It was a privilege to welcome Hon Bill Shorten Minister NDIS and Government Services to Townsville. The Minister came to Townsville to talk with NDIS providers in the Townsville community about the Federal Labor Government's plans to reboot the NDIS under his leadership.
Covid 19 is imposing many restrictions on our communities and in particular schools. My seven-year-old, grandson Jack, who is in Grade 3 is doing his schooling with me, his sister is being supported by their mother, who is also working from home. One could be forgiven for thinking that supervising Grade 3 work would be a breeze! Well let me say it is not! Maths has changed dramatically! The challenge that I set myself is to be curious instead of telling and to use my connecting behaviours instead of the disconnecting behaviours. Teachers do a magnificent job and I say THANK YOU!
As the weeks pass in these days of uncertainty and social distancing, I have taken the opportunity to reflect upon the things that matter to me and the things that I think are important for a progressive inclusive society. There will always be vulnerable people in our midst, but the question for us to respond to is “what effort do we make to create an inclusive society”? The poem that I have included in this blog does not require and commentary. But I urge you to take the time to contemplate the challenging message! We all have the right to want something purposeful and meaningful to do, to love and be loved and to have hope for our future!
Consultant, Mentor, Speaker.