government

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 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 9, 2013

The strong winds of change in Aged Care….

Aged care services work well without people generally paying it much attention.  Occasionally, an issue achieves some coverage in the media, but mostly, services to our elderly Australians are provided […]
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 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 […]
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 […]