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Freo Today. 24 May 2022. It seems life goes on. Mind you it may not be as we knew it. Treaty and A Voice. Climate action. Goodness, what next? A Federal ICAC, one supposes. Here’s the container train cutting through between Fremantle Ports Building and The Old Customs House, West End, Freo this morning. Great feel.

The Green Slam: Its Implications for Climate. in Life, Law & Culture
The ‘seismic shift’, the ‘green wave’, and lots more, have been used to describe the historic formation of a third…
5 Years On ULURU STATEMENT FROM THE HEART A Priority in Life, Law & Culture
A constitutional convention bringing together over 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders met in May 2017, just five years…
The election showed Australia’s huge appetite for stronger climate action. What levers can the new government pull? in Life, Law & Culture
As the polls closed on Saturday night, most election commentary focused on the dispiriting campaign where both major parties avoided…

Poor Old Port Cops It Again

Poor old Port Beach has copped it again. It seems each year when the winds blow and the storms come through, the beachfront erodes a little more. Our Jean Hudson, a Leighton and Port regular, captured these shots after the events of the past couple days. * Photographs by Jean Hudson @jeansodyssey ** Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to receive your free copy of The Weekly Edition of the Shipping News each Friday!
After The Game – With Gerry ‘Gero’ Robertson #3 in Life, Law & Culture
Pies by 6 goals. Number 11 on the ladder destroys number 3. Words truly desert me. Well, nearly. What was…
Josh Wilson Returned In New Labor Government With 10.5% Swing in Life, Law & Culture
The big news as of midnight last night is that Anthony Albanese has led the Australian Labor Party to victory…
The Flotsamandjetsam6162 Gallery #2 in Shipping News
What a great week around the Port it has been for the famous Instagram duo flotsamandjetsam6162. During the week it…
View from the Round House – With Martin Drum #4 in Life, Law & Culture
Welcome back to our Federal Election podcast, View From The Round House - With Martin Drum. This is #4 in…
Onslow Wharf – Oops! in Shipping News
As part of my 25-year career as a Customs Officer, I spent a total of 13 years on Customs patrol…
What’s In A Name? – ‘Massage Parlour’ in Architecture + Urban Design
The Freo Council has before it an application for approval for a change of use from Office to Shop of…

A serious undertow to Fremantle-set sex comedy

When White Gum Valley writer and director Renee Webster was conceiving of her debut feature, the comedy-drama How to Please a Woman, she decided not to travel too far from the world that she lives in and knows well – Fremantle and the coast. Webster was born in Freo and, after being schooled in Bull Creek and attending Murdoch University, returned as a young adult to her spiritual home. “It feels like my place,” Webster tells me over the phone in between…
Women during Wartime in Life, Law & Culture
The Army Museum of Western Australia in Fremantle is packed with exhibits and memorabilia. It’s something of a well kept…
SUBSCRIBE NOW And WIN A DOUBLE PASS To ONCE – THE MUSICAL in Life, Law & Culture
Hi there folks. Would you like to WIN A DOUBLE PASS to the Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA’s…
After The Game – With Gerry ‘Gero’ Robertson #2 in Life, Law & Culture
Suns by 6 goals. 13 on the ladder pummels 2. Well, the less said the better, the Bard once suggested.…

Poetic Licence – Review and Podcast with Kevin Price

Kevin Price has produced a debut thriller, Poetic Licence, just published by CrochetQuaver, that will change how you see the streets of Fremantle, and how you relate to Freo’s homeless. It will also have you thinking darkly about who really exercises power in our society. Set during the cold wintery month of August in the year 2013, leading up to a federal election, the reader is immersed in a murky world of political and other intrigues following the murder of an Iraqi asylum seeker.  Enzo Gordioni, the 84 year old head of a prominent family, and Roger Lamord, a wealthy…

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