Tag Archive | Victoria

What if your job is a major health risk?

It is one thing to have your health suffer as I have, at the hands of faceless bureaucrats. It is quite another to face the possibility of being made ill by your professional life. Today, laying in bed feeling nauseous and with my teeth nagging at me yet again, I was reading. One way to […]

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Metro Trains abuse update

This is an update on my previous article about the astounding physical abuse of a 15 year-old girl by a Metro Trains ticketing inspector. Thank you to Dan A’Vard for permission to use the graphic. Dan started the petition on Change.org that now has over 33,000 signatures.

Unbelievable Mr Gosland

I rarely swear on social media. It is not my style. Today I saw red and I hope a lot of other people see red with me. You can look at the video directly from the link below. Wait for the second CCTV angle towards the end of the video. Then have a guess who […]

Some weeks are rollercoasters

The week started well. We had good Love versus Goliath book reviews, media coverage and were listed in the Schools Catalogue Information Service. I had taken Mr O Jnr 2 to the doctor on the weekend with suspected tonsilitis, but the doctor felt he would be OK with rest. He gave me a prescription in […]

W for Wonderful Weather

Australia is a LARGE piece of land. So large we have several different climate zones, ranging from tropical in the north to temperate in the south and bloody cold cool in Tasmania. Temperate doesn’t translate into any form of constant temperate ranges though! Down here in Victoria, we have be freezing one day and cooking […]

V for Victoria

The Australian state of Victoria is the state where we live. Where I have lived for most of my life.  When I first came to Australia I got a flight into Melbourne, not Sydney (where Mum came from and my planned ultimate destination) and I seem to have just stayed! Melbourne is a lovely city, […]

TAFE funding cuts

I am not employed in the education industry, but I DO have four children in school and a husband who is an apprentice.  Funding has been ripped from the TAFE (Technical And Further Education) sector in Victoria and, I believe, in New South Wales.  Both states with Liberal governments.  How can they be reducing education funding? My husband […]

Community participation – Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk

Today Team Oyeniyi did some team work with a lot of other people.  Twenty-five years ago a young police constable went to buy lunch on March 27.  A car bomb exploded, the Russell Street bombing.  This innocent young woman was severely injured and died 24 days later.   Please click on the link and read the full […]

I have no words: MasterChef Apprentice

For those of us in lovely Victoria, Australia the last two weeks have been school holidays. As we both work, we leave the noise machines at home, hoping they don’t burn the house down. Don’t all parents hope the same thing during the holidays? These noise machines are 17, 14, 11 and 9 respectively. Last […]

Bullying isn’t cool

The Victorian Government is running an anti-bullying campaign.  As parents, bullying is something that Mr O and I watch out for signs of, as any parent should.  Fortunately, we haven’t seen any indications and the children attend schools with active anti-bullying strategies in place so we don’t expect to see any signs!  How do I know about this campaign? […]

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