Civil Society

February 26, 2017
The Crime of the Century

Globalised Capital and the Crime of the Century

The need to retain power and the desire to win at all costs has been a fight many of us have been watching, commenting on and engaged in to a […]
November 24, 2016
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Hatred and contempt on the rise in public debate!

The level of hatred and contempt being shown on social media and in the marketplace as public discourse is increasing both in volume and intensity.   Occasionally people share some of […]
May 20, 2016
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Our Elderly – Mean-Spirited Treatment?

I am saddened and concerned by the mean-spirited treatment handed out to our elderly in the Federal budget for 2016-2017. Our politicians have assumed $1.3 billion can be taken out […]
February 8, 2016
Rally for asylum seekers, including Australian born children to remain in Australia, at the High Court in Canberra on Wednesday 3 February 2016. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

When evil flourishes…

Our ability as human beings to inflict harm and injustice on others in the name of a greater good is both terrifying and horrifying. And to do so with certainty […]
December 23, 2015
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Aged Care Cost of Services

There is a sadness and weariness within the Aged Care sector by providers and anger over the Government's swift leap to accusations of wrong doing yet again...
October 20, 2015
Blog Post - Faith-based leadership

Faith-based leadership in faith-based organisations

Today Baptistcare hosted a Master Class on ‘keeping the faith in faith-based care organisations’ at the start of the Baptist Care Australia National Annual Conference which is being held in […]
June 17, 2015
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The ‘Closing the Gap’ myth

I have become increasingly worried over the last few days as we have had more disturbing news about the health, place and progress of our indigenous community in Australia. The […]
April 7, 2015
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Leadership, Spirituality and Values: Disturbing the Peace!

In our challenging times, what does leadership feel like to you? I was a speaker at the recent Aged and Community Services WA annual conference and had the opportunity to talk about leadership, spirituality and values and disturbing the peace.
March 26, 2015

Farewell Richard and thank you

It is with deep regret and sadness that I write to tell you about the passing of a friend, participant and close associate of Baptistcare in the past weekend. Mr […]
February 20, 2015
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WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE: Friday, 20th February 2015

In the recently published Australian Human Rights Commission Report, titled ‘The Forgotten Children’, it was found immigration detention is a ‘dangerous place for children’...
December 19, 2014
Christmas Reflection

A Reflection on ‘Inclusion’ on the occasion of Baptistcare’s annual Commissioning Service

In recent times I have been reflecting hard on Baptistcare’s role in the world, at this time, this place, this moment in history...
December 1, 2014
No Human Being Is Illegal

Being Disturbers of the Peace

Martin Luther King talked about the need to raise the level of discomfort among people when injustice is being perpetrated to the point where the discomfort is so acute, people, […]