Author Archives: Graeme Stuart

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.

University of Newcastle improving student experience???

A number of decisions and actions by the University of Newcastle (UON) leadership over the 12 months or so, have left me disillusioned and angry. I’m sick of their rhetoric that they are making changes to improve the experience of students, I cannot support some of their decisions, and I am angry when they have shown little empathy and compassion. Continue reading

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COVID-19 and Family Violence Services in the Hunter

Some reflections about the impact of COVID-19 on families experiencing violence (in many forms) and the services supporting them. Continue reading

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Best practice in counselling and mediation services: A collaborative case study of Uniting

A summary of a recently published report by Tamara Blakemore and me: Best practice and trends in counselling and mediation services in NSW: A collaborative case study of Uniting. Continue reading

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People who don’t respect other people aren’t welcome on my blog

I’m quite angry. I don’t like it when other people try to share a message of exclusion and hate (although they would disagree) through my blog. In 2013, I shared the image above with the following comment This is a … Continue reading

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Postcards from Practice: Initial Learnings from the Name.Narrate.Navigate Program

We have just published a report, Postcards from practice: Initial learnings from Name.Narrate.Navigate. with initial learnings for work with young people and domestic violence. Continue reading

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Updating “About Me”

  I am a passionate about helping create a just, inclusive, and nonviolent world where individuals and families are cherished and supported, and communities are vibrant and resilient. In the society I want to help create, we will live sustainably … Continue reading

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List of 2020 posts

A list of all my blog Continue reading

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Blog statistics for 2020 (Transparency report)

Each year I provide an overview of my blog statistics in case they are helpful or of interest to anybody else. I know when I started I had no idea what to expect in terms of number of views, so … Continue reading

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Zero Gravity by Kate Millder-Heidke (A Song for Sunday)

A song for Sunday: Kate Miller-Heidke’s amazing performance of Zero Gravity. Continue reading

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The AVP Transforming Power Mandala in Pieces

A version of the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) transforming power mandala in pieces for use in online workshops. Continue reading

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