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June 2015

My name is Tauto Sansbury

My name is Tauto Sansbury. I was born on Point Pearce Mission in 1949. By the time you read this letter I will be 66 years old. By now I should be a fully initiated man speaking my native tongue, telling my stories and handing them down to my children, grand children and their children. […]

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Categories Arts & Letters
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Mervyn Eades – his story needs to be told

I was asked if I had the time to provide a reference for someone I know who does great things for other people. Of course I do. I wrote the reference this morning. Mervyn Eades is a good human being who had a difficult start at life but who has turned his life around and […]

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Child, youth and adult suicide on the increase – it will get worse unless we address social health, equality & stay truthful

We cannot continue on the quiet about suicidal behaviour – it is on the increase. It is estimated that daily a thousand Australians think about suicide. It is only going to get worse. Why? Contextually, we are doing ever so little about suicide prevention – and a good part of suicide prevention is improving the […]

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Before we help ourselves further, we must help the homeless – their story is our story

Could Australia lead the way with homeless friendly precincts and homeless friendly cities and towns? Yes, it can. We were not put on this earth to betray one another but as long as we turn away our most needy, most vulnerable, the homeless then indeed we do betray one another. I have been meeting with […]

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In Baghdad, Organized Destruction

by Cathy Breen. Two days ago an email came from an Iraqi doctor in Baghdad in response to a brief greeting I sent for the month of Ramadan. “Thanks so much for remembering us…In fact we are the same if not worse. Our hearts are broken at the organized ruining of our country.  We are targeted […]

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Thousands of homeless children, toddlers are the forgotten on Australia’s streets

Thousands, tens of thousands of children are forgotten by far too many, by our governments, in this nation, in the world’s 12th largest economy – one of the world’s wealthiest nations. In general, Australians have little idea of how many children under the age of 12 years are on our streets – homeless – of […]

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Western Australia to introduce Custody Notification Service – at long last

Not there yet, but getting there – the long haul to introduce the Custody Notification Service in Western Australia – where it is truly needed has culminated in the announcement today that the CNS will soon be implemented. Most importantly the Custody Notification Service will help all those far too many people who are arrested and detained in police […]

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So. Zaky Mallah. Q and A

The name Zaky Mallah meant absolutely nothing to most people in Australia until he opened his mouth on Q and A. After Monday night and by midday Tuesday there were probably very few people who did not know of him or what he had said. On Tuesday afternoon, Adam Shand who presents the 6PR Drive […]

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No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world….Robin Williams

Where are our priorities? There have been a couple of incidents in the last two or three days that have led me to question our priorities as a society. Let me identify the two incidents first. The first of these was the senseless killing of nine people in Charleston in a black church. The second […]

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Improving the lot of others – changing lives, saving lives

Wheelchairs for Kids is a one of a kind charity delivered on the heartfelt compassion of one and hundred fifty volunteers. No-one is paid, not the CEO or the workshop manager. All donations go to the manufacture and shipment of rough terrain children’s wheelchairs. The operation is run out of a factory in northern Perth […]

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Categories Human Rights
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