As we approach International Women’s Day in 2021, gender issues across Australia are in the limelight and it isn’t pretty. Allegations of sexual misconduct and rape – with alleged perpetrators on both major ‘sides’ of politics. Women are still under represented in leadership positions in most sectors and the pay gap […]
The ABC has produced a fantastic introductory resource for anyone who wants to learn about big or extreme weather and how to survive it. This three part series has been well put together and I’m delighted to see familiar faces being included and interviewed. This has me wondering … What would it take to generate a sense of […]
People like Susan are why I do what I do. I’m am delighted to be linked in with these resilient Australians. The floods of February 2019 were apalling, and devastated vast regions of Western Queensland – with the region looking very much like an inland sea.
6 months after the floods the Western Queensland Primary Health Network […]
Coming to terms with continued change, life (looking back and looking forward), and lockdown during COVID19.
COVID 19 has locked us away from one another for most of 2020. I’ve not seen my mother since February, my son and his partner since March, many family and friends for the entire year! Who would have thought as 2020 dawned, that this year would unfold as it has. I have managed to keep my […]
I began my PhD in March 2012 – my area of interest being community recovery after natural disaster. I experienced my first bushfire when I was a teenager in Western Victoria. My father fought the fire as part of the volunteer bush brigade. The town of Streatham was razed and one life was lost. I […]