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I have been with the Toorak Times since April 2012. I work as Senior Editor of the Toorak Times, but I also think of myself as senior contributor. I've been in the Australian music scene as a musician since 1964, and have worked in radio and TV and newspapers (when they were paper ), serious experience in audio editing, and a lot of video editing experience. Currently I'm working as a radio program producer for a national interview program as well as my work with the Toorak Times

Only a small fraction of buildings with flammable cladding have been fixed, and owners are feeling the strain

only a small fraction of buildings with flammable cladding have been fixed, and owners are feeling the strain
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 Picture: MFB Australia has more than 3,400 buildings with flammable cladding. In Victoria alone, at least 71 of these buildings have been classified as “extreme risk” and another 368 as “high risk”. Despite the tragic evidence of the risks of cladding fires, rectification work had been completed on only 11 of these buildings by February 2021. The estimated...

Listen To Older Voices: Claire Humphrys – Part 4

listen to older voices: claire humphrys – part 4
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    Welcome to the final part of the 4-part series featuring the Life & Times of Baby Boomer Claire Humphrys.       Born in 1946, as she grew up Claire found she had a passion for the Arts, painting in particular. It was while following that passion...

Listen To Older Voices: Claire Humphrys – Part 3

listen to older voices: claire humphrys – part 3
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  This is the 3rd part of the Life & Times story of Claire Humphrys.   We have followed Claire’s story from her earliest recollections, where her grandmother who was her primary carer, played an important part in her life. With a strong artistic inclination Claire immerses herself...

Listen To Older Voices: Claire Humphrys – Part 2

listen to older voices: claire humphrys – part 2
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    Hello and welcome to part 2 of a 4-part program featuring the story of Baby Boomer, Claire Humphrys.     In part 1 we learned that Claire was bought up largely by her Grandmother, as her mother was just an occasional visitor into her life. Being bullied...

The Wilbury Sessions – A Review

the wilbury sessions – a review
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Picture: "The Sessions" performing in the show, "The Wilbury Sessions" "Don't Say Magic is dead! It was alive last night in the Atheneum Theatre" The Travelling Wilbury's featured what called be called an English–American supergroup consisting of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and...

Listen To Older Voices: Claire Humphrys – Part 1

listen to older voices: claire humphrys – part 1
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  This is Part 1 of a 4-part program that features the Life and Times of Claire Humphrys.  Originally aired in early 2016, it is considered as one of our Golden Moment programs, and worth repeating for those that may have missed it the first...

Listen To Older Voices: Phyllis Smith – Part 3

listen to older voices: phyllis smith – part 3
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We have all been quite blessed to listen to the story of Phyllis Smith. When I interviewed her in 2012 Phyllis was about to turn 100 years of age. Her stories have been a fantastic example of “living history”. She has told revealing stories about...

Victorians struggle to exit JobKeeper, as the scheme’s end looms

victorians struggle to exit jobkeeper, as the scheme’s end looms
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 Picture: DAVID CROSLING/AAP As JobKeeper enters its final weeks, the government has released the latest Tax Office breakdown of the numbers coming off the program, amid concerns its end in late March will see a rise in unemployment. With attention currently on Victoria, in a five...

Listen To Older Voices: Phyllis Smith – Part 2

listen to older voices: phyllis smith – part 2
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Welcome to the 2nd of a 3-part program that was originally aired in 2012, and features the Life & Times of an amazing woman, who was only one month shy of her 100th birthday when I interviewed her. We gained a lot of information of...

Stage 4 Restrictions – VICTORIA

stage 4 restrictions – victoria
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The Premier of Victoria - Dan Andrews, released this statement to the people of Victoria, which includes what can and can't be done in the Stage 4 restrictions that commence at 11:59pm Friday February 12th and conclude at, 11:00pm Wednesday 17th January 2021. I won’t...