Secondary teacher (now retired), unionist and Australian Labor Party member since 1972. 8 years teaching in the Northern Territory: 4 in Katherine, followed by 4 in Maningrida, an aboriginal community in Arnhem Land. Returned in June 2008 to Melbourne to live after 15 months in Broome.
Kevin's website is Red Bluff
Latest posts by Kevin Rennie
"The extradition to the US of a publisher and journalist, for engaging in journalistic activities while in Europe, would set a very dangerous precedent."
"Canberra should be doing all it can to ensure she [Cheng Lei] is released from “residential surveillance” as soon as possible"
"Happiness is the daily #PenguinParade @PhillipIslandNP! How can these little penguins not make you smile?"
"If suddenly, skies are more blue, and citizens breathe more freely, they realize a more healthy and sustainable life is within reach."
"...the lack of diversity is also reflected in the stories programs make, the issues they examine and the way they examine them."
"Thank you to the fella jogging St Kilda neighbourhoods in full SpiderMan suit. You have brightened my young bloke’s day beyond measure on three occasions now."
"Whatever the governments of #Australia and the #UK are doing to free their citizen, Kylie Moore-Gilbert from prison in #Iran, it’s failing miserably. This innocent woman should be free."
"The cases… highlight the need for strong action to ensure that any such trials are held in open court and subject to public scrutiny."
“No matter what ways they break you, you still have to be able to form a fist”
'Australia is “gum stuck to the bottom of China’s shoe”, huh? Ok, well, it’s time for Australia to rethink trade and other agreements with China if they don’t like criticism'
With more than 150,000 of Australia's indigenous people living in remote areas and often facing major health issues, special emphasis is being put on protecting this vulnerable population against COVID-19.
"there are areas around the world where people cannot buy soap and do not have access to running water. It is these countries that will suffer the most..."
"...there is also the most widespread bleaching event in the Great Barrier Reef. Put a fork in us. We're done."
"Don’t be fooled: Julian Assange is a journalist, not a hacker, and the US wants to make his work—national security journalism—a crime"
"#Coronavirus is more than a minor cold for the Chinese economy... They’ve got more to worry about than another week’s travel ban to Australia."
Australian volunteer firefighter: “I go home and hug my kids tight. But they don't know why.”
"Our country is leaderless & while it burns, instead of being the leader we need & want, Mr "I can't hold a hose" Morrison is having a NYE party."
'What an utterly insane suggestion that Chinese Australians should “publicly show” their stance on anything related to China to prove their “loyalty”. '
"I just arrived in New Zealand. So exciting to get freedom after more than six years."
'I was going to go to the Melbourne cup this year the first time in 67 years I've just canceled I couldn't support such a horrible industry'