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Team Australia to the Test

Team Australia was the concept explored in this ABC Compass episode. What does it mean to be Australian? What are Australian values? Five passionate individuals from a variety of backgrounds agree to a “lock in” at an iconic venue with a mission to come up with their own list of questions. Viewers are invited to participate online. How many will pass the test? At the coninclusion of our discussion, each participant tabled two of their [...]

2017-08-29T12:43:23+00:00 July 8th, 2017|

Debating our Moral Citizenship Compass

Fascinating day shooting a documentary for ABC's Compass program  on what defines citizenship and how do you measure belonging, in "Team Australia", scheduled to air in July.  A diverse panel and strong opinions informed views, resulting in a revamp of a citizenship test based on 'citizen contributions'. Thanks Neer, Pete, Kumi, Dee, Paul,Jacinta and all the amazing Compass crew for this opportunity.  #makesocialchange #makechangehappen #makeanoise #makeitloud #endxenophobia

2017-08-29T12:43:24+00:00 June 5th, 2017|

#roots #reasons #relationships #ACTION

Took part today in a fun interview and photo shoot relating to the upcoming film, 'Ali's Wedding' by Matchbox Puctures.   This and other fun stills will form part of an upcoming exhibition/promo for this romcom Australian made movie about love, faith & family - out soon in Australia.   Look forward to seeing both my own  and other stories about love, links and lessons captured in this photo exhibition to accompany the impending film [...]

2017-08-29T12:43:24+00:00 May 21st, 2017|

News Wrap With Raf

Ending this roller coaster week with radio panelling á la News Therapy on ABC Melbourne with Damon Johnston(Herald Sun) and host, Raf Epstein. From crises with Fire fighters to Trumps latest scandal, then Cardinal Pells next move, to the ongoing Manus Island abuses of detainees - there was a swathe of therapy to be had. Managed some culture sharing too, via #AmericanOdysey and #ChrisCornell to round off a solid round up.  And how DOPE is Raf:)) [...]

2017-08-29T12:43:25+00:00 May 19th, 2017|

Repping Africa in Oz, One Episode at a Time..

Thrilled to be onset with Dorcas Uktovic, conversation host, to film a segment for Oz African TV .  Thank you for this opportunity to be part of your incredible enterprise - a television series celebrating the accomplishments of African Australians in varied capacities.  I spoke about cultural appropriation versus appreciation and how this program countered racism by affording platforms  for authentic voices;  poetic justice ??❤️  I look forward to seeing the final cut go to [...]

2017-08-29T12:43:25+00:00 May 7th, 2017|

Authentic Engagement that matters 

A memorable Welcome to Country from Jirrawong Country man, Jida Gulpilil to launch theAmbulance Victoria    "Consumer & Community Engagement Plan", in Bendigo. Jida is an undergrad paramedic (double degree in Health Science and Paramedical Science) via the AV pathways intake at Bendigo's La Trobe campus. Whilst studying, Jida is also fulfilling a role through AV of a Community Officer, reaching out to and mentoring  Indigenous youth locally. This accomplished and extraordinary man represents the [...]

2017-08-29T12:43:25+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

Marking the Media

In Brisbane today I participated  in a panel advisory review for a media training project with Griffith University. Colleagues included Michael Rose (Press Council), Prof Mohamad Abdallah, Yasmin Khan, Naseema Mustapha and Research Assoc, Abdi Hersi.  Robust conversations were had on training imperatives for journalists, ethics & motives. There was some critiquing on how stereotypical and lazy journalism could be mitigated with proper training via universities and within media organisations.  As long as custodians of [...]

2017-08-29T12:43:26+00:00 April 10th, 2017|

You Do Not Speak for Us

A message to one of the worlds most celebrated Islamaphobia Brand Ambassadors, Ayaan Hirsi Ali. 'You Don't Speak For Us'. Congrats to all involved in making this happen, especially 'Persons of Interest' production.  This is a win for free speech that's not hateful and inciting violence. Two hours after this videos release, we learned AHA cancelled her tour, for a series of reasons.  It's important to note. She was not from stopped speaking in Australia- [...]

2017-08-29T12:43:26+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|