Tag Archives: Personal

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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“Course optimisation” and the end of my time at the Family Action Centre

From January 2021 I will be working two-days per week, and then my position will finish at the end of October. Continue reading

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Special (Song for Sunday)

I’ve decided to get back to my blog more seriously and as a way of easing my way in, decided to find a great song to warm me up. I recently came across Special by LP (Laura Pergolizzi) when a … Continue reading

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Dear Mister Prime Minister: Are you listening?

Here is the powerful speech given by Alexa Stuart at the Newcastle Global Climate Strike attended by around 10,000 people. Continue reading

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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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