You can choose any person from history to teach you any topic you want. Who’s your teacher and what do they teach you?
(thanks Mati Serrano for inspiring this prompt). Ben Huberman.
Turning away from religious icons of the past, mainly because of wars and pedophilia being perpetrated in the name of religion; I would prefer to choose a teacher who is more human. This would be someone who would talk philosophically with me and encourage deep thoughts and allow my brain to develop critical thinking. Humour is another prerequisite, as life would be very dull without it.
Many authors come to mind but, in reality, writing is something I must do alone. There are people I admire who are out there attempting to change the wrongs of this world. I can see a big need in our community for such activists. I shall include details about a meeting to be held in Dalesford, Victoria, Australia where such ideas and ideals will be discussed, just in case there is anyone able to attend. I have not included contact details, but if anyone is interested, please contact me and I can e-mail you the details.
Subject: IT’S TIME TO RETHINK ALP POLICY ON ASYLUM SEEKERS
TO RETHINK THE ALP POLICIES
ON ASYLUM SEEKERS
Where & When? Saturday, 9th August 2014, from 2pm to 4.30pm
At the Daylesford Town Hall, Vincent Street, Daylesford
Who can attend?
This is a free public forum open to all ALP members and all members of the Public who wish tocontribute to a discussion & possible re-shaping of the ALP Policies relating to Asylum Seekers.
· Richard Marles*, MHR for Geelong and ALP Shadow Minister for Immigration (* awaiting confirmation from Richard)
· David Manne, Lawyer & Public Advocate assisting Asylum Seekers
· Julian Burnside, Lawyer & Public Advocate assisting Asylum Seekers
· Current ALP policies on Asylum Seekers will be explained
· Each Speaker will then present their view on the adequacy or suggested changes to the ALP policies
· The audience, guided by the Chairperson, Dep. Mayor Cr. Kate Redwood, will have the opportunity through a Q&A format to express their views or ask questions
· All attending will have the opportunity to submit written thoughts on the current policies and possiblechanges
What does the Forum hope to achieve?
· Involve ALP members in an open consultation with the wider Community on the issues
· Involve ALP supporters in an open consultation with the wider Community on the issue
· Encourage other sections of the ALP to openly debate and re-think the ALP policies and practices concerning Asylum Seekers
(contact details withheld)
Member of the ALP 1979-present (Brunswick South and Daylesford Branches)
Paul Keating: “I think Australia has to be a country which has the ‘Welcome Sign’ out.”