Thoughts

Sustainability cut through

Wasn’t the ABC TV War on Waste program fantastic? If you weren’t one of the 2.6 million-plus viewers of the program, then you may be wonderin...
06 February 2018

Make it your resolution – stop talking to yourself

With 2018 now in full swing, some of us are assessing how we’re going with our New Year’s resolutions. If your personal pledge was to give up ...
30 January 2018

Communications vs journalism: my experience

After five and a half years as a journalist for agricultural newspapers, two months ago I switched to the dark side (ie: communications). It has b...
04 December 2017

Peek-a-boo, we see you

Do you spend much time on peak hour public transport? I do, and I’ve spotted a major psychological regression in many of my fellow passengers. T...
20 October 2017

Migrant scientists bring wealth of experience

Australia’s migrant scientists are more likely to be working as taxi drivers or cleaners than as scientists, according to co-founders of a progr...
23 August 2017

World Bank to Australia: trickle or tsunami, you choose

The World Bank has made an unprecedented plea to Australia and New Zealand to accept Pacific neighbours who will be without a home in decades to c...
31 July 2017

Touring India: where are the local women?

In 2016 the tourism and hospitality industry was worth US$47 billion to India, and is predicted to rise to US$160 billion by 2026. So when I had t...
16 March 2017

The importance (and elusiveness) of trust

We’ve been talking about the value of trust lately. Have you noticed that you can’t get much done in business without it? Trust is the glue th...
07 March 2017

Behavioural economics: all aboard

Behavioural economics is taking off in Australia and offers insights for those of us working in communications in agriculture and natural resourc...
17 February 2017