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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

Listen To Older Voices: Jack Levi – Part 2

  This is Part 2 of a 3-part program featuring the Life and Times story of Jack Levi     In Part 1 we learned that Jack was...

Listen To Older Voices: Jack Levi – Part 1

    This is Part 1 of a 3-part program featuring the Life and Times of Jack Levi.     Jack was born in Melbourne in September of 1950...

Listen To Older Voices: Max Goodfellow

This single program was first aired in February 2008 and in it, Max Goodfellow talks of his life which commenced post WWII in Bunyip,...

Listen To Older Voices: Dugold Moyes – Part 2

Part 1 of Dugolds story was quite riveting, and I assure you part 2 becomes equally, if not more engrossing. Having wanted to join WWII...

All new smaller size! Why getting less with shrinkflation is preferable to paying more

Image: Shutterstock Have you noticed your favourite chocolate is a little smaller, there are fewer biscuits in the same-sized package or bags of chips contain more air? If you haven’t,...

Listen To Older Voices: Dugold Moyes – Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 2-part Golden Moment Repeat program featuring the Life and Times of Dugold Moyes. Dugold was part of a generation...

Listen To Older Voices: Clem Gracie – Part 2.

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Listen To Older Voices: Clem Gracie – Part 1.

This is part 1 of a 2-part story featuring the Life and Times of Clem Gracie. Originally interviewed in 2006, the then 82-year-old Clem Gracie...

Listen To Older Voices: Robyn Youlten – Part 3

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Listen To Older Voices: Robyn Youlten – Part 2

   This is the second part of a 3-part program on the Life and Times of Robyn Youlten. A Baby Boomer, Robyn excelled at school...

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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...

Unlocking quality corporate insights into SDGs progress

Jointly issued by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the UN Global Compact Updated analysis tool on the SDGs and underlying targets to enable businesses to improve reporting on the Global Goals An updated online database, Business reporting on the SDGs: An analysis of the Goals and Targets, was made available today to improve business reporting on the […]

Sustainable buildings: Beyond solar panels and water tanks

Liz Harrison, Fixed Interest Strategist – ESG at Janus Henderson Investors, discusses how green finance can help to create sustainable buildings and explores the different types of investments available to investors in this sector. Key takeaways: The development of new buildings and, once completed, the energy consumption of these buildings are huge contributors to global […]

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...


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...


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 […]


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 […]