It’s time to recognise Aborigines, vote on gun control, and acknowledge racism

It has been one of those weeks when the news ranged from the depressing to the positively uplifting. On the depressing side, the release of the Australian Crime Commission report on drugs and organised crime in sport last Thursday, called “the blackest day in Australian sport” by the former head of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping … Continue reading It’s time to recognise Aborigines, vote on gun control, and acknowledge racism

The 2013 Inauguration: Poems and Prayers and Promises

Four years ago I was in the Sky News Australia newsroom in Sydney watching Barack Obama’s first inauguration when the tears started to flow. Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, began to sing My Country, Tis of Thee to a million people gathered around the mall in Washington, and to millions of viewers around the … Continue reading The 2013 Inauguration: Poems and Prayers and Promises