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Outsourcing care

We’ve in danger of outsourcing care in Australia. PICTURE: shironosov/iStockphoto Once in Australia there were few community services, charities and caring concerns. Families looked after their own. Neighbours called on each other. Communities rallied around a cause, and churches did the heavy lifting of charity. As we’ve got richer, we’re become specialised. We’ve developed nursing homes, […]


Graffiti of person with a heart

There are some really insightful people out there. PICTURE: Eduardo Goody/Unsplash Dame Minouche Shafik, director of the London School of Economics, said this: “In the past jobs were about muscles, now they’re about brains, in the future they’ll be about heart.” This is at a time when economic demands are seeking to remove the time […]


Holding hands

I came across this prayer recently: “Lord help me forgive those who sin differently than I.” PICTURE: Zoe/Unsplash I could ponder that all day! It’s easy to forgive people who suffer the same sins and temptations as I do. I mean, those sins are real, and difficult. I know what that’s like – I can […]