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

“Believe it, if you are to see it”

In August, the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy (NIYLA) brought together 51 Indigenous young people from communities across Australia for a week long experience. Our young leaders developed deep connections as a group of passionate and like-minded young people while developing and launching 5 Indigenous youth-led campaigns on issues that impact all Australians. I encourage … More “Believe it, if you are to see it”