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Freo Today. 27 July 2021. Wild, wild weather. Rain, rain, rain. Sun out just now. But where’s Bathers Beach? Seems it has bitten the dust or, more accurately, the wind and foam and salty sea! Great pic by Maria Wilson of the famed Insta team @flotsamandjetsam6162.

A Tribute To The Pilots in Shipping News
Well, the weather, we hardly need to mention, has been ferocious. Imagine steering one of these huge container vessels into…
Latest on the Covid Ships & Seafarers in Shipping News
WA Health advises us there are now 11 active COVID-19 cases being monitored by WA Health, including two cases linked…
Interview With Margo O’Byrne in Fremantle People
Margo O’Byrne has lived in Fremantle for more than forty years. You may have read her contributions to the Shipping…

Fremantle Supports Right To Die

FREMANTLE, Australia - Anti-vaccination advocates rallied in the streets of Fremantle on Saturday last in support of their right to die from a highly contagious respiratory virus while hooked up to a ventilator. A procession of an estimated one thousand cars carrying protestors drove along the port city’s main thoroughfare with the vehicles adorned in anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown signage and slogans. Here's some of them. “We’re here to stop the lockdowns and help local small businesses get back on their feet by opening up the country again,” a protestor told the Shipping News from behind the…
Actress to Bishop – Overheard In Hotel Foyer in Life, Law & Culture
As the actress said to the bishop (and accompanying minor clergy) in their hotel foyer * - “You are going…
Bid Big And Often – Annual Freo Homeless Art Auction Online Now! in Life, Law & Culture
The Soroptimist International of Fremantle Help the Homeless Art Auction is being held online again this year. You can bid…
China, Climate Action, Emissions Trading? in Life, Law & Culture
In a step significant in symbolism, China has launched an emissions trading scheme to combat the climate crisis. It’s due…
Has Pegasus Hacked Your Mobile? in Life, Law & Culture
How does the Pegasus spyware work, and is my phone at risk? By Paul Haskell-Dowland, Edith Cowan University and Roberto Musotto,…
Westport On WA Infrastructure Strategy in Architecture + Urban Design
Infrastructure WA has today released Foundations for a Stronger Tomorrow, its first draft State Infrastructure Strategy which is now available…
Latest On The California – Some Crew Off And Some Crew On in Shipping News
WA Health is reporting two new cases of COVID-19, as part of its daily reporting cycle. These cases – two…

In Honour Of The Humble Terrazzo Tile: The Underneath/Overlooked Exhibition

The 10 Nights In Port Walyalup/Fremantle Festival is in full swing, made more exciting by our lovely wintry weather. Freo is rarely better than at night in July when light rain sparkle the dark streets. But there’s also fun to be had during the daylight hours too, like at this MUST SEE exhibition at Moore & Moore in Henry Street in honour of the humble terrazzo tile. With the title, Underneath/Overlooked – Bonded and Resilient the exhibition and associated workshops run from Friday 16 through Sunday 25 July 2021. Artist Penny Bovell and project manager Gabrielle Howlett have teamed up…
RO-RO Land – The Port Awash With Vehicles in Shipping News
Now, if you’re looking for a real Freo thing to do, pack your family and friends into your car and…
Light a birthday candle for our green friend! in Shipping News
With several weeks of winter squalls incessantly whistling over Arthur Head and licking the streets of Fremantle’s West End, it’s…
Places I Love – Brickwrecks: Sunken Ships in LEGO®Bricks at Fremantle’s Maritime Museum in Life, Law & Culture
We all have different childhood memories about our toys. There is however one commonality in most of our minds: LEGO®.…

Aussie Opinion Polls On China

Opinion polls about China in Australia have proliferated First, there is the Lowy Poll, which has been running since 2005. As China becomes more important, more questions are asked on the topic. Just in the last month, there are also the ACRI/BIDA poll and SMH/Age/Resolve Strategic Poll. These two polls ask a broad range of questions on Australia-China relationships. There is also a more niche poll conducted by the Australia Institute on “Should Australia go to war with China in defence of Taiwan?” The results of Lowy, ACRI, or SMH/Age polls were unsurprising. But I was surprised by the Australia…

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