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
"Sending love to all those victims who will be giving evidence. It takes an enormous amount of strength to stand up like this."
From Sydney Biennale Installations to Film Screenings, Ai Weiwei Highlights Treatment of Global Refugees
"How do we go from a darkness where we have dehumanized refugees and militarized responses, to one where we reclaim a shared human identity?"
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Honors the First Pride March Marred by Police Violence 40 Years Ago
"Shoutout to the #78ers. Shoutout also to the ’70s LGBT activists who weren’t at the first #MardiGras for whatever reason....We all stand on the shoulders of giants."
The Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has resigned after his affair with a staff member turned the spotlight on his political integrity.
Just days after the Parkland Florida student massacre, an Australian politician posted a photo of himself firing a pistol asking, “You gotta ask yourself, do you feel lucky, greenie punks?”
"I cannot thank the AFL for allowing me to do something that is open to every other Australian and which the science and research has supported all along."
"Both the Government and [federal police] want to hoover up all our data whenever they wish, without any proper oversight, but they can't even keep their own shit secure?"
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is Pregnant and Internet Users Can't Stop Talking About It
The buzz around the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's pregnancy is just the beginning of months of the inevitable media circus.
"The insidious thing about this kind of craven political campaigning is that the details and facts don’t matter."
‘I Now Feel Free and Can Live My Life.’ Australian Commission Gives Voice to Child Sexual Abuse Survivors
After five years, Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse issued its final recommendations. For many, its real achievement was creating space for survivors to be heard.
"Australia legalizing same-sex marriage today should remind us that humanity can only survive when it learns to love one and other."
As Victoria becomes the first Australian state to legalise euthanasia, the country remains divided over what is being called a new, progressive trend in Australian politics.
"You Destroyed Our Life, We lost everything Familys, Friends, even own Self Respect, We will Never Forget Your Treatment, We Realized we Are Not human Beings, World Forget About us"
"First bloody vote result in years that made me feel like reasonable, kind, compassionate people are still the clear majority."
Catastrophe looms with food, water, electricity and health services cutoff to asylum seekers refusing to leave Australia's former Manus Island regional processing centre in Papua New Guinea.
The viral social media campaign "All the Bowling Ladies" was not enough to save the Melbourne lawn bowls club from a hostile local council vote.
The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize award to ICAN, the anti-nuclear weapons coalition, took many Australians by surprise despite its Melbourne origins in 2007.
Cardinal George Pell, Vatican's Third Highest-Ranking Official, Charged With Sexual Assault Offences in Australia
The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney has indicated that Pell will return to Australia to try to clear his name.
"The majority of the refugees have been seriously damaged physically and mentally and this money is not even enough to cover the medical expenses..."
Audio of Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull mimicking US President Donald Trump in a stand-up at Canberra's midwinter ball has been leaked by political journalist Laurie Oakes.