January 9, 2016 Ruth Forrest MLC
The Hobart Mercury
I’M not a monarchist but I do like the Queen.
Especially when she asks pertinent questions as she did in 2009 when visiting the London School of Economics.
Referring to the Global Financial Crisis she asked her learned hosts: “Why did no one see it coming?”
From all reports her hosts were literally lost for words and asked the question be placed on notice.
A few months passed before the written answer explained “there had been a failure of the collective imagination of many bright people,
both in this country and internationally, to understand the risks to the system as a whole”.
Here we are six years later and the collective imagination of bright minds and clever policy people is yet to agree on what happened,
let alone plot a way forward.
Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison assures us the goal, being a return to surplus, is like a family holiday outing ... we know our destination,
it’s just we’re not quite sure how long the journey will take. Really?
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March 19, 2016 12:00am - The Hobart Mercury - Opinion
I USED to work in the Safe Schools program that faces the axe.
It was not called that then. It was Family Life Education.
I was employed by the Catholic welfare organisation Centacare, to deliver a program to school students from Kinder to Years 11 and 12 across the
I conducted sessions in independent, Catholic and state schools, some with parent(s), others in school time with teachers in attendance.
I was the Sex Ed Lady.