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Freo Today. 26 May 2024. Rainy in Freo. Quite sunny at Ningaloo. Even swimming with whale sharks. As our Shipping (and whale shark) Correspondent Jean Hudson has just been doing. Whale Sharking! Great pic June!

Rarely a dull moment – Public Art Contribution, Strategic Community Plan, Doepel St Trees, Hilton Park, Traffic Calming, Freo Oval in Life, Law & Culture
Dear Reader, We said we didn't want to overpromise and claim there's never a dull moment, but if you ask…
After The Game v Collingwood, Rd 11 2024 – With Snaps Truly in Life, Law & Culture
A Friday night extravaganza and we start as favourites apparently. Ninth placed Walyalup against the fifth placed and reigning premiers…
View from the Round House with Martin Drum – ICC Warrants, Recognising Palestine, Not Recognising ICC, Flags Half Mast in Freo, Nick Kyrgios in Life, Law & Culture
Welcome back to our politics podcast, View From The Round House With Martin Drum. In this podcast, the Shipping News’…

Minister Madeleine King’s Strategy on Getting to Net Zero with Gas

Thank you Samantha (Samantha McCulloch, Chief Executive, Australian Energy Producers) for that welcome. I’d like to also acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we are gathered today, the Whadjuk Noongar people, and pay my respects to their Elders, past and present. I extend that respect to First Nations peoples present. Can I also acknowledge my fellow speakers: * The Hon Reece Whitby MLA, Minister for Energy; Environment; Climate Action * Meg O’Neill, Chair, Australian Energy Producers * And our former Governor-General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove. I am delighted to be…
Last Best Chance – Interview with author Brooke Dunnell in Life, Law & Culture
Brooke Dunnell is a writer, mentor and workshop facilitator. Her short fiction has been widely published, including in the short…
Local Freo Artists Forced to Fly the Nest in Architecture + Urban Design
Readers may remember our story The Tale of Monument East or Farewell to Bonafide Post-Modern Industrial Grit. After years of…
Lady Whistleup summonses Freo’s 60+ Singles in Life, Law & Culture
Here at Fremantle Shipping News we are always on the lookout for social opportunities that might interest our loyal readers.…
The latest on the new Freo Traffic Bridge – Freo people stand in awe in Architecture + Urban Design
Main Roads WA has advised that construction on the new Fremantle Traffic Bridge is set to start following approval of…
East Village at Knutsford named Waterwise Development of the Year in Architecture + Urban Design
Fremantle's East Village at Knutsford is a 1.5 hectare site that forms one portion of the ‘Knutsford’ development by DevelopmentWA.…
The Floor Is Yours grand final this Sunday! in Life, Law & Culture
Don’t miss the grand final of The Floor is Yours 2024 public speaking competition, presented by Soroptimist International Western Australia,…

My friend Richard Utting

Coming up 4 years ago, I was so pleased when my old friend, law school and legal colleague Richard Utting - former Soldier, Lawyer, Broadcaster and Mayor of Fremantle - agreed to sit with me and make a podcast about his life and times. Thinking fondly of Richard just now, as many have been over the past number of weeks, I sat and listened again to our interview. In case you missed the podcast then, here it is again. Thank you for all the memories, Richard. And thank you for getting in and getting things done when it mattered. Thanks…
All at sea with The Conversationalist – Japan to Vancouver, Part 2 in Shipping News
Seabourn Odyssey has now commenced its summer season run, Vancouver to Alaska and return, that will end in September when…
After the Game v Euro-Yroke, Rd 10 2024 – With Snaps Truly in Life, Law & Culture
In last week’s column I ended on a solemn note, declaring … “No game matters more than the life that…
Electrify Fremantle in Our Environment
On Thursday night, Australia joined the world by passing laws that limit the pollution from new vehicles. The laws favours…

You’ve all been asking, now here it is – The FSN Merch. Order now!

Hi there Shipees, near and far! Your editor, Michael Barker, is so often asked, Where’s the merch? Well, at long last, after 7 exciting years of The Shipping News, our merch has arrived. For the modest sum of $50 AUD including postage to Australian addresses and $60 AUD including postage to addresses outside Australia, you can order right now your choice of good quality Fremantle Shipping News Tees in the designs, colours and sizes you like. The men’s tees range from XS all the way to 5XL Women’s start at and XS to 3XL. Here are the 4 Tee options.…