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Endangered Species Day 2021

Every year on the third Friday in May, thousands of people around the world participate in Endangered Species Day by celebrating, learning about, and taking action to protect threatened and endangered species.

About 1,700 plant and animal species are listed as threatened under the Australian Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation […]

2021-05-21T03:50:47+00:00May 21st, 2021|Insights|

Royal Australian Air Force centenary celebration

On 31 March 2021, the Royal Australian Air Force commemorates the centenary of service to Australia.  The Australian Air Force was formed on 31 March 1921 as an independent service and the third arm of Australia’s military forces.  The prefix ‘Royal’ was acquired with effect in August that year after […]

2021-03-31T01:24:35+00:00March 30th, 2021|Insights|

World Wetlands Day

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, more commonly referred to as the Ramsar Convention. To celebrate this, the World Wetlands Day theme for 2021 is “Wetlands and Water”. Wetlands play a critical role in ecosystem function, maintaining and improving water […]

2021-02-02T02:43:48+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Insights|

What does respect mean to your employees?

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Find out what it means to me us.

Aretha Franklin’s interpretation of respect is recognised across the globe. In her version of Otis Redding’s original, she altered the lyrics to represent herself, a strong woman demanding respect from her man.  Aretha’s version went on to become one of the […]

2020-12-01T04:31:19+00:00December 1st, 2020|Insights|

What does commitment mean in business?

I work in a place where sitting on the fence is not encouraged. There are no seats on the fence. Not a comfy bean bag or a couch. Not even one of those non-ergonomic dining chairs that is now your work chair, since you started working from home. In fact, […]

2020-09-01T04:26:45+00:00September 1st, 2020|Insights|

Integrity: As individuals and professionals

Integrity… a behaviour and ethic that I have always held as a core value both personally and in others.

Delivering on our promises to others is an obvious example of integrity, what else does it mean and what are its pillars? If I had to explain the concept of integrity to […]

2020-07-15T01:56:09+00:00July 15th, 2020|Insights|

#ThrowbackThursday

From 1991 to 1996 I was one of the first regionally based Environmental Officers with the then Department of Resources Industries.  My regional extended from Bowen across to the Queensland/Northern Territory and all the way the north to the Torres Straits.  My role was the regulation of all […]

2020-07-07T02:43:05+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Insights|

To be online, or not to be online…

Wow four months into physical distancing due to COVID-19. It has been an adjustment for us all and I hope we have all adjusted nicely and are doing well.

Recently I spoke about the challenges of community engagement at a time when we are meant to be keeping our distance. The […]

2020-07-07T02:48:45+00:00July 1st, 2020|Insights|