Social Justice

"Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system"

Dorothy Day

June 20, 2017
compromise

Empires, Refugees and Uluru

Empire and colonial expansion impacted on so many different people, in different ways, but with many commonalities. Empire provides a framework for examining terrorism, refugee rights and the rights of […]
June 20, 2017
home sweet homeless

What homeless people really need is a home, not a clean shirt or bowl of soup

by┬áCameron Parsell The intentions of those who provide charity to people on the streets are unambiguously positive. And yet, without them knowing, their actions can actually do more harm than […]
June 14, 2017
Uluru 3 asks words

Key issues are complex and inexorably intertwined

Six of the key issues of greatest concern for Aboriginal people are complex and inexorably intertwined – so much so that government, researchers, policy makers, along with Aboriginal leadership seem […]
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 2, 2017
Treaty Where

White Australia Policy, Race and the Uluru Statement

I have written on the White Australia Policy and racism extensively before and will not re-state all of that here; except to say that Australia was explicitly and intentionally developed […]
May 31, 2017

Housing Security and the Wellbeing of Children

We are in the midst of an economic downturn that is probably going to be longer and deeper than ever before. Unemployment is high, household budgets are under pressure and […]

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

Martin Luther King Jr