A September to Remember

Studying full-time and parenting full-time are more than a little time consuming (surprise!) and while they are both deeply fulfilling pursuits on a personal level, it’s not common to be recognised for the efforts each require. The pleasure of recognition outside the workplace is not something I had consciously missing, until this month when the […]

Road-blocks to true marriage equality.

Despite the overwhelmingly positive result of the non-binding, non-compulsory postal survey on whether the Marriage Act should be amended to include same-sex couples, Australia still has not achieved marriage equality. Numerous attempts to include legal avenues for discrimination were rejected by the Senate this week during the historic passing of the Same-sex Marriage Bill with […]

The Mel Gibson effect

Given the outpouring of accusations aimed at powerful figures in the entertainment industry for serial sexual assaults, many are hoping for a brighter future wherein such occurrences are treated as the crimes they are. Instead it appears to all but the victims, these events are forgotten, forgiven, or swept under rugs already bulging. During the […]

If you’re looking for something to do to help #EvacuateNow here are some handy resources

Tips for what to write ; https://australianrefugeeactionnetwork.wordpress.com/manus…/ Tips for what to say by phone; http://asrccampaigns.nationbuilder.com/_evacuatenow Email and Ph. Nos. for Politicians ; http://joannenova.com.au/…/australian-elected-representati…/ Shadow Ministry Members ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Cabinet_of_Australia…

What next on the march to marriage equality?

Today demonstrated once again that an overwhelming majority of Australians support equality. 79.5% of Australians participated in the non-binding, non-compulsory postal survey with 61.6% saying YES to the question, “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? Amidst the very well deserved relief and celebrations – it’s important to note the campaign […]

Social and Policy effects of EGMs in Australia

The effect Electronic Gaming Machines are having on Australian society is a significant public health concern.[1] Powerpoint Presentation Of the over $20 billion dollars Australian’s lose gambling each year, $11 billion is lost to Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs),[2] with over $3.7 billion lost in Queensland alone.[3] Consequently, Australia has the largest number of people experiencing psychiatric injury […]