Tag Archives: Personal

Community engagement and the Stop Adani national day of action

Last weekend (7-8 October 2017), people around Australia put their bodies on the line to send a message about Adani’s plans for the Carmichael Mine in Queensland: one of the World’s largest coal mines. In over 45 locations in Australia, … Continue reading

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My response to the campaign against same-sex marriage

As I said in the previous post, to me the YES case in the same-sex marriage postal vote is largely based on love, acceptance and justice, while the NO case is largely based on fear, exclusion and poor logic. Much … Continue reading

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Why I voted YES in the same-sex marriage postal vote

I try to be fair and to understand other points of view, but to me the YES case in the same-sex marriage postal vote is largely based on love, acceptance and justice, while the NO case is largely based on … Continue reading

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In some countries (and USA states) our marriage is illegal

In some countries (and 30 states of the USA), Cathy and I would have been prevented from marrying. In fact, even though we are happily married after 31 years and have two wonderful daughters, in some countries (and some states … Continue reading

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Two girls and a tiny house

Jasmine (my 15-year old daughter) and a friend Larni (16) are building a Tiny House out of second-hand, discarded and waste material for the Fair Share Festival next month. As the theme of the Festival is over-consumption, waste and upcyling, … Continue reading

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Marriage equality (and a song for Sunday – Same love)

It’s wonderful to hear that the USA Supreme Court has ruled in favour of gay marriage – hopefully Australia won’t be far behind. In some countries (and some states of the USA) Cathy and I wouldn’t have been allowed to … Continue reading

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Air travel – new year resolution

Cathy and I have made a new year resolution to avoid flying. I have a few existing work commitments that mean I need to fly next year to Alice Springs at least two or three times and we are leaving … Continue reading

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The real 2012 Oscars!

An interview with the director How was the process of making this in-depth documentary? The Stuarts were an absolute pleasure to work with. We had heaps of fun during the filming. We had fantastic material to with, but were under … Continue reading

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My mother, Rita Stuart (1923-2012)

My mother died last Friday. Her funeral was today with the usual mixture of tears, laughter, memories and catching up with family and friends. My brother and uncle gave the eulogies, which captured much about Mum. From Chris, my brother. … Continue reading

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We hold the world in our hands

I’ve been involved in environment, social change or peace groups for nearly 30 years and I certainly can’t remember facing such large scale challenges. I first became seriously involved with social change in 1983 during the nuclear arms build up … Continue reading

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