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Women in today’s military world

The role of women in today's military has taken huge strides from its beginnings in the world wars. Both professionally and personally, women now stand shoulder to shoulder with men in the three Services. Australian servicewomen are 16.2 per cent of the permanent full-time member of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Exquisite Nature : Exquisite Neon

Seedlings by Emilie Patteson Artworks by Emilie Patteson & Harriet Schwarzrock Curated by Aimee Frodsham Thematically neon and nature may seem at odds with each other. Both are exquisite, one for raw earthy connections and one for its vivid, buzzing city feel. Artists Harriet Schwarzrock and Emilie Patteson have been paired to explore

Christophe Gregoire at Le Très Bon restaurant

Christophe and Josephine following a cooking school event for young people at Le Très Bon   What attracts a person to a place? Its beauty? Historic buildings and cultural activities? The pace of life? A desire to connect to a community? For Christophe Gregoire, the answer is twofold: terroir – the taste of

Hire a vet and offer skilled ex-military people a new career

L-R: Chief of Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC, Ben Roberts-Smith VC and Prime Minister of Australia the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP at the Launch of the Prime Minister's Veterans' Employment Program at Kirribilli House, Sydney on 17 November, 2016.

Minister for Veteran’s Affairs Dan Tehan has highlighted the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program aimed at encouraging business to consider employing veterans when they transition to civilian life. About 5,500 skilled sailors, soldiers and airmen/airwomen leave the military each year and about 70 per cent do so to pursue an alternative

History and renovation blended at Bungendore’s Carrington Inn

Heritage places are a visible reminder of Australia’s history and identity. If they are neglected or demolished, then part of our history and identity is lost. When they are protected and restored, they add value and dimension to our community. I interviewed Richard Graham, The Carrington Inn’s owner, in late October. It

The man behind restoration of historic Carrington Inn

Christine M Knight talks to Richard Graham – entrepreneur, former Palerang councillor and appreciator of heritage buildings about his move to the Bungendore district and his recent purchase and restoration of The Carrington Inn. A former American, Richard moved to Australia from northern California in 1980 with his fiancée, Linda, marrying

Never forget ripple effects of war service

Korean War Veterans at the presentation of the Australian veterans memorabilia at the UN Peace Memorial Hall   Christine M Knight salutes Korean War veterans and breaks some silences This month it’s time for a tribute to and remembrance of the Australian service men and women who served in the Korean War 65

A path that invites more travellers

Neuroscientist Jan Provis talks to Christine M Knight about her country background that began a journey to being an international expert on eye health and macular degeneration with exciting new findings – reflecting that modern girls can do anything! Broken Hill born and raised, Jan Provis, renowned Australian neuroscientist and now