Understanding the history of Aboriginal Australians, their origins and how their population changed over some 50,000-plus years has always been an enormous challenge.
It is not surprising that two of the major challenges facing Australian family businesses are digital disruption and lack of professionalism in both business and family. However, it is pleasing that the next generation of family business leaders are more confident and better prepared for senior roles than they were two years ago.
As further tensions emerge in the Coalition government over the details of the proposed marriage plebiscite, reportage of the religious nature of the “no” campaign is becoming more prominent. Yet the relationship between religion and marriage is not clear to many people and is being distorted in the media.
Truth be told, most Australians live in good housing. This is good news for all of us because our housing is a major determinant of our health and wellbeing. But our very recent research findings, published this month in the Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, and the lessons of history tell us this good news story is at risk.
Australia is renowned for its iconic wildlife. A bilby digging for food in the desert on a moonlit night, a dinosaur-like cassowary disappearing into the shadows of the rainforest, or a platypus diving for yabbies in a farm dam. But such images, though evocative, are rarely seen by most Australians.
Mary Lee is quoted to have said, “My aim is to leave the world better for women than I found it”. In honour of the generations of feminists who paved the way for today’s women, Gemma Beale and Becci Love have created a project to encourage dialogue, education and inclusivity surrounding feminism and social justice issues: this project is The Mary Lee Exchange.