Farewell Philippines Consul-General Anne Jalando-on Louis

It will be the end of an era with the departure of our beloved Consul-General Anne Jalando-on Louis, who will unfortunately be leaving our shores in April. Continue reading


Refugees are often labelled as a burden. Continue reading


The cartoon in the Herald Sun portraying Sikhs as cigar smokers is offensive to many in Australia’s Sikh community. Continue reading

Greenway 2015 Budget Update

 I thought I’d get in touch to let you know a bit more about this week’s Federal Budget. Continue reading

Australia's languishing broadband

Australia’s languishing broadband speeds are exposed as the laughing stock they are in The Independent today, as the article asks: “…what is going on in Australia and Italy?” Continue reading

ABC lies make way for hypocritical self-interest

The belated concerns of Coalition MPs who are seeking assurances from the ABC not to cut local content reflects the extraordinary self-interest and hypocrisy of a Coalition Government who promised before the last election that there would be “no cuts to the ABC or SBS”.  Continue reading

Abbott’s ICT Neglect

Yesterday the Government announced its long-awaited industry agenda, which identifies five sectors that will drive innovation including: food and agribusiness, mining, resources, medical technology and advanced manufacturing. All can be argued as appropriate sectors to drive Australia’s economy into the future.  However, it is concerning that the Government has made a particularly glaring omission: Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Continue reading

Racist Hate Speech Has No Place In Any Society

The Abbott Government’s announcement on August 5 that it would be dropping its proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act serves as a testament to all of the individuals, multicultural and community groups who actively opposed these regressive changes. Many I met in my travels right across Australia. Their passion and drive to defeat this proposal was heart-warming and inspiring. The beauty of our nation is that whilst we hold incredible diversity within our borders, we are united and share common goals and purposes as Australians. Continue reading

One year in, Turnbull is still dithering

In a few days, it will be one year since TPG announced that it would cherry pick low-cost, high value apartments as part of its fibre-to-the-basement rollout. Other carriers have indicated that if TPG was allowed to proceed, they would follow suit. This threatens NBN Co’s ability to provide high speed broadband to all Australians, no matter where they live or do business. This is because NBN Co needs densely-populated, profitable areas to subsidise the rollout of broadband to Australians living in higher-cost regional and remote areas. Continue reading