The Man Cave

This has been one of the questions that Hunter Johnson, Jamin Heppell and I have been asking ourselves as co-founders of The Man Cave; a preventative mental health program that engages boys and young men through workshops that deconstructs masculinity and redefines what it means to ‘be a man’ in Australian society today. Since October … More The Man Cave

Shifting Sands

I believe that grit is an undervalued element of life. Grit can mean the difference between standing strong or simply standing by. It can be the difference between pushing through or being pushed over. Grit even sounds like its a gritty word as it forms on the back of your tongue, rolls across the roof … More Shifting Sands

Legacy: Trust Delegated

I recently returned from Pormpuraaw, which is a remote community on the Cape York Peninsular. We were invited to facilitated three days of workshops with over 100 young Aboriginal people from the surrounding communities. Together we worked towards a vision for communities and recommendations from the young people to community leaders and government. During the course … More Legacy: Trust Delegated

Become a Polished Man

Twelve months ago, I found myself in an audience surrounded by 300 young people at the Sydney Opera House. We were about to hear a personal story from one of Australia’s leading young social entrepreneurs, Elliot Costello. I’ve known Elliot for sometime and watched as his organisation YGAP has gone from strength to strength and … More Become a Polished Man

Leading a resurgence of political participation in our generation.

(Original Speech from TEDx Bond University 16th May 2014) There is a beautiful story from where I grew up, on the lands of the Gomeroi people of NSW. It speaks of a cycle that has been weaving itself through humanity for thousands of years. It says that when we pass away our spirit returns to … More Leading a resurgence of political participation in our generation.

The Shape of Politics

Addressing the nation as the Prime Minister elect The Hon. Tony Abbott MP (video of address) declared, as he looked out over an audience of Liberal Party faithfuls. “I now look forward to forming a government that is competent, that is trustworthy and which purposefully and steadfastly and methodically, sets about delivering on our commitments … More The Shape of Politics