In Australia 26th January is … what?

Today dawned bleak.  Overcast skies.  Dampening long weekend camping plans.  I lay in bed this morning and pondered the controversy surround today’s celebrations and its significance to everyone who calls Australia home, as I have since 2003. Indigenous Australians,  whose heritage predated the arrival of the first fleet in 1788, were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.…

Where Fear Belongs

The media and internet technology play a role in our lives and not all of it is healthy, or indeed necessary.  Remember how shattered and affected we were at the bombing of the Twin Towers.  The images were relayed simultaneously as events unfolded and many struggled the effects of vicarious trauma. The media and internet…

World Social Justice Day

Social Justice is a driving force in my work and it piques my personal interest and intellectual and emotional responses to the disadvantage experienced by people because of gender, religion, ethnicity, colour, disability, poverty and social and economic discrimination.  Today is World Social Justice Day and marks the sixth year 20th February has been recognised…