Breaking the poverty cycle with education

Breaking the poverty cycle with education

Nearly 640,000 Australian children live in a ‘jobless’ family. These children are, on average, up to three years behind their peers in reading and maths by the time they’re 15 years of age. But this doesn’t have to be the case. HSC completion rates in lower socio-economic backgrounds are still …

Immunisation and a preventable cancer

Immunisation and a preventable cancer

On the Friday night before Christmas 2012, I spent six hours in an operating theatre with a dearly loved friend. The only time I’d ever been conscious in an operating theatre was during the caesarean births of  my sons. When someone tells you something like “I have cancer” it’s probably a …