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Every year it's the same – companies cashing in on the ANZAC  legend.

This year's loser is Woolworths for its "Fresh in our memories" social media campaign. I won't bore you with the details but the company launched a picture generator from which you could place images of (presumably) dead Service personnel, overlaid with (of course) the Woolies logo and message. Tacky to the extreme.

Fortunately, consumer backlash forced the company to withdraw it.

Then there's Sydney's Daily Telegraph, which is pushing a coin collection.

Who could forget last year's advertising by QANTAS, which launched an Anzac discount fare to "celebrate" ANZAC Day? We don't celebrate ANZAC Day; we commemorate or remember the ANZACs. People say this in casual conversation and it angers me, probably because I'm a returned serviceman.

There are many more companies which trade on the sacrifices made by our war dead. Biscuits come to mind. There is State and federal legislation in place to prevent this but I don't see many prosecutions.

Slightly off tangent, in Western Australia, the government gives people a Monday holiday this year because ANZAC Day falls on Saturday. I don't think our Diggers fought so we could have a public holiday. They didn't get any.

PS: despite what the federal government thinks, it's capital letters for ANZAC, which is an acronym. Also gives a bit more respect.
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Really didn't need a grammatical lesson, Colin.
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After a session at Drummond Cove.
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Another view from the end of our street.
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Where I live ... for now. Sunset Beach, #Geraldton. 
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UN Peacekeepers Day this Thursday. Please share to raise awareness. Australia has sent more than 50,000 personnel on Peacekeeping Operations. This is me in East Timor, 2001.
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#Fitness industry full of fakers, posers and people who are only interested in a return on their dollar. 
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Was supposed to have started training for Cape Point Challenge but shoulder surgery has set me back six weeks. At least it's not until December.
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I am sure you will recover well Greg, nice blog by the way.
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Rode to Horrocks Beach today. Who needs Hawaii?
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My MC Club, the Military Brotherhood MMC, is helping to raise awareness of, and money for, BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse). Members are challenged to take an ice bath or donate $100 to BACA. I took the bath. Brrrrrr.
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One more for the road (or is that ocean?). Redgate Beach, down south. Also taken 13 years ago with a 2mp camera and stitched.
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Seeing the great pic of Sugarloaf by +Paul Pichugin reminded me of one I took 13 years ago with a 2mp Kodak camera and stitched together. Yes, 2mp.
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Looking forward to ANZAC Day in Geraldton with Patriots MMC Club.
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PR and part-time PT
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  • Health, fitness, wellbeing
    Motivator, 2011 - present
  • Government
    Communicator, 2006 - 2014
  • Southport Surf Life Saving Club
    Professional coach, 2005 - 2005
  • Surf Life Saving Australia
    National communications manager, 1984 - 1985
  • Sydney Olympics
    Information manager, 1999 - 2000
  • Army
    PR Officer, 1986 - 2004
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Geraldton
Previously
Perth - Port Elizabeth - Dunedin - Sydney - Brisbane
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Part-time health and fitness professional with a PhD in communications.
Introduction
  • Level 2 personal trainer registered with Fitness Australia.
  • Paddling technician.
  • Ocean and open-water swimming coach.
  • Former world & Australian Masters iron man and surf swimming champion.
  • Former Australian marathon swim champion.
  • Three times completed the 244km South African surf ski marathon (1979, 81, 83) Top 10 twice. 
  • Served in Army (for years Regular and 13 Reserve) with service in East Timor 2001.
  • PhD (CQU), MComms (PR) ECU
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Married 32 years, three adult children, two cats, two dogs and a BMW cruiser.
Education
  • Central Queensland University
    PhD, 2004 - 2007
  • Edith Cowan University
    MComms (PR), 2004 - 2007
  • Australian Fitness Academy
    Cert IV: Gym, PT, older adults, children, 2010 - 2011
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Pool review only. Where I learned to swim, but even better now. They maintain it really well. The Icebergs Club is overpriced. Then again, you pay for the views of the world's best beach.
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Best club on the best beach in Australia. Then again, I've been a member for 45 years.
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Best apple strudel in Australia.
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Great university with excellent staff/student ratio. Highly recommend School of Business. Doing a marketing/PR degree is ideal way to go.
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Fish batter a bit heavy, but chips are fantastic.
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WOnderful food, great music.
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Haven't had a bad meal here. Pleasant service, great views.
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