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Going to ground: how used coffee beans can help your garden and your health in Life, Law & Culture
Did you know that your morning cup of coffee contributes to six million tonnes of spent coffee grounds going to landfill every year?
Now Christmas is done, what on earth should you do with the tree? in Life, Law & Culture
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: deciding what to do with your Christmas tree. If you bought a…
Freo Gig Guide in Gig Guide
The optimal Freo Gig Guide has arrived here on FSN. We have our eyes on the edges, our ears to the ground and our network buzzing to bring you the latest gig news each week.

Book review – Kathleen O’Connor Of Paris

When you finish reading this wonderfully thoughtful and reflective, and beautifully written, book - mostly biography, like a novel in parts, and small part art history or record of body of work- you re-read the title and come to fully appreciate the ‘of’ Paris part. Not ‘in’ Paris or some other variant, but ‘of’ Paris. When all is said and done, Kathleen ‘Kate’ O’Connor, an artist who became nationally acclaimed in Australia as a collectable artist of talent towards the end of her long life (she died in 1968 aged 91), was more than reluctant for so long to be…
Seen on Remembrance Day in Seen in Freo
A moving Service to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended WWI brought together many generations, each making the occasion memorable in their own way.
Seen at Maritime Day in Seen in Freo
Everything happened on Maritime Day Sunday 28 October 2018
Seen around Bathers Beach in Seen in Freo
Bathers Beach & Fishing Boat harbour are the perfect locations for a lazy sunny afternoon. The place actually belongs to the seagulls, but they allow humans to share it with them at times.
Digital platforms. Why the ACCC’s proposals for Google and Facebook matter big time in Life, Law & Culture
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released the preliminary report of its Digital Platforms Inquiry, and Google and Facebook…
Book review – the tree in Life, Law & Culture
Every photographer around Australia, and certainly Western Australia, knows Richard Woldendorp's landscape photography. He is a photographer's photographer. And we,…
We asked five experts: should I lie to my children about Santa? in Life, Law & Culture
Apparently, because kids can't read we can tell them pretty much what we like.

Making Australia a renewable energy exporting superpower

Politicians around Australia are proposing ambitious plans to export renewable energy from Australia, using high-voltage power lines laid under the oceans. But will this work? Our research is investigating the economic and environmental case for Australia to become an Asian energy superpower. Our recent study, which will be presented on December 11 at the UN Climate Change Conference, models electricity generation and demand – as well as the cost of augmenting and extending transmission infrastructure. We found a transmission network connecting Australia to Indonesia could help both nations achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2050. This is in line with a…
Hungry Jacks burger joint closes in Architecture + Urban Design
Well, the least attractive burger joint in Freo has just closed. Some, if not many, are already lamenting the loss…
The Coming & Going of CBH’S Kwinana Loaders in Shipping News
CBH has grain loading terminals at Kwinana, Esperance, Albany and Geraldton. The Kwinana facility, the busiest of them, is part…
Book Review: The Coves in Life, Law & Culture
For a few short years they ran organised crime, terrorised anyone who got in their way and, on six occasions, burned most of the town. No wonder the locals eventually drove them into historical oblivion!

Can a Quokka Quack? A Very Freo Book

Jolly Read, a Freo-based author and journalist, has written and produced a quirky kids’ quokka story just in time for Christmas! If you don’t have the time, unlike Roger & Co, to ferry to Rotto to take selfies with our beloved Quokkas, having this on your kids’ shelves may be the next best thing. Can A Quokka Quack? is written for children up to 9 years. But like all children’s books, the covert audience is adult! The story uses a mix of fact and fiction, in rhyming verse, by Jolly, along with wonderful illustrations by Fremantle artist Natasha Lea. You…

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