Inclusion

“Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?”

Desmond Tutu

June 13, 2017

More power to Minister Dutton, What could go wrong?

The purpose of an AAT is to ensure that decisions of the Executive arm of government is exercised within the Rule of Law. New laws to give Peter Dutton more […]
June 12, 2017
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Residential Aged Care: the aspiration and the reality

As a community we hold views of what residential aged care should look like; our understandings largely driven by a perception shaped in the last century and is perpetuated by […]
April 27, 2017
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Mental Health, Poverty and Housing

Mental health workers have long campaigned to end the stigma associated with mental illness by raising community awareness about mental health. However, while removing the stigma about mental health is […]
September 12, 2016
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Half-Caste – any term making use of the word ‘half’ suggests an incomplete person

The following phrases are some of the terms that have been used to describe people of ‘mixed race’; the terms that are generally considered to be out-dated and offensive. Bi-racial […]
July 16, 2016
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Consultation versus Negotiation in a consumer directed care policy environment

I remember Pat Dodson once saying something like: “Aboriginal people are sick and tired of consultation that leads to no substantive change. We want a real role in decision making, Government needs to […]
July 12, 2016
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Re-Thinking the ‘Cashless Welfare Card’

Andrew Forrest’s idea of paying social security benefits with a prepaid card is not original; it has been popular in certain circles for many years and it is now operating in […]

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

Martin Luther King Jr