WA Police opens new state of the art facility in Fremantle CBD

Walking down High Street on my way to get lunch I noticed a great deal of Police activity at the new Police premises next to the NAB bank.

The WA Police band was in town and decided to do an impromptu set which attracted a large audience very quickly.

The OIC Darren Wynn recognised me and asked if I wanted to have my photo taken with the band which of course I did.

Darren then asked me if I wanted a tour of the new Police Station and I was amazed to be taken around and shown a state of the art facility that was much larger inside than it appears when looking from the outside.

It’s great to have the Police in the centre of town and I have already seen a difference in regards to a highly visible Police presence which will give our City a greater sense of safety.

The Police have a very important role to play in the development of our wonderful City and should be congratulated as they carry out tasks that not many of us would like to do on a daily basis.Image

Small Business too big to be ignored

There are over 2 million small businesses in Australia, employing over 7 million people. That’s over 60% of our workforce. Yet, for too many years, small business has been overtaxed, overregulated and overlooked by government.

The upcoming federal election presents small business with a rare opportunity to get on the political agenda. But, small business is, by nature, small. The only way they can make a big enough noise to be heard in Canberra is to bring all those small voices together.

This campaign has been developed to do just that. By uniting the many small voices of small business all round the country, our aim is to show politicians that, together, small business is too big to ignore.

The website www.toobigtoignore.org.au brings together in one place, deeply personal accounts from real small business operators who have agreed to share their stories here.

If you’re a small business operator, if you work for one, if you care about small business or if you dream of one day opening one of your own, then the website www.toobigtoignore.org.au is for you. It’s your voice, your forum and your opportunity to help ensure small business gets the fair go it deserves.

We want every government, any government, Gillard’s or Abbott’s or the next one after, to be kept right on their toes by the collective voice of business owners, a voice organised by our chambers and participating industry bodies.

There are plenty of ways you can get involved:
 

  • Liking the campaign on Facebook
  • Clicking support on the web site
  • Donating to give the campaign visibility
  • Signing-in to post images and videos
  • Sharing updates and sending out messages
  • Uploading campaign images to your web site
  • Commenting views on the social media hub
  • Getting updates from campaign HQ.

Please lend your support and add your voice. Because with your help, we can ensure the big voice of small business gets heard this election.

Vinnies CEO Sleepout

 

I am once again taking part in the Vinnies 2013 CEO sleep out, hoping to help raise a significant sum to help support the charities that in turn help the homeless

It is a sad fact that nationally, almost one third of homeless people who receive support are homeless families – and that number is expected to grow in the coming years.”

“More than 17% of Australia’s homeless are now under the age of 12, 27% are under the age of 18, and another 15% are aged 19 to 24 years. Families are the most likely group to be turned away from homeless services while two out of every three children who accompany a sole parent are turned away each day.”

We desperately need to address homelessness, it takes away a persons dignity and in far too many cases end up with people suffering from depression and addiction to either alcohol or drugs that they use to help ease the pain of hopelessness.

I participated in last year’s sleep out, it was held on the coldest night of the year and it was absolutely freezing. It took me 3 days to get my body temperature back to normal and I only had to do this for one night only! How on earth people can sleep outside rough every night of the week is beyond my comprehension.

So please support me by donating anything you can to this noble cause. Do you part in helping our community!