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ABC Conversation Hour

June 8th, 2009 No Comments

I recently had a chance to chat about Renew Newcastle with Richard Fidler on ABC local radio’s Conversation Hour in NSW and Queensland. I think it catches the spirit of the project really well. Marcus Westbury is changing part of his original home town of Newcastle from a dead zone of empty shops to a […]

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RN on RN

February 28th, 2009 No Comments

Myself and Kim Bridgland from the Renew Newcastle project were on By Design on Radio National this morning. In a situation that may soon confront many Australian city centers, Newcastle has over a hundred vacant buildings in its two main streets. “Renew Newcastle” is an initiative to rejuvenate the centre of town, not by throwing […]

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Me. v. Adelaide radio host Peter Goers

October 22nd, 2008 6 Comments

I’d resisted posting this for a while because i wasn’t exactly sure how to introduce it. Part of me was tempted to launch into an elaboration of my theory of why and how Adelaide is the least interesting cultural place in all of Australia. It is. Honest. Part of me was tempted to elaborate on […]

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Me v. the Olympic Elites

June 3rd, 2008 5 Comments

If you were are all convinced that this site would be reserved for serious discussion of arts, cultural policy, the state of the nation and the odd tale of a bizarre night at the logies. Think again! For the 8 weeks leading up to the Olympics i will be doing a regular spot on 774 […]

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