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New leader an encouraging sign for women

Politically, it’s been a hectic few weeks for Australia with Tony Abbott being forced to make way for our new leader, Malcolm Turnbull. To date, we’re seeing some really encouraging signs from our new Prime Minister, particularly in relation to the $40 million plus package fighting domestic violence (you can read the Australian Financial Review article focusing on this here).

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Passion: the one word to rule them all

One ring to rule them all.

It’s that catchy tagline from the Lord of the Rings movies but when I visited Paroo Shire recently, I came away with one word to rule them all: PASSION.

I’m proud to report that the Whole of Community Change program is well on its way in the Paroo Shire.

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Exciting times are ahead!

What an insane 6 weeks it’s been! Sometimes, I’m so busy I don’t even remember to update you all until someone asks me what I’ve been up to.

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So, I thought I’d give you a rundown of what’s been happening in my world recently.

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My upcoming book – learn more

For quite a few months now, I’ve been working away on a book that’s all about my journey to date. This book will also feature the writing and story of indigenous elder Mary Ann Coconut.

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In a nutshell, the book will explain how our separate paths eventually led us to developing the incredibly connection we share today.

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Remember, there are two sides to every story

Earlier this week, I came across an article published in The Sydney Morning Herald that really took me aback.

The article explores the cycle of negativity in Aboriginal communities. While a reader may feel as though the article aims to highlight the suffering taking place within these communities, as someone who has spent so much time with indigenous people, the article really saddened me.

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Positive step forward by the Australian government

Over the last 6 years, my work with indigenous people has provided me with real insight as to how we can help indigenous communities to thrive.

I’m very passionate about how my Whole of Community Change program sees those within the community becoming instrumental in influencing change.

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