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

Sparking Change: freedom fighters to fire starters

I have had the amazing pleasure of traveling across Australia, attending schools, youth conferences and universities engaging young people along the way. It has been a great opportunity to meet people that share the same passions, frustrations and drive as me. On reflection of my past 3months of travel I realised it has also been … More Sparking Change: freedom fighters to fire starters

Partnerships: not a political quick fix

Originally published 28 March 2011 by Benson Saulo On the 13th February 2008 former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd addressed the Nation in a powerful and emotional acknowledgment and apology to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations. Apologising for the pain, suffering and the degradation of the longest living Culture through past Government and … More Partnerships: not a political quick fix

If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything…

Mark Twain once wrote: “There are only two forces that can carry light to all corners of the globe. The sun in the heavens and the Associated Press down here”. But what happens when the light no longer shines equally on all Australians, what if the light is simply to highlight disadvantage or cast shadow … More If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything…