Author Archives: krismcg

Who Were They?

Life is short and when we lose someone, usually we only have photographs, anecdotal or shared events retained through ever decreasing memories and clarity. Handwritten notes or memories contain an emotional link, but much more is attainable when we can … Continue reading

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2015 A Change Year

2015 confronts with the necessity to adapt, modify and absorb the every changing landscape. I can see why people prefer to opt out, retire from working or social life and just potter about in their comfortable environment. It is a … Continue reading

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Australian War Time Service

Within the publication, ‘Australian History Live!’ Ian Warden has reminded us of Australia at Federation. An anonymous author for The Bulletin wrote, ‘…there were soldiers and soldiers and soldiers, emphasising the sadness that Australia, the land of peace, has become … Continue reading

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Stuart O’Grady

One mistake when young. one error of judgement. If we were all brought to account for our youthful mistakes noone could join a board, represent the country or hold high office. Stuart O’Grady made a mistake and never repeated it. … Continue reading

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Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even … Continue reading

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A utopian society – all things being equal

Society seems to be trying to be all things to all people, for the benefit of all and those who have more to assist in closing the gap with those who have less. Those who have less may have less … Continue reading

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Olympics of Open Government

The Open Government debate, implementation and ongoing innovation has parallels with the Olympic Games. The production of online forums, fact sheets, FOI disclosure and other administrative publishings have all helped progress, but it appears to be done with a sense … Continue reading

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