Leadership

September 20, 2013

Women leaders in Federal Parliament

I am really disappointed at the absence of women in Cabinet positions in the new Liberal Government in Canberra.  My disappointment is because I am tired of having to justify […]
September 23, 2013

When is doing nothing no longer an option?

‘When is doing nothing no longer an option?’ This was the question asked by Journalist Robin Lustig in The Guardian Weekly (p.18) last week on the situation in Syria and […]
October 15, 2013

The International Day of the Girl Child – The Importance of Education

I listened to an interview on the ABC with Malala Yousafzai on Friday morning on my way to work.  I learned two things, it was the International Day of the […]
December 13, 2013

Nelson Mandela – The Death of An Extraordinary Man

I have a sense that we are witnessing the passing of an era, a consequence of the death of an extraordinary human being, someone who has shaped the consciences of […]
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 […]
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 […]
August 7, 2014
Unity

Where do we find peace and unity if it isn’t in our hearts?

I recently watched the film ‘Nelson Mandela Long Road to Freedom’ and was struck by his very human capacity to choose love over hatred, freedom over the experience of imprisonment, […]
August 7, 2014
Villawood Immigration Detention Centre

Asylum seekers and our national shame

Australia has become the subject of incredulity, pity and concern in its current treatment of asylum seekers and refugees and its total rejection of human rights and any claim to […]
December 7, 2014
Faith Leaders Pledge to End Modern-Day Slavery

World Faith Leaders voice their opposition to human slavery as a crime against humanity!

On Tuesday, 2nd December 2014 something quite amazing took place in Rome. The Religious Leaders around the world signed a Joint Religious Leaders Declaration against Modern Slavery. This global-wide commitment […]