Occupational Violence Kills our Life Savers 

The Australian Medical fraternity is deeply saddened by the death of heart surgeon, Mr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann who was fatally attacked with a one-hit punch while on duty last month, in a random act of violence perpetrated by a visitor at the hospital. My deepest...

Islamophobia… please explain?

Today I participated in a frank conversation with fellow activist Sakdiyah Ma’ruf from Jakarta, on the topic “Islamophobia… please explain?” for a student conference at the University of Melbourne.  Sakdiyah and I talked through our experiences...

Courting Cultural Competence

Today I facilitated a session on ‘Cultural Sensitivity in the Courtroom’ for the Judicial Council of Victoria today. With a combined group of Judges, Justices and Magistrates from across theState, this was a stimulating workshop examining: how to be alert...

Judging the ‘Weight of the World’

As part of Refugee Week across the Nation, I was delighted to be a guest judge at their inaugural youth art exhibition, ‘Weight of the World’, curated by Hotham Mission.  It was a vital and insightful event which celebrated youth, diversity,...

Messages That Matter

Dinner at the @victoriapolice Iftar in fine company of @benevolenceaustralia’s Saara & Jessica. A beautiful evening affirming why multiculturalism is one of Victoria’s greatest assets delivered with powerful and timely messaging ?? Meanwhile, in other...