Peter Dannock @peterdannock

Peter Dannock last shared their writing West Gate Bridge
When the partially complete West Gate Bridge collapsed in October 1970, thirty-five people were killed when one of the box-girder spans collapsed while the bridge was under construction.

The West Gate Bridge workers were a highly unionised workforce. Safety concerns over the construction method of the bridge, and disputes over workers'...
Peter's Pantry
🍵 38 Teas
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🧇 28 Waffles
🥟 25 Dumplings
🍪 27 Cookies
🍣 31 Sushis
☕️ 34 Coffees
🥃 41 Whiskeys
🍓 28 Strawberries
🍫 28 Chocolate Bars
🍍 30 Pineapples
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As I watched the stock market tumble during the pandemic, I resisted looking at my superannuation portfolio, a little scared at the massacre I might see. On the other hand, I am not yet ready to retire, so I have some time to recover from the pandemic crisis and accumulate...
2022-01-10 11:06:10

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The world's most popular two-seat convertible sports car.

When Mazda released the specifications of the 2022 Mazda MX-5, they also released some details on the number of Mazda MX-5s manufactured since its debut in 1989.
To date, just over 1.2 million Mazda MX-5s have been produced. The 250,000th MX-5 rolled out of the factory on 9th November...
2022-01-09 09:40:34

Tree change

The booming tree-change trend in property is predicted to continue into 2022, even though homebuyers may be forced back to city offices if life returns to some post-lockdown normality. A slower pace of life lured homebuyers to regional areas, enticed by lower house prices, notably as median house prices in...
2022-01-08 09:09:34

Aussie Rules

Australian Rules Football has always been a winter sport, but it is the start of January, and football is on the television. Tonight is the first game of the Australian Football League Women's (AFLW) competition.

In 2010 the Australian Football League commissioned a report into the state of women's football In...
2022-01-07 09:37:32

Aussie Rules

In 2010, the Richmond Tigers set an ambitious goal to win three premierships by 2020. Many pundits laughed at them and said they couldn't do it. After all, Richmond hadn't won a premiership since 1980, and many felt they didn't have the players or club culture to win one premiership,...
2022-01-06 09:24:16

Life story

In "White Nights" (1848), Fyodor Dostoevsky's said: "But how could you live and have no story to tell?". I think it is true that we all have a life story to tell, and we don't spend near enough time listening to or capturing those stories.
You may have read...
2022-01-05 10:17:39

COVID tsunami

My day has been consumed with the so-called tsunami of COVID cases that are appearing in the community at the moment. The endless media reports confirm that the COVID testing systems are under enormous strain and close to collapse.

Victoria had over 14,000 confirmed cases yesterday, and those numbers are set...
2022-01-04 09:05:05

Annual reflection

I have always seen the New Year period is a time for reflection. Life, work, and my family had always been things to reflect upon. I often would resolve to change, but once the year started and I got back into my daily routines, all of that resolve to change...
2022-01-03 07:34:04

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Zoom-Zoom Club 2022

A year ago, I was looking forward to the end of 2020 and optimistic about 2021. Then the Delta variant arrived and plunged us back into the worst parts of the pandemic, lockdowns, restrictions and uncertainty. Though the Zoom-Zoom club got off to a fast start, more lockdowns and border...
2022-01-02 02:18:56

Cabinet papers

The newspapers always get a little boost of editorial content at the New Year's Day, thanks to the latest release of the Cabinet papers' from 20 years earlier. The Cabinet is the Federal Government's executive branch, made up of federal ministers, the senior decision-makers in the government. Two key features...
2022-01-01 10:47:19