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National Recycling Week

National Recycling Week

National Recycling Week is fast approaching and, as always, will create some much-needed awareness in the community about the importance of waste management and the environment. But it is the younger generation that is leading the way 365 days a year when it comes to...

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Diona refreshes Woolloomooloo’s convict sewers

Diona refreshes Woolloomooloo’s convict sewers

Project Spotlight: Refresh Woolloomooloo Heritage protected infrastructure, confined spaces and thousands of stakeholders in one of Australia’s oldest and most culturally sensitive precincts. That was the challenge Diona faced when they took on the technically and...

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Timboon West Wind Farm

Timboon West Wind Farm

  Extremely windy sites are, by their very nature, perfect locations for wind farms. Ironically, that’s what makes construction of their turbines challenging and potentially dangerous. These wind farms are, however, a large part of the Victorian Government’s plan...

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Meet Tommy Kelly, Diona Senior Project Manager

Meet Tommy Kelly, Diona Senior Project Manager

Tommy Kelly’s passion for engineering is obvious from the moment he begins to speak, whether it’s about the latest Diona project (the wastewater pipe system in Sydney’s Darlinghurst) or the motherly advice that drew him to the profession in the first place. But it...

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Advertorials versus editorials: what’s the difference?

Advertorials versus editorials: what’s the difference?

As a newspaper journalist, I've written many an advertorial in my day. I've also written many an editorial for an advertising client. They're called "plugs" and while neither is genuine editorial, they certainly have a place in print and online publications as a means...

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Words I love to hate

Words I love to hate

Absolutely: As in "The Prime Minister is absolutely opposed to everything." or  "John Smith was absolutely in love with the girl next door.". The PM either was or was not opposed to everything and John Smith was or was not in love. Address: You don't address a...

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Quotable quotes

Quotable quotes

Quotes are one of the key elements of a news story. As reporters  we’re always told to go out and get good quotes. Of course, you can write a story without any quotes in it at all, but it becomes a bit like an instruction manual. Boring as bat dung. Yes, it’s full of...

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ANZAC medals discovered a century after going missing

ANZAC medals discovered a century after going missing

Almost 100 years to the day since Lance Corporal Alfred Youdale landed in Anzac Cove, his great nephew Professor Graeme Clark received a heart-warming gift – the discovery of his forebear’s war medals. Professor Clark, famous for inventing the Cochlear Implant 30...

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Nazi killer cows – it’s one heck of a headline!

This is what I call a great headline. Makes you click and read to find out what they're on about. What the heck! Killer cows culled. http://www.farmweekly.com.au/news/agriculture/cattle/beef/what-the-heck-killer-cows-culled/2720574.aspx Another great head on the same...

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Quotes I love

"No story ever lost impact by being told in plain English." - Keith Waterhouse, in Waterhouse on Newspaper Style. “News is what someone wants suppressed. Everything else is advertising. The power is to set the agenda. What we print and what we don’t print matter a...

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