Knowing that more than 116,000 Australians are homeless, is sad enough. But learning that 1 in 20 of them could be Australian Defence Force veterans, is downright upsetting.
Imagine a paper chain, made up of bright yellow festival wrist bands, stretching more than five kilometres long. On each of those looped wrist bands, is a message: a prayer to God, written by an ordinary Australian, about something they want to see changed for the better.
“Do I like the person that I’ve become?” We don’t like who the Aussie team has become, but what about the plank in our eye then?
When Eloise Wellings takes off from the starting line at the Games on the Gold Coast, she won’t just be propelled by her 20 years of experience and training.
Discussion of crime and punishment inevitably gets heated. Some take the ‘prison is for punishment’ approach, while others highlight the social circumstances and personal difficulties that got people behind bars.