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Attended Central Queensland University Faculty Of Business & Informatics
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Didn't think I'd revisit my PhD study but there I was needing statistics from the +Australian Bureau of Statistics from the 2006 and 2011 Census. Impossible to know how many people work in PR now because the ABS changed its method, lumping PR, advertising and marketing into the one category. The 2006 employment stats for PR Managers (13,000) jumped to 98,000 in 2011. Bloody ridiculous. The ABS obviously doesn't know PR, marketing and advertising are different disciplines. It will also obviously make it difficult for people wanting to know how many people work in advertising and marketing.
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Great news. Boxer Danny's Green's self-funded anti-alcohol (one-punch) TV commercial to be screened as community service.
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Goo bunch of fellas and girls helping Australian Military Veterans.
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Australia's treatment of East Timor over the Greater Sunrise Oil & Gas Field, and now spying, is beyond the pale. It also smacks of something more sinister and possible collusion between government and industry. Are we  morally and ethically bankrupt?
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Partial result of PR campaign for #Perth Military Motorcycling Club helping #Veterans. The work continues. A fine bunch of people.
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Good article on the unreported battles from Australia's war in Afghanistan. Tempered somewhat by Paul Kelly's piece, which featured academic views of the war, which I always find too far removed from reality and never really serve any purpose. We only took part because he US asked us to. After all, you've got to support your 'mates'. Bottom line is that it will be proved a futile war.
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The journalist in me had to write this:
"There ain't nothing like a dame"
OUTGOING Governor-General Quentin Bryce will be made a Dame and incoming Governor-General, General Peter Cosgrove will be made a Knight, under a new honour the Prime Minister has recommended to the Queen.
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Disappointing some Australian #universities are lowering entrance standards to ridiculous levels. Seems to be a money grab.
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I wondered who might be the #Aussie with the most followers on Google Plus. A quick search on +CircleCount (great site) shows the following: +Bill Gekas (421,000 followers), +Mykal Hall Hall (192,000) and +Darren Rowse (151,000). Perth's +Paul Pichugin comes in with a healthy 42,000.

I didn't keep scrolling pages, as followers were not listed in numerical superiority.

The one thing they have in common: they're photographers. Darren Rowse also blogs. This short bit of research shows its helps to have visual content to gain traction.
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Military academics' views of wars are too clinical for my liking. Bottom line: 40 Australians have lost their lives in a futile war, and will be proved so.
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PR practitioner, part-time university lecturer, part-time sub editor, sometime personal trainer.
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Research, strategy, reputation, writing, media and social media.
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Public Relations and corporate communications professional
Introduction
I'm a former journalist and PR professional. Originally I worked on daily newspapers in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. I then held senior PR positions in the Australian Defence Force (uniformed Army) and Air Force, Sydney Olympics and national not-for-profits.

I've lectured in PR at Edith Cowan University and the University of Notre Dame Australia. In the learning-centric space, my focus is on "e-PR", reputation management, introduction to PR, corporate communications, PR research.

As a former Army PR Officer, I served all over Australia and was the Australian Defence Force's media representative in East Timor (2001). Apart from fulltime work, I belong to a Veterans' support group.


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Survived high school, three kids, 34 years' of marriage, numerous dogs, cats, budgies, howling seas, the Army (East Timor, 2001) and uni (twice).
Education
  • Central Queensland University Faculty Of Business & Informatics
    PhD, Communications, 2004 - 2007
  • Edith Cowan University
    M.Comms (PR), 2002 - 2004