Author Archives: vittorio1

Podcast episode 6: dreaming of utopia- an interview with Hall Greenland of the NSW Greens

Today’s episode is a return to politics with a capital “P”. I have joined many of my fellow citizens in paying less and less attention to the daily news. Political chat shows are also off my agenda. There is simply … Continue reading

Posted in podcast, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Podcast Episode 5: Extra relational sex and the gay male couple- exploring the therapeutic terrain

Episode 5 is an interview with Sydney social worker, Paul Andrews. Arising out of his work with gay male couples, Paul did a major piece of qualitative research in order to better understand how gay couples in committed relationships negotiated … Continue reading

Posted in podcast, Social Policy, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Podcast episode 4: ethics and morality in a postmodern world

A conversation with social work researcher, Dr Sacha Kendall Dr Sacha Kendall began her social work career in acute mental health. She is now a qualitative health researcher. Her research investigates the social, cultural and ethical aspects of health, with … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, podcast | 2 Comments

Black Panther: a film review – and a thoughtful lesson in post-colonial ethics

Black Panther is well on the way to be the most successful superhero movie of all time. Kudos to the overwhelming number of African Americans, both in front of and behind the cameras, who made this movie so entertaining. But … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Politics | Leave a comment

Just Another Do Gooder podcast- episode 3: stories of identity and belonging

  In this episode I bring you a conversation with well known author Patti Miller. As well as her long list of publications, Patti is also well known for conducting writing workshops in Australia and in Paris,  teaching aspiring authors … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, podcast | Leave a comment

Just Another Do Gooder podcast: episode 2- Is democracy dead?

In this episode I ‘m bringing you an interview with Joanne Cotterill. Joanne has a private practice as a clinical social worker in Mudgee – a small rural town in Western NSW. But the focus of my interview is her … Continue reading

Posted in podcast | Leave a comment

Just Another Do-Gooder podcast- episode one: leaving christian fundamentalism

Leaving Christian Fundamentalism Welcome to episode one of Just Another Do-Gooder. I aim to bring you in depth interviews with social workers from across Australia,  as well as commentary and interviews from the realms of politics culture and human services. … Continue reading

Posted in podcast | 1 Comment

AASW election 2017: reflections on our voting system and the challenges ahead

Another AASW election has come and gone. Most of the membership barely noticed. 8,917 members were eligible to vote, but only 1,608 did so; a bare 18%, and only a small improvement on last year. Of the remaining 7,309 members, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

A personal reflection on the 2017 election and beyond

I am exhausted, and glad the election is just about over. All that is left is to ask people to take the time to go to the post office. As is my habit of past years, I have taken down … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Aged Care: opportunities for social work to make a difference

Building an Integrated Practice in the Private Sector By Lynne Harrold The community aged care sector for older adults is growing exponentially and will continue to do so as our population ages. The facts are there and the projections are … Continue reading

Posted in AASW Election 2017, Ethics, Private Practice, Social Policy | 1 Comment