Monthly Archives: October 2014

Policing in Papua New Guinea

Jared Beaman Bill Castledine has received a Police Overseas Service Medal in recognition for his three years of service in Papua New Guinea during the early 1960’s. While serving as an Officer in the New South Wales Police Force during 1959, Bill came across an opportunity to serve outside of Australia. After consulting with his wife, Bill signed up and the couple soon found themselves journeying to...

Volunteer for Quirindi VRA

Jared Beaman If you’ve ever considered signing up to do volunteer work in the community, one organisation worth contemplating is Quirindi VRA. Quirindi VRA is the local squad for the Volunteer Rescue Association which is a recognised not-for-profit search and rescue organisation that provides primary response assistance during emergencies. “Quirindi VRA is one of about 50 Volunteer Rescue Association branches right around NSW,” explained Quirindi VRA Captain Col...

Taking it Souris-ly

Sally Alden After 27 years in Parliament, MP George Souris has announced his retirement. “When I was dropped from the Ministry, it certainly changed everything. I have been in politics for a long time, so I’m looking forward to spending more time with my family.” The self-described egalitarian, says you can’t avoid being recognized and noticeable in his position, but he hopes to be remembered for his achievements. “I...