The Spoken Word

Inclusive Digital Economies for the SDGs

This recent report by the UN Capital Development Fund looked at underserved communities in 46 of the worlds least developed countries and the opportunities that fit for purpose digital financial services brings. Don’t be mistaken to think this isnt relevant to developed countries. We have our fair share of marginalised individuals and groups. We can … Continue reading “Inclusive Digital Economies for the SDGs”

#SaveOurNDIS

This video highlights the dangers of steamrolling NDIS reforms without involving the community, focusing only on cost cutting rather than much needed performance and productivity improvements or the national building economic benefits and opportunities of the scheme.

Re-imagine your world – a Photoshop competition entry

I decided to create an image that told the story of our beloved Australian animals, the threats to their very survival and try to bring some of the incredible vibrancy of Australian outback colors to a urban city scene lacking a soul and out of touch with nature.

Micro-credentials and how we stack up on VET reform, goals

Insightful article by Craig Robertson on the future of micro-credentials – the value of formal and informal qualifications. Also, worrying data from Productivity Commission on Australia’s report card for VET reform goals where 3 of 4 important metrics not met. – Those without Cert III – target not met– those with higher level quals (diploma … Continue reading “Micro-credentials and how we stack up on VET reform, goals”

Too long away

Silence sits uncomfortably between us
It’s tangible presence
Full of foreboding
And dampening our ability
To share the moment.