Federal Government

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 […]
January 8, 2014

Trade talks likely to impact on cost of medicines for our elders and most vulnerable

The cost of medicines could be impacted by the current talks on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), which met recently in Singapore.  The contents of the discussions between the […]
January 20, 2014

Human trafficking is a crime against humanity

“Trafficking of persons is a crime against humanity…” said Pope Francis to a group of diplomats at a meeting at the Vatican in November last year. He went onto say: […]
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 […]
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 […]
May 26, 2014

The High Cost of Education

Education and the price being put on a university degree is becoming too expensive for many young people and their families. As we contemplate the prospect of course prices being […]
May 27, 2014

Human Rights and Refugees

It is another sorry chapter in Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers that we have seen in recent days. There is a whiff of deliberate redemptive violence emerging in the current […]