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VSBC: saving small business

I'm sharing this story, of how the Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) helped me to resolve a problem, to other small business owners in Victoria so that if you ever find yourself in a fi...

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Some privacy, please

In today's internet-enabled world, most people have social media and other apps on their iphones and a thousand other devices that allow strange robots and even stranger humans in countries all ove...

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I’ve been watching… The Remains of the Day

25-odd years ago, I read The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro: so exquisitely written, so reserved yet bursting with emotion, it brought tears to my eyes. Ishiguro, who won the Nobel Literature...

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Movies that are really hard to watch

Harsh movies that are really hard to watch are usually based on fact. Most of them don't have a so-called 'happy' ending but do have enough of a silver lining at the end that the audience isn't com...

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Using Facebook versus being used by Facebook

If you're reading this you're probably on Facebook. You may use Facebook for personal, social reasons or you may have to use it for business reasons. But are you a Facebook-user who controls how...

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Refreshing Australian history

Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe turns everything you've ever learned about Australian history on its head. Pascoe doesn't refute most of the histories published over the past century. He simply adds to...

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Read this book: Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

This is not a 'book review' as I'm only into chapter 5. But I am so excited by what I am reading I just have to let you know about it now, instead of waiting until I've finished. Dark Emu is abo...

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Review – 2017 Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards

The 2017 Gippsland Business Awards process, the Awards evening, congratulations to the winners, thanks to the GBA committee and suggestions for next year's Awards. The Awards evening On Time Typi...

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Thank you Darwin!

I have just returned from a week-long trip to Darwin where I: Attended Northern Territory Government's Merit Selection Report Training course Interviewed potential contractors for the On Ti...

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Moe, Australia and our history

This article started off as a book review of Settlement to City - A History of Moe & Newborough by Graham Goulding but has morphed into a collection of thoughts and reflections on Moe's and Aus...

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