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Articles by: Moira Byrne Garton

Why I don’t need wilderness

Although I tried to lift myself to the divine, my long walk in the wilderness...

Posted on: May 16, 2017

Diversity saves us from bland, monochrome world

Diversity saves us from bland, monochrome world

“Thank God you’re here, I’m surrounded by NLUs!” A friend related the story of being...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

On dignity and care: a response to Andrew Denton

On dignity and care: a response to Andrew Denton

Perhaps those who believe their dignity is contingent on independence could reflect on their own...

Posted on: March 15, 2016

Asking RU OK could make all the difference

Asking RU OK could make all the difference

Are you okay? I remember the first time a colleague asked me that question, about...

Posted on: September 15, 2015

“I never thought this could happen to me”

“I never thought this could happen to me”

When I meet someone affected by the lottery of life, how do I look after...

Posted on: May 19, 2015

Moving beyond ignorance through shared stories

Moving beyond ignorance through shared stories

Are you one of the six in ten Australians who have never really encountered Aboriginal...

Posted on: December 9, 2014

Having places where you are welcomed and belong

Having places where you are welcomed and belong

Recent media reports surrounding the circumstances of infant Gammy are heart-rending, writes Moira Byrne Garton.

Posted on: August 19, 2014

Religion, politics and the ‘consistent ethic of life’

Religion, politics and the ‘consistent ethic of life’

We should question supposed Christian organisations concerned only with bioethical or so-called moral issues related...

Posted on: April 15, 2014

It’s 40 years since White Australia ended

It’s 40 years since White Australia ended

The last vestiges of the White Australia policy were removed on September 17, 1973. Have...

Posted on: September 17, 2013

One inclusive Games for all?

One inclusive Games for all?

It is unfortunate that the Special Olympics do not coincide with the Olympic and Paralympic...

Posted on: October 16, 2012

Asylum seekers: no simple solutions

Asylum seekers: no simple solutions

Not everyone is able to experience the world of an asylum seeker as did participants...

Posted on: September 18, 2012

Prominent Australians feature in “Go Back” series 2

Prominent Australians feature in "Go Back" series 2

As one way of gaining an understanding of the complexities facing many asylum seekers, why...

Posted on: August 21, 2012