Tag Archives: Australia

Listening to the Voice of Refugees

OK, Asylum seeker jokes. This guy walking down the street asks me the way to the Mental Health Clinic. So I say: “Oh no, not another Asylum seeker.” No good? Try this one: it’s a Christmas card showing Mary and … Continue reading

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Rough Guide to tourism?

Homeless guides bring ‘slum tourism’ to London Rough sleepers are giving London tourists a fresh eye on the city as they run five walking tours. Guides point out the capital’s ancient and more recent buildings while offering their own outsider … Continue reading

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Irish Rugby: Driven by the fear of failure?

Donncha O’Callaghan admits the fear of returning home at this stage of the World Cup fuels his desire to ensure Ireland enter unchartered territory. An exhausting series of flights back to Dublin is the prospect awaiting the squad if they … Continue reading

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Telling children it’s hip to be sexy is just flat wrong

There’s an independent report on the sexualisation of children, commissioned by the government, which is gathering momentum. The report, by Mothers Union Chief Executive Reg Bailey, looks at the pressures on children to grow up too quickly. Letting Children be … Continue reading

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On wings of seagulls

I desire to engage upon the free flight of spiritual life. Maybe eagles sounds a little grand, but I could manage seagulls. Rats with wings? Ok ok, but the power of flight is not to be scorned be we ever … Continue reading

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