Vote Greens in Queensland

I'm a fourth generation Queenslander on both sides, descended from families of teachers, administrators, musicians, business owners, family carers, and political activists. My father, Bertram Tunley, supported the Liberal Party and was the Queensland Vice-President. My husband, Lewin Blazevich, who became Lewis Blayse, ran for Federal Parliament for the ALP in 1975, Queensland Parliament for … Continue reading Vote Greens in Queensland

4-day working week proposed New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has proposed a 4 day working week. The irony is not lost on me. In 1976, Lew went on hunger strike in King George Square because he had been cut off the dole. Among the politicians he talked to at the time was a Social Security Minister, to whom … Continue reading 4-day working week proposed


I've always loved this song. Below is the Spanish text, followed by an English translation. Guantanamera (English translation) Artist: Buena Vista Social Club Also performed by: Joseito Fernández, Pete Seeger, The Sandpipers, Cristie, Celia Cruz Song: Guantanamera Translations: Croatian, English #1, #2, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbian Play "Guantanamera" on Amazon Music Unlimited (ad) Guantanamera Yo soy un hombre sincero De donde crecen las palmas Yo soy un … Continue reading Guantanamera

Save Victoria’s “Open Place” for Forgotten Australians

Here is a cry for help for Forgotten Australians in Victoria from the Alliance for Forgotten Australians. It is depressingly familiar to us Queenslanders as well. My husband and the father of our children, Lewis Blayse, died in his attempt to be heard at the Royal Commission. I think many FAs felt things would change … Continue reading Save Victoria’s “Open Place” for Forgotten Australians

The lack of press freedom in Australia: the price of silence

Has anyone else spent decades trying to get justice about historic abuse, only to be thwarted at every turn? Here in Queensland it's even worse. They're still relying on outmoded and discredited legal models like the Queensland 2002 Personal Injuries and Proceedings Act, a punitive measure introduced by the Beattie Government, and designed to silence … Continue reading The lack of press freedom in Australia: the price of silence