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Two million views!

Today is quite a big milestone for my blog: I passed 2,000,000 views! Continue reading

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Looking after staff

I was not very positive about my University in my last post, but a announcement earlier this month was a pleasant surprise. I do believe that the University wants to look after staff and students and, while the large, impersonal … Continue reading

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Postcards from Practice: Initial Learnings from the Name.Narrate.Navigate Program

We have just published a report, Postcards from practice: Initial learnings from Name.Narrate.Navigate. with initial learnings for work with young people and domestic violence. Continue reading

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Off-topic posts in a LinkedIn community engagement discussion group

I recently asked a LinkedIn discussion group on community engagement what posts should be deleted. Here are the results. Continue reading

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Scam alert – Renewal Letter from ASIC

I’ve recently registered Transition Newcastle as a charity with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) so when I the above email I at first thought it could be related to our registration. The text read: Please find information in … Continue reading

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Five things that scare me about Trump as president

Later this week, Donald Trump becomes the 45th US president. Even though I live in Australia, the election gripped the nation and received a great deal of media attention. I was one of those people who couldn’t believe he had … Continue reading

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A quarter of a million views – thanks everybody!

Over a quarter of a million views! Thanks everybody for your support over the years. It’s funny how a quarter of a million sound more than 250,000. These are the 10 most popular posts (by number of views) since I … Continue reading

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Our University strategic plan – what does it offer?

The University of Newcastle (UON) recently launched its “NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025”. I like some of the language in the plan and hope it opens up possibilities. The vision is UON stands as a global leader distinguished by a … Continue reading

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Sustaining Community blog – 2015

As this is my first blog for the year, it seems appropriate to reflect on 2015 in the Sustaining Community blog. In February last year I set some goals for my blogging: Decide whether or not to change the name … Continue reading

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How many blog views per day?

I sometimes wonder how many views per day other bloggers receive. I know I should be writing for myself; I know that just because somebody “views” my blog it doesn’t mean they read anything; and I know that blogging isn’t … Continue reading

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