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Changes at the Commission and a point on making arguments

Having separate Commissioners for each portfolio, at the Australian Human Rights Commission seems much more logical. It also looks like the Commission is getting some fresh resources and that is always good. The issues and debates covered by each arm of the Commission and the groups they talk to, with and advocate for are similar but diverse and need a full time specialist with the time and resources to move the agenda forward. In my mind though it doesn’t follow that the advocate must always be one of that community. I’m not surprised that Commissioner Innes is taking on the full time role for disability. I like him a lot […]

now published

It was a strange day earlier this week when one evening PB teased me with the dreaded “surprise”. Buried in the caboose was a copy of the October issue of Link magazine. Published five times a year Link is “Australia’s leading national cross-disability magazine.” Lo and behold an edited version of the organic fruit blog post was on a two page spread with a bright shiny red apple smiling back at me. Wow. It was a strange feeling seeing my name as a byline. A small part of a dream and an ability bourne out of my own self acceptance as an educator and as a former colleague once discribed […]

la vie passionnée

In one line, she challenged me. With 6 words she made me stop and reconsider. I have been challenged today. Challenged away from advocacy to participation. True participation. The embracing of life.. Beyond all the rhetoric I have been sprouting about living for the now. Possibly Related Posts: stewed ant Just quietly Maybe not just faiths but denominations too? Raw, mild updates on economy of various sorts