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February 20, 2015

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’...
February 21, 2015

Is my God a ‘selfie’?

I have been reflecting on the preparations we do collectively, both as a community and individually, for our own journey towards Easter and Good Friday...
March 6, 2015

Family Violence – Australia’s Real Domestic Terrorism – A Reflection on International Women’s Day

By the third week in February 2015, 14 women had died across Australia from domestic violence. Previously, Australia had an average of...
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 […]
April 7, 2015

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.
June 17, 2015

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 […]
September 30, 2015

CEO Reflection: The Great Cost of Leadership!

The image of the small boy’s body, with knees slightly tucked under him as though asleep, lying in shallow water at the sea’s edge with waves lapping over him, washed […]
October 8, 2015

When the message is completely disconnected from the experience

The recent publicity about the move to make Australia’s offshore Regional Processing Centre on Nauru an ‘open facility’ misrepresents the level of safety of asylum seekers and refugees on the […]
October 20, 2015

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 […]