Pauline Hanson – the dark side of white privilege

In my previous article, I discussed the insidious and constraining existence of white privilege. White privilege is where we are granted societal advantages due solely to our skin colour. I discussed the expressions of privilege (dominating and reframing conversations) and the darkness that ensues when it goes unseen. On Thursday, we witnessed a perfect example of... Continue Reading →

Why Can’t We Close The Gap? Is White Privilege Getting In The Way?

Incredibly disturbing. These were the words Linda Burney used to describe the latest Closing The Gap results[i]. There was some progress on birthweight, preschool enrolments, youth detention and land rights, and all of these advancements must be celebrated. However, critical areas such as children's development level, children in out-of-home care, adult imprisonment and suicide had... Continue Reading →

Government Scorecard – C4 Care for the Elderly

Over the term of the Coalition government, there has been a slight increase in societal participation, and most recent data shows steady performance in pressure injuries and weight loss.  However, for all other indicators, there is either no data available or decreased performance during the reporting period. Read the full scorecard here scorecard-c4-elderlyDownload

Government Scorecard – C2 Violence

Who have been the winners and losers over the past nine years? Even before the election date has formally been announced, the rhetoric from both major parties is whittling the complexity of our current condition to a simple set of key issues.  Our attention is being focused on the economy, climate, defence, and the cost... Continue Reading →

Government Scorecard – C1 Housing

Who have been the winners and losers over the past nine years? Even before the election date has formally been announced, the rhetoric from both major parties is whittling the complexity of our current condition to a simple set of key issues.  Our attention is being focused on the economy, climate, defence, and the cost... Continue Reading →

The Pandemic in the Public Sector

Every business has suffered from Covid-19. Organisations large and small have struggled with increased absenteeism, decreased productivity and disruption to customer services. Survey results show another pandemic rife in the Queensland Public Sector, and this one will take even longer than Covid to eradicate. It is the scourge of apathy. You may think that the... Continue Reading →

Public Sector Leadership – An Oxymoron?

If you read the previous article on the Public Trustee of Queensland, you would have seen that most staff in the agency did not believe they had high-quality leadership. One would like to think that this situation is atypical in the public service, and the catastrophic results that befell their customers are rare. I am... Continue Reading →

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