It is no surprise that a career in Child Protection has made Becky Anderson passionate about the need for Family and Domestic Violence Leave, but her own story is just as important.
Union delegates are the life blood of activism and the protection of our rights and entitlements in the public sector. Nine times out of ten these passionate individuals are also the life blood of our communities - dedicating tireless hours to community groups, sporting associations and local causes.
It was late, and I was at my desk in my library, doing some writing for an upcoming book. Earlier that afternoon, we had taken in three foster children, all boys, ages ten, nine, and seven. As I sat over my keyboard, the sounds of crying wafted through from the nearby bedroom, instantly reminding me of the deep sadness that lay heavy in our house.