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The One Responsibility Good Government Has…

I thought I would reshare a very short, but salient post of mine from several years ago… Thomas Jefferson once said: “The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” Food for thought…

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The Rest is Silence – In Memory of HMAS Sydney

The Rest Is Silence – Lest We Forget On 19 November 1941 during World War II, HMAS Sydney was involved in a mutually destructive engagement with the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran. The Sydney was lost with all hands (645 in all). Most of the German crew from the Kormoran survived. I have seen some of […]

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What A Beautiful World (IGY) – Donald Fagan

One of my favourite bands is Steely Dan. Founding member Donald Fagan had a hit with IGY or what is also known as What A Beautiful World (from the Nightfly Album, which is considered one of pop music’s sneakiest masterpieces). Some say it’s a satirical take on the future of the world proposed by scientists […]

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Community Resilience and Recovery During COVID-19

I thought I would share with you today a snapshot of what local government in Western Australia has undertaken to identify how its communities across this vast state feel about the pandemic and what is being done to address COVID-19 at the local level. Overall, 126 out of the 139 state districts participated in the […]

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The One Responsibility Good Government Has…

Thomas Jefferson once said: “The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” Food for thought…

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Sandstone – My Next Acting CEO Role

From tomorrow I formally take up the reigns as the CEO at the Shire of Sandstone. Although this is in a temporary capacity, it’s another opportunity to revisit what I used to do as a full time career – CEO of a local government. Sandstone is in the Murchison Region of Western Australia, 700kms north […]

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