Category Archives: Australia

My country

When service is not service

Just had a “service” call from GIO Australia, a major insurance company in Australia. The “service” bloke on the phone was trying to blame me for changing insurers as I found a company that could offer the same conditions for … Continue reading

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Hall of Valour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

On 21 February 2011, the Hall of Valour was opened by Her Excellency The Governor General Ms Quentin Bryce. The hall commemorates all those who have received the highest award for valour that can be bestowed, namely the Victoria Cross. … Continue reading

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Socio-economic impact of proposed plan on Australia’s MDB region

The Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) remains Australia’s most important agricultural region, accounting for over 40% of the nation’s gross value of agricultural production. The total area of crops and pastures irrigated in the MDB is over 1.5 million hectares. This is … Continue reading

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Changing scenes in rural Australia

The quintessential components of an Australian rural town were once the local parish church, the general store and the pub. Sadly all of these are disappearing from the rural landscape as Australia is in the grips of globalism, or what … Continue reading

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My Country–Dorothea Mackellar

The love of field and coppice, Of green and shaded lanes. Of ordered woods and gardens Is running in your veins, Strong love of grey-blue distance Brown streams and soft dim skies I know but cannot share it, My love … Continue reading

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