The new religious discrimination bill should be a statement of how much Australia values religious diversity and our commitment to creating a society where everyone feels safe and valued. Instead, we've had a toxic debate that has unnecessarily divided the community.
As Sydney’s lockdown restrictions lift, Randa Kattan, CEO of the Arab Council of Australia says “the road out must be a broad highway that can carry all of us, not just the lucky few”. Others say to “build back better” we must seek diverse perspectives from those communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
Across the arts community the impact of Covid-19 is catastrophic. Venues have shut their doors with little or no notice and organisations have been forced to cancel their programs and activities. It's time the Federal Government stepped in with real support.
A greater appreciation for Indigenous cultures, a growing desire for connection to community and the natural world, and a shift towards farmers’ markets and community gardens are all indicators of a rising worldwide movement for localisation that is realigning our priorities with our deeper human values, as well as with the needs of the planet.
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