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contents ISSUE 23

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WA’S HIGHWAY IN THE SKY Discover the Kimberley Aerial Highway


THE STATE’S SOUTH WEST ON THE BIG SCREEN Landscapes transformed into film sets


BREAK UP A HOLIDAY BREAK 10 interesting stayover options


LET IT SNOW We check out some of the country’s greatest snowfields


HSV LAUNCHES TWO NEW MODELS Reintroduction of ClubSport and Maloo entry level models


MINING FAMILIES ROCK A new self-help book for mining families covers the tough issues


A CHEESY SPRING CLEAN A Swiss cheese approach to decluttering your home


SQUASH STRESS Don’t let the pressure mount


HANDLING CRITICISM A positive approach to negative feedback


THE ULTIMATE GOLFING GADGET Revolutionising the game


PLAYER PROFILE We chat to West Coast Eagles Player Darren Glass





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KASEY CHAMBERS AND SHANE NICHOLSON Releasing Wreck & Ruin in September




CELEBRATE WA SUMMER LIFESTYLE The Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show


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Welcome aboard Route Map Inflight Interview Our Backyard Travel Bug Bites ‘Tis The Season Boy’s Toys Fashion Fever Money Matters

47 Your Place 66 Talkin’ Technology 73 Local Business Buzz 78 Brainteasers 80 Skippers Fleet & Information 81 Skippers Service 82 Talk Back





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Welcome Aboard


EDITOR Bettina Maniatis

affect a lot of our operations, but in any case

our dedicated crews will do their very best to









PUBLISHER Patrick McElligott

elcome aboard your flight today with Skippers. With the winter season upon us, it means unpredictable

weather at some of our destinations that

make your trip as comfortable as possible.

DESIGN Lawrence Borchers

As some of the regular hire car companies

are unreliable with delivery and pick-ups from our terminal, Burswood Car Rentals have a guaranteed pick-up and delivery service which can be


ordered online or direct with themselves and in most cases are cheaper than the better known brands.


Skippers’ package holidays through Discover West Holidays have been

Daniela Raos

well received incorporating all our destinations. Motive Travel also has a


as well as AFL Grand Finals.

number of sporting tours such as Kalgoorlie, Broome and Melbourne Cups

Robyn Crouch

Skippers Road Transport arm has been very active in the resource

industry and a couple of loads are shown in the photos below. Skippers Kimberley air service routes servicing Broome, Derby, Fitzroy


Crossing and Halls Creek are being well patronized by the local community

and provide a fast and comfortable journey to the remote locations. Skippers Aviation is now carrying out the Kambalda regular public


transport services on behalf of Cobham (bookings and departures are from

Brittany Cavill

Cobham’s terminal).

Skippers as well as other operators are experiencing a high level of


delays both with departures and arrivals due to congestion at Perth Airport

John Atkin

which is out of our control. Unfortunately there is a definite favoritism to the

major carriers at the expense of the regional carriers servicing the regional communities.


We once again remind you that we have wireless internet that is available to our passengers in the Perth terminal, which is free of charge. Please

Inflight Magazine is published bi-monthly by Inflight Publishing Pty. Ltd. Views expressed in Airport magazine are not necessarily endorsed by the publisher. No responsibility is accepted by the publisher or the printer for the accuracy of information contained in the text or advertisements. Advertisements must comply with the relevant Trade Practices Act 1979. Responsibility for compliance with the act rests with the person, company or advertising agency submitting the advertisement. Neither the publisher nor the editor accepts responsibility for advertisements.

enquire upon checking in. Skippers dedicated crews are all simulated trained although not mandated by CASA. Skippers has elected to train all crew in this manner in the interest of safety. It is encouraging that there is a lot of activity over our network by emerging resource companies, new and old, riding on the back of the current resource boom. Once again enjoy your journey with us today. We feel privileged to provide this service and look forward to you flying with us again soon.


Ph (07) 3891 7793 • Fax (07) 3891 7702 PO Box 6133, Buranda, Qld 4102

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We’re making a name for ourselves in Australia. You might not recognise us, but we’re one of the world’s longest standing resource companies. As a global organisation focused on growth, we are committed to creating a long-term sustainable future for our company and our employees. With our successful Koolyanobbing Iron Ore Project located in the heart of the Goldfields, we’re excited about what’s on the horizon. Mining potential for over 160 years.

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Kwinana–Rockingham Yerecoin Alumina refinery Red Gully Ammonium nitrate Gingin West Wandoo Oil refinery Bindoon North Neerabup/NewGen Cement and lime Wesbeam timber Chandala synthetic rutile Chlor alkali Malaga brick Desalination Middle Swan brick Caversham tile Fused alumina Midland brick PERTH Fused zirconia Airport brick n | Fremantle Armadale brick LNG n | Bulk terminal Cardup brick LPG Pinjarra Al Keysbrook Nickel refinery Wagerup Al Huntly Willowdale Sparks Kln Power station Southern Seawater Boddington Au Cu Sodium cyanide desalination Marradong Titanium pigment Chlor alkali Silicon smelter Kemerton Sisd Saddleback Zirconia

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Releasing Wreck & Ruin in September


n 2008, Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson became one of the only married couples in the history of the Australian album charts to have an album collaboration debut at number one, coming second to none other than John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Almost five years on, Kasey and

Shane have recorded Wreck & Ruin, the highly anticipated follow up to their 2008 platinum #1 hit album, Rattlin’ Bones. “Having been almost five years since we made Rattlin’ Bones we thought it was time to ‘tempt fate’ and challenge our marriage by making another album together,” the

couple said. “We have both made solo albums in between but in the back of our minds we always knew we would end up making music together again.” According to Kasey and Shane, the writing process fell into place easier than they had planned so they grabbed a few of their >>

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“Wreck & Ruin was born and gave us a chance to revisit the sounds of music that we love to make together where it can be traditional, but not conventional.” musician friends and recorded everyone jamming the songs on a farm for a week. “When the situation is right, it’s not difficult for us to make music together,” said Kasey who lives with Shane and their children on the Central Coast of NSW. “We click on that level.” “Wreck & Ruin was born and gave us a chance to revisit the sounds of music that we love to make together where it can be traditional, but not conventional.” Wreck & Ruin was recorded in eight days at Foggy Mountain, and the 13-track album captures each of the various elements of Kasey and Shane’s love for music – from roots to gospel, bluegrass to folk, but always country to the core. The album opens with the hymn-inspired Til Death Do Us Part, before launching into the title track, a mixture of banjo and bruised


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fiddle work all purposefully built around country influences. It’s as if the pair are stomping in a barnyard weighing up their differences, jamming in the name of revolution and taking a traditional genre and shaking it up for what it’s worth. The album’s first single Adam & Eve is loaded with religious imagery. There are serpents and sin and storytelling that’s part fairytale and two shakes Biblical. “There is no symbolic connection between us and Adam and Eve,” said Shane. “I don’t know if that story ended that well anyway!” Other songs like The Quiet Life beg the question of wishing for a life away from the big city. “That song is about our lives,” Kasey said. “A lot of people and couples can relate to that.” “We’ve all thought hey I just want to swap

this life for a quiet life for a while. It pops into your mind every now and again. I would get bored. Shane would love it though.” “Absolutely,” Shane added. “We wrote that sitting on the back porch of the cabin and looking at the mountains and I was thinking I could easily do this instead of making this album and going on tour. I could easily sit here strumming and drink scotch all day.” Up Or Down was inspired by a day of listening to the gospel sounds of The Louvin Brothers’ 1950 album Satan Is Real while Sick As A Dog literally gets its name from the entire family being swiped by the flu earlier this year, and ploughs through a fast, nasty bluegrass-stomp. The new album is out Friday 7th September, and the new single, Adam and Eve, is out now.


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aking place from the 9th to 11th November at McCallum Park, the Perth 4WD and Adventure Show is a time to escape! The 4WD and Adventure Show is the biggest show of its kind in Australia, attracting up to 30,000 visitors each year and covering 80,000 square meters of exhibition space at McCallum Park. The show is a one-stop event for outdoor enthusiasts to find all the products, information, advice and entertainment they need to get equipped for their next offroad adventure. The 2012 Show promises to be the biggest show yet, with more exhibitors, more


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entertainment and more to see and do. Show organiser, Peter Woods said one of the best things about the 4WD and Adventure Show was that it was always a huge day out for the whole family. “The show is so big that you really can spend the whole day here looking around, and that is what we encourage people to do,” he said. “As well as being able to browse the exhibits, check out amazing new products and grab yourself some bargains, there is also non-stop entertainment all weekend.” “We’ll be bringing back the Tough Dog Extreme 4x4 Show, which is always the most popular attraction of the show. Plus the 4WD test track is in operation again so visitors can


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have a ride and check out how the latest models perform.” “ARB will be presenting recovery demos on everything from using a snatch strap through to winching, so visitors can also get all kinds of information and first hand know-how on recovering your vehicle from all situations,” Peter continued. “The Aquatank will be back and we’ll have live fishing demos; plus there’ll be kayak demonstrations on the water.” “Then grab some lunch and let the kids play at the kid’s activity area - there really is something for everyone!” The Engel Bush Camp stage will be back in full swing this year, with special guest Roothy from 4WD Action magazine; as well as “Mr 4x4” Pat Callinan on stage to tell some stories. There will be new product reviews, live music, camp oven cooking demonstrations plus prizes and giveaways. The 2012 Perth 4WD and Adventure Show will be held on 9-11 November at McCallum Park. For more info visit n

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So you think you know the Kimberley?

Think again! T

he Kimberley Aerial Highway allows visitors to see some of the most breathtaking sights that Western Australia’s epic Kimberley region has to offer. Covering nearly 423,000 square kilometres, the region of WA has fewer people per square kilometre than almost any other place on Earth. The ancient landscape is punctuated with extraordinary gorges and waterfalls, spectacular cave systems, lush rainforest patches and abundant wildlife. It is like nowhere else on earth, and there is no better way to view and experience its wonders than from the air. The Kimberley Aerial Highway provides stunning scenery, access to remote and unspoilt locations, and the intimacy of isolation in one of the world's most extraordinary places. The 'Highway' consists of a number of remote airstrips at major attractions throughout the region, including Mitchell Falls, Windjana Gorge and World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park. After enjoying spectacular aerial views of these sights, visitors can then land in order to join on-theground tours and activities. Windjana Gorge National Park is home to a spectacular 3.5km long gorge carved out

“This awe inspiring geological wonder is made up of distinctive orange and grey striped beehive towers that were created some 375 million years ago.”

River, the gorge is over 100 metres wide and its walls reach from 30 up to 100 metres high. Purnululu National Park boasts one of the most fascinating geological landmarks in Western Australia - the Bungle Bungle Range. This awe inspiring geological wonder is made up of distinctive orange and grey striped beehive towers that were created some 375 million years ago. Meanwhile, Cape Leveque and One Arm Point can be found on the northernmost tip of the Dampier Peninsula and are well known for their fascinating Aboriginal culture and communities. But it’s not just access to some of the Kimberley’s natural ‘gems’ the Highway offers – it also opens up many of the region’s unique accommodation offerings including El Questro Station, Home Valley Station, Mt Hart Station, Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, Eco Beach and two breath-taking new properties – Kuri Bay and Berkeley River. The Kimberley Aerial Highway is a Western Australian State Government initiative supported by Royalties for Region.

of the Napier Range, which was formed over 300 million years ago. Created by the Lennard

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The Annual Meeka Festival


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eld over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend from Friday 28th September to Monday 1st October, this year’s Meeka Festival will open on the Friday evening with family fun and games on the town oval including a sideshow of entertainment for the kids, market stalls and a special visit from Sydney or the Bush with their live animal theatre group. The DJ will then crank things up with more live entertainment, the kids will be treated to recycled art workshops and 3D chalk art and the evening will culminate with a fantastic fireworks display from Mid-West Fireworks. Saturday morning will begin with a colourful float parade along the Great Northern Highway with businesses and community groups vying for the best float. The police will generally assist leading the procession with their cars and following with two horse mounted officers. Sydney or the Bush will then perform again with their Aussie folklore dedicated to preserving the Aussie identity. There will be more amazing 3D chalk art to compliment the community art gallery which will be open all morning. The annual trolley race will complete the morning’s events. On Sunday, all the cowboys and cowgirls will ride in to town for the rodeo. Then everyone will frock up to dance the night away to Murphy’s Law as the Shire holds its annual Outback Ball. The Meekatharra Race Club will not disappoint with its annual races being held on the Saturday and Monday afternoons. For more information, visit n

Tilt cab for easy maintenance access

Quality Isuzu truck with excellent back up

Rollover compliant to Australian Design Rules with a Rollover Protection System to Australian Standards 1636.1 and 2294.2

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Comfortable coach seats with seatbelts

Bus module transferable onto new cab-chassis when required

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WA’s SOUTH WEST ON THE BIG SCREEN Sam Worthington and the stars of Drift surfing at Margaret River, Western Australia


estern Australia’s film industry is thriving, with many of the state’s dramatic landscapes transformed into film sets for a number of high profile movie projects. 2012 will see the release of Drift, starring West Australian born Hollywood heartthrob Sam Worthington. The surfing drama is attracting international buzz and will be shown at Cannes Film Festival in May. Filmed in WA’s South West region last year, Drift is set in the 1960s and 1970s and showcases the beauty and the drama of the West Australian coastline. The film is produced by World Wide Mind Films’ awardwinning Australian film director/producer, Tim Duffy (Let’s Talk About Sex) and WA ex-pat Myles Pollard (McLeod’s Daughters, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), who also stars in the film. The screenplay is by Australian actor, writer, producer and director Morgan O'Neill (Sea Patrol, Water Rats, Solo), who also directs the film with Ben Nott and executive producer, WA’s Joan Peters. For further information, visit n


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Surfers at Conto Springs Beach

Main break, Prevelly

Canal Rocks, south of Yallingup


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10 interesting stayover options T

ravellers are “breaking up their holiday breaks” by staying over at the world’s holiday hotspots on the way to or from their primary destinations. Flight Centre Limited global executive general manager of marketing Colin Bowman said growth in the number of airlines servicing Australia, coupled with the emergence of low cost and hybrid carriers, had opened up a variety of new holiday options for travellers. “As the range of airfare choices takes off, travellers are finding that the conventional flight path from A to B is not always the best or most interesting travel option,” he said. “In


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some cases, flying direct to the destination may not be the cheapest flight either.” To highlight some of the interesting alternatives that are now available, Flight Centre’s airfare experts have compiled a range of interesting “stay over” itineraries.

1) New York, via Hawaii

For most Australians, the journey to the Big Apple typically includes a flight via Los Angeles, but an exciting new option was made available in June, when Hawaiian Airlines introduced direct services from Honolulu to New York’s Kennedy (JFK) airport.

2) New Zealand, with a South American flavour

Competition is intense on the Trans Tasman routes, which are now serviced by Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and a host of highly rated international airlines including Emirates, Aerolineas Argentina and Lan Chile. In addition to flying to NZ, travellers taking off to Santiago with Lan can also stopover in Papeete and Easter Island.

3) London, via the Maldives

There are literally dozens of ways to fly to London. If you’re not in a hurry to touch down in the UK, Emirates offers one of the most interesting alternatives, which includes stops in Singapore, Colombo (Sri Lanka), Male and Dubai.

4) Paris, via Reunion

Similarly, if you’re travelling to Paris and in need of some beach time, consider Air Tahiti Nui or Air Austral. Air Tahiti offers flights from Sydney to Papeete and on to the French capital, while Air Austral flies via Reunion Island, the gateway to Mauritius and the Seychelles.

5) Rome, via Dubai

While many travellers still fly to Europe via Asia, Emirates’ and Etihad’s rapid growth in recent years has really put the Middle East on the stay over map for Australians. Passengers taking off from Melbourne on Emirates can stay over in Dubai on the way to or from Rome and other European and UK destinations.

6) LA, via Fiji

The quickest way to get to Los Angeles is, of course, the direct route to Los Angeles International Airport. But there’s also a host of indirect options for travellers to consider. Fijian carrier Air Pacific, which flies from several Australian cities, offers connections from Nadi to Los Angeles and other North American destinations, including Vancouver.

7) Bali and Phuket combined

These two holiday havens have long been favourites for Australian travellers. But there’s no need to choose between them, as it’s now easy and affordable to visit both. Flight Centre has created an airfare deal that includes a flight from Australia to Bali, via Singapore, on to Phuket and then home to Australia via Singapore.

The Frangipani Cable Beach, Broome

Contemporary Paradise at Cable Beach

8) Kenya, via Korea

Australian travellers taking off on an African safari now have a new flight option. Korean Air, which offers flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, recently launched non-stop services from Seoul Incheon to Nairobi. Flights will leave Seoul on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

9) Las Vegas, via Hawaii

Travellers taking off to Las Vegas can really hit the jackpot when it comes to stopover options along the way. In addition to taking the traditional route to LA with V Australia, Qantas and others, Aussie travellers can choose to get beached in Hawaii by flying Hawaiian Airlines and stopping over in Honolulu.

10) South Africa, via Adu Dhabi

If you’re planning a trip to South Africa, there are literally dozens of flight paths to consider, in addition to the direct route from Australia. Examples include flights with Etihad, via Abu Dhabi, and Air Mauritius, via Mauritius. n

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‘TISTHESEASON for SNOW NSW Snowfields & Resorts Thredbo – Thredbo is a year-round resort nestled at the base of Mount Crackenback in the foothills of the New South Wales Snowy Mountains. Home to Australia’s longest ski run of 5.9km, this is a true European-style mountain resort, just 6km from the peak of Mt Kosciuszko. Perisher – You’ll find Perisher in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains. It’s 5.5 hours by car from Sydney, via Canberra and Cooma, or about 7 hours from Melbourne. This broad-ranging resort takes in no less than seven spectacular Snowy Mountain peaks centered on Mount Perisher, which stands a formidable 2054 metres above sea level. There are 47 ski lifts and the skiable area measures over 12km, providing something for everyone.

Selwyn Snowfields – Known as Australia’s premier family and learnto-ski resort, the Selwyn Snowfields flank the sides of Mount Selwyn in the northern Snowy Mountains. Set in the beautiful Kosciuszko National Park of NSW, these snowfields have a long history of Australian skiing. Nearby Kiandra is where skiing began in Australia around 1861 and it’s a great place to begin a snow experience. Charlotte Pass – If altitude is what you’re after, Charlotte Pass will take you all the way to the top! It’s the highest resort in Australia and lies in the heart of the NSW Snowy Mountains. It’s a mere 8km from the Perisher Valley. Here you’ll be amazed at the majestic views of Mt Kosciuszko and The Snowy Mountain Range. Charlotte Pass is a little more difficult to access, only by Oversnow Transport and is much smaller than other resorts, but what this resort lacks in convenience, it makes up for in some of the most consistent and best-quality natural snowfalls in Australia.


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Falls Creek – Adjacent to the spectacular Bogong High Plains and part of the Alpine National Park, Falls Creek village in north-east Victoria lies 1600 metres above sea level and the highest altitude at 1842 metres. Victoria’s largest alpine resort, Falls Creek is an easy 4.5 hour drive from Melbourne and a full day’s drive from Sydney. If a road trip isn’t on your agenda, you

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coach ride or hire a car from the airport. With country trails, there’s skiing and snowboarding for everyone from beginners and families through to advanced skiers and riders. Mt Hotham – Located in the Australian Alps National Park, Mt Hotham provides visitors with a classic Australian winter wilderness with plenty of

beautiful snowgums, spectacular views and undulating mountain ridges. Hotham is easily accessible along The Great Alpine Road and even boasts its own airport with direct flights taking just 45 mins from Melbourne and 80 mins from Sydney with Qantaslink in winter. Hotham is known for a lively après ski culture, with more than 20 bars and a range of restaurants to suit all budgets plus two beautiful day spas. Mt Buller – About 250km and a 3-hour drive from Melbourne is Mount Buller village. The village is picturesquely located on one of the mountain slopes from which it takes its name. You’ll find plenty of ski-in/ski-out accommodation and the resort area can accommodate up to 7000 people, so there’s no shortage of lively atmosphere, fun bars, great restaurants and vibrant nightlife with over 30 places to choose from. There’s also a spa, cinema and plenty of shops for when you need a little downtime. Mt Baw Baw – Mount Baw Baw snowfields offer the closest downhill skiing to Melbourne; an easy 120km drive away. With 35 hectares of groomed runs, seven ski lifts, three snow play areas, 10kms of groomed x-country ski trails and unlimited terrain amongst the snowgums to explore, you will be hard pressed to find a better outdoor venue so close to Melbourne. Given the nature of the terrain and the lift network, Mt Baw Baw snowfields are ideal for the snowboarder, downhill and cross-country skier. Lake Mountain – Lake Mountain is just 120km from Melbourne, making it ideal for short and weekend trips, so it’s little wonder it’s the most visited snow resort in Australia. It specialises in crosscountry skiing and snowplay, including

tobogganing, snowshoe walking and snow bike riding. It also holds numerous events including snow sculpture competitions and its own music festival. Its unique sub-alpine environment is a great introduction to the snow and the majority of the trails are for beginners and intermediate cross-country skiers. It’s important to note, however, that snowboarding is not permitted, as Lake Mountain isn’t a traditional downhill ski resort. There’s no resort accommodation, but there are plenty of great places to stay nearby in the Yarra Valley, Marysville Triangle and Alexandra. is the official representing body for all that is involved with the Australian snowfields and resorts. It is a complete information hub, introducing new holiday-makers to the Australian snow experience with the choice of nine major alpine resorts in both New South Wales and Victoria. is the online “go-to” when planning an Aussie snow trip, promising a one-stop shop as well as being simple and affordable. Snow Australia has sourced the best packages across all resorts making it more accessible and giving you the ability to compare prices, locations and accommodation to suit everyone’s needs. n

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huge benefit of the FIFO/DIDO lifestyle is the ability for families in mining and resources to stretch their annual leave. This doesn’t mean you get more annual leave than other families, but you do get to combine annual leave with extended R&R, which is a lovely little side-benefit of the industry. For those who don't do FIFO/DIDO, let me explain. Let’s say your husband works nine days on the mine site and then has five days off at home. He takes nine days annual leave and ends up with 19 days off (five days rostered R&R + nine days annual leave + five days rostered R&R = 19 days). I've never met a FIFO/DIDO family

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who’s complained about this! So this fantastic arrangement, coupled with the fact that FIFO workers get to keep their frequent flyer points, makes for a great excuse to take a holiday. It's not always so well received by educators though. West Australian Education Minister Liz Constable recently singled out FIFO parents for criticism on the issue of taking extended holidays during term time. "The figures for student attendance show rates at schools have failed to improve, despite a government campaign to increase them, particularly those with parents who are fly-in-flyout workers who organise holidays during the school term," she told ABC Perth. "One day off when they don't have a legitimate reason is not acceptable; children are required to go to school." I have to admit, I'm one of those parents. Just this year we took our children (both early primary) out of school for a two-week trip to Bali, and we did the same last year to Thailand. We weighed up the pros and cons of taking the kids out of school and decided that time together as a family (coupled with the life experiences they would receive while on holiday) far outweighed the time missed at school. So with that in mind, here are my tips for making the most of valuable annual leave: • Write a letter to the principal well ahead of time, explaining the reason for your child’s absence from school. Forward a copy to their

class teachers too, requesting any work they might miss while away. Then, of course, ensure this gets done before you return. • Choose a destination with a different culture - an eye-opening experience will widen your children’s horizons. • Get the kids to write a journal of what they've been doing each day. Include rubbings of coins from whichever country you’re in, airline tickets and attraction ticket stubs of the places you’ve been. • Travel with another family. True, this is risky, but choose friends who have travelled before and have like-minded interests. Make sure the kids all have a good relationship and you parent in similar styles. We have found that travelling with friends actually takes some of the intense pressure off when you are in unfamiliar surroundings. And when the kids are all having fun, mum and dad can have some one-on-one time as well. Organise a swap night when your mates look after all the kids and you get a romantic night out. • If you are staying in the one place, hire a

villa. It’s cheaper than you think, especially when sharing with another family. In Asia they often come with a pool and when the kids are in bed it's downstairs for a little adult time. Cuts out the need to hire unknown babysitters or being stuck in your motel room because the kids are exhausted but its only 7.30pm. • Organise day trips. You’ll be picked up from your villa/resort and taken for a day of activities. Your guide will be an amazing source of local knowledge and will teach you some phrases to help you on your way. A quick Google before you leave will give you endless options. My advice is to wait until you arrive at your destination before booking. That way you can check the weather and make sure it’s a nice day. No point visiting that volcano if it’s covered in fog! • If travelling overseas isn’t something you’ve done before, contact a travel agent who will help guide you with your plans. They often have the cheapest deals too. We have had great success with both and Whether you’re a FIFO/DIDO or residential family, life is busy and we all work hard - so it’s extra important to make precious time for family. I know it’s a cliché, but the kids grow up so fast. For more lifestyle and relationship advice, head to the Mining Family Matters website at n

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A quick review of its standard features reveals the new ClubSport to be anything but a “base” model. Powered by HSV’s 6.2 litre, LS3, Generation 4 V8 which delivers a massive 317kW of power and 550 Nm of torque, the ClubSport effectively includes all the major features of the outgoing MY12 ClubSport R8 model with the exception of HSV’s Enhanced Driver Interface (EDI), which will be available as a factory-fitted option. The new ClubSport also picks up HSV’s 20” Pentagon alloy wheels to complement an impressive list of standard features which includes sport touring suspension, electronic stability control with competition mode, 4-piston brake package, satellite navigation and rear park assist with reversing camera. The new ClubSport will be launched at a maximum recommended "drive-away” price of just $65K for the manual version, which represents approximately $7,500 of added value when compared with the outgoing MY12 HSV ClubSport R8.

HSV Maloo Adopting a similar strategy to the ClubSport, HSV is also re-introducing the Maloo to the HSV range. Also powered by HSV’s 6.2 litre, LS3, Generation 4 V8 delivering 317kW of power and 550 Nm of torque, the new Maloo includes all the major features of the outgoing MY12 Maloo R8 model with the exception of EDI, and the remote locking hard tonneau and performance sailplane. In place of the hard tonneau will be a versatile, soft tonneau cover, offering a level of storage flexibility that is sure to be well received by the trade community. For those preferring the hard tonneau and performance sailplane, these can be optioned for $3,990. As with the ClubSport, the new Maloo picks up the larger, 20” Pentagon alloy wheels to complement its standard sport touring suspension, 4-piston brake package, performance seats in cloth trim with 4-way electric adjustment on the driver’s seat,

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elebrate all that is good about a WA summer at this year’s Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show. This year, organisers are welcoming special guest, TV personality Tom Williams to the show, who is looking forward to speaking to visitors about his experiences in the great outdoors! Tom is best known for his work as a presenter on The Great Outdoors. Show Director Peter Woods said he was excited to have Tom as special guest at the show this year and said that he was well suited to promote the theme of this year’s event, which was tailored around getting back to basics and enjoying the outdoor water lifestyle. “What we have always tried to promote at the Mandurah Boat Show is that Western Australia has amazing


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waterways, and we should all be encouraged to get out there and use them,” Peter said. “Tom Williams has spent much of his career promoting outdoor leisure and will come to the show this year armed with plenty of stories that will hopefully inspire people to get outdoors.” Peter said that the inclusion of Tom Williams at this year’s show will help in promoting boating lifestyle in Western Australia. He said the industry has faced a

few difficulties in recent times, and it was up to events such as these to encourage and promote boating and water leisure activities, and get more people involved. “What we are really aiming to do this year is encourage people to get involved and to try something new,” Peter said. “The 2012 Mandurah Boat Show has been designed with this idea in mind and visitors will be impressed with the new and improved features of the show.” The Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show is now in its 12th year and is held at the Mandurah Offshore fishing and Sailing Club

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new 176-page book offers professional advice and practical strategies for the growing number of mining workers coping with fly-in/fly-out, drive-in/ drive-out or life in isolated mining communities. Mining Families Rock features professional advice by a psychologist, personal anecdotes from mining family members, and a raft of simple tips for keeping relationships healthy and kids happy. The book is also aimed at Australians hoping to tap into the mining boom, with timely advice on where to start when you want a job in mining and what to expect from life on a mine site. It’s published by the award-winning online support network Mining Family Matters, with 70 chapters including:

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Sample tips from Mining Families Rock COPING IN THE EARLY DAYS OF FIFO/ DIDO: We all cope differently when things get tough. Some need more contact; others prefer to withdraw. If your partner seems distant and keen to get off the phone in the early days, try not to take it personally. HOW TO COPE WHEN YOU’RE MISSING YOUR KIDS: Remember that your children will only worry and panic about dad being away for Christmas or a big birthday if the adults seem to be worried or panicky. Look at this as a great opportunity to model resilience and problem-solving skills. BEATING THE BLACK DAY BLUES: Black days are a bit like Mondayitis, only on a bigger scale. For some miners, it’s the final day of

“MINING FAMILIES ROCK HAS BEEN CAREFULLY COMPILED NOT ONLY TO HELP PEOPLE THROUGH ANY CHALLENGES THEY FACE AS A RESULT OF THEIR WORK CHOICES, BUT ALSO TO HELP PEOPLE FEEL GOOD ABOUT THOSE CHOICES.” their time off. For others it’s the actual day of travel back to the mine site. Next time you are having a black day, take the time to think about how you feel (sad, anxious or stressed) and how you are acting. Sometimes, even just noticing your black day thoughts can help. MINING MUMS WHO WORK AWAY: Make sure guilt doesn’t affect your parenting style. If you do feel guilty about working away or long hours on the job, offload to supportive friends and/or family to get it off your chest, rather than changing how you interact with your kids. DON’T LET MONEY MAKE YOU MISERABLE: Don’t alter your commitments (i.e. new house or bigger loan repayments) until you are sure that mining works for you. FIFO/DIDO families don’t do too well when they feel stuck with the lifestyle. WORKING AWAY – HELPING CHILDREN TO COPE: Allow your children to talk about how they feel, and offer an extra cuddle when they’re sad. Avoid saying things like “be brave” or “don’t be silly” because they might start hiding feelings from you, thinking they are unacceptable feelings to talk about. HELPING TEENAGERS TO COPE: some FIFO/DIDO parents feel a little guilty or sorry

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for their kids, and so expect less of them. Strangely enough, this can be bad for their self esteem. Encouraging and even expecting your teenager to take part in family activities and help around the house is not only good for their confidence; it’s great for setting up opportunities for communication. SEX AND THE MINING COUPLE: If you have differing libidos, don’t fall into the trap of thinking the ‘problem’ rests with the person who wants less or more sex. Setting the issue up as one person’s problem just makes it harder to tackle and increases the tension, frustration, guilt and blame. Try approaching your differing sex drives as a team, working together to break your ‘sex cycles’. MARRIAGE BREAKDOWNS AND INFIDELITY: If you have a strong relationship based on mutual respect, interests and love for each other (and you can openly discuss any worries or issues as they arise) there is no reason the FIFO/DIDO lifestyle should negatively impact your marriage or partnership. MINE CAMP ETIQUETTE: Get yourself clean and tidy before breakfast and dinner in the mess hall. No-one wants to sit beside someone with half the day’s work still on their overalls. n THE




Mining Family Matters co-founder, Alicia Ranford says Mining Families Rock has been carefully compiled not only to help people through any challenges they face as a result of their work choices, but also to help people feel good about those choices. "The mining boom offers great opportunities for families, but after six moves in a decade and eight years of fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) I know it can also put intense pressure on couples trying to maintain a strong relationship and raise happy, healthy kids," Alicia says. "Great communication is the absolute key, and hopefully this book will start a lot of conversations on many personal levels." Mining Family Matters psychologist Angie Willcocks says there is a lot of attention in Australia on the negative impacts of FIFO rosters on families, and it’s time to turn the focus onto how to make these couples more resilient. "Working away from home is a fact of life for a growing number of Australian families and it can be a positive experience so long as couples are very clear about goals and potential problems up front,” Angie said. “They need to tackle any issues as a united team and regularly reassess how the whole family is coping." Mining Families Rock is written by mining mum Alicia Ranford, psychologist Angie Willcocks and journalist Lainie Anderson. It’s priced at $24.95 and is available from the Mining Family Matters website, The creation of a comprehensive self-help book follows the success of MiningFM’s 32page Survival Guide for Mining Families. More than 50,000 copies have been sold to mining companies Australia-wide since March 2011.

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is granted – or denied - via intercom, so the guest buzzes through to the resident and speaks to them directly.” Resort villages are also great for entertainment offering many facilities for residents to keep themselves busy. El Caballo Lifestyle Village, which is surrounded by an 18 hole golf course, has an indoor spa and sauna, a cocktail lounge and wine bar, tennis courts, bowling green,

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hen it comes to investment properties, you hear two philosophies – renovate and make a profit or by contrast – rent it out and don’t spend a cent unless you absolutely have to. In the current property market both philosophies could be wrong and if you follow them you could lose money or your investment rental property could become an underachiever. The reality of the property market at the moment: •

Capital growth in most of Australia is slow and may stay that way for another 12 months so short term profit is unlikely. The rental market is running gangbusters for well presented properties. Rental prices have risen markedly since 2010.

Take for example an investor client of ours who bought a fairly tired 3 bedroom 1960s style house on a 432sqm block in a smart suburb that would rent for $350 a week.

After an assessment by our property management experts on its potential, he spent approx $30,000 in refurbishing the kitchen, bathroom and laundry, installing built in robes, repainting the interior and rendering the outside to give it a more modern look.

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The improved rental yield needs to cover the upgrade within 4 years

A gas oven was installed because tenants prefer gas. The upgraded house has been let for $550/ week giving an improved rental yield of $200/ week.

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So is that a good proposition? Calculations show the $30,000 plus interest on the loan will be paid off by the extra rental within 2-3 years – when tax deductible allowances come into consideration.

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If the property’s condition is becoming rundown – and a lot of rental properties are this way, investing in a renovation to earn extra rental income can be the best way to go in a strong rental market. Improvements can yield a substantial rental profit.

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furniture and put aside what is no longer required, you are ready to sort into four groups. 1. Garage sale/flea market sale items 2. Online sale items 3. Family or friends 4. Charity Flea market sales: A great way to sell your items and generally more successful than a stand-alone garage sale. Many communities have these events regularly, and they're great if you want a little cash for the things you might have given away. Selling online: Another way to get good money for your unwanted items, but be warned - unless you have something that will sell for at least $200, it isn't worth doing once you take into account postage and online sale fees.

Family/friends: Friends and family are a great resource when you're decluttering. Charity store: This is my last stop and it is reassuring that they will take most of want you haven't been able to get rid of at this point. Make sure that you take these items directly to a charity store, as clothing bins for example are owned by rag wholesalers so non-fabric items usually end up in landfill. Most charity stores cannot resell electrical items, for safety reasons, and even brand new items will not be accepted. Decluttering and organising doesn't need to be an overwhelming undertaking. It can provide you with extra mental clarity in an otherwise overwhelming day. n

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here is no doubt about it, the year is flying past! As you seek to clear your in-trays and inboxes, you can feel that the pressure is mounting up! There seem to be so many tasks that you need to complete before you knock off – but so little time to do them in! At times, everyone’s life will be out of balance. In order to realise our goals, some sacrifice is necessary. As Stephen Covey put it: “It’s easy to say NO, when there is a deeper YES burning inside,” however sometimes that deeper YES can be business tasks, meetings and reports and these can often be at the expense of family,

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When you do not exercise, you do not expend as many calories, and you will not sleep as well at night. 2) Never skip meals. When you do not eat, it sends a message to your body to shut down your metabolism, this in turn make you feel very sluggish 3) Place yourself as a priority over your break and consider gaining some real down-time. If you verbally let your loved ones know that you need a good rest, they will understand much more.

Consider this advice to get you through to your next break stress-free: 1) Make sure that you continue to exercise.

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f you are looking to save money on larger purchases (or on small purchases for that matter) the power of pre shopping and shopping around online can really help you find those money saving bargains. The internet has many sites that can help you find the cheap goods and bargains you are after, all from the comfort of your home computer. This is not to say you have to buy the goods online, instead you can shop around online and find the best prices and bargains from retailers you can physically visit in your local CBD, effectively avoiding making a transaction online while still getting the best price you can find in your local area.

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Pre-Shopping Tips To help you save money on your shopping, it is wise to first think about the following points to ensure you are actually about to buy something you really need. • Is this actually what I am looking for? • Is the price within my budget? • How am I going to pay for this item? Cash, cheque or credit card? • Have I shopped around enough on the price of this item? • Will I regret this purchase? Is it an impulse buy? Cheap Goods and Bargains In order to save money on your purchases, you need to know where to begin to find the best deals on the product you are after. It has become the standard for major retailers to release their sales and cheap goods that are about to be on sale via online catalogues, which then get submitted to major online catalogue sites


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that allow you to flip through the pages and select items easily that you wish to buy in person. Recently I used a website where you can create a pre-shop list to win $10,000 and learn how researching your purchases before hand can save you a lot of money. I was able to find the camera I wanted at six different camera stores in the city

Other Pre-Shop things to consider Price is not the only thing you need to consider when researching or pre shopping for an item. Remember to take the following points into account also: • Do you have specific requirements of size, weight, usage or durability? • What are the costs of any servicing or consumable goods? • Are replacement parts easily available? • Is after-sales support available? • How do you find cheap goods? We would love to hear about how you find cheap goods and bargains using the internet or the like. Is there another way that people can save money and know they are finding the best deal? Write to us at and let us know! n

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hen we are criticised, it’s easy to feel defensive. After all, criticism implies that we’ve done something wrong, or that we’re not meeting the performance levels we should. Well, the good news is that no one is perfect! All of us make mistakes at some point or another. Think about it: if you’ve never made a mistake, it probably means that you’ve never pushed yourself to work outside your comfort zone; you’ve never taken risks; or that you’ve never stuck your neck out for anything. That’s no way to develop your skills or career! There are some constructive responses to reasonable criticism: Adjust your Attitude: Start by looking at criticism as an opportunity to learn and do better. The person offering the feedback is usually keen for you to improve your performance. You can make sure that the conversation starts on the right note by approaching the situation with an open mind, and by having a sense of gratitude that someone’s taking the time to help you. Resist the temptation to be defensive! Disconnect: It’s important to realise that fair criticism is about something you’ve done or said, not about you personally. Try to disconnect your personal feelings from the criticism, so that you can see the truth in what the other person is saying. Really Listen: Make sure that you actually listen to what is being said. It can be easy to just nod in apparent agreement, while in reality you’re busy thinking about what you’re going to say as soon as the other person has stopped talking. That isn’t really listening: you need to listen actively in order to understand just what it is that they’re saying. Don’t Respond Immediately: Always take the time to formulate your thoughts, and make >>

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sure you’re calm before you say anything. When we fire back immediately, we often say things we regret and which can make us look unprofessional. If you find that you need more than a few seconds to calm down, say so. Ask for some time to formulate your response, and come back with it later. And if the criticism was received by email, don’t press the reply button straight away! Paraphrase the Criticism: Repeating what the person has just said in your own words is great way to make sure that you’ve understood them fully. Use a non-aggressive approach here. Remain calm, and rephrase what you think they’ve said in an unthreatening way. You might say, “So if I understand you correctly, you think that…” Find the Facts: If the person offering criticism isn’t being specific enough, then ask questions. It’s important to find out what the real issue is. If your boss says, “I didn’t like your last report”, then get details. What didn’t they like about it? Admit Mistakes People who own up to their mistakes are respected and admired. When you freely take responsibility for something that hasn’t


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“Start by looking at criticism as an opportunity to learn and do better. “

Come up with a plan for how you’re going to fix the situation and avoid the same mistake next time. Be Thankful After you’ve gained perspective on the experience, thank the person for taking the time to give you feedback. Many people feel uncomfortable giving criticism, just as many people are uncomfortable receiving it. Explain how it has helped you, and what you’ve learned from the experience.

KEY POINTS There’s a big difference in fair and unfair criticism, but sometimes the line between the two is hard to see. Fair criticism can

worked out as you would have wished, you’re demonstrating professionalism and maturity. If you’re in the wrong, admit it and apologise. Agreeing with your critic puts you both on common ground and can often foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and open communication. Learn from the Experience Fair criticism can help us improve our performance, if we take the time to learn from it. So, spend some time thinking about what happened and what your critic said.

help you grow and learn, while unfair criticism can drag you down. When it comes to handling fair criticism, realise that this is an opportunity. Keep an open mind and where possible, be willing to own up to any mistakes you’ve made. Realise that the critic is addressing an action or situation, not you personally. Make an effort to listen actively and understand what they’re saying, then plan how you’ll improve things and move on.


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played at Perth’s world-class Lake Karrinyup Country Club in October. A new addition to the international golf calendar, the event will be Australia’s richest golf tournament this year, and is likely to attract some of the world’s best golfers. The Hyundai Hopman Cup, one of Australia’s most popular annual tennis events and the first tournament of the year on the International Tennis Federation’s calendar, returns to Perth and will be held at the brand new $500 million Perth Arena. One of Perth’s premier cultural events, the Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) will return in early 2013 promising some of the world’s best international and contemporary theatre, dance, music, film, visual arts and literature feature as part of the Festival. In 2012, the support of events through Eventscorp is expected to engage over 1.2 million people as attendees or participants; garner more than 3,500 hours of television coverage to 100’s of millions of viewers worldwide; and deliver more than $221

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event in the spotlight FREMANTLE FESTIVAL 28 October to 11 November 2012 Now in its 107th year, Fremantle Festival is Australia’s longest running festival. Largely driven by the imaginations of the community, the streets of Fremantle are brought to life with colour, laughter, music and celebration. Every year the streets of Fremantle brim over with colour, laughter, music and celebration for the Fremantle Festival. Shaped by passion, diversity and imagination, your ideas and events are crucial in developing the festival.

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n addition to the State Reception Centre being built, the award winning Fraser’s Restaurant, its private dining room and the adjoining function centre have also endured a complete facelift. Revamped bars, new flooring and ceilings, furniture and fixtures together with soft lighting and fresh wall coverings has given Fraser’s a new lease on life. With the introduction of a sensational new fixed price Sunday Lunch Menu, relax and enjoy the best of Kings Park with inspiring, panoramic views of the city and the Swan River. Chef, Chris Taylor has designed the menu using only the freshest produce available, inclusive of fresh regional produce with the shared entree style being the focus. The new Sunday Menu is available from 11.30am to 4.00pm every Sunday and gives diners the choice of two courses for $65 or three courses for $75; the menu offers a shared entree with a choice of mains and desserts. What’s more, there are also sensational Sunday wine specials available. To give you an idea of just what

there is on offer, you can expect Turkish flat bread with babaganoush and olives on arrival. Then the seasonal shared platter which includes a selection of Fraser’s favourites; pan-fried gnocchi, Rottnest Island scallops and ceviche of Hiramasa kingfish. Mains include a choice from pink snapper, Amelia Park lamb or Kilcoy scotch fillet of beef and are served with your choice of steamed greens or hand cut chips. To finish, there is a honey saffron crème brulee or a macadamia white chocolate cheesecake. Fraser’s is renowned for its commitment and dedication to both suppliers and customers. “A similar fixed price Sunday Lunch Menu has been a hit at The Old Brewery and I believe the same approach will be successful at Fraser’s,” said Chris. “It’s affordable, appetising and is the perfect location to share a lunch with family and friends.” Bookings are recommended and can be made online at or by phoning 08 9481 7100. n

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n 1st August, GolfBuddy - the leading developer of golf distance measuring device (DMD) solutions and new generation golf GPS rangefinders announced the launch of its newest model, the GolfBuddy Voice, a talking golf GPS. Following on from its hugely successful global launch in January 2012 at the USA PGA Show in Orlando, Jamie Stark, GolfBuddy Australia General Manager, said the GolfBuddy Voice was revolutionary to the game. "For hundreds of years golfers have relied on the human voice of caddies to dispense vital distance information on the course,”

Mr Stark said. “GolfBuddy has taken that timehonoured tradition and re-invented it for the technological age.” “The GolfBuddy Voice really is just like having a caddie with you." “Coupled with our experience and proven track record as demonstrated by the global success of our touch screen GPS products - the World and Platinum models - we are perfectly positioned to offer golfers the essential data they need to play better golf,” Mr Stark continued. “We have already >>

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“It is quite simply the hottest gadget in golf.”

witnessed phenomenal global demand and an unprecedented appetite for the Voice and are looking forward to offering it to Australian golfers.” “It is quite simply the hottest gadget in golf.” A major breakthrough in the golf GPS market, Voice is the first of its kind featuring audio capabilities offering golfers the ultimate golfing experience. It is the smallest and lightest golf GPS on the market and the easy to use unit not only provides accurate distances to front, centre and back of the green of more than 35,000 golf courses worldwide, including around 1,000 Australian courses, it actually tells you. Distances are shown numerically on a small screen, alongside the hole number and par. Furthermore, GolfBuddy’s Auto Course & Hole Recognition technology and 24-channel GPS receiver, means the Voice offers superior precision because it always knows where it is automatically locating your position on the course and hole you are playing.


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The Voice’s Rotating Green View always ensures distances are given directly from your angle of approach and players can also track how far they have hit the ball with the Measure Distance function. It gives golfers the option to change from yard to metre readings, tells the time and has eight hours of battery life via a rechargeable lithium battery. Another major development is the Voice’s size. As small as a golf ball, yet light enough to be comfortably clipped onto a hat or visor, the Voice weighs a mere 30 grams and measures 4.3cm by 4.3cm. Its simplistic design means it is straightforward and easy to use and has been designed to be operated and enjoyed by golfers at any level and of all ages. The GolfBuddy Voice is more than just an innovative measuring gadget for golfers, another major drawcard of the Voice is that it complies with the rules of golf’s governing bodies, The R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA).

As with all of GolfBuddy's GPS Rangefinders, the Voice is 100% fee-free with no annual subscriptions or course download charges to pay after initial purchase. It comes preloaded with over 35,000 worldwide courses, features a 40,000 course memory capacity and can be easily updated by connecting to a PC via a micro USB port for synching when new courses are added to GolfBuddy’s comprehensive global database or when course maps are updated. “In the competitive market of golf rangefinders, many claim to walk the walk and others talk the talk, however in GolfBuddy’s case, we are the only ones who indisputably do both,” Mr Stark said. “Furthermore, it is the simplicity and effectiveness of the Voice that is generating the phenomenal worldwide reaction.” The GolfBuddy Voice is available for RRP $220. n


q TOMTOM VIA 620 What’s better than a top of the range GPS that updates you on changing road conditions? A six inch screen on a top of the range GPS that updates you on changing road conditions! TomTom knows that for drivers, nothing beats a GPS that’s clear and easy to use but still maintains its style, durability and functionality. That’s why it’s announced the launch of the new Via 620 – featuring its biggest, sharpest GPS screen yet. With a bigger screen than any other TomTom device on the market, the Via 620 brings drivers sharper screen clarity for a clear view of their route ahead. The larger buttons and menu items make it easy to use and clear to see, so that you can spend more time enjoying your time on the road. The TomTom Via 620 also comes with a lifetime of free daily map updates and the most relevant road and traffic information so that you will always be one step ahead of the game. Available from leading retailers or via TomTom VIA 620>> RRP $249.99

p NIKON D3200 An entry-level DSLR camera with big features, the Nikon D3200 is equipped with a new CMOS image sensor, 24.2-million pixels and the same EXPEED 3 image-processing engine built into Nikon’s flagship D4 and D800, the D3200 which enables the capture of beautiful, high-quality images. Succeeding the ultrapopular D3100, the D3200 offers a refined Guide Mode that is even easier than ever to use. Guide Mode displays instructions for shooting according to the situation, scene or subject and also offers options for playing back and retouching images. The Nikon D3200 is available at authorised Nikon resellers. For stockist details, call 1300 366 499.

u OUTCASED IPAD AND LAPTOP CASES Made from EVA, a polymer composite most widely used as a shock absorbing material in sporting equipment including sports shoes and ski boots, the ribbed padding of Outcased cases offers extra protection for precious equipment. The wipe clean surface and weather resistant properties of the Outcased bags are an added bonus for those looking to keep their portable technology safe and dry as is the lightweight material, creating the ultimate portable yet protective design. Outcased laptop bags, currently available in pink, green, blue and silver, fit up to a 15.6” (39.6cm) laptop, with an internal pocket and elastic strap to secure smaller models. The iPad bags, available in a vibrant colour range of pink, green, blue and orange, feature pockets and external handles, making them safer to transport than a simple sleeve. For stockist details, visit where the bags are also sold with free shipping offered. Outcased Laptop Bag>> RRP $54.95 Outcased iPad Bag>> RRP $44.95


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y X-DORIA DASH IPHONE 4/4S CASE Dashing and durable, the X-Doria Dash iPhone 4/4S case is super tough, yet super sleek. Providing top notch protection for your iPhone, the stylish outer offers double protection, with an impact resistant polycarbonate inner shell. Available in white, black, brown, blue and pink this is the perfect case for those who need something stylish that can withstand a little wear and tear. For stockist details, visit X-Doria Dash iPhone 4/4S case>> RRP $49.95

p EYE-FI X2 Stay effortlessly connected and organised while travelling with the Eye-Fi X2 series memory cards. Featuring built in Wi-Fi, the new memory cards enable automatic transfer of holiday snaps from camera to smartphone, tablet or laptop, greatly simplifying photo and video upload, sharing, organisation and back-up anywhere in the world. An Eye-Fi card is used like a regular SDHC card to store photos and videos. However, the built-in WiFi connects the camera to the user’s mobile device or computer. Photos and videos are instantly uploaded from the camera to device as they are taken when within range of a user’s WiFi network. When without access to a WiFi network, Eye-Fi’s unique direct mode enables users to upload on-the-go. Using the free Eye-Fi app, photos and videos are uploaded directly to the user’s iPad, iPhone or Android device, even while at the beach or hiking in a remote area. Eye-Fi cards are available in leading camera specialists and electronics stores. 4GB Connect X2>> RRP $59.99 8GB Mobile X2 (all features of 4GB plus additional memory)>> RRP $99.99 8GB Pro X2 (includes auto geotagging to map photos) >> RRP $119.99

q JABRA SPORT AND JABRA HALO 2 Some people like to exercise while listening to music, some talk on the phone. With the Jabra SPORT Bluetooth® stereo headset it’s easy to do both. With features such as AM3D power bass audio enhancement, a wind-shielded microphone and virtual surround sound audio enhancements, the Jabra SPORT has exceptional music and call sound quality. Then there’s the Jabra Halo2. Take your musical experience to new heights and control your music directly from your headset. The Halo2 Multiuse™ lets you connect to more than one device at a time. Streaming music wirelessly onto your headset is effortless and the sound quality is amazing. Noise Blackout™ technology ensures your voice to come through crystal clear when making calls using your headset. The Jabra HALO2 also gives you the option of using your non-Bluetooth supported devices, such as your mp3 player, to listen to your favourite music. Jabra Sport available at Dick Smith (in store and online), The Apple Store (online) and Harvey Norman. Jabra Halo2 available from Dick Smith and Harvey Norman. l Jabra Sport>> RRP $149 m Jabra Halo 2>> RRP $129

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arren enhanced his reputation during 2011 as one of the best defenders in the competition, playing all but one game and rarely being beaten on the last line of defence. The highly respected captain maintained an ability to nullify tall and small opponents and won his third best and fairest. Valued by his teammates for the direction, he provides as a backline marshall.

PLAYER HONOURS Best and Fairest 2007, 2009, 2011 2nd Best and Fairest 2006 All-Australian 2006, 2007, 2011 Premiership side 2006 Captain since 2008. AT A GLANCE • Junior Clubs: Northam (WA) • Clubs: West Coast • Debut: 2000 • Recruited from: Perth (WA) • AFL Awards: All-Australian full-back 2006, 2007, 2011; West Coast Eagles premiership player 2006 • Club Awards: best and fairest 2007, 2009, 2011; 2nd best and fairest 2006; Runner-up club champion 2006; best and fairest 2007; captain since 2008 • Brownlow Votes: 7

WHAT’S DIFFERENT OF THE MINDSET GOING INTO THIS YEAR? No real difference in the mindset, so just trying to play the best footy that we can. Looking for an improvement every week. But the mindset doesn’t change too much. Normally the expectations from outside of the group may change, but internally, everything’s the same. ARE YOU HOPING TO MATCH LAST YEAR? It’s not so much about matching last year, it’s about improving as a team. So improving as an individual, I’m sure guys would have their own goals, but certainly as a team we want to improve, we want to get better defensively, we want to

get better offensively. All those sorts of things. YOU SAID EARLIER THIS YEAR YOU WERE CONFIDENT WITH HOW THE EAGLES WILL GO, WITH THE INJURIES THIS YEAR, ARE YOU STILL CONFIDENT? We expect to play some good footy. We expect to win plenty of games of footy so that’s the aim in terms of our focus. We think all our players can have an impact so yeah we’re really comfortable with our forward line. We’re comfortable that we’ve got plenty of depth there. We have plenty of players who can kick a good score for us. n

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How Art Gains Value Part 3 BY CELIA BERRELL

The Best Adventure We’ve embarked upon a journey that’s our precious gift of life. And celebrate its glory, filled with beauty, love and strife. For now the seas are placid and the sky’s a radiant blue. With joy and faith, we take each step. Your Light will see us through. Poem inspired by Davson’s painting, On the Ark of Salvation (inset).

On the Ark of Salvation


hether you are viewing a painting for its inspiration or investment potential, there are ways that enhance the appreciation process - both for the viewer and the painting. How can we really tell if a painting is good or not? The beauty or impact of a painting can be a very personal thing. But there’s more to valuable art than just a pretty face.

The Power and the Passion Myth, art and spirituality lie at the heart of many cultures. Religious reverence has powered some of man’s most fantastical achievements, particularly in art and architecture. From the Egyptian Pyramids to the Sistine Chapel, regardless of our personal beliefs, we truly stand in awe. There is certainly plenty of art that reflects beliefs and stories in such passionate ways that just viewing them somehow connects us.


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Davson in her art studio hallway

Whether they are cave drawings, a canvas of Christianity or an Aboriginal Dreamtime depiction, they will be images that show and share, reflecting how someone somewhere cares. There was a time when wealth was

lavishly bestowed on spiritual or religious art, particularly in eras such as Renaissance Europe and ancient Egypt. In comparison, our Indigenous cultures see the riches of storytelling as paramount to the art’s value. But then spirituality is not about monetary richness. It is more about fulfilling our lives and souls. In our modern Western world at least, the artists most dedicated to creating images that uplift the soul and inspire positive passion for life are frequently generous artisans who are doing it out of love. Perhaps this is a predominantly feminine trait, with gentleness and joy being the reward as well the gift. Spiritual art is a diverse genre whose expression gives us all the freedom to fly and dream for a greater good. It is also again attracting a return to high wealth investment. Are we becoming tired of confronting, aggressive or art that shocks or depresses the senses?

Many great artists have created spiritually uplifting paintings. Can you match the artist with the title of the painting they created?

1. Sandro Botticelli 2. Sharon Davson 3. Vincent van Gogh 4. Salvador Dali

Sharon Davson and Leo Sayer in front of Gifts of Trust

Answers: 1C: 2A: 3D: 4B Discovery

Artists of the Ark Discussing artist’s spiritual beliefs tends to sound like a testament to their good behaviour! None of us are perfect, but two words aptly describe Davson for a character reference and her spirituality: generosity and gratitude. Her art, particularly since the mid 1990s, has been created with the intention of uplifting and inspiring others in their faith. Believing we can make a difference in the world may sound presumptuous, but if we are prepared to give of ourselves in the attempt, and meet like-minded people along the way, it might just work. And for Davson it did - and still does. For example, her environmental and world peace charity ventures and initiatives over the past two decades contributed towards many improvements and changes in our global community, as well as helped to bring out the best in everyone they touched. In 2002, Davson also became a Founding Patron of the Multifaith Association of Newcastle & Hunter Region. Finding common ground between various faiths, the association organised functions that

A. On the Ark of Salvation B. Madonna of Port Lligat C. The Virgin and Child with five Angels D. Pieta

celebrated the region’s cultural diversity and its compatibilities. On a personal level, and as a member of Sukyo Mahikari since 1995, Davson is comfortable with faith having different flavours. Sukyo Mahikari includes people of different religious preferences that see their participation in sharing the Light of God and all creation as a natural progression from their foundation beliefs. And gratitude is a key component of any form of spirituality. Davson incorporates these beliefs into her art, and with some surprising results. The more dedicated to inspiring others she became, the higher the values of her paintings also became. Now several of her major works are re-selling for substantive seven figure sums. One of the highlights of Davson’s spirituality and artistic career was when her painting With Gratitude Comes Growth was gifted by the Australia-Oceania Region of Sukyo Mahikari for the collection of the Hikaru Memorial Museum Takayama Japan in 1996. Then from February to July 2003, her flagship of spiritual art On The Ark of Salvation became the frontcover illustration for six monthly copies of the

Offering Gratitude Together

Sukyo Mahikari International Journal. As an artist who works mainly on commission, On The Ark of Salvation is one of only a handful of personal major works created by Davson. Since the painting’s creation in 1999, the image has acquired an impressive provenance through publications and major retrospective exhibitions of Davson’s art in public galleries. In 2011, it sold for $1.3 million, making it the highest valued painting by a living Australian artist. Her inspirational paintings are now a highly valued commodity, and a new art movement is subsequently taking shape. On 3rd November 2011 in Takayama Japan, the Arkists or Artists of the Ark was formally pronounced with Davson as the acknowledged leader and artistic inspiration. The movement invites all artists who create in any medium for the uplifting joy and gratitude of their spiritual beliefs to become connected. Could this be a resurgence of spiritual art rising to the role of lead violin instead of second fiddle in the wonderful orchestra of art and life?

Contact Davson Art management to acquire her art from $5,000 and upwards; to learn more about why Davson’s art has experienced better than approximately 20% per annum growth for collector / investors for more than two decades; or to find out more about the Artists of the Ark.

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ith gold mining holding its own and the nickel sector relatively stable, the prospects for WA’s Goldfields look sound as the region readies itself for Goldfields Mining Expo (GME), to be held over three days, from October 30 to November 1, at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Racecourse. The biennial exhibition, organised by Reed Mining Events in conjunction with the Kalgoorlie Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KBCCI), is already on track for another strong show. KBCCI Chief Executive Officer Hugh Gallagher said while the region is experiencing continuing challenges including attracting and retaining quality mining personnel, transportation infrastructure constraints, increasing costs and uncertainty regarding various mining taxes, the general trend for its mining sector is sound. “While skilled labour availability is showing a negative trend, with welleducated and trained employees moving out of the region for higher-paying positions in the north of WA, the quality of life for people living and working in the Goldfields is considered a plus,” he said. For more information on GME 2012, visit n



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n 2010, the Minerals Tertiary Education Council estimated an annual short fall of approximately 600 geologists in the domestic minerals sector in the five years to 2015. Hard evidence of this is reported by explorers and miners experiencing critical vacancies in key skill brackets and a shortfall in field focused, ‘boots-on-ground’ geoscientists. Digirock, renowned as the premier supplier of field trained, boots-on-ground geologists, has helped alleviate some of this shortfall through the provision of specialist contract geologists to the exploration sector. To further assist clients, Digirock has recently established a permanent placement arm, aptly named Quality Recruitment Services (QRS). “Quality Recruitment Services is a natural extension to the niche services Digirock has traditionally offered,” said Digirock Recruitment Geologist, Melissa Higgins. “Being a geologist, I work for my geologist clients, assisting job seekers find their next career progression, and assisting companies find the geo with an understanding of their geological terrain and operational requirements.” With 140 accumulated years of industry networks and experience to draw from within Digirock, Quality Recruitment Services punches well above its weight for service provision and placements. “We are continually pleased with the dedication Melissa shows to her client geologists and companies and her resultant success,” said Managing Director Peta Libby. “Mel is always looking for the best suited opportunity for companies and geologists alike. “If an opportunity doesn’t exist, she’ll make one. “Along with her geological background, tenacity would be the key strength she brings to the team.” To explore permanent staffing options, positions vacant or discuss the range of services offered by Digirock, call (08) 9472 6441 or visit: n


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he demand for local Indigenous employees in the mining industry, particularly in WA, has risen to unprecedented levels. In strategic response, mining companies are increasingly committed to attracting, recruiting and training Indigenous workers. This process is a valuable investment into a business, but complex issues can slow the process: requirements to train, house and address the health issues of indigenous employees can prove time-intensive, costly and culturally challenging. Ngarda, Australia’s largest owned and operated Indigenous contracting company, is uniquely placed to assist mining companies in meeting their Indigenous employment goals while delivering real benefits to Aboriginal people. The company’s extensive experience in civil and mining projects has directly led to the training, employment and development of over 2,000 people, most of which are Aboriginal, since the company began over 10 years ago. Ngarda’s Cultural Awareness Training and new Indigenous Mentoring programs can provide critical services not only for Indigenous employment but also long-term engagement and inclusion. Ngarda’s projects are largely concentrated in the Pilbara, including completed and active projects in Pannawonica, Karratha, Yarrie, Paraburdoo and Port Hedland. Its largest current project is Yarrie Iron Ore: conducted in partnership with BHP Billiton, the whole-of-mine project has a contract value of $300 million and employs about 200 staff. Ngarda chief executive officer Dan Tenardi said the recruitment of experienced Indigenous people who were suited to local conditions had a two-pronged effect. “Through solid relationships, Ngarda is uniquely positioned to provide ‘job-ready’ Indigenous workers on various site operations,” Mr Tenardi said. “This not only puts us at a competitive advantage, but has also enabled us to build the capability and capacity of the local Aboriginal population, so they can continue to develop within their communities.” To find out more, go to n

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YBAR has recently completed a unique shotcreting project for Mancala at Bass Metals’ Fossey Mine located in Tasmania. The project was to create a ‘plug’ which would hold back a considerable amount of water in the mine. This particular type of ‘plug’ is only the third time in the world and has never been completed in Australia. The project commenced immediately and was completed within 10 days due to PYBAR’s ability to mobilise straight away. PYBAR was chosen for the contract due to a referral from a former client who was on site in Tasmania, when the issue was discussed. The team of three from PYBAR had a tight time frame to complete this shotcreting project as a concrete pour could not be used because it would not seal and be able to be cast in the manner required by the engineers, creating structural deficiencies. PYBAR had to work within the minimal time due to water build-up to successfully complete this project. “The team from PYBAR did a very difficult job in poor conditions and completed it well,” said Pat Ball, the underground manager at Fossey Mine. “Their competence, attitude and work ethic are a credit to PYBAR.” For more information, visit n

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DE HAVILLAND DASH 8-300 Engines: Twin Turbo-prop Seating capacity: 50 seat Wing-span: 27.4m Aircraft length: 25.7m Max altitude: 25,000ft Cruise speed: 530km/h Payload: Up to 5,500kg. Pressurised, air-conditioned cabin. Operated by two pilots and two flight attendants.

DE HAVILLAND DASH 8-100 Engines: Twin Turbo-prop Seating capacity: 36 seat Wing-span: 25.91m Aircraft length: 22.25m Max altitude: 25,000ft Cruise speed: 500km/h Payload: Up to 3,450kg. Pressurised, air-conditioned cabin. Operated by two pilots and one flight attendant.

EMBRAER EMB 120 BRASILIA Engines: Twin Turbo-prop Seating capacity: 30 seat Wing-span: 19.78m Aircraft length: 20.0m Max altitude: 30,000ft Cruise speed: 600km/h Payload: Up to 3,000kg. Pressurised, air-conditioned cabin. Operated by two pilots and one flight attendant.

FAIRCHILD METRO 23 Engines: Twin Turbo-prop Seating capacity: 19 seat Wing-span: 17.4m Aircraft length: 18.1m Max altitude: 25,000ft Cruise speed: 500km/h Payload: Up to 2,000kg. Pressurised, air-conditioned cabin. Operated by two pilots.

CESSNA CONQUEST C441 Seating capacity: 9 seat Wing-span: 15.18m Aircraft length: 12m Max altitude: 35,000ft Cruise speed: 550km/h Payload: Up to 1,010kg. Pressurised, air-conditioned cabin. Operated by one or two pilots.

SAFETY BRIEFING Please listen carefully to the Safety Briefing and take the time to read through the Safety On Board Card prior to takeoff. This will help you familiarise yourself with the emergency exits, brace position and the location of your life jacket. DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT) It has been reported that some airline passengers have developed clots in deep blood vessels, often in the lower legs, as a result of sitting for an extended period without exercise or movement. This condition is known medically as Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT. If blood clot fragments break off and lodge in other areas of the body such as the lungs, they may cause a possible fatal pulmonary thrombosis when a person starts walking after being immobile for a long time. The risk factors for DVT include varicose veins, recent surgery or injury in the lower legs, malignant diseases, past history of DVT, obesity, pregnancy and recent childbirth. Anyone with these risk factors is advised to consult a doctor prior to flying to find out how to minimise the risk of DVT. During the flight, we recommend passengers take the following precautions: • Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, and minimise intake of alcohol. • Exercise onboard the aircraft by moving and stretching your toes, rotating your ankles, raising and lowering each leg and massaging your calves gently. In addition, we suggest that you avoid crossing your legs. SEATBELTS Seatbelts must be firmly fastened for take-off, landing and whilst the seatbelt sign is illuminated. We do recommend that your seatbelt be fastened at all times whilst seated in case of unexpected turbulence. TRAY TABLES/SEAT BACKS Please ensure your tray tables and your seat backs are in the upright position for take-off and landing. SMOKING Government regulations strictly prohibit smoking on all domestic flights. Special smoke detectors have been fitted to the toilet on board the aircraft. Smoking is also prohibited on the tarmac and throughout the terminal buildings. CARRY ON LUGGAGE If you have carry on luggage please stow it in the overhead lockers or under the seat in front of you. Hand luggage not correctly stowed may cause injury in the event of unexpected turbulence. ELECTRONIC DEVICES Hazards exist to aircraft systems by Electro-Magnetic Interference from Portable Electronic Devices. The interference can cause aircraft systems to malfunction. To provide adequate protection for the aircraft please note that: mobile phones are not to be used at any time on board the aircraft. Other devices such as compact disc players, portable palm top and lap top computers, cassette players, personal electronic organisers or personal video games may be used during cruise only, NOT when the aircraft is taking off and landing.

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SKIPPERS SERVICE CONFIRMATION OF FLIGHTS It is recommended that 24 hours prior to travel that you contact our reservations office on 1300 729 924 during normal office hours to reconfirm your booking. ON TIME SERVICE To assist in maintaining on time departures, Skippers request that all passengers arrive at our terminal for check in at least 60 minutes prior to flight departure. FLYING WITH CHILDREN Infant safety belts are available and will be fitted with the assistance of your flight crew prior to take-off. CHILDREN FLYING ALONE If you have children between the ages of 5 and 11 (inclusive) travelling alone, please advise the Reservations Staff when making your booking so that we can make arrangements with you to ensure they are safely in our care throughout their journey. We advise parents and guardians not to book flights for unaccompanied minors via the internet. IN-FLIGHT AMENITIES To make your flight more comfortable, newspapers, magazines, pillows and children’s activities are available on most of our flights. Cold

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refreshments, sandwiches and snacks are usually offered on all Skippers’ flights, with tea and coffee available on our Brasilia and Dash-8 aircraft services. Deluxe catering and alcoholic beverages can be made available on charter or contract flights by prior arrangement. TAXIS Where a local taxi service is available, please advise your Skippers’ flight crew if you require a taxi on your arrival. For your convenience, a taxi rank is also available on Valentine Road at the front of Skippers’ Perth Terminal with a free taxi phone available in the terminal foyer. CAR HIRE For all your vehicle hire requirements, Skippers can recommend a number of car rental companies that can arrange to drop off and collect hire cars at our Perth terminal.

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