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Churches, let’s remember the human cost of the NO campaign

It was with shock that I opened my local newspaper this week to find an advertisement for the “NO” campaign by one of the local churches. Priding myself on my open mindeness to different views, I quickly shut down my … Continue reading

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On the experience of suffering….

There is not much which is good about waking up on Good Friday without your children. However, one unexpected benefit of this pain has been without a doubt my increased empathy for people who go through extreme suffering in their lives. Not only … Continue reading

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You caught me when I fell…

On this day, I recognise the absolute and unwavering love and support I have received from all the women in my life who have pulled me through. This is a day for remembering all those women in the world who … Continue reading

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Invasions

Today, 26 January, is known by those who are historically descended from the first people of Australia as Invasion Day. The day that the land that those first peoples had always inhabited, was brutally invaded by white settlers with little … Continue reading

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Billboards and Bullies

The above billboard in Melbourne advertising details of an RACV sponsored Australia Day event became controversial over the last few days as a result of extensive social media criticism regarding the featuring of two muslim women in the advertisement. Yesterday it was … Continue reading

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What if this were it?

Powerful words in the right context. I am lucky enough to have just begun a research career and am experiencing the wonderful stage of ‘flow’, what psychologists term a feeling of “energised focus, full enjoyment and focus on a particular activity”. … Continue reading

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The Shadowy Figure

The shadowy figure’s presence is hard to fathom, neither here, nor there, there is no driver at the seat. Responds rather than initiates, doing only what is necessary, but no more. Takes but does not give, there is no identification … Continue reading

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