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Coming of Age Exhibition

Today I had the opportunity to participate in an upcoming exhibition for the Immigration Museum, called ‘Coming of Age’. Without giving away too much, it will celebrate stories of identity formation and ‘becoming an adult’ for Victorians from a diverse range of backgrounds. This will be a story-telling feat, writ large and I cannot wait to hear the pathos, passion and poignancy of others sharing their narratives, on their terms, in their voice. Kudos to [...]

2020-02-20T06:26:24+00:00February 18th, 2020|

On the Futility of Chief Diversity Officers

On the plight of Chief Diversity Officers, often encumbered with a futile job description read the following article by Nadia Owusu, excerpt below: “In too many cases, the responsibility for changing the company culture is placed entirely on the CDO’s shoulders. When efforts fail, the CDO then becomes the scapegoat. The organization’s leaders can say that they tried, that they are still trying; they can rest secure in the belief that they have the best [...]

2020-02-20T06:32:11+00:00February 16th, 2020|

First ABC ‘The Drum’ Appearance of 2020

On my first ‘ABC The Drum’ of 2020, feeding in from Melbourne. Tonight: talking about what’s being done to prepare for job transitions in coal regions? What have other countries done to make the move away from mining. Has the coronavirus killed the cruise industry? Plus, the collapse of George Calombaris’ restaurant empire. With Matt Carnegie, Margy Osmond & Ewen Jones, hosted by the brilliant Ellen Fanning.  

2020-02-20T06:39:57+00:00February 13th, 2020|

Tasneem Chopra’s Australia Day Honour for promoting a diverse, inclusive community

An interview with the Bendigo Advertiser..my hometown newspaper. I remember the very first time I wrote a letter to their editor in high school, to complain about the insensitivity and waste of monies being splashed on a bicentennial re-enactmentof the first fleet. Although it was a national issue, the Bendigo Ady printed my letter, and in that moment taught me that even my voice mattered if I believed enough. Thank you Bendigo Ady, for a [...]

2020-02-12T07:45:17+00:00February 12th, 2020|

The Coffee Festivals of Jazan

Coffee trails to ponder.. definitely one to consider. Great piece by Prof. Saeed Khan..shifting the needle on what we thought we knew about the world’s premium coffee suppliers. See link: https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/partner_article/coffee-festivals-jazan?fbclid=IwAR0cHvC-6S3wU9X8cVyVwgk8X6s_GF1SLfRbEig7Gn7BCvvXFPR_uQh1V3o

2020-02-20T06:48:19+00:00February 7th, 2020|

World Court Rules to Protect Myanmar

A resounding preliminary victory for the Rohingya in Myanmar, via a case put before The Hague, alleging acts of genocide being perpetrated by the State.  A massive undertaking thanks to officials from Gambia for taking this to the International Court. “The Hague-based court ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect the minority against further atrocities and preserve evidence of alleged crimes, after mostly Gambia launched a lawsuit in November accusing Myanmar of genocide” See [...]

2020-02-20T06:55:03+00:00January 24th, 2020|

Protesting Against Modi

In whats being dubbed as the largest protest in world history - an estimated quarter billion people protesting PM Modi’s racist and economically punitive policies .. People speak up when governments whisper... See link: https://www.mintpressnews.com/largest-strike-world-history-millions-india-protest/263999/?fbclid=IwAR1Na10lMzJWhuEvOfkgO0ptjb2eEmE1IBOlbE8H7NK1Zaoj-phDFkQvqVk#.XhkjeT6xfAZ.facebook

2020-02-20T06:56:49+00:00January 11th, 2020|

Women In Leadership

#WomeninLeadership I recently Chaired the second day of a two day conference on ‘Women in Leadership’, with the theme, ‘How to be Changemakers’. Held in Melbourne, this conference involved keynotes from Lord Mayor, Sally Capp, the Vic Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commissioner, Kristen Hilton and Managing Director of SEEK, Kendra Banks. Further panels through the day discussed workplace flexibility and strategies for an engaged workforce as well as a brilliant presentation on leading with [...]

2020-02-20T07:41:34+00:00December 15th, 2019|