Category: Everything

If it’s not in science, tech, entertainment or books you’ll find it here. Unlike many of my salaried colleagues on a single beat, one of the pleasures of being a freelancer is that I can write about anything I like (as long as I can get an editor to agree to buy it).

And for someone for whom knowledge only prompts the thirst for more knowledge in more areas, it’s given me the chance to look at how hotdesking is a thing again, the forgotten history of Australia’s pulp fiction market, a couple of fearless South African photographers and their hair-raising images of Great White Sharks on the hunt and the longstanding theory that Batman/Bruce Wayne is obviously gay.

The Big Pitch

You’ll rarely hear anyone in advertising or communications (or any field at all for that matter) talk about how easy it is to get clients and how they can afford to throw a bit of money away on a dodgy business practice now and then. … Continue readingThe Big Pitch

A New Direction in HR

The last 12 months have been spent repositioning the Department of Training as a recognised trader in knowledge management, and in line with their new focus, they’ve taken some innovative steps to align people skills with the direction of the organisation. … Continue readingA New Direction in HR

Coffee Star

Can one consider Perth ‘humble beginnings’? Maybe so if you’re talking about the coffee company in the midst of taking over the world. And what does it feel like for a born and bred Western Australian boy to be driving this pop-culture juggernaut? … Continue readingCoffee Star

Strong Uptake of Internet Banking in WA

Melbourne business think tank and business statistics cruncher the Market Intelligence Strategy Centre released a report last week about the number of Australians using Internet banking, and West Australians are among the top users nationwide. … Continue readingStrong Uptake of Internet Banking in WA

Blackwood River Valley

Besides the well-known wineries and apple orchards, pomegranates, chestnuts, quinces, apricots, peaches, plums, cherries and persimmons all flower or grow at different times of the year. … Continue readingBlackwood River Valley

Margaret River

Fanny found herself at the lip of a yawning crater filled with weathered stalactites and fallen boulders, some fifty metres across and plunging thirty metres deep. … Continue readingMargaret River

Peel

Opened in 1994 and due for a landscaping facelift worth over $100,000, the Cut has restored the Estuary’s former glory as home to thousands of migrating wetland birds, abundant marine life and of course, the irrepressible dolphins. … Continue readingPeel

Pemberton

This low level of impact, together with reservation of forest areas by CALM, has meant that even though the logging industry is in good health, vast areas of forests can remain untouched, their ecosystems intact so they live long into the future. … Continue readingPemberton

Perth

According to experienced Swan River tour guide Danielle Cashmore, river cruises in particular are an experience that aren’t appreciated nearly enough by locals. "It’s the general consensus that people don’t see where they live." she says, "Most river cruise customers are tourists." … Continue readingPerth