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The Lucky Country becoming the Land of Whingers, as complaints roll in about ANZAC Day services

This makes my blood boil. In my local paper this week was a page full of complaints from participants at our local dawn service last Saturday. I read similar reports on a number of regional papers I follow on line. What is going on in this country????? Surely we’re better than this? So there weren’t […]

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Monika I am so sorry: Sorry I didn’t stand up for you, and sorry for your pain

You don’t know me, Monika, but I feel like I’ve always known you. Or at least I’ve known that picture of you that the media had painted: the “tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo”. But now I realize, listening to this TED speech, that I never knew you at all. Now I realize how much my […]

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A gentle message on life, leadership and one wonderful woman

Yesterday as I was driving across town from one appointment to another, busy as a bee, the Inner Circle came across the airwaves of my car radio. For a few short minutes I was transfixed by the quietly spoken message of Rev. Graham Long, Pastor and CEO of The Wayside Chapel in Sydney’s Kings Cross. […]

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From one to a community of 92,000 – this is what happens when women come together

Last night in Sydney as the skies oozed with drizzle and commuters rushed home before the clouds burst open, a small gang of troublemakers came together to reflect.  It’s been five years since the audacious launch of 1millionwomen by founder…

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Community leadership and the role we all play in creating change for good

Marie was an ordinary, unassuming woman, in her sixties I would guess.  She was well dressed, clean and neat, and wore a hat on this cold winter’s day.  Standing outside a city office tower, she was so normal she could have been anyone&…

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A tear for our ANZACs and a tear for Kate

Kate Malonyay lived – and died – about 200 metres from my home in Sydney.  I didn’t know Kate, but I’ve walked past her home hundreds – if not thousands – of times.  As the news broke first that her bruised…

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