Stephen Hall

July 4, 2014

Archie Roach’s song: ‘Took the Children Away’

When Archie Roach penned Took The Children Away, it became one of the most important songs in Australia’s contemporary history. This song tells of the forced separation of children from […]
July 3, 2014

Misunderstanding Forgiveness

Yesterday champion boxer Danny Green sparred on air with perennial radio jock, Bob Maumill, over comments Maumill had made on air about Rolf Harris. Maumill had suggested that maybe listeners […]
July 2, 2014

Are we building an entrenched underclass of poverty and disadvantage in Australia?

The tone of proposed welfare reform has already been set and tends to classify those Australians in need as an unwelcome burden.  We only need to consider how they were […]
June 28, 2014

Continuing attack on voices of dissent in what was once a civil society

After recently cutting funding to community legal centres (CLCs) the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis,  now claims that with the limited resources available, funding for legal assistance through CLCs must be confined […]