Australia needs a pay rise says ACTU secretary Sally McManus

Tomorrow Tuesday 23rd October 2018 will see rallies taking place in different locations around Australia. Perth held a rally on the 18th of October. Cities participating in tomorrow's rallies include Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong, Gladstone, Cairns, Mackay, Darwin, Rockhampton, Townsville. The will be rallies in other cities on the 24th, 25th, 26th, 30th of October and … Continue reading Australia needs a pay rise says ACTU secretary Sally McManus

Don’t text and fly. A picture says it all.

Look what I came across this evening in East Kew. A little further research lead me to the USA where texting and flying seemed to be an issue back in 2010. There could be a lesson in that? I found the second image on http://theinvisiblegorilla.com/blog/2010/10/25/dont-text-and-fly/  

The day when Wentworth went independent

The federal Division of Wentworth (Wentworth) is the second smallest electoral division in the Australian Parliament, and is situated in New South Wales (NSW). It was proclaimed in 1900 and was one of the original 65 divisions contested at the first federal election. Wentworth was named after William Charles Wentworth, an Australian statesman and explorer. … Continue reading The day when Wentworth went independent

I want OneWave in Melbourne

Like me, many people are scared of sharks, but apart from that, surfing does have a lot of appeal. So it is not surprising that OneWave has created a fantastic initiative to help people suffering from mental health issues by way of getting people surfing. "OneWave is all it takes" holds weekly Fluro Friday sunrise … Continue reading I want OneWave in Melbourne

Social enterprise Charcoal Lane gets royal visit

What an exciting day for the staff at Charcoal Lane in Gertrude Street Fitzroy. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex visited and lunched there today, on their whirlind five hour visit to Melbourne. The restaurant is a social enterprise run by Mission Australia. It provides guidance and opportunity to young Aboriginal … Continue reading Social enterprise Charcoal Lane gets royal visit

Global garbo Ian Kiernan dies

Clean up Sydney, Australia and later the world king, Ian Kiernan AOM, AO died earlier this week, aged 78, after a short battle with cancer. Ian was honoured with a number of significant awards for his environmental efforts, including being presented with the Medal of the Order of Australia (AOM) in 1991 and named Australian … Continue reading Global garbo Ian Kiernan dies

Waratahs are such beautiful flowers

The Waratah, aka Telopea, is such a beautiful flowering plant. It is native to south eastern parts of Australian, including NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. The red flower of the telopea speciosissima was proclaimed as NSW's official state emblem on 24 October 1962. Apart from being the name of a NSW rugby team, the waratah flower … Continue reading Waratahs are such beautiful flowers

Tiny homes are big

Tiny homes are amazing. Their popularity is increasing as more people become aware of what they offer. Tiny homes are - sustainable affordable innovative portable; and easier to clean. The list goes on. These are just some of the features of a #tinyhome. I first learned about the 'tiny home movement' via a television show.

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child

On this International Day of the Girl Child, may every 'girl child' in the world be treated as fairly and equally as their male counterparts, so they can grow up to reach their full potential and have happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

South Australia, renewables and 2016 blackout

This is a hot potato subject which is pitting the major political parties against each other and causing a fiery debate around this complex subject. Renewable energy targets, together with the topic of climate change, which is driving the growth and interest in renewables, is a highly politicised topic. When South Australia suffered a major … Continue reading South Australia, renewables and 2016 blackout