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TURNBULL CALLS TRUMP

Much to my surprise, a long lost Russian cousin sent me a recording of Prime Minister Turnbull’s congratulatory call to President elect Donald Trump Trump’s...

THE INFILTRATOR

  ‘The Infiltrator’ sits comfortably next to ‘ This Is Spinal Tap’ and ‘The Browning Version.’ 3 films, different in content and style, but, to...

DREAM LOVER – The Musical

America Comes To Sydney via St. Kilda If America has a ‘Kissing Cousin’ it is Australia. Canada is geographically too close, and, too many of...

8 DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS

THE BEATLES  A RON HOWARD FILM Ringo. The first word we hear is Paul McCartney’s voice calling “Ringo.” A surprising start for a film abut...

A  THIN  LIFE

  Every now and then a hitherto unknown work, by a departed master of their craft, greets the light of day. Fortunately for all, Frank...

Rocky and The Two Bob Millionaires ‘Time and Tide’

One of the many, and varied home penned tunes from Melbourne's 'Rocky and The Two Bob Millionaires.' Recorded at Samplify Studio, St.Kilda by the gifted...

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Millennials and Gen Z prioritise impact investments

Almost 73% of Millennials and Generation Z demand that their investment portfolios include Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria, says a new global study conducted by one of the world’s largest independent financial and asset management organizations.​ In the deVere Group poll of more than 800 clients around the world, 72.8% said it was a […]

Looming sustainability regulation is propelling the need for mandated digital ESG reporting by Australia’s largest organisations

Some of Australia’s largest organisations, including Deloitte Australia and PwC Australia, would support mandatory digital ESG reporting as incoming sustainability regulations act as a catalyst for much-needed innovation. Speaking at corporate reporting cloud platform provider, Workiva’s, Accelerate event in Sydney, attended by the likes of Challenger, Yancoal, UNSW, and others, some of Australia’s largest organisations talked […]

Warning for Western Sydney: ignore trees at your peril

Above: TCL’s Terrence Stapleton at Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre, NSW (photography Peter Ayres) Proposed precincts of more than 5,000 homes, along with a new international airport, will see Western Sydney take off over the next few years. Little wonder it’s the state’s fastest-growing region. As planning progresses, local landscape architect Terrence Stapleton is […]

Xpansiv Completes Capital Raise Led by Aramco Ventures

Xpansiv®, the leading market infrastructure provider for the global energy transition, today announced it has finalized a new capital raise led by Aramco Ventures, a leading investor in low-carbon energy and sustainability, and existing investors. The investment will be used to support the further development of Xpansiv’s global energy and environmental markets infrastructure solutions as […]

The 50 most influential ESG corporate professionals in Australia named

By FS Sustainability The 50 most influential environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) professionals working at ASX-listed companies have been named by trade publication FS Sustainability in the 2024 ESG Power50 guide. Running for the second year, the ESG Power50 comprises individuals that hail from diverse industries, each wielding significant influence in their respective spheres. This year’s Power50 […]

Distressing lack of access to palliative care highlighted in new data

Palliative Care Australia New data released during National Palliative Care Week reveals the benefits of palliative care for those with a terminal diagnosis but also highlights a distressing lack of access to the symptom control, and social and emotional support palliative care offers. Produced by the Australian Institute of...

Salvatori Lolicato – A Ceramic Artist Opens Studios at VegOut

As part of Melbourne Design Week local St Kilda artist Salvatori Lolicato will have some of his wonderful art on display. SHAKESPEARE GROVE ARTIST STUDIOS | EXHIBITION AND OPEN STUDIOS Presented by City of Port Phillip Salvatori Lolicato Ceramic Artist B.A (visual Arts) Distinction ANU, Canberra Dip Ed Deakin University, Melbourne As a St Kilda identity […]

Going Green: Leveraging Sustainability in the Restaurant Industry

More than just a trend, sustainability is becoming an essential factor in running any business, and nowhere is it more important than in the restaurant industry, which relies on the quality and availability of plants, animals, and other natural resources. It’s also true that a growing number of restaurant guests seek sustainability too, with one […]

Demystifying ATAR Scores: Everything You Need to Know About Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank

Navigating the final years of secondary education can be a daunting experience for students, educators, and parents alike. Among the myriad of considerations, understanding the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) stands out as a crucial aspect of the tertiary education application process.  This comprehensive guide aims to demystify...

4 Industries Where Applications of Satellite Images Makes Difference

Satellite-retrieved pictures, gathered from space by both government and private-sector satellites, serve as a crucial tool for monitoring Earth's dynamic systems. These images not only track changes in the physical landscape — such as alterations in water bodies, air quality, and vegetation — but also help in...

Update to National Palliative Care Standards released

At a key moment in Australia’s health reform journey, the long-standing benchmark for the delivery of quality palliative care has been updated. “Our National Standards for Spe cialist Palliative Care Services have played a key role in strengthening the sector’s work and delivering quality of life to patients and families for...

The Odd Couple – The Play [Melb]

Neil Simon’s classic comedy The Odd Couple celebrates its opening night at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre on 23 May 2024. Starring as Oscar and Felix in The Odd Couple are Shane Jacobson and Todd McKenney, the archetypal odd couple, as different as chalk and cheese, but best mates and...