Category Archives: Community Service Organisations
Papers, reports commentary on Community Services as a vehicle of fairness, well being and collective prosperity
Education in its current form NOT the answer to Struggle Street!
In a TED Talk by Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley, there could lie a partial answer to the problems of our fellow Australians depicted in SBS’ Struggle Street. How could economic thought, cultural studies, social policies and … Continue reading →
Struggle Street on SBS
In the Age today (7/5) Michael Lallo wrote a very challenging article on the SBS documentary Struggle Street on SBS, which caused me to watch it on SBS view on demand. I hadn’t intended to watch it after reading early … Continue reading →
Counter-terrorism: Are we suffering from shallow, simplistic journalism?
Journalists Cecily Huang and Caitlin Gibson go behind the headlines, and speak to one of Australia’s young Muslims, Mohammed Junaid Thorne, experienced journalist, Professor Peter Manning, who specialised in Muslim culture, scholar of Islamic studies, and Shakira Hussein, to check … Continue reading →
New Bill is Bad News for Vulnerable Children – James Cambell, Herald Sun, Melbourne
Why won’t journalists write solutions-centred ‘stories”, rather than bombarding audiences with problems? Continue reading →
Might be time for journalists to relearn principles of Rule of Law!
Last year, Australian Media Engagement Project (AMEP) engaged in a number of events around, “Beyond the Game – Is there a crisis in Australian democracy?” We believe there is a crisis, and that crisis affects, and will continue to affect, … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →