• Lost in transition

    Speech for People with Disability Australia to the Lost in Transition Summit, convened by the ACT Council of Social Services, Friday 26 February 2016 at the Canberra Museum and Gallery I acknowledge that we are meeting on the lands of…
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  • Peeling the onion – why it matters

    This week the Prime Minister of Australia ate an onion. Not just any onion but an unpeeled brown one with the skin on. While most onlookers treated this as a kind of inexplicable random event, like a UFO sighting or…
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  • Upgrading our debate on disability, welfare and jobs

    When introducing the final report of the review by Patrick McClure into Australia’s Welfare system at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Social Services Minister Scott Morrison expressed a desire to upgrade the conversation on welfare from self-interest to national…
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  • Christopher Monckton, Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley

    Spare us the wandering UK aristocracy

    What is it with our fascination for UK academics with medieval titles? Like many Australians I watched in wrapt stunned awe as the astonishing show that is Lord Monckton careened around Australia. Now I would imagine that it is actually…
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