Category Archives: Empowerment

Research, papers, reports, commentary etc on the empowerment of Australian citizens, which would lead to fairness, well being and collective prosperity

What is the message for journalists? Last scenes of “The Tunnel”!

The Tunnel was a “must watch” for me over the last 10 weeks. Sometimes I wondered where it was heading. I probably didn’t understand the deep significance of the Truths the Truth Terrorist tried to expose. But, it was good … Continue reading

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Has journalism fallen prey to “The Market”?

Has Tim Lane named the elephant in the room? That Journalism, as the Fourth Estate to protect democracy, has fallen prey to “the market”! In his piece in the Sunday Age (Melbourne, Australia) today Tim Lane says, “An esteemed Australian … Continue reading

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Relational AND Economic Development

AMEP campaigns for increasing fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australian society. We believe for this to happen “relational development” needs to rank ahead of, and be served by “economic development” in Australian social policy settings. For AMEP “relational … Continue reading

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Four Corners “Cult of Horrors”

Australians need to understand the good, bad and ugly of our society. But journalism isn’t only about revealing what’s wrong. Even though media organisations who employ journalists often depend on this. Journalists need to work from the mindset; ‘make things right!’ Bet you, this would lift trust levels of journalists with their audiences! Continue reading

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The Anatomy of Peace – The Arbinger Institute

Good conversation with John (Cossie) Cosgrove, CEO of Arbinger Oceania. The Arbinger Institute has written two important books “Leadership and Self-Deception” and “The Anatomy of Peace”. They are good reads! The reason for my interest in Arbinger Institute is that … Continue reading

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Calvary – the movie… about ethical frameworks

http://www.abc.net.au/atthemovies/txt/s4031361.htm Father James is a good priest faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter and reach out to help members of his church … Continue reading

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