My favourite household chore is doing the washing (hang with me here, there is a point, I promise). Taking something dirty and rumpled from the washing basket and putting it through the machine, before hanging it out to dry and air in the warmth of the sun and the cool of the breeze, and then... Continue Reading →

Spontaneous Volunteers

We've seen a significant rise in the number of spontaneous volunteers putting their hand up to help support disaster affected communities. Whilst the term 'spontaneous volunteer' is relatively new, the concept of mates helping mates during hard times has long been the cornerstone of the 'Aussie way'. The challenge for Incident Controllers and their Incident... Continue Reading →

The Man in the Arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who... Continue Reading →

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