Foundation farewells Lesley Fitzpatrick

Australian Rural Leadership Foundation was recently between chief executives, with a celebration held at the Commonwealth Club to mark the departure of Dr Lesley Fitzpatrick.

Lesley held the role for the past seven years, and the reins were formally taken up recently by ARLP fellow Matt Linnegar.


Anna Meares bears flag at Commonwealth Games

altAnna Meares had barely left Chef de Mission Steve Moneghetti’s lips before it was, obvious her selection as flag, bearer for the Opening Ceremony at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games was the right one. The room erupted into large applause.

UNICEF partnership aids nutrition in Laos

altPublic and private sector partners united in Savannakhet Province in the Lao PDR recently to kick-start the 1000 Day Project: an important initiative targeting child nutrition in three provinces (Savannakhet, Saravan, and Attapeu).

NSW aboriginal arts fellowship applications open

altApplications for the 2014 New South Wales Aboriginal Arts Fellowship are open to Aboriginal artists across the Premier State. This latest Arts NSW fellowship is worth $30,000 and open to artists working in all art forms, such as collections and cultural heritage.

Winners announced at 2014 Local Business Awards

altWinners of the 2014 Northern Beaches Local Business Awards were announced at a gala presentation at Dee Why RSL. Pittwater Deputy Mayor Kylie Ferguson said the awards evening showcased a broad range of outstanding businesses.

Big Dance project puts city on world stage

altSydney’s top movers will partner with shakers from Scotland and England as part of the world’s biggest bi-annual dance festival. This is thanks in part to a City of Sydney sponsorship worth $40,000. Sydney Dance Company will lead the first ever Australian Big Dance 2014.

City’s grants helping cultural groups go far

altIndependent printers Big Fag Press were struggling to find space for their equipment, let alone think about expansion. These Glebe-based printers are some of many cultural and community organisations thriving in their new digs, owing to council grants.

No gap for new patients with private health funds

altSydney’s leading dental clinic is offering all new patients gap-free service on their first visit. For a limited time only, Premier Dental Sydney is offering no gap for the first visit (health fund rebate only). For patients without private health insurance this special offer is $195.

New park set to immortalise Mintie confectionary

altFor nearly a century they’ve added delight to a nation’s trips to the movies. Now a factory that invented Australia’s most-loved lollies could lend its name to a new park where the first-ever Mintie was wrapped in wax paper, under a City of Sydney proposal.

City to lead global climate change network

altCity of Sydney’s leading credentials on climate change action have been boosted by news that it will now head an international network of global cities looking at energy efficiency. Council is a founding member of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

Rock surfers theatre at art about spectacular

altRock Surfers Theatre Company are bringing an exciting project premiere to Art and About Sydney this September, and you can be a part of hosting it! Express your interest and turn your house into what is promised to be a unique live show experience.