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Caitlin Fitzsimmons
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The Atlassian founders, Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes, are probably the nicest billionaires I'll ever meet. I have done the definitive profile for AFR Magazine - five pages and first feature in the magazine (out in print tomorrow). I'm really proud of this piece and would love to hear your feedback. If you enjoy it, please share. http://www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/afrmagazine/titans_atlassian_scott_farquhar_DA1hhVu8LaPJkQChS0OnrO
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Awesome article thanks Caitlin! They are amazing guys - so good to see aussies doing so well in the tech scene. 
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Is this why Clive Palmer describes himself as a "retired businessman"? Let's hope it's not too much of a distraction from his new job, as our employee.
 
BRW Rich 200 preview: His influence is peaking but his wealth is waning. Clive Palmer shows how to lose a cool billion. http://bit.ly/1yHofEz
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Please vote up my Slashdot submission - this story was a big investment for us and it deserves the widest possible readership. http://slashdot.org/submission/3635875/start-ups-betting-on-wearable-technology
Great round-up of Australian start-ups developing for wearable technology — from sport, fitness and health to fashion. This is the main feature but there are links to 10 separate profiles, many with embedded videos. Do you think they're right to predict that wearables could usher in a post-sma...
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Flying Penguin is a lovely toy shop in Newtown, Sydney. Like many retailers, rent is the biggest burden. So the owners are moving to a whole new business model, with online, pop-up stores and markets. This is how it will work. http://bit.ly/SPoP1T
Toy retailer Flying Penguin is closing its physical store in Sydney and moving to online sales, local markets and pop-up shops.
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Myles Sgammotta held his first red cup at a house party in Mexico at the end of 2009. Familiar from US sitcoms and frat-party movies, the red cup had become a cult item because it concealed the fact that underage drinkers were chugging beer not soda. As Sgammotta held the cup: “it came to me – everyone knew about it, but it did not exist in the Australian market”. And that was the beginning of the REDDS story.
Myles Sgammotta, founder of REDDS Cups, proves that invention isn’t necessary for success.
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Alice Waters pioneered the concept of food provenance for chefs and her Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse has had a kitchen garden since 1971. Four decades later, the ideas she pioneered are taking root in Australian food courts.
Franchise chain SumoSalad is installing hydroponic garden walls in refurbished and new stores as part of a wider strategy to focus on food provenance and ethics, as it seeks to grow to 400 stores nationwide.
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Top 10 richest people in Australia. No surprises who is number one, though she is $2bn poorer than last year. http://bit.ly/BRW_Rich_List_200
A hot property sector, the continued emergence of technology entrepreneurs and a rebounding stockmarket have boosted the fortunes of Australia’s wealthy elite.
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Please share this link to our animated musical parody video for the BRW Rich List. It's really funny and we're hoping it'll get shared a lot online. http://bit.ly/Rich_List_Animated_Parody
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Animated gifs on BRW!
 
PLEASE SHARE: BRW Rich 200 list is out on Friday, online at BRW.com.au and inside AFR Magazine.
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More and more people are working freelance, whether they choose to do so or are forced by circumstances. And as people start their own businesses, they also need to be able to tap into a network of expert consultants without paying the fees of a PwC or a Bain. So it's not surprising that recruitment start-up Expert360, an online marketplace for executive-level freelancers, is doing so well. http://bit.ly/1pbcD8f
The success of online recruitment start-up Expert360 surprises even its co-founder.
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Gina O'Reilly, the chief operating officer at software company Nitro makes a powerful case for why the technology industry needs more women. Nitro was founded in Melbourne and is now based in San Francisco with offices around the world. #startup   #startuptips  
Gina O’Reilly, the chief operating officer of Australian software company Nitro, says gender balance is not a “nice to have” but a core strategic advantage for technology entrepreneurs.
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Recipe for Hot Cross Buns - and yes, it's totally worth the effort. One to bookmark for next Easter.
I am adding Hot Cross Buns to the list of things that people usually buy but are worth making yourself. I tried them for the first time this Easter. I made my first batch on Good Friday, as is traditional. They were so good that I made another batch for Easter Sunday brunch to accompany the egg ...
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  • BRW
    Web editor, 2012 - present
  • The Australian
    Journalist, 2000 - 2004
  • The Guardian
    Freelance Journalist, 2006 - 2009
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Sydney - San Francisco - London
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Sydney-based journalist and writer
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Journalist who has worked in Sydney, London and San Francisco. Founder of travel and food blog Roaming Tales.
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    Master of International Studies, 2000 - 2001
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I am very happy with the centre. The kids swimming lessons compare favourably with Leichhardt Aquatic Centre, both in terms of standard of instruction and the rules around missed classes. The adult swim squads in both the mornings and evenings are well run too. The change room facilities are good and the centre is light and airy, with a decent cafe. The water is not too strongly chlorinated and kept clean. I do wish that people wouldn't swim slowly in the medium lane, but I guess that's a problem everywhere. The pool is well-connected by public transport and also has ample street parking. It's situated in a nice park. @Jason DogCatcher There is nothing wrong with Marrickville, but that side of Enmore Road is in fact Enmore. The Addison Rd side is Marrickville. Bizarrely, the centre has updated its address on the website to say Enmore Park, Black St, Marrickville 2042. I wonder if they saw your comment?! It's bizarre because 2042 is the postcode for Enmore (and Newtown) while the postcode for Marrickville is 2204, so it really just proves that it's Enmore.
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reviewed a month ago
I had a unpleasant experience with the customer service at The Washing Done. The advertised prices appear competitive but the reality is not, because of the way they count the loads, and I found that they can be quite obnoxious if you question this. It might be OK for self-service but I wouldn't recommend it otherwise. The rate is $15 to wash and dry a load of laundry for you, which is reasonable (though by no means cheap compared with other places in the area). I came in with a basket of laundry - two cot fitted sheets, two cot undersheets, one king fitted sheet, two pillow slips, and a small soft toy. Kelly, who I believe is one of the proprietors, gave me a collection ticket. When I tried to confirm the pick-up time and that the price would be $15, she told me that this was more than one load of laundry. Obviously I was surprised, given how little it was. I had only brought the adult linen along to try to make up a full load! I pointed out that it would easily fit into a washing machine and that it would even fit into our washing machine at home, which was smaller. She held her ground so I removed the king sheet and pillow slips, leaving just the kids' linen behind. I said that I was leaving her with less than a load of laundry but OK and started to leave. I didn't say anything rude but you could tell from my demeanour that I was annoyed. What happened next was truly appalling. She told me that she wouldn't do my washing for me and that I should go elsewhere. She told me to come back and get my basket of laundry and sent me back out in the pouring rain to try my luck elsewhere. I consider this to be fairly obnoxious behaviour and a complete over-reaction to the situation. I went around the corner to Anderson Bros. They confirmed it was one load, took it off my hands and had it all done by 4pm for half the price. A friend of mine has since told me that The Washing Done charged her $45 for a load that cost her $20 at Enmore Laundrette down the road because they counted it as three loads. She didn't argue the point because the laundry had already been done, but she hasn't been back. It is a shame because The Washing Done has the longest opening hours of any of the Enmore laundromats and it even has a drive-through service at the back. However, I certainly won't be back.
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