June, 2019

  •  Posted by SCA on  June 19, 2019 |
    HOME IS MORE THAN AN ANTHEM |
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    IN OUR HOUR OF NEED, AUSTRALIA TURNED ITS BACK ON US.  WILL IT TURN AROUND?
    “You’re not one of us and if you don’t like it – GO HOME!”
    This brand of toxic prose would be rejected by every member of government – and any person claiming credentials to the civilis […]

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    The Darwin International Airport felt oddly familiar to Marilyn as she stepped off the outbound Manila flight into a temperate Queensland night in early 2013, though the air possessed a balm that did not tender a tonic’s restorative.  Her one year old daughter Maya weighed heavy in both heart a […]

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    THE NEW ZEALAND CONNECTION
    There are few families in either Tasman nation, including First Peoples and Maori, who can claim ties to both countries going back centuries.  We are amongst a very small cohort who can make that extraordinary claim. It was once a point of much pride but the curious co […]

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    THE COST OF NOT GIVING UP ON A CHILD |
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    RACING THE CLOCK & CALENDAR
    Critical early intervention has already been irrevocably compromised in helping our son, Dylan. The compounded and ongoing consequences to his future, grow increasingly more profound – and dark – with the passage of each year while the very real and persona […]