Contribution over Compensation

Charlie Munger has a fantastic quote about money, privilege and impact: “People should take way less than they’re worth when they are favored by life… I would argue that when you rise high enough in American business, you’ve got a moral duty to be underpaid—not to get all that you can, but to actually be…

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…

Celebrating Multiculturalism and Social Justice

A multicultural society enjoys and celebrates a diversity of cultures, religions, traditions, beliefs, and attitudes.  When cultures blend and experiences are shared the host country for immigrants/refugees/asylum seekers is forever changed and enriched.  Our communities become more tolerant, perspectives broadened and tolerance increased. The ethnic, racial and religious diversity of contemporary Australia means that there…

U is for Unborn Child

 “Every person has the right to have his life respected. This right shall be protected by law and, in general, from the moment of conception. The quote above is taken from the The 1978 American Convention on Human Rights states, in Article 4.1, from we can assume that any violent act that results in the death of the…

S is for Stigma

Stigma is the negative attitude directed towards people who do not conform to society’s expectations of normal.  Those with a disability, mental illness, intellectual disability, those affected by substance abuse, the elderly, the indigenous and the list goes on. “Stigma’s power lies in silence. The silence that persists when discussion and action should be taking…