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Rob Greaves

I have been with the Toorak Times since April 2012. I worked as Senior Editor of the Toorak Times for 10 years before retiring in 2012. I continue now as an occasional feature writer. I've been in the Australian music scene as a musician since 1964, and have worked in radio and TV and newspapers (when they were paper ), serious experience in audio editing, and a lot of video editing experience. I retired from paid radio work in 2022 and took up a position in the Education Centre at Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy – The little train that does. . . .

Victoria is blessed with attractions for locals, interstate and overseas visitors, but there is one which never fails to attract - Puffing Billy.   Some would...

Why we should be voting YES in the forthcoming referendum

   There should be NO confusion on what we are voting on with the forthcoming referendum. The only confusion is being caused by the misinformation...

Our Music Hero’s Are Dying and It Reminds Some Of Us Boomers Of Our Mortality

With the recent passing of the amazing Jeff Beck, a true guitar virtuoso, I started thinking of all the artists that I loved and...

Remembering Jack Charles: Indigenous Elder and a Good Bloke

Please be aware - that the recordings below contain the voice of the now deceased Indigenous elder - Jack Charles. I was fortunate to be...

The Passing of Elizabeth the II

The death of Queen Elizabeth the Second was announced some two hours ago. The notice was posted on the gates of the Palace of Holyroodhouse...

Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power – a cheat’s guide to Middle-earth before you watch the new show

Image: Amazon Studios For a newcomer to the wonderful world of Middle-earth, the universe created by the British author and academic J.R.R. Tolkien can seem...

Sunday essay: ‘I feel my heart breaking today’ – a climate scientist’s path through grief towards hope

Image: Joelle Gergis pictured in 2020 following the Black Summer bushfires. Photo: ANU Media I have spent hundreds of hours trawling through countless UN reports and...

Still Light: Vanitas Reimagined – A review of an Exhibition by Maria Gravias

This amazing exhibition features work by MARIA GRAVIAS, winner of the inaugural Mount Avoca People's Choice Award at the 2021 TACIT Still Life prize...

Book Launch: the last hooray by Frank Howson

Book Launch: The Last Hurrah   Thursday 1 Sep 2022 at 6:30pm Readings St Kilda — Boonwurrung Country, 112 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182   We are pleased...

The Rogan Josh: A Revisited Review

Image: The facade of the Rogan Josh Rogan Josh is an unassuming restaurant located in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, that belies a wonderful eating experience. In...

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NEW CATASTROPHIC TOXIC LEAK IN BASS STRAIT EXPOSED

SECOND BASS STRAIT TOXIC LEAK FROM DECREPIT ESSO PLATFORMS Pollution kept secret by regulator Massive ecological disaster on the cards Another tragic warning about Esso's capacity to clean up its massive mess in Bass Strait has come in the form of a new toxic chemical spill. But the secret spill was...

Don’t Bin it. Refill it this World Refill Day, Sunday 16 June.

Sunday 16 June is World Refill Day – a global initiative to encourage people to get behind refilling in a bid to reduce the estimated 240 million tonnes of plastic waste that is produced each year.  The campaign is designed to accelerate the transition away from single use plastic towards...

SAVE HOSPITALS AND 000 FOR EMERGENCIES THIS LONG WEEKEND

Victorians should save emergency departments and triple zero for life-threatening emergencies this long weekend as we manage an early season surge in flu and COVID-19 cases. Minister for Health Mary-Anne Thomas today urged people to take advantage of Victoria’s range of alternative care options for injuries or illnesses...

We need to talk about metastatic breast cancer – BCNA’s new media guide

Breast Cancer Network Australia Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) – Australia’s leading voice for people affected by breast cancer – has released a media guide on how to talk about metastatic breast cancer. BCNA’s Director of Policy, Advocacy and Support Services Vicki Durston said she hoped the guide would...

St Kilda Festival 2024 : Launched!

Proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, St Kilda Film Festival supports the Australian film industry by turning the spotlight on exceptional films by both emerging talent and short works by accomplished industry professionals. This year, the opening night launch event was held at St...

Greta Migrant Camp celebration

There is a lot of excitement surrounding the new music that has been recorded at Mantra Studio Kitchen Bar Yarraville, thanks to David Baird Congratulations to Marion for having her original song "One Hundred Thousand Migrants" recognized in the Australian Songwriting Association awards of 2023. It's a...

Club Vegas -The Spectacle 2024

The curtain has just fallen on the standout variety show that is CLUB VEGAS THE SPECTACLE!     CLUB VEGAS THE SPECTACLE promised to have audiences laughing, dancing & singing in their seat along to the heart thumping, high-octane electric fusion of 70's /80's/90's and they sure lived up to...

‘The Well’ – A St Kilda Sanctuary

‘The Well’ is situated at 12B Chapel Street, St Kilda.  Nestled between the old Presbyterian mansion (Windana) and the Cloyne mansion (Cheder Levi Yitzchok) it can often be overlooked.  Not as imposing as most of the other heritage buildings that line this aptly named street, the little...

IAG establishes milestone renewable energy agreements across Australia and New Zealand

IAG’s Head of Sustainability, Lee McDougall Today on World Environment Day, IAG announced it has formed renewable energy agreements across its Australian and New Zealand operations, marking a significant milestone towards IAG delivering its net zero target by 2050. IAG has established a national 6-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with CleanPeak Energy to provide 100% […]

Ragnarok: A Witch’s Curse by Leanbh Pearson

This is one of the books I bought at Continuum this year. I bought this and also the anthology she was selling on her table. Pearson gave a talk about how she writes and I thought this to be absolutely fascinating. I figured reading these would give...

Future business success hinges on sustainability and circular economy practices, says GlobalData

As public demand for climate action and resource conservation grows, businesses must pivot to sustainability to thrive. Embracing circular economy principles, such as reducing waste and extending product lifecycles, is crucial. As a result, future success hinges on adopting innovative technologies and sustainable practices, ensuring businesses remain efficient, compliant, and resilient in an evolving regulatory […]

2024 Environmental Performance Index report highlights an unexpected country with the top ranking and shows the failings of international biodiversity commitment

Yale University In 2022, at COP 15 in Montreal over 190 countries made what has been called “the biggest conservation commitment the world has ever seen.”  The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework called for the effective protection and management of 30% of the world’s terrestrial, inland water, and coastal and marine areas by the year 2030 — […]