History

"History is formed by the people, those who have power and those without power. Each one of us makes history."

Anselm Kiefer

June 25, 2018
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We whitewash the history of “whitewashing” Indigenous children.

Moralising over Trump’s removal of children from parents is a dilemma for Australia who has its own history of removing children from their family and communities. We still grapple with […]
May 21, 2018

Belief and Unbelief in Australia

Bishop Curry’s Sermon on ‘Love and Fire’ the weekend has thrown up lots of commentary, both for and against. Surely, it has also raised fundamental questions regarding belief. What does […]
March 15, 2018
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Duxton Declaration: A Statement of Commitment re Mental Health, Housing and Homelessness

The measure of a society is in how it responds to its dispossessed: to those among us who have lost their purchase on the good life, the benefits of a […]
March 6, 2018
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Advocacy versus Activism: What is the difference?

This is partly autobiographical in that I am seeking to understand how I have moved from being an activist to an advocate, what that means,  and when is it appropriate […]
January 31, 2018
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The Need for a National Aboriginal Housing Policy and Advocacy Organisation

There is a massive need for a coordinated approach to Aboriginal housing policy development and advocacy in the community sector, this has become particularly apparent in relation to the future […]
January 15, 2018

Families and homelessness

Families experiencing homelessness is a growing social problem. Service providers in communities across the country are seeing more families living in caravan parks, on the streets, in cars, and in […]

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that really matter"

Martin Luther King Jr