It’s just s-o-o-o- good to get this sort of feedback on PWF. Cherry Axel, of ‘Life is…’www.lifeis.net.au/, a new ‘personalized social planning service facilitating social inclusion and community connectedness for all’, says:
“I find it’s (PWF) the greatest of motivational tools to keep focused on the big picture issues in our community/society. The commitment, passion, innovation, creative problem solving and positive values shine like a beacon to those of us who read it and have been trying to paddle alone!
Keep it coming, its inspirational and gives me ‘rich’ contact with a world of amazingly intelligent people openly sharing and finding independent solutions to and around some of the rigid authoritarian, undemocratic processes happening in our world today!”
Yes, Cherry would like a PWF article but then I want to write about people having a go. I’m keen to see how Cherry and partner Ruth make money out of such an altruistic sounding venture – watch for a ‘Life is…’ article soon!
With Virgin considering the commercial viability of regional expansion next year the ABC reported recently that Mildura, in north-west Victoria, is among 11 regional centres being considered. It seems the willingness of councils to invest in greater baggage screening will affect its decision, because its jets require higher security than turboprop planes. A decision on which regional centres it will fly to will be made within months and the services will begin early next year.
“We brought Backpacker Xpress Airlines to Gippsland looking at regional airports with the possibility of flying down the east coast including Gippsland airfields.This was when they won a licence to fly from Manchester UK to Darwin. The Wellington Councillors thought we were off our rockers saying that would never happen. Mildura now has 7 Qantas and 7 REX Airlines daily competing with 2 Greyhound coaches daily and Tiger Airways are looking at regional airfields…”