Empathy Failure

Today is a public holiday in Australia to celebrate the nation. Last year I wrote this post in relation to the arrival of people on the shores of this country. I stand by it today. Each year non-indigenous Australians learn more about the impact on our First Nation's people of celebrating a day that means …

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Australia Day

A few hundred years ago, a group of Europeans took a treacherous boat journey. Some to find a new beginning, some to live a life of punishment for having to do desperate things to feed their families. When their boats reached the shores of a distant territory, people were already there. Living on the land … …