Stitched with kindness 😊

16.8.2018/By Munjed Al Muderis

Christmas Island is where I learnt the most valuable lesson of my life, the act of human kindness. I was asked to interpret for the Australian Federal Police while they intercepted a boat. One of the Deputies asked me, “when was the last time you spoke to your family?” I replied “just before I left Jakarta”. The Deputy told me that he was putting his job on the line, pulled out a satellite phone and asked me to sit on the ground. He told me to call my family. …

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Entitled to make a positive change ✊🏾🌷

9.8.2018/By Mercy Ngulube

I talk about the entitlement that is so often spoken of millennials. The one thing I love people feeling entitled to is the right to change their circumstances, for the better. So many of the problems we see in the world today come because of disregard of the simple ability to be kind, to care and to empathise. So many of the solutions we’ve seen in response to injustice, have come because people understand the importance of exercising their ability to change their circumstances. …

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AIME at Parliament House 🏠

26.7.2018/By Ben Abbatangelo

Australian politics dominated the conversation this week as we witnessed an all too familiar change in political leadership. The journalists smelt blood and relished at the opportunity, paying microscopic attention to the cracks and division within Parliament. The only story, and most compelling of them all, that is yet to be told is the one that I’m about to tell - and it’s a story that will one by one heal wounds, glue together cracks and knit the country back together. …

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