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.
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
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
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
Staff retention and worker burnout is a major issue in community services sector. But there is a way forward.
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.
A 15-Minute City is a place where all your needs are met within a short walk or cycle from your home.
People put a lot of work into compiling an assets map. They meet with others, discover their gifts, passions knowledge and interests. They locate the physical infrastructure assets around them, … Continue reading We’ve Got an Assets Map…Now What Happens?
Introduction Lately, I’ve been thinking about crime and how we respond to it. The actions we take or don’t take to reduce crime and its impact. Where I live we … Continue reading Crime…..I Think We’ve Got it Wrong
Introduction This week I’ve been thinking about neighbours. How important being a good neighbour is, how good local community creates a safer place, how being a good neighbour is like … Continue reading The Beauty of Neighbours
Introduction COVID-19 has made a major impact on the Australian economy. We are now in unchartered territory and experiencing an economic recession. Unemployment is high. In Far North Queensland it … Continue reading It’s Not Business as Usual
Introduction In 12 weeks time a general election will be held in Queensland, Australia. As expected there are the usual calls for harsher penalties for offenders and particularly for juvenille … Continue reading Crime Prevention: Harsh Penalties Do They Work? What Else Can We Do?