Tag Archives: Social justice

Survival day

If we are to truly celebrate being Australians, we desperately need to change the date. January 26, the day the British flag was first raised in what is now known as Sydney Cove, is not a day a celebration for … Continue reading

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The rich get richer – the gap is widening

What type of world do we want to live in? Do we really want to live in a world where the eight richest people in the world (all men) own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world? … Continue reading

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Don’t call me doctor!

In a recent article I wrote with some colleagues on engaging Aboriginal fathers, two of us (Chris and me) were called Dr and our colleague (Craig) wasn’t. What message does this give? I suspect the differentiation gives the two of … Continue reading

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Australia’s Shame – some thoughts on the treatment of youth in detention

I’ve just watched the Four Corners program on the treatment of youth (mainly Indigenous) in detention in Northern Territory – Australia’s Shame. Like many others I found the horrific video of the treatment of teenagers shocking and very disturbing. There … Continue reading

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We need to change the date of Australia Day

It’s time to change the date of Australia Day. For many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Australia Day (the day the British flag was first raised in what is now known as Sydney Cove) is not a day of … Continue reading

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Stan Grant “Racism is destroying the Australian Dream”

In the lead up to Australia Day this is a passionate reminder that we have much to do before we can be proud of our history, particularly in relation to the original inhabitants of the land.

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Some weekend reading

This weeks’ weekend reading including articles on evidence-based practice, racism, social-status, gender bias and blogging. Evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence: What does it all mean? From the Centre for Community Child Health – the value of incorporating practice based evidence … 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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A song for Sunday – Take me to Church

As my daughters grow up, I’m enjoying how our relationship is much more reciprocal. When they were younger, they listened to music we liked. Now they are introducing us to music. “Take me to church” by Hozier is one they … Continue reading

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Slashing foreign aid? Not good enough!

Jacqui Lambie (an Australian politician from the state of Tasmania) has called for the cutting of the foreign aid budget but has rejected an invitation to visit some of these projects to see the difference they make. Lambie is unrepentant. … Continue reading

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