Purpose of Blog

The purpose of this blog is to provide insight into my personal views in relation to political and policy matters, and to reference useful information of interest to who I am and where I live.

I write as a part of the generation Y interested in policy debate; a person proud of my Aboriginal and Australian heritage; a person aligned with and seeking to shape modern social democratic thought in my region.

Advances in communication continue to create more ways to relay more detailed opinion to more people in more areas.  I recall as a teenager using the internet with a group of friends, clicking ‘refresh’ so that an updated score of a US basketball game would appear well before the local newspaper reports.  Now I can only begin to comprehend its reach, capacity and future potential. 

My aim is to provide a sense of proportion and balance. 

I write as an individual confident in the potential of new ideas; optimistic in how an informed society directs decisions; and interested in how the lessons of the past and of our own analysis of the present shape our future.

The views expressed in this weblog are my own.  I retain exclusive property rights over all pictures displayed on this blog.   

About Me

My name is John Rawnsley and I live in Alice Springs, Northern Territory of Australia.  I manage the Desert Leadership Program and have a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

I was born and raised in the Territory, having spent my younger years living at Uluru and Kakadu.  My father was a Park Ranger and my mother continues to work in Education.

In 2008 I was elected an Alderman of the Alice Springs Town Council and in 2009 elected Deputy Mayor of Alice Springs, a position I held for a year up until March 2010.


2 Responses to “About”

  1. 30 September 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Hey John,

    Do you have an rss feed? I’m really enjoying your stuff but it would be great to just subscribe.


  2. 2 John Rawnsley
    1 October 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Thanks Matt,
    I’ve put a rss widget below the search bar to the right but it doesn’t appear for some reason. When I have time I’ll look into fixing it but for the time being can’t happen.

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