Peter Dannock @peterdannock

Peter Dannock last shared their writing Space-saver
Many modern cars now come with a space-saver spare wheel, which is smaller than the regular wheel. The main reason for this is that the space-saver spare takes up less space, obviously, and is lighter than a standard wheel and tire.

Some vehicles don't even come with a space-saver spare. My...
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The true driver

The sad state of our time is that "driving" has taken a backseat to straight-line boulevard bruisers. The task of piloting these cars, from AMG-light C-Class Benzes to 4 Series Coupe Bimmers, involves positioning the shifter to "D" and pushing the foot to the floor. Under no circumstances, when lined...
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2021-06-14 09:41:37

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Repco Record

Repco is an Australian automotive engineering company that gained fame for developing the engines that powered the Brabham Formula One cars, which won the 1966 and 1967 World Championship of Drivers titles.

In the late 1950s, Charlie Dean, the head of Repco Research, wanted to create a road car that would...
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2021-06-13 10:51:09

My ageing eyes

I have worn glasses for over twenty years, which I primarily wear when driving or watching TV. Having short-sightedness means I can sit at my computer without glasses and read most printed material without squinting. As I don't require my glasses for reading, I prefer to wear them as little...
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2021-06-12 09:35:16

Robodebt

Today, the Federal Court approved a settlement worth at least $1.8 billion for people wrongly pursued by the federal government's Robodebt scheme. Robodebt was an automated debt collection system in place between July 2015 and November 2019 that used data-matching to identify the overpayment of social security benefits.

As part of...
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2021-06-11 12:58:56

Love on the spectrum

I can hear some laughter coming from the living room downstairs. My wife and girls are watching television and having a good belly laugh. They are watching "Love on the Spectrum", which follows young adults on the autism spectrum searching for love, navigating the unpredictable and complicated world of dating...
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2021-06-10 10:31:35

Aussie Rules
Bucks

Being a football coach in the national pastime of Australian Rules Football is a high-pressure job. The pressure to succeed is on the coach's shoulders, so when the team performs poorly, everyone wants to blame the coach.

Nathan Buckley was an institution at the Collingwood Football Club. Affectionately known as 'Bucks',...
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2021-06-09 11:59:09

The right to decide

Christmas Island is an Australian external territory in the Indian Ocean, around 1,550 kilometres north-west of the closest point on the Australian mainland. It is closer to Indonesia than it is to Australia. 
For almost twenty years, asylum seekers who attempted to reach Australia by boat had been detained...
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2021-06-08 09:38:12

Donation streak

When my daughters were little, my wife and I decided to encourage them to think about other children in need by setting up a child sponsorship with World Vision.

World Vision Australia was established in 1966 and has since grown to become Australia's largest international non-government organisation. Their primary focus is...
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2021-06-07 11:13:17

A friend for Louie

Ever since we got our new puppy, Louie the Groodle, my girls have been at me to get another puppy as a companion for Louie. 

My girls feel that Louie needs a companion to keep him from getting lonely. With someone in the family always working from home due to...
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2021-06-06 09:56:12

Signature witness

Many legal documents need to be signed and witnessed. Usually, this means that handwritten signatures are required, and the witness must be present in person. I have a transfer document for the sale of our investment property in Queensland that requires my signature. We have a looming deadline for the...
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2021-06-05 08:45:15