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Greg Smith
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PR pro, journalist, body surfer, m/bike rider, surf ski paddler, pizza lover, Army Veteran, father to three, grandfather to two. From Vikings.
PR pro, journalist, body surfer, m/bike rider, surf ski paddler, pizza lover, Army Veteran, father to three, grandfather to two. From Vikings.

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Is +Rob Pyne the only politician standing up to Adani?

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Tassie, here I come
Heading to #Tasmania for three months' work. Nothing going in WA, so why not? Hope it becomes permanent.

I lived in #Hobart 32 years ago, during my first posting with the Army, so I am sure I will notice some changes.

Looking forward to returning to Clifton Beach Surf Life Saving Club.
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National surf titles need an overhaul
One's thing's for sure: a dramatic overhaul of the national surf #lifesaving titles is needed, following cancellation of this year's event.

I have criticised Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) in the past (giving evidence to coroner's enquiry into one of the three recent deaths) but the organisation made the right decision to cancel last week.

Unless it wants to avoid the risk of competition becoming mainstream (there are already separate surf ski and boats events) #SLSA should consider reverting to the previous format, in which competitors qualified through their respective States. The carnival was held over two days, instead of the current week, and was held at a different beach every year.

Having fewer competitors means the carnival can be moved more easily if #surf conditions are dangerous.

The debate has started.

Finding a job at 60
Come on, fess up whoever you are, "un-named recruiter", secretly looking at my profile. Anyway, you're too late. I secured a permanent position after two and a half years. Only trouble is it means a move interstate and away from my family. BIG decision. At least at 61 it's not too late to secure a #job. If you're looking, and keep getting knockbacks, just keep trying. For the statistically-minded: 319 applications, six interviews. It's not encouraging but it's reality. Good luck.

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My self-designed flag for #ANZAC Day. Lest we forget.
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So, Jandakot Joe Francis is now airborne. Will be parachuted in to take Barnett's seat. Gawd help #Cottesloe. 

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A child is killed by #ISIS (gut-wrenching) and the Australian #terrorist father wants to return home. I don't think so, #ASIO. 

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Despicable deal by Australian Government
It's lovely out there is business land, isn't it? Bullshit. Patrick Begley from the Sydney Morning Herald uncovers the Australian Government's dirty Defence deals with #Saudi Arabia, which has committed the most despicable acts on #Yemen. Enjoy your cornflakes.

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Love Google Maps and how I've been able to track ancestors' towns, with dates. Making it easy to plot the big trip to the UK.
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Too late to stop terrorism?
The latest "terrorist" attack in London has me concerned about what appears now to be an orchestrated campaign on both sides of the Atlantic by certain groups to become more "out there" by way of extremely visible and vocal (hate-filled) protests. There are many videos showing groups in the UK and the US now openly preaching for the overthrow of western #democracy. Flag-burning is becoming the practice among these groups, yet nothing is being done to stop this. Ah yes, our tolerant societies. When is enough enough? Perhaps when it's too late. PS: Kudos to the policeman who stopped the attacker and to MP Tobias Ellwoord (pictured), a former British Army Officer, who gave mouth-to-mouth at the scene.
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