Budget 2014: Ignoring Real Lives

The 2014 Budget from the Abbott Government confirms my impressions of this Government as one committed to punishing people for making the ‘wrong’ decisions.

Is Australia the land of the ‘Fair Go’ for me but not for all?

This is the text of my introduction to a lively panel discussion at Wesley Mission, Sydney on 20 March 2014. The other panellists were former senior editor of The Australian, Nick Cater, NSW Treasurer, Mike Baird, and the Director of Social Business at the Centre for Social Impact, UNSW and former Federal MP, Cheryl Kernot. … Continue reading Is Australia the land of the ‘Fair Go’ for me but not for all?

Is Australia the land of the 'Fair Go' for me but not for all?

This is the text of my introduction to a lively panel discussion at Wesley Mission, Sydney on 20 March 2014. The other panellists were former senior editor of The Australian, Nick Cater, NSW Treasurer, Mike Baird, and the Director of Social Business at the Centre for Social Impact, UNSW and former Federal MP, Cheryl Kernot. … Continue reading Is Australia the land of the 'Fair Go' for me but not for all?

‘Labour’: not another commodity

In 2009 the Uniting Church in Australia adopted a statement called An Economy of Life: re-imagining human progress for a flourishing world. This statement describes the Church’s concern that our understandings of progress and wellbeing are now determined by a global economic system geared to the making of profit for a few at the expense … Continue reading ‘Labour’: not another commodity

'Labour': not another commodity

In 2009 the Uniting Church in Australia adopted a statement called An Economy of Life: re-imagining human progress for a flourishing world. This statement describes the Church’s concern that our understandings of progress and wellbeing are now determined by a global economic system geared to the making of profit for a few at the expense … Continue reading 'Labour': not another commodity