By Greg Allen Pretty I’m a person of routine so as the days of my Hamilton Island visit went on, I had settled into a pattern of breakfast at a cafe near my apartments, just a five minute walk away, back home for some reading – I had taken three books with me – and then a trip into town or other parts of the … Continue reading Why hadn’t I done this sooner: my time on Hamilton Island, part three.
My original plan for this final trip during my two-month long service leave was for a few days in the Queensland sun before returning to my daily routine in the Gippsland winter. When booking, I told Lauren at the travel agency that I just wanted to sit and read in the warm air, and take a swim as the mood took me. I could still … Continue reading Why hadn’t I done this sooner: my time on Hamilton Island, part two.
At 6pm on my first night on Hamilton Island, I had a choice of watching the television news or watching a sunset. As the daylight faded I was becoming increasingly aware of a beautiful glow in the west, and the ridge of a hill dotted with palm trees silhouetted against the rich sunset colours. Being August, we were only a third of the way on … Continue reading Why hadn’t I done this sooner: my time on Hamilton Island, part one.
Some media commentators seem obsessed with political labels, saying certain issues belong to the left or the right. Certainly some issues can be characterised that way but such labels are unhelpful in other issues that should be above politics, free of political bias, and understood simply by the facts of the matter. One of these was highlighted by veteran ABC journalist Kerry O’Brien as he … Continue reading Rising above political bias and fake news
If you were wondering how my little pledge regarding Michael Tripodi and Darren Chester went, I just handed $294 over to Traralgon Harriers for Gippsland Rotary Centenary House. BACKGROUND: Running to help the families of sick loved ones Darren finished a fair way back in the DFP Recruitment Community Fun Run field so he gave $300 to the charity. Michael finished third, therefore Voyage Media … Continue reading Michael and Darren – how much for Gippsland Rotary Centenary House?
UPDATE: How they did A few extra dollars will go towards Gippsland Rotary Centenary House this Sunday, but the actual amount depends on how well two runners do in the DFP Recruitment Community Fun Run and Walk. The Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, is taking part and at Voyage Media we’re keen to see how well he does against last year’s winner Michael Tripodi. We’ll … Continue reading Running to help the families of sick loved ones