One of the privileges of being a union rep was the great life lessons I learnt from the hardworking men and women I met.
Minister Shorten discusses unemployment, cost of living, workers, and economic recovery policies.
Another week, another report of dubious behaviour at the big consulting firms working in Australia. There’s been a plethora of headlines about how the big four consulting firms — EY, Deloitte, KPMG and PwC — have infiltrated the Australian public service for mega contracts.
Dynamic duos can be the perfect match or grudge match and in Australia, we love to celebrate them.
There are few countries more passionate about soccer (or the “beautiful game” as it’s known) than the Republic of Ireland.
I love history. I love reading it. Watching it. Listening to podcasts about it. And having a conversation with anyone who shares my passion — or convincing those who don’t, that they should.
Tuesday night’s Budget brought relief on many fronts and had all the hallmarks of Labor values. I am particularly pleased that it has delivered for participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
It is sometimes argued that Australia's greatest generation were those born in the two decades before World War II. Three of that “greatest generation” passed away this week.
Yesterday I stood at the National Press Club and addressed, through the magic of television, the Australian people about how the Albanese Government will reform the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The passing of Father Bob Maguire is incredibly sad news. I first met Father Bob way back in 1983 when I was 15 and at school doing a social work program. I spent a week with him seeing how he helped kids on the street.
Employment of people with a Disability
Climate change, the war in Ukraine, a global pandemic, cost-of-living crisis, tensions with China, the list of global crises goes on, all of it overwhelming.
In the film Thank You for Smoking, big tobacco spokesperson Nick Naylor admits that his job requires “a certain moral flexibility” to earn a living from “fronting an organization that kills 1200 people a day”.
Like so many of you, I’ve watched the royal commission into robodebt with competing emotions of frustration, anger, sorrow and admiration (for the brave victims, whistle-blowers, families and honest public servants) and utter disbelief that this could happen in Australia.
Is it too soon to think back to being locked in our homes, safe from the scourge of COVID, with only a footy match for entertainment or dragging your dog on the fourth walk of the day?
Last Friday marked a sad day. Twelve months of the worst land war seen in Europe since 1945.
The first sitting week of the 2023 Parliament is now under the belt and it’s good to be back. I’m raring to go.
Nothing brings home the vastness of our continent more than remote communities being cut off by flooding. We have watched this reality with the recent devastating rains in northern WA.
Sam Kekovich is a bit like the Santa of Australian culture. He only appears once a year, as our lamb ambassador. Some of his ads could be nominated for best short film at the Oscars. Of course, these ads are a clever marketing ploy, but each Australia Day they do tend to capture an element of Australian life that we can all relate to.
Most of us list having a place to call home as essential to our quality of life. A home is about more than bricks and mortar. It is a sanctuary. A place where we feel comfortable and safe.