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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

Still Light : Vanitas Reimagined – 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...

Sunday essay: why soldiers commit war crimes – and what we can do about it

A member of the US’s elite counterterrorism force in Iraq, wearing a skull mask. Khalid Mohammed/AP The following essay contains disturbing images and language. In 2020, the...

Listen To Older Voices: Rob Greaves – Part 4

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg   I’m Rob Greaves, the...

Listen To Older Voices: Rob Greaves – Part 3

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg I’m Rob Greaves and it...

In the new Disney Pixar movie Lightyear, time gets bendy. Is time travel real, or just science fiction?

Image: Disney/Pixar Spoiler alert: this article explains a key plot point, but we don’t give away anything you won’t see in trailers. At the beginning...

Listen To Older Voices: Rob Greaves – Part 2

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg I'm Rob Greaves and I...

View from The Hill: Ten women in shadow cabinet, and Nationals grab trade job

Image: Russell Freeman/AAP Angus Taylor will take the key shadow treasury post in a 24-member shadow cabinet containing 10 women and six Nationals. The lineup was...

Listen To Older Voices: Rob Greaves – Part 1

"Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg"        For 18 years I have...

I’m getting older, how can I prevent falls?

Image: Shutterstock Falls are common. Each year one in every three people aged over 65 will fall. Around one in ten falls lead to serious injury. Most of us...

Listen To Older Voices: Jack Levi – Part 3

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg     This is the 3rd and...

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Father & Son Dead in Donvale House Fire

Father; Calvin Reeder and his son Brendon, were killed in their Donvale house as it went up in flames overnight. At least 30 Fire Rescue Victoria firefighters arrived at 43 Craig Road, Donvale, to find the multi-level, brick and steel constructed home fully involved in fire. FRV Firefighters aggressively...

Frosted – A Winter Spectacular [Melb]

Embark on a journey into an enchanted frost-laden realm at Frosted – A Winter Spectacular. Celebrating Christmas in July! ​During the months of June and July 2024, the big field in Narre Warren opposite Westfield Fountain Gate will become a whimsical sanctuary where all can revel in the...

Mastering the Digital Landscape: A Manufacturer’s Guide to Effective Digital Marketing Strategies

In today’s rapidly evolving digital age, manufacturers must leverage innovative digital marketing strategies to stay competitive and grow their businesses. The shift from traditional marketing methods to digital platforms has opened up a plethora of opportunities for manufacturers to connect with their target audiences, streamline operations, and...

OPINION PIECE – NAIDOC WEEK A CHANCE TO CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS

This opinion piece by Science & Technology Chief Executive Officer Ryan Winn was published in The Australian on 11 July 2024. It's NAIDOC Week – a chance to recognise and celebrate the rich history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – the country's First...

LEADING WOMEN IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY UNITE TO PROTECT YOUNG ABUSE SURVIVORS

Susan Barton AM (Lighthouse Founder), Faten Sadik representing Property Industry Foundation (PIF), Cr Joe Gianfriddo, Louise Hansen (Executive Director of Hansen Yuncken), Len Warson (Lighthouse Chair) and Bill Mountford (Lighthouse’s Deputy Chair). Key players in Victoria’s construction industry are making a difference to the lives of vulnerable young women by raising funds and completing the […]

KICK OFF YOUR TIME AT ONLINE RETAILER!

The Countdown Is On To The Retro Olympics Party! It’s time to dust off those old school trackies and sweatbands, slap on some green and gold zinc, and chase that Gold Medal! Join us for a night filled with fun, nostalgia, and great vibes as we bring the...

Sircel secures $5m impact investment from Kilara Capital

Funding to boost national expansion and Australia’s most advanced solar panel recycling facility Australia’s largest e-waste processor, Sircel, has secured a $5 million capital injection from impact investor Kilara Capital to drive  its national expansion and processing capabilities on its mission to solve the global e-waste crisis. Attracted to the Australian owned green technology company’s proven […]

Improving fish habitats for Saltwater Creek, Cairns

OzFish Cairns is restoring Saltwater and Lilly Creeks in urban Cairns to aid in fish passage and breeding OzFish Unlimited The Cairns Chapter of OzFish Unlimited will receive $1.5 million in funding from the Australian Government’s Urban Rivers and Catchments Program. The funding will allow the members of the Cairns Chapter of OzFish Unlimited to […]

New solutions to keep drinking water safe as pesticide use skyrockets worldwide

Water scientists from Australia and China have proposed a more effective method of removing organic pesticides from drinking water, reducing the risk of contamination and potential health problems. A 62% rise in global pesticide use in the past 20 years has escalated fears that many of these chemicals could end up in our waterways, causing […]

First Nations Finance Corporation named Sustainability Leader by Australian Financial Review

FNFC has been recognised for its innovative social commercial enterprise model focused on creating more roles for First Nations people within Australia’s Finance sector  First Nations Finance is thrilled to announce it has been selected as a ‘Leader’ by the Australian Financial Review for the Banking, Insurance, Superannuation & Financial Services category in the 2024 […]

Sustainable wastewater solution for Sydney’s booming North West​

In a first for NSW, carbonisation technology will soon be used as a new and innovative way to treat byproducts of wastewater treatment, within the expanding North West Growth Area.  A $50 million upgrade at Riverstone Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) will see biosolids, a wastewater treatment byproduct, collected from an upgraded plant and converted […]

Vic govt urged to lift targets on social housing redevelopments

Victoria’s peak body for community housing is encouraging the State Government to aim higher and boost the number of social homes across its public housing redevelopment sites, after proving that it’s capable of smashing its own benchmark. In announcing the approval of more than 500 social and affordable...