BLOG - The business of social investment
We spend a lot on welfare. According to recent Treasury figures, of the $92.2 billion the Government spends, $50.5 billion flows into welfare, health and education. The thing is, this spending doesn’t necessarily translate into transformed lives. In what I’ve heard wryly described as “trickle-down social policy,” sometimes our most vulnerable don’t actually get the help they desperately need.
BLOG - Shading between the lines
There is a whole spectrum of grey colouring between the staunchly defended lines of our perspectives and experiences of life. Our conversations and understanding of one another will be much richer, more generous, and humane if we can step past our lines, and ask sincere questions before giving hasty answers.