Social Justice

September 26, 2013

Baptistcare CEO Lucy Morris questions the lack of transparency for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

In the debate about Asylum Seekers and Refugees, it seems the concept and practice of transparency has become another tradeable commodity in our consumer marketplace. It is not seen as […]
October 3, 2013

A throw away society – throwing away its people

Money has created a throw-away culture – ‘a by-product of our global economic system that cares only about profit’, according to Pope Francis. Pope Francis has called for an economic […]
October 7, 2013

We have a dream of a fair and ethical society!

‘We have a dream….” And in late August on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King’s most famous ‘I have a dream’ speech, Baptist Care Australia […]
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 […]
October 24, 2013

Anti Poverty Week highlights inequalities in our country.

Last week was Anti-Poverty Week.  I’m not sure yet of the numbers of people and organisations who supported the week by attending events or by putting on their own activities […]
October 25, 2013

Silencing minorities and difference is dangerous

Alan Barth wrote, “Majorities, of course, are often mistaken.  This is why the silencing of minorities is always dangerous.  Criticism and dissent are the indispensable antidotes to major delusions.” It […]
October 31, 2013

When did we lose sight of justice and instead settle for a few rights?

Arandhati Roy, one of my favourite authors wrote in one of her books ‘when did we lose sight of justice and instead settle for rights?’  It is a really good […]
November 11, 2013

Australia, cruel and vindictive or generous and complacent?

When did Australia lose its generosity and become vindictive and cruel, and unable to see itself as others see it?  This is a very hard question to consider!  Julian Burnside, […]
November 13, 2013

Don’t promise the world because people will reach for it and find it isn’t there!

It is time for people working in and families using aged care services to recognise that ignoring aged care issues is unacceptable.  Jeff Kennett, Chairperson of Beyond Blue was a […]