The wounds of previous war and conflict may never disappear, but due to one pioneering European project, they may eventually heal.
As we move ever closer to an aged care crisis in this country, one pioneering European may have already cracked it. Care given by caregivers, and nothing else in the way.
I’m just going to say it. Enough with these hashtag trials and online lynchings. If evidence exists of wrongdoing, fine, but let’s not presume guilt over innocence.
Our problem with those who arrive on our shores is well documented, however, after recently visiting Britain, who harbours a similar problem, the solution is obvious.
500 years have passed since Martin Luther nailed his transformative piece of policy into the heart of the church, lasting changes that exist to this day.
As a member of the generation that raised millennials, instead of distributing blame, I think we should think on our own sins, and the conditions we set up for them.
Joseph Holt was a self-appointed General who raised arms against the British, but instead of a cell, he was sent to Australia. Fortunately, his distaste for the empire raised him to folk hero played well on these shores.
Charlie Perkins is a name familiar to many, but his acts lesser so. In fact, the man literally spent his life attempting to push us ever closer to equality. A true icon.
Don Chipp was a politician who looked to vote on the issue, not party politics. An unabashed centrist, he promoted the value of remaining true to your station. Oh, how we need him now.
After the issue of gender neutral clothing was taken up by a twelve-year-old, I’m wondering if we should just let that generation solve it.
After a recent study discovered that Valproate, an extremely common drug leads to birth defects, parents across continental Europe prepare to take the manufacturer to task.
With the topic of legalising euthanasia up for debate in parliament this week, I travelled to Holland to speak to the man who started the conversation.
Many people have been the first to do something, but few have done as much as the forgotten Catherine Spence.
Jessie Miller soared high against the backdrop of accepted sexism in her day. She was a daring pilot, lover and was proudly all her. A true trailblazer in every sense of the word.
Eddie Mabo is a man who has entered the Australian lexicon. However, aside from the popular references we quote, the concessions he won truly matter, and should never be forgotten.
As Hitler’s monstrous campaign against the Jews became clear, one Australian took it upon himself to secure a path of escape. Critchley Parker was a man of vision, sadly halted by fate.
The fact that Louisa Lawson is collectively known as Henry Lawson’s mum is an insult to the lasting many achievements of this great woman, as she started the path we proudly strut today.
This week has been a disheartening one for equality. But for inspiration, we should look to the past, to Don Dunstan, a man who saw inequality and refused to accept it.
William Cuffay might be a name lost to history, but the concessions he won speak volumes. A great social reformer in two countries, he was not bound to the circumstances of his birth.
In an effort to combat domestic terrorism, Turnbull has called for a new sense of Patriotism. However, in my day-to-day experience, it just enables the racial divide further.
Despite the majority of Australians being in favour, a legal solution to euthanasia still evades us. Are our loved ones mere victims of bureaucracy, or is there something else at play?
As a nation, we hold our culinary diversity as a metaphor for the importance of our country. Food from everywhere, for everyone. However, is it the fare of the first peoples that we should advance?