A truly ‘braveheart’, woman of influence Hetty Johnson AM, Aussie kids child protection advocate named Queenslander of the Year 2014 by Premier Campbell Newman
Destruction of a civilian flight carrying hundreds of passengers from Amsterdam – Kuala Lumpur demands social justice safeguarding everyone’s unalienable rights
To close off the week many would believe is one to forget I received a jolt which made me change my thinking that perhaps it was one we really need to remember.
From its very beginnings in 1754 through to the current day, the RSA at London has remained relevant and at the forefront of social, economic, political and creative thinking. It has always been a catalyst for constructive, practical change, rather than change for change’s sake.
A story in the press today about a gaff by Britain’s Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson should give us all pause for thought. Mr Clarkson, just like many other celebrities, has discovered success and fame come at a price. However it is often not just paid in dollars, but by the society that offers its support. Mr Clarkson there is simply no occasion, in any way shape or form, when it is acceptable to denigrate an individual, or group of people through a careless remark, especially about those with special needs, those who are disabled or disadvantaged in society and for whom, often just the daily ritual requires a great deal more effort than the rest of us.