My Daughter’s Asylum Seeker Speech

Sophie, 16, wrote this speech for English. She read it at dinner tonight, wow! Persuasive speech on asylum seekers in Australia “I remember the noise of the gun shots shaking the floor, I remember having to leave everything I had behind, I remember the murder of my father right in front of me. I remember … Continue reading My Daughter’s Asylum Seeker Speech


Mission Australia’s Response To Budget 2015/16

Mission Australia has today welcomed the Government’s budget announcement that it will invest $331 million in a new Youth Employment Strategy to assist young people to make a successful transition from school to work, but cautioned that children from low income families could lose out from the new families package and the government has done … Continue reading Mission Australia’s Response To Budget 2015/16

Reflections On Getting Arrested

#LoveMakesAWay For many years I have half joked about the fact that on my bucket list was this; that I would be arrested for doing something righteous, Christ-like, aka - not drunk and disorderly conduct! I guess in some ways that motivation makes this 'all about me'. Other than the fact that my desire was … Continue reading Reflections On Getting Arrested

Dubious Questions Around Afghanistan

A letter from Simon Moyle via Jarod Mc Kenna Defense Minister Stephen Smith recently took a trip to Afghanistan, with a range of reasons cited in the Defense Department media release. What wasn't mentioned there - or anywhere else by the Gillard government - was the finalising of a draft Australian/Afghan Strategic Agreement for post 2014, … Continue reading Dubious Questions Around Afghanistan

Government Funded Christianity?

The Federal Government are reviewing the funding of Chaplaincy in schools around Australia. Mission Australia chaplains were asked to comment on the white paper. My comments were sent in via an email, but not included in our final submission, I didn't get feedback, maybe they were not in line with the overall MA feedback.  But … Continue reading Government Funded Christianity?