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Journalist ... interested in the truth not public service spin.

Parks Victoria … Makes Me Despair

Late on Friday afternoon, November 5th, I got an email from Sasha Sarago, the Indigenous Tourism Officer for Parks Victoria, telling me the following: PHOTOGRAPHY IN NATIONAL PARKS Since June this year Parks Victoria has conducted an independent review of … Continue reading

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Twenty Five Years Since Handback at Uluru

This past week has seen the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Handback of what was then the Uluru (Ayers Rock

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Freedom of Expression? It’s Just a Load of Blether!

There was a very interesting article published in today’s edition of The Age newspaper. You can find the article online here … http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/photography-bans-leave-ordinary-life-out-of-the-picture-20101017-16p0v.html Penned by senior writer, Geoff Strong, the article exposed the ongoing “war against photography” that is being … Continue reading

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Intense Paranoia Rules at Uluru

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Some Kind of Reply from Waverley Council

On Wednesday, September 29th I finally received a “lengthy” response from the one and only Danielle Lee-Ryder, Media/Executive Assistant to the Mayor of Waverley Council. This response was to a set of questions that I had sent to her on September 17th. These … Continue reading

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I Want to Become A Victorian

This evening (September 21st) I have received a very interesting email from Bill Rowlings, who is the Secretary of Civil Liberties Australia (CLA). He has told me the following: “In the ACT and Victoria, people already have the chance to … Continue reading

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Filming and Photographic Fees and Charges are Extortion

In today’s edition of The Sydney Morning Herald there is a very  interesting Page One article about price gouging by Telstra, everyone’s favourite telecommunications company … “Call charges set to fall as Telstra price gouging revealed” by Lucy Battersby (http://www.smh.com.au/business/call-charges-set-to-fall-as-telstra-price-gouging-revealed-20100917-15g7v.html). I was … Continue reading

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