Freelance writing

September 30, 2020

Underpayment of Australian workers: is the complexity of our modern awards system the real villain?

Wage theft in Australia is huge, with some of the country's biggest employers caught out. The possible causes are many, but unscrupulous employers are on notice from the Fair Work Ombudsman.

October 31, 2019

Fake news and the media factor

The spread of fake news is nothing new, but when that fake news causes harm, it's time to put the brakes on.

October 02, 2018

When did the job search become so impersonal?

As if the job search for mature-age workers isn't bad enough, but now you have no control over what happens to your personal information.

August 31, 2018

How robust is whistleblower protection?

We have some of the most stringent IR laws in the Western World, but they can fall short of their objective.

May 31, 2018

A slippery slope

This article is about corporates behaving badly.

February 29, 2016

How well do you know your broker?

It is important to choose an insurance broker that will partner with your business to ensure you have the best insurance coverage possible. Printed in Risk Management Today.

November 30, 2014

Make your presentations an event

Creating an effective presentation requires a fresh approach.  Think outside the box and make an impression. Printed in Risk Management Today.

January 31, 2017

Age is of no importance unless you are a cheese

Just because someone is older, doesn't mean they can't or won't learn something new.  Mature-age workers are an under-appreciated resource in business and with an ageing population, this view will have to change. Published in Risk Management Today.

April 30, 2017

Bullies flourish when good people do nothing

Bullying is a scourge.  Whether it is in the school yard, the home, the office or on the internet, the effects of bullying can be life-changing. Published in Risk Management Today.

October 31, 2017

Good leadership matters

The risks to business can be catastrophic with the wrong leaders. Published in Risk Management Today.

August 31, 2016

The risk of hiring the wrong person

The risks to your organisation if you don't do your due diligence properly and hire the wrong candidate. Published in Risk Management Today.

April 24, 2013

Orange Grove quilters stitch up another milestone

My mother and a group of her friends stitch Linus quilts for sick and needy children. They have made and distributed thousands of them with love. Published in the Brisbane Seniors Newspaper.

December 09, 2012

Such is life - An ode to Ned Kelly

The poem about Ned Kelly started off as an entry in a competition.  It won first prize and was then submitted to the Stockman's' Hall of Fame, Longreach and published in their newsletter.

March 31, 2014

The myth that is the risk manager

An opinion piece published in Risk Management Today.

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