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
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.
Australian tennis great Margaret Court is at the center of an angry tweetstorm after refusing to fly with Qantas airlines because of its support for same-sex marriage.
"The overwhelming Twitter response to the plan to drug test welfare recipients: drug test politicians and their staff too"
Australian police have breached the law by accessing a journalist's phone records without a warrant in order to trace a leak.
Melbourne University’s Ian Potter Museum of Art is currently hosting an exhibition that focuses on saving what remains of Syria's ancient history.
Australians highlighted both achievements and unrealised goals on International Women's Day 2017.
"America I was already furious at you but now you've made Mem Fox cry I think we're officially DONE FOREVER."
"Mr Netanyahu’s policies consistently aim to provoke, intimidate and oppress the Palestinian population which increase that imbalance, thus taking Israel irretrievably further from peace..."
"Please consider the impact of sustained coverage on the #mentalhealth of a celebrity – important to be respectful." #GrantHackett
The historic opening weekend of the Women's Australian Football League competition grips the nation.
"If you’re not sure how to feel about the ad, why not ask an Aboriginal person who they feel about it. And if you don’t know any Aboriginal people… well…"
"The refugees were so scared and distressed and they said the police did not give them any food or medical treatment. "
'Democracy Sausage', the Australian word of the year, celebrates the sausage sizzles at polling booths on election day.
The Greens leader's call to decriminalise recreational drugs has many supporters in Australia.
"Rather than considering a sugar tax, it'd be more useful if there was a fresh fruit and veg subsidy for low income earners and pensioners"
The threats and opportunities presented by our digital world and the rise of the 'Fifth Estate' were explored at a symposium at Melbourne University's Networked Society Institute.
"Our butterflies are a reminder that even the smallest action can have a far-reaching effect."
"It makes a mockery of international law to outlaw genuine refugees from forever entering Australia. That is the most draconian thing I have ever heard of."