Tag Archives: Leadership

NSW and the ‘Let It Rip’ Leadership

Just over two months later, on 15 December 2021 – mere hours after the Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced ‘…vaccines alone will not get any country out of this crisis’- the newly-minted NSW Premier and insolvency tax lawyer, Dominic Perrottet eliminated the mandate on hotel quarantine, reduced the number of contact tracers and health workers at Covid-19 testing sites, removed the mandate on mask wearing, social distancing and other preventative measures against the health advice of the Australian Medical Association, and the NSW Chief Health Officer.

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Women of Merit

Last week, Australian media was saturated with discussion of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s new cabinet. Statistical comparisons with cabinets from New Zealand to Africa to Afghanistan were a plenty. Discussions centring around how poorly Australia sits from a representation of women in politics, point of view. While the Iraqi and Afghani comparison’s were a stretch at best. In Australia, post

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Gender, Sexuality and Security

A friend recently commented how nervous he became, anytime ‘The Feminists’ got started in a class discussion. Having had the recent privilege of sitting in a three hour seminar about Gender, Sexuality and Security, led by Dr Adam Kamradt-Scott and featuring guest lecturer Dr Megan MacKenzie, of the Government and International Relations Department at the University of Sydney, I was intrigued.

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