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January 22, 2014

The grief that knows no limits

I listened to a story on the radio yesterday about a woman who was searching for her baby who had died at birth and had been buried without trace. An […]
January 26, 2014

Speaking of transparency and accountability

I continue to be alarmed and concerned at the lack of information that our Governments deems appropriate for us as its citizens, to be given over its treatment, in our […]
March 18, 2014

The Launch of the Global Freedom Network and the fight to eradicate slavery and human trafficking by 2020

On Monday, 17th March 2014, a remarkable movement was launched by the leaders of the world’s faiths; a movement which is called the Global Freedom Network.  Among its leaders are […]
March 19, 2014

Australia’s Shame on Asylum Seekers

I watched the ABC’s news on the 17th March 2014 and was appalled at the report on the treatment of asylum seekers being turned back from Australian shores, forced into […]
April 1, 2014

How Discriminatory are the Awards and Honours We Give Ourselves?

The debate about Tony Abbott’s decision to reintroduce a new class of awards into the Honours list has evoked much humour and some of the best quotes of the week […]
April 2, 2014

The Abuse and Misuse of Power in the Case of Asylum Seekers

I’ve been reflecting on the abuse and misuse of power including the danger of becoming so fixed on a particular purpose that an intentional blindness creeps in, and becomes, in […]
April 3, 2014

Australia’s loss of moral authority in the world

During last week, it emerged the Australian government has supported the PNG government’s attempts to shut down inquiries into the Manus Island detention centre led by Justice David Cannings of […]
May 7, 2014

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” – Response to The Commission of Audit Report by Baptistcare’s CEO

Injustice can pretend to be something else, but eventually it will be shown up for the shabby fraud that it is. Justice, fairness and equity are the principles by which […]
May 11, 2014

HUMAN SLAVERY AND TRAFFICKING IS UNACCEPTABLE WHETHER IT’S IN AUSTRALIA OR OVERSEAS!

“The world is outraged young girls are being trafficked and sold into slavery. It is a crime against humanity and is something no-one should ever tolerate” said Reverend Dr Lucy […]