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Today's episode details a collaboration between two countries, The United States and Australia, that have the same goal in combating the flow of illicit drugs into their countries. The Drug Enforcement Administration was formed in 1973, by the Nixon administration, for the war on drugs and over the years this administration has grown, evolved and they have been the countries leading experts on illicit narcotic sales that terrorize the globe. The Western Australian Police Force, colloquially WAPOL, was formed in 1834 and provides police services to over 2.5 million citizens of Western Australia. This story will detail how two countries formed a partnership and created a “pilot” program that sent two Detectives from WAPOL to the Dallas DEA Field Division for a 90-day special assignment to observe the DEA investigate cases in the United States. After a strict selection process, WAPOL Detectives Benjamin Willian Cox and David Joseph Gilliland were sent to the Dallas Texas to work under Special Agent in Charge Eduardo Chavez and Special Agent Guy Baker. SAC Chavez leads the DEA Dallas Field Division. Detectives Cox and Gilliland joined the amazing Strike Force Group to immerse themselves in long term investigations so that both groups can learn from each other in detective styles, techniques and case managing. Longtime Dallas Narcotics Task Force member, David Roach #9150, took the mates under his wing to show them all that Dallas and the great state of Texas has to offer in narcotics and violence. Enjoy this different type of episode as we bridge two countries that have common goals in making their home a better and safer place for their people. Episode Guest List: Detective Superintendent John Hutchison Superintendent Hutchison spearheaded this initiative and oversees the Serious Organised Crime Squad in WAPOL. He started in WAPOL in 1986 and became a Detective Sgt in 1992 and has served as a Detective in several positions including covert undercover unit, drug and organized crime investigations and in 2022 he started a TSOC Squad to build the capabilities of the Western Australian Police Force. DEA Special Agent in Charge Eduardo Chavez SAC Chavez leads the DEA Dallas Field Division that oversees daily operations in the North Texas Region and the entire state of Oklahoma. SAC Chávez began his career with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the San Francisco Field Division in 2000 as a Special Agent assigned to the Bakersfield, California, Resident Office. During this period in the Central Valley of California, SAC Chávez conducted numerous complex conspiracy and undercover operations where his fluent Spanish and upbringing along the U.S.-México border allowed him to infiltrate several Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs). DEA Assistant Special Agent Guy Baker I met Guy as I learned he enjoyed listening to this podcast and he prefers to be a behind the scenes operator and does not like the limelight however I want the listener to know this episode would not have happened without Guy. He commands the respect of his peers and has dedicated his life to the DEA. I am honored to have met him. Guy has over 25 years with the DEA and is keen and outspoken in the fact that Fentanyl is one of the globes most dangerous crisis. Dallas Police Narcotics DEA Task Force Detective David Roach #9150 David has gravitated to enforcing narcotics going back to working in God's Country, the Southeast Division, when he started as a rookie officer. David's proactive talents and knack for natural street instincts as pure police was noticed by all as he spent several years in uniformed positions on assignments that allowed him to showcase his talents. Detective Roach was assigned to the Dallas Narcotics Division and quickly joined the Narcotics Lab Unit then was hand picked to be a member of the DEA Task Force. David is a friend, respected and loyal team member and is bulldog of a Detective that is relentless in building cases on some of the most violent traffickers in the metroplex.
Rains Retreat teachings from 8th August to 24th of October 2012. Teachings given by the abbot Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine (southeast of Perth, Western Australia). The main audience was the Sangha. Track 2/10 : Chanda and Nibbida – 15th August 2012. See the full set here. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.
Today Justin talks with Peter Dowding. Peter worked as a solicitor and barrister for many years in Australia, beginning in 1966. He also served in various positions with the Labour Party and was elected to serve as the 24th Premier for Western Australia from 1988 until 1990. Peter is here to tell the story of his uncle Bruce who was studying in Paris when Germany invaded duriNg WWII and felt the call to contribute in any way that he could. Bruce served in uniform, was captured, escaped, joined the French resistance, and even served at the behest of Britain's MI9. His life was cut tragically short during the war, as were so many others. Peter has spent years researching his uncle's life and contributions during the war.Connect with Peter:IG: @peterdowdingauthorCheck out Peter's book, Secret Agent, Unsung Hero, here. https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Agent-Unsung-Hero-Dowding/dp/1399055437Connect with Spycraft 101:Check out Justin's latest release, Covert Arms, here.spycraft101.comIG: @spycraft101Shop: spycraft-101.myshopify.comPatreon: Spycraft 101Find Justin's first book, Spyshots: Volume One, here.Download the free eBook, The Clandestine Operative's Sidearm of Choice, here.True Spies Podcast Want to hear more unique espionage stories? Check out the True Spies Podcast.Soteira Systems Escape is an option. Save 10% with code SPYCRAFT101Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
Hello! This is episode 299, and it's Part 2 of my conversation with Brian Guinan from I-Smart Building Group. Brian Guinan is a Passive House builder and the director of I-Smart Building Group, a residential building company based in Western Australia delivering high performance homes. This episode is part of a special series on the National Construction Code, and NCC 2022. [For all resources mentioned in this podcast and a free, downloadable PDF transcript, head to www.undercoverarchitect.com/299] If you haven't tuned in for Part 1 yet, head back to Episode 298 first so you can hear the first half of my conversation with Brian. You can access that at www.undercoverarchitect.com/298. In Part 2 of my conversation, Brian shares some great detail about how he's streamlined the delivery of his Passive House and high performance homes, especially in the challenging and predominantly volume-built construction industry in Western Australia. He also shares his views on the National Construction Code 2022 changes, and his suggestions for homeowners to navigate this well. And we discuss the Sustainable Builders Alliance, of which Brian is a founding member. Remember, if you'd like to grab a full transcript of this episode, plus information on the resources we discuss, you can do that by heading to www.undercoverarchitect.com/299. Now, let's dive in! SHOW NOTES: If you're struggling with understanding the overall steps for your project, what you should be focussing on and when, or how to best invest your efforts, energy and money to get a great outcome in your future home, I've created something super helpful for you. Access my free online workshop “Your Project Plan” now >>> https://undercoverarchitect.com/projectplan This free workshop will really help you understand the best steps to take wherever you're at in your project, and how you can avoid some serious and expensive mistakes. Plus, I'll share with you what to focus on and when, so you know you're getting everything in order for a successful project and beautiful home. And you'll get access to some great bonuses as well. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST NOW. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST: For links, images and resources mentioned in this podcast, head to >>> www.undercoverarchitect.com/299. Access my free “Your Project Plan” online workshop and awesome bonuses now >>> https://undercoverarchitect.com/projectplan Access the support and guidance you need to be confident and empowered when renovating and building your family home inside my flagship online program >>> https://undercoverarchitect.com/courses/the-home-method/ Just a reminder: All content on this podcast is provided by Undercover Architect for reference purposes and as general guidance. It does not take into account specific circumstances and should not be relied on in that way. You should seek independent verification or advice before relying on this content in any circumstances, including but not limited to circumstances where loss or damage may result. The views and opinions of any guests on the podcast are solely their own. They may not reflect the views of Undercover Architect. Undercover Architect endeavours to publish content that is accurate at the time it is published, but does not accept responsibility for content that may or has become inaccurate over time.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rains Retreat teachings from 8th August to 24th of October 2012. Teachings given by the abbot Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine (southeast of Perth, Western Australia). The main audience was the Sangha. Track 1/10 : The Other End Of The Arm – 8th August 2012. See the full set here. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.
Rains Retreat teachings given in 1999. Teachings given by the abbot Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine (southeast of Perth, Western Australia). The main audience was the Sangha. Track 11/11: The End Anatta – 1999. See the full set here. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.
Dans l'actualité de ce vendredi 24 novembre 2023 : entrée en vigueur de la trêve entre Israël et le Hamas dans la bande de Gaza ; les bienfaits de la crèche dès le plus jeune âge selon un rapport ; incendies dans le Western Australia.
Interview with Dr. Mike Jones, MD of Impact Minerals Ltd.Our previous interview: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/posts/impact-minerals-asxipt-pitch-perfect-3608Recording date: 22nd November 2023Impact Minerals Poised to Help Fill Booming HPA Market through Low-Cost ProductionHigh-purity alumina (HPA) remains a niche commodity today, but surging lithium-ion battery and LED lighting demand is fuelling the rapid market growth. With existing HPA producers already struggling to supply global requirements, Impact Minerals could enter the scene at an ideal time to help fill the widening supply-demand gap.Impact controls substantial mineral resources in Western Australia capable of low-cost HPA production through a straightforward leaching process. Recent scoping studies validate the project's world-class economics. Targeting operating expenditures under $10/kg HPA would establish an impact among the industry's lowest-cost producers. Below $15/kg is considered competitive. Coupled with factors like full permitting and modular scale to minimise initial capex needs, Impact is positioned to capitalise on the HPA market's unprecedented expansion.Strategic Priorities Aligning to Reach CommercialisationImpact has systematically focused its latest work programs on optimising HPA production flowsheet design and costs. Successfully generating larger-scale HPA samples remains key to qualifying product specifications with potential customers next year. Concurrently, management aims to accelerate critical mining agreements, project feasibility studies, and engineering reviews required for commercialisation. These coherent strategic priorities over the next 18-24 months are targeted to de-risk the project's commanding upside potential.Attractive Valuation with Over 5X Upside to PeerDespite outstanding economics and strategic momentum, Impact Minerals still trades 70% below its 2021 highs. But successfully executing its development milestones in the period ahead can re-rate the company substantially higher. The project's current discounted valuation contrasts significantly with HPA developer peer Alpha HPA, for example, which reached over a $1 billion market cap and trades at 5 times Impact's current price, despite holding less advanced projects.Ultra-High Margins Beckon Amid Deepening HPA ShortageImpact's projected production costs potentially half that of existing HPA producers set the company up to achieve ultra-high profit margins from selling into supply-short markets. Customer demand is clearly demonstrated, with multiple lithium-ion gigafactory and LED manufacturing investments driving HPA requirements higher every year. In a commodity market with distinctive supply pressures, Impact's production scalability and low-cost output advantages provide a prime opportunity to generate major shareholder value. The bull case appears intact for substantial upside revaluation potential as strategic priorities advance toward targeted production within the next 3 years.View Impact Minerals' company profile: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/companies/impact-mineralsSign up for Crux Investor: https://cruxinvestor.com
Rains Retreat teachings for 1999. Teachings given by the abbot Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine (southeast of Perth, Western Australia). The main audience was the Sangha. Track 10/11: Joy at Last to Know See the full set here. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.
Interview with Shaun Bunn, Managing Director of Empire Metals Ltd.Our previous interview: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/posts/empire-metals-eee-massive-high-grade-titanium-mineral-system-explores-copper-potential-3202Recording date: 21st November 2023Massive Titanium Discovery in Western AustraliaEmpire Metals has announced a major titanium discovery at their 100% owned Pitfield Project in Western Australia. Initial drilling intercepted significant mineralization over a 30km strike length, with exceptional grades up to 20% TiO2 sampled at the surface. This points to a very large mineralised system with world-class potential.As Managing Director Sean Burger stated, “We found titanium we found titanium over 30km strike length, we found it now 300-400m below surface, every meter full of titanium minerals.” The company believes Pitfield has uncovered a unique sedimentary-hosted titanium deposit not seen globally before. The scale and richness show similarities to giant discoveries like the Carlin Trend in Nevada.Strategic Importance of TitaniumTitanium has faced structural supply deficits with accelerating demand from aerospace, defence, automotive, and other key industries. This backdrop provides strong incentives for new projects, especially those with clear scale advantages. With market size expected to reach $26 billion by 2030 and steady 6% annual growth, Pitfield offers exposure to these dynamics.Empire's Focus on Delineating High-Grade AreasWhile the sheer district-scale mineralised footprint is proven, Empire is prioritizing drilling and metallurgical analysis to pinpoint higher-grade zones. As Burger explained, “we need to narrow down our scope, focus on where the grades are...then that translates to metallurgical investigations.” Defining optimised mineralization and processing flowsheets will drive commercialisation plans. By targeting high-purity titanium compounds rather than bulk minerals, Empire can substantially boost potential revenues per tonne of ore.Attracting Strategic PartnersEmpire recognises it will require strategic partnerships and cornerstone investments to develop a project of this magnitude. But they want to control and drive the upside. As Burger asserted, “I don't imagine us as a seller, I don't imagine a situation where we get there and flip it, give it away.” The company is actively building connections across the industry and shoring up technical capabilities to advance Pitfield.The Coming MonthsWith over 12,000m of additional drilling starting in Q1 2023, Empire expects to significantly advance resource modelling and metallurgical analysis over the next 6-12 months. The work programs are fully funded and will feed into initial development planning. As results further validate Pitfield's remarkable credentials, interest from majors and strategic investors is expected to accelerate. Titanium assets this significant rarely come to market. Exposure today represents exceptional leverage as Empire transitions into the development cycle to potentially build a multi-billion dollar project in a Tier 1 location.—View Empire Metals' company profile: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/companies/empire-metalsSign up for Crux Investor: https://cruxinvestor.com
Australian Taryn Foster has spent her whole life exploring the coral reefs in Western Australia. As a result, she has witnessed the damage caused by climate change. With her company Coral Maker, she now wants to take up the fight for corals - with artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. The technologies are developed by the US software company Autodesk. For the comany works German developer Jan Niestrath. SBS correspondent Barbara Barkhausen spoke to him about the technologies of the future that are giving the Great Barrier Reef hope again. - Die Australierin Taryn Foster hat ihr Leben damit verbracht, die Korallenriffe in ihrer Heimat Westaustralien zu erkunden. Dadurch wurde sie Zeugin der Schäden, die der Klimawandel hinterlassen hat. Mit ihrer Firma Coral Maker will sie nun den Kampf für die Korallen aufnehmen – mit künstlicher Intelligenz (KI) und Robotik. Letzere Technologien kommen von der US-amerikanischen Softwareschmiede Autodesk und dort gibt es auch einen deutschen Entwickler: Jan Niestrath. SBS-Korrespondentin Barbara Barkhausen hat sich mit ihm über die Zukunftstechnologien unterhalten, die selbst unserem Great Barrier Reef wieder ein wenig Hoffnung geben.
We finally did it! We have our first special guest from Western Australia. Rob Vonk is the man in question and he is an avid aeromodeller that has a penchant for turbine jets. Rob shares his aeromodelling story and brings us up to speed with a massive F16 scratch build that he has underway.
I spoke with Dr. Andrew Whitehouse from the University of Western Australia about autistic life, gut hype, same-foods, the problem of pseudoscience and the shifting nature of autism research. Listen to the podcast by playing the audio file below, or on streaming sites like Spotify, Stitcher or ApplePodcasts. Transcript: NoncompliantPodcast_trscrt_Whitehouse Bio Dr. Whitehouse is the … Continue reading “What outcomes are we looking at?” Talking with Dr. Andrew Whitehouse about the shifting course of autism research & services
Interview with Oliver Turner, Executive VP of Karora Resources Inc.Our previous interview: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/posts/karora-resources-tsxkrr-exploration-success-and-production-growth-plans-4304Recording date: 20th November 2023Karora Resources is steadily advancing its growth strategy focused on expanding gold production from its operating mine portfolio in Western Australia. With a solid production track record and extensive infrastructure in place to support higher output rates, Karora offers investors leveraged exposure to rising gold prices.The company remains on pace to meet full-year gold production guidance of 145,000-160,000 ounces, which would represent a sizable increase from Karora's output of under 100,000 ounces just three years ago. All-in sustaining costs have tracked inline as well, at A$1,188/oz versus 2022 guidance of A$1,100-1,250/oz. With its core mines performing to plan, Karora's seasoned management team is executing well operationally.A central component of Karora's growth strategy is its extensive exploration program, focused primarily on adding new gold resources around existing mine infrastructure at its Beta Hunt operation. Over the past four years, the drilling has successfully delineated seven additional gold shear zones near the mine. According to Karora's Executive Vice President Oliver Turner, these new gold discoveries will substantially expand Karora's resource base as they are systematically upgraded into reserves and brought into production. Infrastructure investment aims to accelerate the drilling rate to build up the pipeline of additional production volumes.Importantly, with two mills now providing 2.6 million tons of annual processing capacity, Karora has significant infrastructure in place to translate exploration success into rising gold output. Turner highlighted that growing production will drive higher cash flow generation, which strengthens Karora's balance sheet to fund growth and can also support shareholder returns through dividends or share repurchases once the company reaches scale.By executing its clear growth strategy focused on discovering and developing new production ounces, Karora can substantially expand output from its Australian gold mines. As gold volumes increase, Karora is positioned to achieve a re-rating in its valuation multiple toward parity with mid-tier gold producers. Attracting greater investor interest and larger capital inflows to support its strategic objectives. For investors, Karora offers an opportunity for significant appreciation potential as the market recognizes it maturing into a sizable low-cost gold producer in a tier-one mining jurisdiction.-View Karora Resources' company profile: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/companies/karora-resourcesSign up for Crux Investor: https://cruxinvestor.com
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On today's show, Simeon will discuss the top stories of the day in Australia with Lembit. Later, pilot Alan Dana will warn of a potential disaster in the airline industry due to Covid vaccines. Additionally, Peter Fam will discuss the mask mandates in Western Australia. GUEST 1 OVERVIEW: Australian-born Aussie Cossack rose to prominence during the NSW lockdowns as an outspoken media personality notorious for his hilarious interactions with the NSW police and numerous large-scale campaigns against corrupt politicians. Boikov left Australia at the age of 18 to study at the Moscow Sretensky Seminary. It was here that he had his first posting as a journalist Whilst in Russia Boikov became heavily involved in the Russian Cossack movement. Upon returning to Australia Boikov was elected the Ataman of the Australian Cossack chapter and founded a pro-Russian political newspaper called Russian Frontier. In May of 2022 the Aussie Cossack was jailed for 10 months for breaching a suppression and non-publication order for content posted to his YouTube channel. After successfully winning an appeal against the severity of the sentence Aussie Cossack left prison. In December 2022 the Aussie Cossack defected to the Russian Consulate in Sydney where he was granted diplomatic asylum. From his studio within the Consulate building, he now broadcasts daily on TNT Radio. GUEST 2 OVERVIEW: Alan Dana is a former Jetstar pilot who opposes vaccine mandates. He claims that elites are actively seeking unvaccinated pilots. He is also a member of the Global Aviation Advocacy Coalition. GUEST 3 OVERVIEW: Peter Fam is a principal lawyer at Maat's Method, advocating for human rights with a focus on bodily autonomy and challenging government decisions.
Rains Retreat teachings for 1999. Teachings given by the abbot Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine (southeast of Perth, Western Australia). The main audience was the Sangha. Track 9/11: Just a Process See the full set here. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.
Got a question for the trio? https://forms.zohopublic.com/propertyplanningaustralia/form/GotaquestionforthePropertyTrio/formperma/zYCQAxzE_24CVlDafP1ozyzwtmB-8m1iCNtCTgDvHXMMike has prepared some industry-first data and the Trio deep-dive into it for our listeners this week.Dave's overview of this special city spans it's impressive performance of late, and the uniqueness of Perth when it comes to the house to unit ratio. Mike also weighs in with some interesting history about WA's quest for independence. 66% of Western Australians voted to leave the commonwealth in a 1931 referendum, but for technical reasons, the vote didn't initiate change. The mineral wealth stands WA disproportionately from other states in terms of federal funds allocated per state and territory, and Dave delves into the state budget and the revenue generated by WA. With WA accounting for half of the nation's exports, this important statistic is very telling when it comes to understanding what drivers influence markets.Mike's data compared Q1 2022 to Q1 2023 and found that WA had moved from the 4th most popular state for investors to 2nd in that 12 months. In real terms, it was a 22.49% change in favour of WA with every state except the ACT declining in favour over that period. WA represented 9.38% of all residential investor activity in Q1 2022, and jumped to a whopping 22.49% in Q1 2023 second only to QLD at 37.97%. Despite this recent renaissance, Cate reminds listeners that for the 14-year period starting 2007 to the end of 2020, the Perth property market essentially stayed flat. At the start of 2007 Perth had the highest median house value of Australia's eight capitals, and at the end of the next 168 months, it went nowhere, while house values actually doubled in Sydney. Mike's insights into population changes are fascinating.. tune in to find out! Reading the iron ore crystal ball is no mean feat, but Dave shares his outlook. The Trio share their concerns for investors who are rushing in without understanding the volatility and drivers of a market like Perth. Timing the entry and exit is never an easy thing to do. As Dave points out, an over-reliance on mining is a risk.Lastly, our gold nuggets…… Mike Mortlock's gold nugget: It's important to be heavily researched on the location as best you can. Thinking about resale and retirement should be a key consideration also.Dave Johnston's gold nugget: "The most important economy to be across is your own economy. Ultimately you need to make decisions that are right for you." Cate Bakos's gold nugget: The tyranny of distance needs to be factored in to any investor's interstate purchase decisions. Long term buy and hold plans need to be consider the maintenance burden that long distance renovating can create.Show notes: https://www.propertytrio.com.au/2023/11/20/perth-property-gold-rush/
Music is an under-explored tool with respect to the provision of psychotherapy as well as the crafting of peak experiences. Clinical counsellor, performance coach and opera singer, Dr. Fiona McAndrew, joins us for an eclectic, wide-ranging discussion in which explore:Fiona's alternating journey between psychology and music a window into the psychological life of a top tier opera singermusic as tool to evoke and access emotions and spiritual experiences the emotional transaction between performer and artist Fiona's research on peak experience and peak states including a fascinating recounting of her own seminal peak experience while performing translating learnings from peak experience in the performing arts to the therapeutic domain consideration of the evolutionary significance of peak experience and the utility for exploring one's sense of selfreflections on providing therapy to highly creative individuals a brief meditation on the beauty inherent to the human voice the appeal and utility of depth psychology, especially for managing dialectics and tolerating internal dissonance the unique challenges and opportunity of the mid-life passageFeedback or comments? Email us: email@example.comDr. Fiona McAndrew is a clinical counsellor and performance coach working internationally online and in person in central Helsinki. She holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne in Music Performance Psychology and a Master of Counselling (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) from Monash University, Melbourne which she integrates with a Jungian, depth psychology perspective to help a range of clients in the corporate world, elite athletics, professional performing arts, music, film and advertising. This experience is underpinned by training and publication as a research psychologist (B.A.Hons) (University of Western Australia) and professional performing arts training at the elite Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London (PG.Ad.Dip.,Opera). She is also a trained Creativity Coach and holds a Certificate to administer the personality test, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).Fiona's special interest in positive psychology and performance grew out of her 25 year career as an international opera singer performing solo roles to critical acclaim for major festivals, opera houses and film. Until 2020, she was Deputy Head of Opera and Classical Voice as well as a lecturer in Musical Theatre at the well- known multi-arts conservatoire Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and is a frequent performance consultant at conservatoire and universities in New Zealand, Australia, and the UK.In 2020 she re-trained in counselling and her Masters research focussed on anxiety in mid-life women and chronic pain conditions. Her previous doctoral research into peak states of consciousness, looked at the ways in which music, language and movement in the communal experience of theatre can provide the conditions for the experience of awe that lies "beyond words".Fiona's diverse range of experience and skills and a network of international referrals and contacts, allows her to offer a creative, confidential space for clients to address issues and develop clarity in their working and personal lives. The term idir from the Irish language meaning between, refers to the creative space between client and therapist and between clients and their creative challengess.https://idircreativecounselling.com/Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Courtney joins Deryn to explain the mystery behind chlorotic decline a syndrome that was having devastating effects on the majestic trees in Western Australia's Kings Park. https://www.hoselink.com.au/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=all+the+dirt&utm_campaign=5+percent+off
In today's episode, we have James Cusack, a fifth-generation farmer and Corriedale breeder hailing from south-west Victoria.While James grew up on a farm in Western Australia, he spent time completing a diesel mechanic apprenticeship before returning to farming in Victoria. James explains, "I was always told I had to do something else, so becoming a diesel mechanic was a practical skill to have. It's come in handy in various ways, but ultimately, my heart was in farming."Now located in Skipton, south-west Victoria, James manages his family's farms, including the original Corriedale stud in Australia, flock number one, a lineage established in 1911. In 2012, James inherited the stud and has since dedicated himself to ramping up production and genetic improvement across both wool and meat.James' dedication to improving his flock led him to join the Performance Corriedale Group. This group of passionate Corriedale breeders collaborates to enhance the breed's performance, particularly in meat quality and growth traits. James elaborates, "We aim to change the traditional look of the breed, improve rearing ability, and boost lamb weaning rates while maintaining the valuable wool characteristics."To achieve this, the Performance Corriedale Group established a progeny test. This project involves joining 270 commercial ewes to 11 different sires, including Corriedales, Border Leicesters, Dorsets and maternal composites. The goal is to assess eating quality and growth traits in the offspring: "We're looking forward to processing the lambs in the new year and analysing carcass traits such as shear force and intramuscular fat."James is optimistic about the future of Corriedales and believes that projects like these will help showcase the breed's potential. He emphasises the importance of encouraging other breeders to embrace objective measurement tools and select for desired traits.To stay updated on the progress of this exciting project or get in touch with James Cusack, visit the Performance Corriedale Breeders' Twitter account or email James at email@example.com. Don't miss their field day on 1 March 2024, where you can see the progeny on display and learn more about their findings first hand.If you have any questions about anything mentioned on this podcast, or one for our upcoming Q&A, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voice note here: https://thehub.nextgenagri.com/c/ask-your-questions-c7d0a4/ Head Shepherd is brought to you by neXtgen Agri International Limited, we help livestock farmers get the most out of the genetics they farm with. Get in touch with us if you would like to hear more about how we can help you do what you do best - email@example.com.Thanks to our sponsors at MSD Animal Health and Allflex, and Heiniger Australia and New Zealand.These companies are leaders in their respective fields and it is a privilege to have them supporting the Head Shepherd Podcast. Please consider them when making product choices, as they are instrumental in enabling us to bring you this podcast each week.Check out Heiniger's product range HERECheck out the MSD range HERECheck out Allflex products HERE
Dr Kate Gregory - Battye Historian State Library of Western Australia -SLWA John and Ray Oldham. The Oldham's made a significant contribution to the preservation of Perth's built heritage and environment in the mid twentieth century. They were early conservationists recognising the value of Western Australia's unique heritage and the importance of connection with our landscape. John, Landscape Architect, designed many of the landscapes we now take for granted around the city of Perth and beyond. Ray, a writer & journalist and collaborator with John's landscape design. The State Library has a large private archive collection relating to the Oldhams and it is now undergoing some exciting conservation work in our preservation lab.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Chances are, if you're living in, or driving through regional and remote parts of Australia, you may have seen a blue tree in a paddock and wondered about it. That tree is one of over a thousand dotted across the countryside. The Blue Tree Project is a mental health charity that flourished from a grass roots movement in regional Western Australia. Kendall is the brains behind the initiative, which came from the tragic and unexpected loss of her brother Jayden to suicide in 2018. Hailing from small country town of Mukinbudin in the Central Wheatbelt in Western Australia, Kendall has achieved a lot in the space of rural mental health in the last four years and was crowed the 2022 WA Young Australian of the Year.
Rains Retreat teachings for 1999. Teachings given by the abbot Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine (southeast of Perth, Western Australia). The main audience was the Sangha. Track 8/11: The Jhanas Inwards Not Onwards See the full set here. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.
Rains Retreat teachings given in 1999. Teachings given by the abbot Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine (southeast of Perth, Western Australia). The main audience was the Sangha. Track 7/11: Barriers to Calm and Insight – 1999. See the full set here. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.
Rains Retreat teachings for 1999. Teachings given by the abbot Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine (southeast of Perth, Western Australia). The main audience was the Sangha. Track 6/11: Faith in the Mind See the full set here. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.
Interview with Chris Reed, CEO/MD of Neometals Ltd.Recording date: 15th November 2023With lithium prices down roughly 70% from last year's peak, Australian firm Neometals is adapting its strategy to weather difficult market conditions in the lithium industry. Despite the tough environment, Neometals still sees significant long-term potential in lithium, projecting surging demand from the electric vehicle revolution. The company is working to position itself to ultimately capitalize on a rebound in prices.Neometals' recent initiatives demonstrate a prudent, opportunistic approach aimed at enhancing shareholder returns while limiting risk exposure. This includes making a promising new lithium discovery from historical mining records, continuing to advance its core battery recycling business, and pivoting to emphasize a capital-light technology licensing model over traditional mine development.Importantly for investors, Neometals aims to focus on generating recurring royalty revenue streams rather than relying solely on lithium price appreciation. By maintaining ownership of its proprietary technologies while outsourcing plant operating costs, Neometals seeks to create high-margin income from percentage-based royalties tied to production. This licensing model aligns with the company's goal of rewarding shareholders while avoiding excessive dilution from large capital expenditures.Neometals' new lithium discovery in Western Australia provides significant optionality for investors. Through simple review of historical drill cores and assays at one of its nickel exploration sites, the company confirmed intersections of spodumene, a lithium-bearing mineral. While still early stage, this finding opens the door for Neometals to potentially delineate a substantial maiden lithium resource at minimal cost. Exploration upside could boost Neometals' portfolio without near-term financial commitments.Importantly, CEO Chris Reed emphasized battery recycling remains Neometals' core strategic focus despite the new discovery. The company's proprietary recycling technology is on track for first revenues by 2025, starting with a demonstration plant under construction for Mercedes-Benz. After solving key chemical purity challenges, Neometals aims to supply larger 200,000 tonne per year facilities to capitalize on surging battery waste volumes. Success with Mercedes validates Neometals' recycling capabilities, providing a springboard to sign additional partners.While Neometals has slowed spending on other mining projects amid weak lithium pricing, it continues advancing initiatives with strategic potential. This prudent approach maintains optionality without overextending the company's balance sheet. Neometals continues to pilot a proprietary lithium extraction process with partner Bondalti in Portugal, eyeing attractive European EV battery production. The company also retains exploration rights to Barrambie, one of the world's largest undeveloped titanium resources.Crucially for investors, Neometals has tailored its strategies to avoid excessive risk during the lithium downturn while ensuring leveraged exposure to an eventual rebound. The company's capital-light licensing model means minimized equity dilution even as its technologies scale commercially. By building a portfolio of 5-10% gross royalty streams across lithium, nickel, cobalt, and other battery metals, Neometals aims to realize higher earnings multiples than typical mining projects.With analysts projecting lithium prices to recover by mid-decade as demand surges, Neometals' royalties could provide substantial upside. The company's technology licensing approach allows it to maintain strategic focus despite market volatility. For investors with patience and belief in the secular lithium growth story, Neometals presents an intriguing specialized play.View Neometals' company profile: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/companies/neometalsSign up for Crux Investor: https://cruxinvestor.com
The Federal Government has decided to cut funding to three major road infrastructure projects in regional Western Australia and the state transport minister is not happy, in fact she's deeply disappointed. Rita Saffioti says the state will fund the projects on the chopping block.
A WA wheatbelt farmer says the Pacific Seeds Garrison canola variety has underperformed this season, in fact he's recorded a 21 per cent mortality rate, which he believes is unacceptable and he wants compensation.
Lawrence W. Speck is Senior Design Principal for the large (1400 person) architectural firm, Page, with offices in eighteen cities across the U.S. He is also a well-known design educator having been a faculty member in schools of architecture at M.I.T, University of Western Australia and University of Texas at Austin for many years. He served as Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin from 1992-2001.Speck has helped lead six major master planning projects for his home city, Austin, including master plans for a seven-mile stretch of the Colorado River as it moves through downtown, for a 40-block area around the Texas State Capital, and for the new Dell Medical School campus at UT Austin. He has also been the lead architect for two major park projects in downtown Houston—Discovery Green and Buffalo Bayou Park. In addition to designing many urban commercial buildings, Speck has been the lead designer for Austin Bergstrom International Airport Terminal (3 phases), Austin Convention Center (2 phases), and academic buildings on six university campuses.His work has been profiled in such popular publications as The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Business Week; in American architectural publications such as Architectural Record, Architecture, Architectural Digest, Architect, Interior Design, Contract, and Progressive Architecture; and in international architectural journals such as The Architectural Review (England), OFX (Italy), Design Community (China), Baumeister (Germany), Projeto (Brazil), Tasarim (Turkey), Ottagano (Italy), Nikkei Construction (Japan) and Architectural Design (England).In the last 25 years, Speck's design work has won over 120 design awards—30+ from the AIA. As an educator, he has received over 40 teaching and service awards including the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion. He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and served as chair of the jury to select fellows in 2005. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Join Jacob and Nic as they take an in depth look at the mission line up for CanCon 2024. Just a reminder that if you like what we do and want to support us, you can do so for 3 dollars a month at patreon.com/lossoflieutenant. If you can't commit financially to support us, we get it times are tough, just let Aleph know you like us by liking, following and leaving a review on faecbook and wherever you get your podcasts. Timestamps Introduction and Catch Up: 00:00:00 - 00:19:03 Infinity News: 00:19:04 - 00:36:12 Challenges and Community Announcements: 00:36:12 - 00:48:26 CanCon Mission Analysis: 00:48:29 - 02:10:34 November Monthly Challenge Announcement - Resilience Ops Now that the new objective deck is out in circulation, for the November monthly challenge we'd like to hear about your games with the new Resilience Ops mission. What combination of objectives have most challenged you? What wacky hijinks have ensued different pairings of battlefield conditions? How has Resilience Ops changed how your lists and list pairings? As always, send your entry as a Google Doc to us at Lossoflieutenant@gmail.com One random winner will be selected at the end of November to win a blister of their choice from Toy Soldier Imports. ***Q3-Q4 Hobby Challenge - Narrative Story*** Continuing LoL's drive to get people into the creative side of Infinity, for quarter three and four we are asking our listeners to write us a short narrative story. The infinity universe has a rich and diverse background, with so many source books to choose from it's a perfect time to create some new stories from the Human Sphere! Is there a unit or character in your army who has performed so heroically over the course of multiple games they deserve to have a story written about them? Or is there a piece of background you've read or heard about that's just crying out to be expanded? Well now's your chance to express yourself through the written word. Please try to stick to a limit of no more than 2000 words, as these are supposed to be short stories. Alternatively, a 10 minute audio recording would also be welcome. Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org At the end of the quarter we will pick our favourites and give them the White Noise treatment of reading them out on the show! Because this is a two-quarter challenge, two random entries will win a small box set of their choice from Toy Soldier Imports! Good luck! Events Throw the Dice Infinity Store Championship 2023 Geelong, Victoria 18 November 300 points, 3 rounds Supremacy, Firefight, and Highly Classified Painting Requirement: All Lieutenants must be fully painted and based. Winner goes onto the Throw the Dice Hall of Fame wall. Signup and details can be found on the Throw the Dice Facebook page. South Perth Brawl 2023 - Western Australia's Premier ITS Event 25 November at the South Perth Community Hall 4 rounds in one day! Overall winner receives the traditional South Perth Brawl Broadsword. In addition to normal prize support, each round has a bounty: Round 1 Evacuation - Guardian Angel bounty for the most Extracted Civilians and HVTs. Round 2 Countermeasures - Quite Professional bounty for the most Mission Objectives accomplished. Round 3 Firefight - Collector bounty for the most things acquired from Panoplies. Round 4 Cutthroat - Tier 1 Operator bounty for the most enemy Troopers killed by your Key Ops. Please see their Facebook event page for more information. Cancon 2024 Five rounds over two days, 26 and 27 January 2024 in Canberra. Tickets are live and still available. Standard two-list, 300 point event. Missions are: Unmasking B-Pong Countermeasures Armoury Last Launch Operation Heart of the Cards Come on down to House of War on Saturday the 2nd of December for Melbourne's first Resilience Operations and Reinforcements tournament! 3 rounds of Resilience Ops, and as a community we decided to test having a reinforcements optional event, testing how well a standard list pairs against a reinforcement list. Check the facebook event for more details. Do you have an event to promote? Please let us know via email@example.com and we'll shout you out on the next episode
Rains Retreat teachings for 1999. Teachings given by the abbot Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine (southeast of Perth, Western Australia). The main audience was the Sangha. Track 5/11: Gradual Anapanasati See the full set here. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.
Rains Retreat teachings for 1999. Teachings given by the abbot Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine (southeast of Perth, Western Australia). The main audience was the Sangha. Track 4/11: Striving to let go See the full set here. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.
Interview with Kyle Floyd, CEO of Vox Royalty Corp.Our previous interview: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/posts/vox-royalty-tsxvoxr-using-unique-sourcing-to-build-high-return-portfolio-3948Recording date: 9th November 2023Vox Royalty Corp (TSX:VOXR) is a mining royalty company focused on acquiring royalties globally, especially in Western Australia. CEO Kyle Floyd discussed the company's strong Q3 2022 results, including record gross profit margins and earnings which is 50% more compared to last year. Vox takes a returns-focused approach to buying royalties, aiming to generate meaningful returns beyond its cost of capital in both the short and long term.Vox Royalty's creative growth strategies, like monetizing its database of coal royalty information, utilizing non-core assets, and reiterating the company's focus on near-term producing assets to provide confidence in revenue generation.Vox Royalty pays a dividend, currently the highest dividend payout ratio in the precious metals royalty sector, as a way to demonstrate its ability to generate cash flow and allow investors to "get paid to wait." The company is well-positioned to benefit from long-term commodity price tailwinds while insulating investors from mining companies' input cost inflation. With a strong cash position and operating leverage, Vox aims to continue acquiring royalties at favorable valuations to drive shareholder value.View Vox Royalty's company profile: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/companies/vox-royaltySign up for Crux Investor: https://cruxinvestor.com
Rains Retreat teachings given in 1999. Teachings given by the abbot Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine (southeast of Perth, Western Australia). The main audience was the Sangha. Track 2/10: A Map of Freedom – 1999. See the full set here. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.
Rains Retreat teachings given in 1999. Teachings given by the abbot Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine (southeast of Perth, Western Australia). The main audience was the Sangha. Track 3/10: Fire – 1999. See the full set here. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.
This talk is republished with permission by Metta Centre, teaching retrieved from http://Dhamma Talks – Metta Centre. In this panel, three respected monastics will discuss the question of responsibility for our own happiness and suffering to shed light on the causes of misery. The panelists will examine how our own thoughts, speech and actions can shape our experience of the world and influence our well-being. One encompassing method of purifying the mind to overcome the causes of misery is through the cultivation of the Brahma Viharas, namely loving kindness (metta), compassion (karuna), joyful appreciation (mudita), and equanimity (upekkha), known as the Four Sublime Abodes. However, these wholesome mental states are widely misinterpreted and misused to justify unwholesome actions and thoughts, often under the disguise of spirituality by way of spiritual bypassing. Such misunderstandings may potentially lead to harmful consequences. This panel will discuss how to identify the causes of these misconceptions and explore ways to truly nurture and grow the pure four immeasurable qualities of the mind for the benefit of oneself and others. Ajahn Nissarano was born in 1952 in Perth, Western Australia. In 1997, he was ordained by Ajahn Brahm as a novice monk and a year later took full ordination. This year was his 26th Rain's Retreat, Vassa. He lived in Sri Lanka from 2006 to 2019, for a total of 13 and half years. During that time, he lived for 8 years in a cave on the side of a mountain, surrounded by forest and going for alms round to the village below. He returned to Australia regularly to teach, primarily at the Buddhist Society of Victoria. In January 2021 he became the Senior Monk at Newbury Buddhist Monastery, outside Melbourne, which is run by the Buddhist Society of Victoria. Bhikkhuni Ayya Kārunikā is currently the senior resident monastic at Santi Forest Monastery and has been in monastic life for over 12 years. She received her full ordination as a bhikkhunī in 2014 at Dhammasara Nuns monastery in Western Australia where she lived and trained for over a decade with Ajahn Hāsapaññā. She is also a student of Ajahn Brahm and Ajahn Brahmali. Ayya Kārunikā is able to articulate the Buddhist teachings in a way that is practical and comprehensible to people of all ages and has experience in conducting day retreats for both adults and youth. While she has a PhD in Microbiology and worked as a scientist, she has also been the building project manager for the construction of Dhammasara main monastery complex and has worked with many volunteers over the years. Ayya Kārunikā was born in Sri Lanka but has been living and working in Australia for over 2 decades. She has a passion to share her experience and knowledge and loves working with people and also doing creative projects. Venerable Bhante Sanathavihari Bhikkhu is a Mexican-American Theravāda monk at the Sarathchandra Buddhist Center in North Hollywood, a Sri Lankan center. He is a student of the late Dr. Bhante Punnaji, and the director of Casa De Bhavana – an outreach project to bring the Dhamma to the Spanish-speaking world. He is also the co-author of Buddhism in 10 Steps. He represents a new generation of Spanish-speaking monastics who are extensively employing digital communication methods and social media, which is turning out to be extremely effective for spreading the Dharma in Spanish. Bhante is a U.S. Air Force veteran and served in the army for 9 years. After three deployments to Afghanistan, he was ordained as a novice in the Theravada tradition, at the age of 30, in the lineage of the Amarapura Nikaya monastic fraternity. In 2015, he received higher ordination at the Sarathchandra Buddhist Center of the Maharagama Bhikkhu Training Center (Maharagama Dharmayathanaya) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Today, Bhante Sanathavihari is the leader of Casa de Bhavana, a Theravada organization devoted to spreading the Dharma and promoting the practice of meditation. Bhante Sanathavihari has a B.A. in Religion, and is a Mindfulness researcher at Mount St. Mary University, Los Angeles, and a Graduate Student in Counseling Psychology at Mount St. Mary University. More info can be found at https://www.buddhistdoor.net/features... ** About Metta Centre ** To find out more about the Metta Centre & how you can support us you can visit https://www.mettacentre.com #buddhism #dharmatalk #dhammatalk Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.
Join David Stark for a riveting conversation with multi-talented Andy Donaldson - a world-renowned athlete highlighting his Oceans Seven in Record Time, his 30-kilometre swim challenge, and his recent venture back to swimming amidst the pandemic. His recent charity challenge in Western Australia, his unyielding motivation to overcome the odds, and the remarkable support from Caldera Labs will surely ignite a spark of inspiration.This episode also uncovers a compelling narrative on the interconnection between physical and emotional hardships. Listen to Andy's heartfelt experiences - an exhilarating night swim off the coast of Byron Bay and his personal encounter with his grandfather's battle against depression. We explore the intense realities of being a professional athlete, the importance of nourishing the body, and the essential role of mental health.Brace yourselves as we move towards discussing Australia's dynamic lifestyle and Andy's future aspirations. You'll be intrigued by the contrasting fitness levels and attitudes towards physical activity in Scotland and Australia. We also delve into the country's track record in the Olympics. Andy throws light on his contemplation about returning to competitive swimming and his pursuit of contentment in achieving challenging endurance feats. Lastly, we emphasize the power of good company, and how a dependable support network is a vital ingredient for success. Check out our Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | Tiktok | Spotify | Apple | Google | Youtube
Max Pam is an Australian photographer born in 1949 in suburban Melbourne, which as a teenager he found to be grim, oppressive and culturally isolated. He found refuge in the counter-culture of surfing and the imagery of National Geographic and Surfer Magazine and became determined to travel overseas.Max left Australia at 20, after accepting a job as a photographer assisting an astrophysicist. Together, the pair drove a VW Beetle from Calcutta to London. This adventure proved inspirational, and travel has remained a crucial and continuous link to his creative and personal development. As Gary Dufour noted in his essay in Indian Ocean Journals (Steidl, 2000): “Each photograph is shaped by incidents experienced as a traveller. His photographs extend upon the tradition of the gazetteer; each photograph a record of an experience, a personal account of an encounter somewhere in the world. Each glimpse is part of an unfolding story rather than simply a record of a place observed. While travel underscores his production Pam's photographs are not the accidental evidence of a tourist.”Max's work takes the viewer on compelling journeys around the globe, recording observations with an often surrealist intensity, matching the heightened sensory awareness of foreign travel. The work frequently implies an interior, psychic journey, corresponding with the physical journey of travel. His work in Asian counties is well represented in publications as are his travels in Europe, Australia, and the Indian Ocean Rim cultures including India, Pakistan, Myanmar, Yemen, The Republic of Tanzania, Mauritius, Madagascar, the Cocos and Christmas Islands. The images leave the viewer, as Tim Winton said in Going East (Marval 1992), “grateful for having been taken so mysteriously by surprise and so far and sweetly abroad.”Max's first survey show was held at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 1986, and was followed by a mid-career retrospective at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1991. He was also the subject of a major exhibition at the Comptoir de la Photographie, Paris in 1990, which covered the work of three decades. He has published several highly acclaimed photographic monographs and 'carnets de voyage', including Going East: Twenty Years of Asian Photography (1992), Max Pam (1999), Ethiopia (1999) and Indian Ocean Journals (2000). Going East won Europe's major photo book award the Grand Prix du Livre Photographique in 1992. In the same year Max held his largest solo show to date at the Sogo Nara Museum of Art, Nara. He has published work in the leading international journals and is represented in major public and private collections in Australia, Great Britain, France and Japan.In episode 217 Max discusses, among other things:How he adopted the visual diary as his photographic approach.The influence of Diane Arbus.Why he chose such a specific period of his life to explore in his new memoir.How Arbus inspired him to shoot 6x6.How surfing in Australia introduced him travelling.How he ended up in India and why it fascinates him.The magic of film vs. digital.Working with book designers… or not.The time he failed to get into Magnum Photos.Surviving financially, teaching, and the importance of ‘marrying up'.Travel and family.Returning to Australia in a poor mental state, post typhoid.His wife's Alzheimer's and eventual death.Referenced:Philip Jones-GriffithDon McCullenLarry BurrowsDavid BaileyDiane ArbusEdward WestonTina ModottiRoger BallenGeorge OrwellBernard PlossuRamon PezSarah MoonOne Flew Over The Cuckoos NestPeter Beard Website | Instagram“I'm a very curious person and ultimately having the camera amplifies that curiosity in a really profound way. And it also gives you carte blanche to stick your head into areas where normally you'd think ‘ah, it's a bit dodgy, maybe not, I could get my head cut off it I stuck it in the hole…' But often then you think, ‘well come on man, you've got a camera there, isn't this part of your self image?' And so it's like this ticket to ride on something that is actually quite dangerous.”