By Aletha Blayse Artwork (and artwork placement) The circular metal artwork is by Jason Tremewen of Metalistik Wall Art: https://www.metalistik.com.au/ . The mandala is based on one of Daddy's paintings; the photo of Daddy is from 1972. I don't know the name of the photographer, but the image conversion / rendering was done by Elizabeth McNamee of TimeLens … Continue reading A Memorial to Lewin Blazevich / Lewis Blayse
For a long time Forgotten Australians have been asking for a Gold Card. Here’s why. FAs do not dispute that returned service men and women deserve a Gold Card. The government rightly recognizes the sacrifice these citizens have made, by ensuring that especially as they age, their needs are remembered, and met, to a higher … Continue reading Gold Cards for Forgotten Australians!
Media Statement For immediate release Call for Australian Government to investigate University of Queensland’s mishandling of sex abuse claims 24 July 2018 Mrs Sylvia Blayse has today spoken of her outrage that University of Queensland (UQ) did not report former lecturer, Dr Robert Boughen OBE, to external authorities for grooming and sexually assaulting her in … Continue reading Media Release: UQ 24 July 2018
The Greens have announced they support the introduction of a Universal Basic Income. If it is done right, it could mean the end of welfare bashing. If it had been introduced in the 80s when Lew suggested it, I think he'd still be alive. Persecution by Social Security and Centrelink has made our family's misery … Continue reading Some Good News
Today's Independent Australia has an article by Duncan Storrar, about yet another cruel practice adopted by the Turnbull Government to target the poor. This time, a man who bravely tried to overcome his disability and work in a job was punished for his courage. When he tried to get back on the DSP, he was told "No, … Continue reading Basic Income: A Human Right
This blog will be about sexual harassment of students in all types of university faculty. Further research will be needed to determine if it is worse in particular disciplines. Furthermore, I don't know how bad the problem is in non-English speaking countries, so I will need to confine this brief survey to the UK, the … Continue reading Classical Music #MeToo: Part 2: Universities
Various media, including blogs like this one, are beginning to enumerate the different fields of endeavour being included in the #MeToo movement. Wherever ambition, talent, beauty and youth are combined with a suitably isolated venue, it seems to attract sexual predators. So far #MeToo has included the entertainment, sport, popular music and education industries. It … Continue reading Classical Music #MeToo: Part 1. Churches