Don’t sit in silence. It’s your voice. Use it!

October 5, 2023

First Published in The Spectator, 2 October 2023. We all have a voice, but perhaps the greatest challenge to humanity right now is that our voices are being silenced. Too often we silence, censor, attack, shame, and humiliate those we do not agree with. We live in a world where we are afraid to utter…

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If the Medicine Works Shouldn’t We All Have Access to it? A Recent Poll of Australians Says Yes We Should

February 16, 2022

Written by Scott Leckie and Tania de Jong (As published in The Daily Telegraph on 16th February 2022) The painful COVID-era will fade but it will never be forgotten. This unanticipated period will be remembered for many things – death, suffering, economic and social disruptions and words like lockdown, iso, quarantine, social distancing, Zoom, omicron…

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Covid: An Alternative Interpretation

September 29, 2021

(As published in The Spectator on 28th September 2021) I recently saw this acronym for COVID.

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A Prayer to Humanity in a Time of Crisis

September 7, 2021

As we look into the shining eyes of a child so we look back at ourselves – in all their wholeness and light. It’s time to return, for we are all children; And as we pass into adulthood and elderhood, we come to learn that nothing in this material world is permanent;

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I feel so sad about what Australia has become

August 30, 2021

Our politicians say things like “we are all Australians” and “we are all in this together”. We are NOT. They hide behind secretive ‘health advice’ that has banned everything, from playgrounds to golf and sunsets, contrary to global scientific evidence. They keep children from attending school which has led to a crippling, devastating shadow pandemic…

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Are we saving lives or destroying them?

August 11, 2021

(As published in The Spectator on 10th August 2021) The great Albert Einstein said: “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it”. Our politicians and public servants need to find a new way of dealing with the pandemic which empowers rather than disempowers Australians. With premiers around the country…

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Give Us Back Our Humanity

January 8, 2021

(As published in the Herald Sun on 8th January 2021) Dear Leaders, Premiers, Health officers and others I am sure that each and every one of us wants this to be over. We want to move on with our lives, work, families and communities. Many people lost loved ones to Covid-19 or as a result of…

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A Sad State of Affairs

October 12, 2020

(This article was originally published in the Herald Sun on October 10 2020) I am really missing home, especially my Mum.  I miss my Melbourne; the way it was before this mess. I even miss my office and all the meetings I used to have. And I sure miss singing and connecting with audiences. My…

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How Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy Changed My Life

October 5, 2020

From Singing to Psilocybin I don’t drink or smoke. I’ve never taken any drugs till four years ago. Yet today, my life revolves around psychedelic medicines — heavily stigmatized substances still illegal in this country and most others across the world. How did this happen?

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This Is Not Australia

August 24, 2020

The Seekers’ much-loved chorus lyrics for the iconic song ‘I am Australian’ are: “We are one, but we are many And from all the lands on earth we come We share a dream and sing with one voice I am, you are, we are Australian.” This song symbolises a nation whose people, history, culture and…

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