanson and One Nation. The political…