I’ve just spent time in Portugal and Switzerland researching drug decriminalisation. I was lucky to tag along with Australian Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale on his quest to discover approaching to drug treatment abroad. I wrote this opinion piece for the Geelong Advertiser.
I recently went on a surf camp to North Stradbroke Island after a writer pitched me a story idea about the retreat. I thought it sounded wonderful and it was. Chix Surfin is the best way to get standing on a board. When I got home the writer had filed so the story got a run this year in MyCareer’s final edition before Christmas.
Raine Busch is the owner of the business and is an inspiring, impressive woman. She keeps the prices low to make it accessible to women (only) everywhere. It cost me around $500 for four night, seven surf lessons, four yoga lessons and six meals. Plus I spent several days with some beautiful women. Could not recommend http://chixsurfin.com/ highly enough.
And here’s the PDF … SMHB13FBA06DEC14
This is my piece that featured on the back page of Sunday Age Sport. Such an inspirational young woman.
And a PDF version … AGESuB20NAA30NOV
Robert Kiyosaki is a bit of a hero of mine so I jumped at the opportunity to do a couple of stories with him – one feature and one business story. I read Rich Dad Poor Dad years ago and still often think about his advice. He knows what’s going on!
And a PDF version …AGESaB29NAA15NOV
I have to confess, until I saw Rod Quantock speak at a Western Vic Greens fundraiser last week, I had no idea right-wing “think tank” the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) had written a 100-point plan of their vision for Australian policy. Repealing the carbon tax is number on the list – tick.
I found a great article on Crikey.com where each point has been analysed to see what has been adopted and what might be adopted. It’s scary stuff.
Just got sent this great story on community owned energy. This is terrific news for the sector. Thanks to Trent Hawkins, a senior energy consultant at Enhar, for sharing.
Craig Morris is one of those people whose name keeps coming up every time I interview someone new. He’s an energy journalist and has his finger on the pulse more than most.
Morris has developed a series of videos on everything from community renewable projects to the nuclear power movement. Check him out. He’s a bit of a champion and has helped me endlessly during the German leg of the trip. For that I will be eternally grateful.
You’ll find his videos here – http://vimeo.com/user17323797/videos
Also, the latest post from his blog – http://energytransition.de/2013/12/happy-holidays-from-the-depths-of-germanys-winter-gap/
I’ve always loved this guy but now he has really taken the cake in terms of gazillionaire who knows what is important.