Racism is a serious global health issue – to which we all need to pay attention

  By now, most Australians – and indeed, people around the world – have probably seen the stomach-churning cartoon published by The Australian earlier this month. Frustratingly, in 2016, people like Bill Leak still have racist work published by widely-read newspapers.   Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, Aboriginal leaders, and countless outraged groups and individuals… Continue reading.

Identity and global health at #GIF16

  Tasneem Chopra is an independent cross-cultural consultant who aims to empower the disadvantaged and minorities, and educate the wider community by delivering acclaimed workshops on diversity, identity and racism.   Global Ideas is thrilled to announce Tasneem as one of our keynote speakers at Global Ideas Forum in Melbourne, 2–4 September 2016. Tasneem will… Continue reading.

Want to end social violence? We all need to work towards cultural change

Some of the Step Back Think team

Ben O’Toole, Juliette Wittich, Karen Turner, Anna O’Halloran, Coco Bernard and Matthew Hughes of Step Back Think; a not-for-profit dedicated to ending social violence.   Type into Google “one-punch Australia” or “king-hit Australia” and you’re immediately served with countless news articles: A fractured skull. A lost eye. Broken teeth. Brain injuries. Concussion. Death.   All… Continue reading.

Legislation, education or emojis: How can we encourage positive food habits in children?

Ange Barry, CEO at Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, with a student from one of the schools in the Foundation’s programme.   Have you seen the recent video of 10-year old Charlotte suggesting veteran British broadcaster Andrew Neil hasn’t been “educated properly”? The segment was part of a wider debate around a “sugar tax” introduced in… Continue reading.