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Passionate mother of two wonderful children. Believe in people using their powers for good and not evil. Advocate for my kids. My eldest child is a talented, intelligent, socially aware, proud, young, androgynous person and my youngest is also talented, clever, loves the outdoors and has excellent problem solving skills, he also happens to have Down syndrome. As a family we love trips to the beach, park, shops and Maccas for the play equipment. I enjoy reading, writing, crochet and cooking.  I believe in equality and inclusion in all aspects of life for all. And I believe in justice. Hope you enjoy my blog :)

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Australia - 15th Day of Gratitude

I struggle to understand some of the decisions our Federal Governments have made over the years, and at times I find their attitudes to Humanitarian issues completely disgusting to the point where I am sick to say I am Australian.

I Marched in March at our local turn out and I intend to March in May to express my dissatisfaction with the bipartisan 'solutions' to such things as Asylum Seekers just to name one.

Having said that, I can still say that I am grateful I do live in this country.

As I sit here in the comfort of my lounge room on my soft lounge in clean clothes and my children sleep safely, and although it is school holidays, they have always attended school and in fact, are required to, I am watching a story on Indian Coal Mines and the "rat holes" young children are forced to work in so their family can eat.

The other boy saw his Father die in front of him in a mining accident.

If you are compelled to and are in the position to help, here are some links for you to see how you might be able to help.

Impulse and Maiti Nepal are two organisations that are trying to make a difference.

Today, I actually am grateful to be able to live in Australia, despite the imperfections.

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