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June 2011

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What\'s Good For the Goose is Good For the Gander

“Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.”- Robert KennedyAs our Acting Police Minister so eloquently stated today our Police Officers should be recognised by Queenslanders for their significant contribution to our community. Their role puts them at risk on a daily basi...

The Munro Campaign: Conspicuously Silent

“Silence is golden when it’s called for. Silence can be deadly when it’s not called for.”— Meryl RunionIn 2009 The National Framework For Protecting Australia’s Children was launched. The framework kicked off an Australian wide, call to action to better our policies, procedures and practices with vulnerable children, young people and their families. I&r...

The Difference Between Saying and Doing

To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I’m working on the foundation.Marilyn MonroeAre our child protection systems superstructures without a solid foundation?As we introduced theMunro campaignlast week we outlined that Professor Eileen Munro had extensively explored the experiences of British children, young people and familie...

The Munro Campaign

The Monroe Munro Campaign – it’s not about Marilyn! Or is it?Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) was one of the most celebrated actresses of all time. Born Norma Jeanne Mortenson, she was almost smothered to death at the age of two, sexually assaulted at the age of six and spent most of her childhood in a sequence of foster homes and orphanages. At the age of 36, she was...

The Monroe .... emmm, Munro Campaign!

The Monroe Munro Campaign – it’s not about Marilyn! Or is it?Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) was one of the most celebrated actresses of all time. Born Norma Jeanne Mortenson, she was almost smothered to death at the age of two, sexually assaulted at the age of six and spent most of her childhood in a sequence of foster homes and orphanages. At the age of 36, she was...

The Cost of Not Paying the Price ...

In March this year I wrote a blog post regarding pay equity, “The price we pay when we won’t pay the price”. I’m revisiting it today because this is the National Day of Action for Pay Equity that I alluded to in my former post. Whilst there have been a couple of significant changes, the issues of pay equity are still largely unresolved and need to remain...

Still Sorry!

As a part of the PCQ CEO’s Breakfast held last Thursday (26/05/11) on National Sorry Day, Lindsay Wegener gave the opening address, asking whether Australia is doing enough to stop racism.Below please listen to his address andif you would like to read more check out his blog post,‘National Sorry Day- Are We Truly Sorry’....