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Fred Ward furniture desired at University House

FRED WARD FURNITURE IS REGISTERED FOR REPAIR. Fred Ward furniture pieces held within University House at the Australian National University (ANU) are now in safe hands. In February 2015 at my last board meeting for the Board of Fellows for University House, I put forward a paper to the Master of the House of the need

Crabb and politicians make a meal

CRABB AND POLITICIANS MAKE AN INTERESTING MEAL TO READ ABOUT. Annabel Crabb has joined up with Wendy Sharpe (the recipe consultant) of ABC TV show’s ‘Kitchen Cabinet’ to share favourite food to make and take home. That’s also the title of the book: Special Delivery:  Favourite Food to Make and Take. It’s now available via the Australian

Research into womens’ technology needs

RESEARCH INTO THE WAY THAT MEN AND WOMEN ACCESS AND USE NEW TECHNOLOGY HIGHLIGHTS DIFFERENCES IN MOBILITY AND CONNECTEDNESS. This is the consensus of opinion among the presenters at the Mobile-ising Women in Business seminar held in Sydney recently. Women want greater work flexibility and to ‘go mobile‘. The prefer the mobility of technological devices to communicate

Mobile-ising women for business

WOMEN ARE MOBILE-ISING: “WORKING FOR BUSINESS. WORKING FOR AUSTRALIA.” That’s the tag line for the latest initiatives from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry based in Canberra. Kate Carnell of the Australia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) hosted the one-day seminar ‘Mobile-ising Women in Business’ in Sydney on 09 December 2015 with great success. It was

Women in Media Canberra party

WOMEN IN MEDIA CANBERRA: BREAKING NEWS AND GLASS CEILINGS The Women in Media (WIM) Canberra Committee certainly know how to hold a party. On 24 November 2015 one of Canberra’s earliest Christmas parties of the season started with champagne, canapes and lots of girl talk.   The Women in Media Canberra Committee brought together the talented women of Canberra’s media and

High tea at the National Gallery of Australia

HIGH TEA SETTING AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA IS A WORK OF ART. High tea at the Art Gallery sounds like fun for children and Mums alike and being able to run around and look at pictures is even better! The Wedgwood Tea Room is stunning – as is the view. Yes, this is obviously a

Tom Roberts’ exhibition preview day performance

EVEN TOM ROBERTS WOULD HAVE TAKEN HIS TIME STEPPING OVER THE NEW FLOORING OF THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA. Every new Art Gallery Director likes to make their mark and three things stand out with the recent installation of Gallery Director, Dr Gerard Vaughan AM, on 16 October 2015 The first item to note is the recently-introduced

Political commentary and Santa’s deep pockets

WANTED: A FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF A NEWSIE. If you consider that Australian political ephemera should be archived for posterity, make sure you are bold: ask a library or archival facility to invest on your behalf. The political commentary exhibition ‘Politics & Protests’ was a cornucopia of political commentary pre- and post-Australian Federation which finished last week in Sydney
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