keywords: Michele Gierck

  • AUSTRALIA

    Increasing retirement age will cost the budget

    • Michele Gierck
    • 06 May 2015
    6 Comments

    Treasurer Joe Hockey is keen for us to work as long as possible. The government’s aim is to keep the hands of ageing workers and would be retirees out of its pension pot. There are many benefits associated with maintaining older people in the workforce, but it can be expensive to take, for example, the reality of dementia into account when designing jobs and workplaces.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Medicare co-payment failed to understand illness as a relationship

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 13 March 2015
    8 Comments

    The Medicare co-payment was not accepted because it was seen as an altogether naked attempt by the Government to control health expenditure without concern for people and their relationships. Chronically ill people move from ordinary human society into the impersonal world of medical science and health bureaucracy, and their condition involves testing changes in relationships, both at a personal level and with institutions.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Planning for a good death

    • Michele Gierck
    • 26 May 2014
    9 Comments

    The ambulance has brought my 88-year-old mother to the Accident and Emergency ward at the local public hospital. In answering the doctor's question about resuscitation, I'm so thankful that my mother's wishes have been made clear, and documented by her general practitioner, by means of an Advance Health Directive.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Illuminating the St Mary's conflict

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 11 December 2009
    25 Comments

    The conflict between Archbishop John Bathersby and Fr Peter Kennedy was passionate and public. This book shines a light on the dispute, setting it into a human context that is much larger than that offered by the media coverage.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Transforming victims into victors

    • Michele Gierck
    • 02 April 2008
    3 Comments

    On 28 April 1990, a letter bomb mailed to Michael Lapsley's Harare home destroyed both of his hands and one of his eyes. His life, and 'Healing of Memories' program, proves that it is possible to overcome the trauma of political persecution.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Building relationships settles refugees

    • Michele Gierck
    • 17 October 2007
    3 Comments

    Using anecdotal evidence to back up government policy is dangerous. There are as many positive anecdotes about Africans as Minister Andrews has negative. Teaching refugees, you build relationships, offer students the opportunity to express themselves, and know that their life stories are respected.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Michele Gierck

    • Michele Gierck
    • 06 September 2007

    Michele Gierck is a freelance writer. Her book, 700 Days in El Salvador, was published by Coretext in 2006.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Warmer seas will stress coral

    • Michele Gierck
    • 05 September 2007

    Climate change disrupts the symbiotic relationship that sustains coral. Short-term stress allows recovery. But if it is sustained, coral dies.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Phone a friend

    • Michele Gierck
    • 18 May 2007

    Michele Gierck meets the people on the other end of the line

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Remembering well

    • Michele M. Gierck
    • 01 July 2006

    Michael Lapsley and the Institute for Healing of Memories

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Michele M. Gierck, Daniel Marti, Fatima Measham, Philip Harvey
    • 12 June 2006

    Reviews of Bamboo Palace; The Suicidal Church; The Lowest Rung: Voices of Australian Poverty and Flesh and Glory: Symbol, gender and theology in the Gospel of John.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Next generation

    • Michele M. Gierck
    • 11 June 2006

    Michele M. Gierck speaks to Njongonkulu Ndungane, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town

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