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Road rules are not rules of thumb

ROAD RULES ARE LAWS AND NOT RULES OF THUMB IN THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (A.C.T.) WHICH MEANS ‘SAFETY FIRST-ZERO HARM’ IS THE TRAVELLERS CREED TO OBSERVE. Road rules are legislated by governing bodies and enforceable by law so take care when visiting Canberra, the Nation’s Capital of Australia, because drivers, cyclists and pedestrians need to take

Smartphone zombies and intersections

SMARTPHONE ZOMBIES ARE AT RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH WHILE OUT WALKING Smartphone zombies are causing major problems at intersections and cross-roads which can be resolved by turning off their mobile phone when walking. If you’ve stood at an intersection or bus stop and watched office workers leave their building at the end of the

Safety first for mobile workforce

SAFETY FIRST  IS A MUST FOR TRAVELLERS AND THE MOBILE WORKFORCE IN 2017 Safety first  matters are the key to survival and success while taking part in the global mobile workforce this year. With a range of international relations concerns, new geopolitical hot buttons and health warnings being issued, working in the field is becoming hazardous. Mobile workers

‘Kings Bay’ film a lesson in ethics

THE ‘KINGS BAY’ FILM OFFERS LESSONS IN MEDIA ETHICS AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBLITY FOR ANY BUDDING JOURNALIST TO SAVOUR. Kings Bay looks a winter-time treat for any fan of the Northern Lights but crime, corruption and corporate greed play heavily in a fictitious media company in Tromsø. Office politics and use of information technology including mobile phones can

Smoking ban: good for your health

SMOKING BANS ARE NOW COMMON IN PUBLIC PLACES AROUND THE WORLD, THANKFULLY. A smoking ban in force means there are many opportunities to improve your health within a decade. For example, ten years on after the introduction of the smoking ban in England, Andrew Russell of Durham University posts eight (8) things that the smoking ban has

Adelaide culture in the winter time is warming

ADELAIDE HOLIDAY FOR THE CULTURALLY-MINDED Adelaide offers a panacea for those tired of gleaming silver, industrial grey buildings with public policy experts networking over water coolers and within local coffee kiosks. On a brief trip across regional east-coast Australia, heritage, granite and sandstone were found in abundance in South Australia (SA). The capital of SA

The Australian War Memorial treasures writers

A MEMORIAL  OF A VALUED EVENT IS TREASURED IN CANBERRA. ANZAC DAY IS NO EXCEPTION. Memorial writers of all kinds, whether trained or just there recording what they witness, are valued scribes of history, according to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Known locally as ‘the War Memorial’, the Australian War Memorial (the Memorial) is the centre of

Storm-proofing what you value

STORM-PROOFING PROPERTY AND VALUABLES IS CRITICAL IN SUMMER.  THE HIGH WINDS AND HEATWAVE CONTINUE TO CAUSE PROBLEMS AND STORM-PROOFING IS NECESSARY TO SECURE OUR ENVIRONMENT. But storm-proofing a business or company reputation is an on-going matter which requires diligent attention and care. In this regard, every day is a potential Black Friday. In Canberra, media

General Motors-Holden to cease production at end of 2017

GENERAL MOTORS AKA ‘THE GENERAL’ IS ABOUT TO TAKE ITS LAST ROAD TRIP WITH PRODUCTION TO CEASE SOON. FITTINGLY IT WILL END WITH A COMMODORE. General Motors-Holden (GMH) has indicated that it will cease trading its vehicle designs and production on 20 October 2017. Production of the Holden Commodore’s  sedans, wagons and utes is to be GMH’s mainstay this year.

Holden cars attract coin collectors

CLASSIC HOLDEN CARS DREW IN THE CROWDS TO CELEBRATE NEWLY-MINTED COINS In 2016, classic Holden cars were celebrated in 11 colour double-sided coins with the Holden Heritage Coin Collection designed and manufactured by the Royal Australian Mint (RAMINT). As the Holden car is to be phased out at the end of 2017, classic car enthusiasts are keen to
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