REGIONAL INEQUALITY AFFECTS US ALL

The last week of August was a very busy one for me, apart from my normal schedule, I got to appear before not one, but two Parliamentary Inquiries. A Parliamentary Inquiry is used when our Government wants to investigate a particular issue by canvassing submissions...

WE NEED TO GET SMARTER ABOUT MANAGING PERCEPTIONS

We need to get smarter about managing perceptions because living in a regional area does not automatically strip someone of all education, innovation and ability. Sometimes, when I venture out of regional Queensland and head South, I feel as though I have dropped in...

EXTENDED PAYMENT TERMS THREATEN OUR EXCELLENT AUSTRALIAN WINE

I’m confident that, like me, many Smallville readers enjoy a glass of excellent Australian wine. Maybe two. Consequently, I’m also confident that our readers won’t be happy about yet another threat to our wine supply.  But that’s exactly what is happening, and the...