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

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 […]
July 3, 2016
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Australia’s 50 Years of Housing Policy Failure

Affordable housing is fundamental for the full social and economic participation of Australian people for their whole lives. Affordable housing should be considered a national priority for major policy reform. Australia has […]
June 16, 2016
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A Theology of Inclusion

  The concept of diversity and inclusion includes acceptance and respect.  It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These differences can be along the […]
May 30, 2016
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Creating an Inclusive Society – Tolerance vs. Acceptance

Tolerance is defined by Dictionary.com as “a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry”.  Acceptance is […]
May 10, 2016

Mental Health, Housing, Homelessness and Incarceration

Historically, state-run mental health facilities have been the mainstay of caring for people with serious mental illnesses, the reality was a lot of people ‘lived’ in those institutions for many […]

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

Martin Luther King Jr