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

October 1, 2014
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Mental Health Week, the Royal Show and Indignity

  I write this in the week of the WA Royal Show, which is the week before Mental Health Week.  In fact, Mental Health Week commences on the last day […]
October 1, 2014

Human Trafficking in the 21st Century

Human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, […]
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 27, 2014

Cutting Dementia Funding

This week the federal government announced it was dumping the special payment for people with dementia in residential aged care from 31 July 2014. This will have a direct impact […]
June 11, 2014

Silencing Dissent & the withdrawal of funding from the Refugee Council of Australia is just the beginning…

Two weeks after the budget the Mr Morrison withdrew funding for the Refugee Council of Australia, which had been allocated in the budget papers, saying he and the government did […]
June 9, 2014

Shared Humanity: its a long way to the shop for a Halal sausage roll

In 1978 I heard a leading Australian Christian thinker say that the issues we will face globally in thirty years’ time will be: Mass migrations of people, meaning huge numbers […]

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

Martin Luther King Jr