Last week I heard a story about a small group of residents who were at a meeting with their local Mayor, the CEO of the Council and a senior Council … Continue reading Not a Consumer, Client or Customer but a Citizen
Workplace bullying and harassment cost the Australian economy up to $36 billion per year (Australian Human Rights Commission).
It is time we stopped seeing homelessness and those homeless as a problem but as ab opportunity. An opportunity to become a civil society and build a stronger, safer community.
These were the word of John Lennon from his song Happy Xmas (War is Over). I think most of us are happy to see the end of 2020 and looking … Continue reading Another Year Over and a New One Begun
I’ve recently taken up cycling. it is amazing the dangerous things I notice as a cyclist.
Staff retention and worker burnout is a major issue in community services sector. But there is a way forward.
The United Nations Sustainability Goals represent a set of lofty collective ideals designed to improve equality and wellbeing for all.
Approximately 1 in 10 people, globally, live in extreme poverty. This equates to less than $2 (US) per day to live on. Up to 25% of the world’s population survive on just over $3 (US) per day. These figures are hard to comprehend.
Introduction When I first heard that Cormac Russell and John McKnight were going to release a new book I placed a pre order with the Book Depository. I was that … Continue reading Connecting Community
When I first arrived in Nowra a well known travel guide referred to it as the place you drive through to get to somewhere nice. Not a glowing reference. Nowra … Continue reading How a Mural Changed The Way I Worked
Introduction “Most of us are only two paydays away from being homeless”. It’s a sobering thought isn’t? Just two pay cycles without an income and any one of us could … Continue reading Homelessness- It Impacts All of Us
Introduction Our six year old son has just completed his first year at school. In Queensland this is his Prep year. When I was at school this was Kindergarten. Things … Continue reading School as an Asset and Tool in Creating Community
if a council asks about community safety and crime prevention what is the role of local government, particularly in Australia in safety and crime prevention. You may be surprised to know that the role is much bigger than first thought.