In her own words 

PLEASE DO NOT LOOK AWAY

  One year ago the image of baby Alan Kurdi washing ashore gripped the world. The desperate quest of his Syrian family for freedom and safety ended up in this tired, overtaken rag doll image becoming a reflection of the plight of the Syrian refugees. A little...

2016 OLYMPIC HEROES LONG BEFORE THE RIO GAMES BEGAN

To watch the 2016 Olympic Games is to watch magic happen. Day after day, event after event, new records are set, new dreams are realised. Coaches, families, friends and funders cheer from surrounding benches and bleachers as young spirits ignite, turning years of...

AS THOUGH SCRIPTING HIS OWN LAST WORDS

One more idealist is now in Heaven. Just a matter of days ago, one of our world's great men - Michael Elliott - raised his glass for the last time, and then shut his eyes. As has been said in one of the many salutes that has followed news of his passing spreading...

A VOTE VIOLATING VOWS

Just the thought of such a desire is staggering. A nation, part of the world's greatest union of nations representing one of our generation's greatest achievements in international cooperation for shared economic, social and security benefit, choosing to break away...

HONOURING THEIR OLYMPIC DREAM

  A mosquito. A tiny, seemingly inconsequential flying creature, commonplace across the globe. Simply a prick of a pain in most parts, barring those where Malaria is a very real risk to lives of locals and visitors alike. But otherwise, just a nuisance, normally....

WHY WE CRIED THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED

  Why the tears? Why the worldwide wave of shock, and the enduring mourning? Why the news cycle take-over? Why such unedited expressions and unfiltered images of sadness from celebrities and civilians alike? Why so many tears? There's something about the passing...

HOPE COMES ALIVE IN A HANDSHAKE

  Numbing. The feeling was simply numbing. And it was becoming all too familiar. First a high. A high that would carve a line in the history books of the 21st Century. And be a defining moment for millions looking on. Never did they, we, never did we all...

A LAST WHISPER BEFORE A LIONESS RESTS

  This past week Africa lost one of its magnificent lionesses. A force of nature, a woman of great strength, courage, grace and class, this young and vibrant lioness spent her last years fighting. Her fight, sadly, recently ended, the great lioness shutting her...

MIRROR MIRROR ON US ALL

It's hard to believe he could have ever imagined such a response. And yet literally overnight, on the eve of Australia's national day, the video link of Stan Grant's address at Australia's IQ2 Forum on Racism in Australia three months earlier set the internet, and...

THERE IS ONLY ONE

  2015. A year of immense joy, and intense ache, is counting down its last days, and hours.... In its last 60 days alone, global events have shown how inseparably interconnected our world has become. As but one example, in the first days of November, the eyes and...