Category Archives: Politics

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

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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

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Moving to a zero carbon economy: a conversation with Professor John Wiseman on social justice and the environment

Professor John Wiseman is the Deputy Director of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne. His current research focus is the social, economic and political transformations needed to reduce the risks of runaway climate change and achieve … Continue reading

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The demise of Medicare Locals: What social workers in private practice should do about it

Fours years ago on a sunny autumn day in Canberra, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and NSW Premier Kristina Keneally took a stroll through the roses in the gardens of Federal Parliament. Both were bleeding political capital and desperate to do … Continue reading

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Why I have joined the Greens

Why I have joined the Greens Civil society seems to be in rapid decline. The opportunity to drink alcohol, gamble, borrow money, eat junk food has now expanded to 24/7. Welcome to the freedom to buy whatever you want, whenever … Continue reading

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