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

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

Partnerships: not a political quick fix

Originally posted on bensonsaulo:
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…

A Visionarium: From a nation that hasn’t seen it all…

“A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today – and in fact, we have forgotten.” – John F. Kennedy Over the past twelve months we have seen increasing … More A Visionarium: From a nation that hasn’t seen it all…