Knock, knock, who cares?

IT was my first political campaign and I was an independent candidate for the seat of Ginninderra at the last ACT election. The campaign launch was done, fundraising was progressing well and, finally, I was starting the grassroots part of the campaign.  It was a stunning blue-sky August morning. I’d parked my car just off […]

‘Passion and a sharp eye’ serve Weaving well in film fest program

“FILM FESTIVALS,” according to Sydney actress, director and producer Pauline Chan, who today launched the 16th Canberra International Film Festival, “are the most important platform to showcase new work.”  She should know. From a small part in “Bangkok Hilton,” she’s now directing and producing films. Her latest, the Chinese-New South Wales coproduction “33 Postcards” starring […]

Lynette’s struggle to live her dream

MULTIPLE Sclerosis crippled Lynette Dickinson to the point where she needed someone to come to her home and bathe her daily.  The mother of three young children was confined to a wheelchair and told she would never walk again. In May, 2007, she started yoga teacher training so she could teach herself and others how […]


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