community

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 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 […]
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 […]
June 5, 2014

Outrage and sorrow at the punishment meted out for children locked up in detention.

Over a dozen of us Western Australians stood outside Federal Parliament today in Canberra, to protest at the 1034 children locked up in our name by our Government in breach […]
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 13, 2014
Greed and Corruption

Greed, corruption and violence breeds ignorance, slavery and death

Greed and corruption come together when there is an environment that accepts and encourages the belief that ever-increasing consumption and wealth is the only way to measure success and happiness […]
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 […]