Ladies in Black

Play | Ladies in Black | Melbourne Theatre Company Review by Penny Mulvey Cast your mind back to the days when going shopping in town meant dressing up – gloves, hat, best suit or dress – and a visit to David Jones, if

Heartache and Hope

By Penny Mulvey A small boy, in the arms of his father, responded to questioning by a French journalist asking how he was feeling after the Paris attacks last month. The little boy said he was scared.

Safe church – a shared responsibility

By Penny Mulvey As the Uniting Church continues to address the issues revealed through the investigation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse, different synods have developed strategies

Supporting the next generation

By Penny Mulvey Seven representatives of the NextGen group which travelled to China in September for a contextual learning trip. They spoke of their trip at a special event at the Synod offices late last month.

Who is the God we worship?

By Penny Mulvey Questions have been raised by disability advocates regarding Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to roll up the disabilities and aged care portfolio into the increased social services portfolio hea

“I had no one to turn to…”

By Penny Mulvey  I cannot tell anyone exactly what it is that you actually go through with sexual abuse. It’s not just something that has an impact on you at the time; it’s something that lasts forever.

Silent epidemic

By Penny Mulvey Today, Thursday 10 September, is World Suicide Prevention Day. Why do we need such a day? Because suicide is still something talked about in hushed tones.

The objectivity of the law

By Penny Mulvey Lawyers are trained to assess the merits of any case against the law. The arguments are not based around emotion, opinion, values or morals, but what the law actually says.

Exclusive interview with Gillian Triggs

By Penny Mulvey THE ATTACKS In her role as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Professor Gillian Triggs has become a prominent public figure, the topic of heated dinner party conversations.

She’s someone

By Penny Mulvey The St Kilda Gatehouse is a not-for-profit Christian organisation which works alongside those involved in street-based sex work or affected by commercial sexual exploitation as a result of hardship.

Life lessons in a pub

Review by Penny Mulvey Play | The Weir | Melbourne Theatre Company Three Irishmen in a pub, and in comes a younger woman.