Dianah Mieglich. Embracing change.

Ardent advocate for regional communities. Proud South Australian with a global view.

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As we head towards 2050 and beyond, our society will be faced with many challenges.

Climate change, food security, equality, justice, health and welfare challenges are but a few. Here I share my thoughts and observations about many current and continuing issues. I would be pleased to receive your feedback and I invite you to join me in the conversations.

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It is my privilege to introduce you to Kate Fulton as my guest blogger. 

Kate is 18 years old and currently completing her South Australian Certificate of Education. Kate is student from Victor Harbor and crafted this essay to complete an expository writing assignment for her year 12 English class. 

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Preamble: Well the time HAS come and the Hon Bronwyn Bishop MP has done the right thing. Today she resigned her role as Speaker.  In doing so she made this statement:

I have today written to the Governor General and tendered my resignation as Speaker of the House of Representatives effective immediately. I have not taken this decision lightly, however it is because of my love and respect for the institution of the Parliament and the Australian people that I have resigned as Speaker.

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Preamble: At my Senate Campaign launch in 2013 I read this quote by Zachary Jeans,

"Great leaders don't force their people to drink; they inspire them to be thirsty.” 

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These words from Justin Baxter are poignant. 

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With the close of one year and the beginning of the new, we often use this time to reflect on what has been; to make resolutions and decide upon changes we hope to make in our lives.

One could argue that our feelings may be skewed at this time of year with the celebrations and happiness that typically accompanies the festive season.  However not all families are able to celebrate with happiness at this time.

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Background: Justin was born in the mid north of South Australia and moved to the city at a young age.  A member of the local Country Fire Service Brigade and a full time Emergency Services Officer in the Gas and Oil industry, Justin has a unique insight into the Emergency Services in this State and here he shares his views on the increase of the Emergency Services Levy (ESL).  J

Justin holds an Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management).

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Preface:  At the introduction of my blog site I openly invite readers to join me in the conversations and to comment on my thoughts and opinion pieces.  One reader has taken the challenge and shared his viewpoint.  Here I share the third in a series of blogs by Justin Baxter.  You too may join in the conversation. 

About Justin Baxter:  Justin was born in the mid north of South Australia and moved to the city at a young age.  A member of the local Country Fire Service Brigade and a fulltime Emergency Services Officer in the Gas and Oil industry, Justin has a keen sense of community. Justin understands the worth of community participation.  Justin believes that when we live in the “lucky country” and can exercise our democratic right to vote, without fear and without violence, it is incumbent upon each and every one of us to actively participate in the process and not just think about who we vote in once every 4 years. 

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