Q&A in Australia Gives a Voice to the Children to Discuss Politics

This video below is ABC Australia Q&A which is a program airing politics usually with politicians on the panel.  Increasingly they are introducing citizens to the panel to contribute their views.  It is so refreshing.  It is the first time democracy has been experienced.  Most people are never asked.

I want… Continue reading

Calls for more Affordable Housing and Equality

The issue of rental affordability is really evident today.  I recall back in the 1990’s I rented a property for $140 a week, it was a 3 bedroom house in Brisbane.  Today you would be looking at around $250-$350 or more.  I find it very disturbing the way Real Estates have people… Continue reading

One in Six 15-19 Year Olds Experience Homelessness

This is reflective of a society that is no longer egalitarian where fairness is the central value of being Australian. This is reflective of the breakdown of the family and a wages system that has been deregulated where young people are vulnerable to employers who just tell them what they will pay. It is typically… Continue reading

Is Australia the Lucky Country for the Home-less?

Homelessness says a lot about our society.  We have the money to solve it. The real question is what are the prejudices holding back what is needed.  Tony Abbott was mentioned in this documentary. He is reflective of the Christian right

You would think people would be quick to help when… Continue reading

Is the Issue of Terrorism in the Philippines about Inequality, Poverty and Corruption?

I heard about my government entering the conflict in Philippines.  My first thoughts were Mindanao as one of the participants on the Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program was a Christian from the Philippines and he was keen to talk about Mindanao. I was aware that the Muslim/Christian Conflict had occurred.  I… Continue reading

Do Adults Lead by Example or Are Young People Leaders??





World reports,

Youth voices in court,

One in three depressed,

This is the financial crisis,

For parents are working long hours,

Parents are breaking up,

Parents are cracking up,

For they are exhausted running on a tread mill,

Children fend for themselves,

Entertain themselves,… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”