Richard Flannery in his essay ‘The Australian Disease: on the decline of love and the rise of non-freedom’ writes: ‘ . . . in present day Australia, it doesn’t matter what you do or what you have done, so long as you conform to power. The only true crime in an ever-more bland Australia is to not conform Read more
I first met Steve in the early 1980’s at an alternative Christian communities gathering out at Malabar in Sydney. For the next thirty years I had the privilege of working and talking with Steve in a variety of different contexts, including working directly with Read more
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
This Chinese Proverb crossed my mind when I recently facilitated a ‘community conversation’ with a group of Afghan women in the southeast region of Melbourne. All arrived in Australia between 2005 and 2009 and all were refugees and had experienced loss of family, children, husbands and others in their lives. Read more
We all know it is good financial management to reduce debt and generate a surplus. The end is meant to justify the means.
But does it? Read more
We have read, browsed and noticed many books on the seven best habits for all sorts of things – so here is a list of seven challenges for not for profit community service organisations. When these challenges are apparent in your organisation you need to think seriously about where it is heading and if it is the right place to be. Read more