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Five things that scare me about Trump as president

Later this week, Donald Trump becomes the 45th US president. Even though I live in Australia, the election gripped the nation and received a great deal of media attention. I was one of those people who couldn’t believe he had … Continue reading

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A quarter of a million views – thanks everybody!

Over a quarter of a million views! Thanks everybody for your support over the years. It’s funny how a quarter of a million sound more than 250,000. These are the 10 most popular posts (by number of views) since I … Continue reading

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Our University strategic plan – what does it offer?

The University of Newcastle (UON) recently launched its “NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025”. I like some of the language in the plan and hope it opens up possibilities. The vision is UON stands as a global leader distinguished by a … Continue reading

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Sustaining Community blog – 2015

As this is my first blog for the year, it seems appropriate to reflect on 2015 in the Sustaining Community blog. In February last year I set some goals for my blogging: Decide whether or not to change the name … Continue reading

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How many blog views per day?

I sometimes wonder how many views per day other bloggers receive. I know I should be writing for myself; I know that just because somebody “views” my blog it doesn’t mean they read anything; and I know that blogging isn’t … Continue reading

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Sustaining Community Facebook page

I’ve created a facebook page for Sustaining Community.  As well as having links to my blog posts, I’ll post other interesting bits and pieces. Please like the page and feel free to add comments. Hope to see you there.

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Reflections on the election

Following the election result yesterday, here are nine things I am grateful for and one hope: I hope that the result was a vote against a divided government, disloyalty and Kevin Rudd’s destabilising of our first female prime minister and not … Continue reading

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LGBT rights

This is a very powerful image – thanks to The Other 98% (Facebook and webpage) for creating a great message about the human cost of seeing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as the OTHER.

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What is asset-based community development (ABCD)?

This post has been totally rewritten is now at https://sustainingcommunity.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/what-is-abcd/

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Polly and Me

I just watched Polly and Me on the ABC. It was a very powerful short movie as part of a discussion on Kids at Risk. I found it very hard to watch as I can easily imagine quite a few … Continue reading

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