Marx, Freud, Hitler, Mandela, Greer…Shakespeare Influenced Them All

Even if you’ve never read or seen any of Shakespeare’s works, his influence has touched your life.

Suicide Isn’t Just an Older Man’s Problem

Suicide is increasing among young people.

Life With Charlie: I’m His Masculine Blueprint

“Life With Charlie” chronicles the adventures of Darren Mattock and his boy-wonder, Charlie, as they navigate together the daring and darling world of fathers and sons. ◊♦◊ I’m almost 8 years deep in my fatherhood and ‘life with Charlie’ journeys. He’s a growing boy that will one day become a man — the gravity of that reality never […]

Life With Charlie: Why I’m The Co-Parent I Am

“Life With Charlie” chronicles the adventures of Darren Mattock and his boy-wonder, Charlie, as they navigate together the daring and darling world of fathers and sons. ◊♦◊ I became a single dad for the first time when Charlie was a baby 8 months new. In my heart, I made a pact to show up as fully as I […]

The Myth of the Noble Savage

The figure of the ‘noble savage’ has deep roots in Australia colonialism.

Two Brothers go Hunting Mud Crabs

Would you grab one of these with your bare hands?

Blackface and Blaming Indigenous Health Woes on Culture are Two Sides of the Same Racist Coin

How to recognize hateful contradictions.

Life With Charlie: How We Transformed An Intense Morning Together

“Life With Charlie” chronicles the adventures of Darren Mattock and his boy-wonder, Charlie, as they navigate together the daring and darling world of fathers and sons. ◊♦◊ This morning was one of those intense ‘single parenting reals’ passages and moments. It had absolutely every shred of potential to be an epic meltdown. Yet, this afternoon as I sit […]

Life With Charlie: Let Me Tell You About This Boy Wonder

“Life With Charlie” chronicles the adventures of Darren Mattock and his boy-wonder, Charlie, as they navigate together the daring and darling world of fathers and sons. ◊♦◊ Last week in my introductory ‘Life With Charlie‘ post, I touched on my experience of ‘becoming dad’, how fatherhood has changed me and how I do life with Charlie as a […]

When it Comes to Climate Change, Why are we Always Surprised?

Are Australia’s carbon emissions and air quality rankings really surprising?

No Prospect of Release: Kevin Crump and the Human Rights Implications of Life Imprisonment

Where’s the humanity in denying someone any chance at a meaningful life?

Life With Charlie

“Life With Charlie” chronicles the adventures of Darren Mattock and his boy-wonder, Charlie, as they navigate together the daring and darling world of fathers and sons. ◊♦◊ I became dad to my son Charlie at age thirty-three. I always wanted to be a dad; I knew it was my calling. However, I had no idea how much my […]

The Australian Government’s Climate Change Authority

Does it adequately address the reality of international competitiveness?

It’s Time to End the Exploitation of Vulnerable People

In Australia, the current vocational education sector is a mess, and it’s resulting in a lot of people being taken advantage of.

Separate but Unequal: The Sad Fate of Aboriginal Heritage in Western Australia

Western Australia and their treatment of aboriginal heritage is a sad example of discriminatory policies.

Domestic Violence And Facebook: Harassment Takes New Forms In The Social Media Age

Australian law is yet to catch up with new forms of networked digital abuse against women.