Rudd Government announces $632 million to train new doctors (15/03/2010)

The Rudd Government will invest $632 million to train a record number of doctors - to tackle doctor shortages, expand capacity and deliver better health and better hospitals. In total, the Rudd Government’s investments will deliver an additional 5,500 new or training General Practitioners, 680 medical specialists, and 5400 pre-vocational general practice program (PGPPP) training places over the next ten years. Continue reading

Iron Boat Day - Port Kembla 13 February 2010

Iron Boat Day celebrates the history of the BHP fleet and the contributions of the workers that crewed them. Braving grey skies and persistent rain, I joined about a hundred other guests of the Maritime Union of Australia at Port Kembla for the inaugural Iron Boat Day. Continue reading

Macedonian Epiphany - 19 January 2010

The Vodici (or Epiphany) celebrates the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist. At the kind invitation of the Macedonian Orthdox Community of the City of Greater Wollongong, in January I attended Epiphany celebrations in Wollongong. Continue reading

Xstrata Lockout, Tahmoor - 11 February 2010

Following a decision by Xstrata to lock out it's workforce at Tahmoor for a week in February, I drove up the escarpment to visit with the workers on their picket line. Continue reading

Illawarra Senior College Excellence Assembly - 11 February 2010

In February I attended llawarra Senior College’s Excellence Assembly. With students from years 10, 11 and 12, Illawarra Senior College offers extensive curriculum choices for young people. Continue reading