What it everything was perfect just the way it is?

I have been asking myself this question quite a few times this week.  It is a question to calm my spirit as I try and feel am consistently failing at making a positive difference in the world through the endless committees that I sit on. This morning for example I am attending a forum about […]

Put… the … smartphone … down

You know the time has come to go off-line when your fingers are itching to send the response “spoil sport” to the Health bureaucrat’s email politely requesting that you don’t include LGBTI in the client survey form.  Especially when that impulse is accompanied by uncontrollable public giggling. It is Melbourne time, and past time to […]

What Happens to Inquiry Recommendations? Is this a dumb question?

I have been doing a lot of thinking this week about accountability and what happens to Inquiries when their voluminous reports are released.  Specificically I have been thinking about the Recommendations from the West Australian Inquiry into the Prosecution of Assaults and Sexual Offences undertaken several years ago now; the above link is to the 2008 […]

Speaking out – again

Many many moons after my early brush with The West, I once again was contacted, through channels that are hard to be clear about (probably old online references to Reclaiming Voices) to contribute to a GP magazine. Hold on a minute, GPs.  I run a not for profit that supports women’s choices, including homebirth.  Not […]

The Press – Whose Story?

One of the defining experiences for me in wanting to write my book, was my early brush with the media. I had always had it in my mind that I would speak up about my experiences, once all the legal processes had been completed and there were no possible repercussions on that front.   Hell my […]

George Jones Child Advocacy Centre Project

The things you find in your Other Messages – stupid old Facebook! This was messaged to me by the project officer Jon Rose who was freelancing for George Jones to develop their Advocacy Training project to support advocates for child and adult survivors. They have run the training program a few times around Australia – […]