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Media Flash - Media News & Job Directory

Media Flash

and Australian Media Job Directory

Monday, October 16, 2000

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This Week's Media Flash Points


b.. COUNCIL CHAOS: Adelaide Locals Skittle Local Government

c.. SEVEN HITS AT 3AW: Touch Times As Ratings Plummet

d.. 'OUR LAUREN BURNS': Suburban's Sense Of Identity

e.. TAMARA TONITE: Brisbane's Drag Celebrity Slugged With Legal Bill

f.. CO-AUTHORS PROMOTE ON TV: Doug Aiton, Terry Lane's New Book

Your Favorite Media Flash Sections


b.. MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Media People - Ins And Outs

c.. STIX AND STONES: The Bright, The Bite, The Skite And The Plight

d.. YOUR ABC: Melbourne To Watch Sydney Weekend News?

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Council Chaos In Adelaide

* TOM MILOSEVIC'S Messenger Newspapers Group put South Australia's local government into chaos with an investigation that found many of the Councils were not properly formed. TOM SULLIVAN reported in the Portside Messenger that 12 Councillors and Mayor JOHANNA McLUSKEY were invalid members of the Port Adelaide Enfield Council as they had failed to lodge a form with their business and financial details by a July 3 deadline. They had to be reinstated by an order from JUDGE MICHAEL BOWERING of the District Court.

* CHARMAINE NEWTON reported in the Guardian Messenger that eight of West Torrens 15 elected members lost their positions. JAMES QUAST of The Weekly Times Messenger told of 13 members losing their positions at Charles Sturt Council. DAVID WESOLOWSKI of Leader Messenger revealed eight Tea Tree Gully Councillors lost their seats because of the bungle. STACY FARRAR of the Southern Times Messenger pointed to 13 of Onkaparinga Council's 20 members who faced the sack. JENNY HULLICK summed it up in the Eastern Courier Messenger: 'Messenger Newspapers reports have revealed a litany of errors and sloppiness surrounding the registers.' Probably one of Australia's local news stories of the year.

Seven Hits At 3AW

* DAVID ASPINALL'S Seven Melbourne is reportedly at odds with leading Melbourne radio station 3AW after on-air criticisms of the TV station's news broadcasters DAVID JOHNSTON and ANNE FULWOOD. CLAIRE HEANEY of the Herald Sun reports that HSV-7 withdrew advertising after stinging criticism, in the light of dismal ratings following the Olympic Games. Media reported that Channel Seven's news team was told to shape up, after ratings fell drastically when the Games concluded. Viewers returned quickly to National Nine News, under supremo JOHN SORELL, with presenter PETER HITCHENER. Nine also bounced back this past week with a $1 million viewer promotion headed on-air by CATRIONA ROWNTREE.

* The reported dispute comes as the large frame of Aspinall was seen moving across the screen of Channel 10's new Rove Live program, as host ROVE McMANUS had a televised phone call with Channel 7's security guard at the Dorcas Street headquarters of KERRY STOKES' station. Will 3AW counter with an increased co-operation with other TV news operations in Melbourne? Will 3AW listeners start to hear Channel 10 newsreaders MAL WALDEN and JENNIFER HANSEN on important breakfast news bulletins, as the early shift is revamped with the departure of presenter ROSS STEVENSON'S co-host DEAN BANKS?

'Our Lauren Burns'

* WAYNE BITTNER, Editor-in-Chief of Melbourne's Leader Newspapers, has a team that was suitably impressed by Olympian LAUREN BURNS' gold medal for taekwando. His Diamond Valley News front-page described the 26-year-old as 'Eltham's Lauren Burns'. His Northcote Leader front-page billed her as 'Fairfield favourite Lauren Burns'. The Preston Post-Times front-page had to settle for 'local favourite'.

Brisbane TV 'Revolt'

* 'TAMARA TONITE', Brisbane drag celebrity, faces a 'cripping legal bill and the possible loss of her show in the aftermath of the battle at television station Briz 31,' according to VICTORIA TAYLOR-SCOTT of Brother Sister's Queensland Edition. The article says 'Tonite' and associates face a $16,000 bill from a Supreme Court action, after unsuccessfully attempting to dismiss the management committee of the station. The 'rebels' say they are angered that the station 'is axing locally produced content', with a claim that station has 14 religious shows on the channel'. They claim that four of the seven members of the station's management committee are members of the World Harvest Congregation Christian group.

* DISCLOSURE: Media Flash is published by ASH LONG MEDIA, which also produces The Brisbane Report TV Program, broadcast on Briz 31. We are not involved with any of the disagreements reported upon.

Fair Trading Law Widens To News

* RENE RIVKIN'S run-in with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission over The Rivkin Report brings implications for publishers and journalists offering business and investment advice and analysis (Media Flash, October 9). CHERELLE MURPHY'S article in The Australian Financial Review Weekend Edition (Oct. 14-15) also gives rise to Fair Trading Act legislation being used against publications, in a variety of circumstances.

* GANESH SAHATHEVAN, journalist, had sent E-Mails to Australian and Malaysian journalists over conduct alleged by VINCENT TAN CHEE YIOUN, chief of Car Lovers Carwash, and its Malaysian parent company. The company took action under NSW Fair Trading law in the Supreme Court; an injunction was lifted on Friday by JUSTICE DAVID LEVINE. NSW Fair Trading Minister JOHN WATKINS, briefed by the Australian Press Council, intervened to support the journalist: 'I have no wish to see any fair trading legislation used against journalists doing legitimate journalistic work.'

Media Alert Diary: 'Free Service'

* PETER LLOYD,, tells Media Flash of his new web site for PR and event planners to inform media of critical events. CATHERINE MILLS is listed as 'media contact' on a news release that announces: 'This free service run by journalists and researchers, Media Alert Diary, is a direct and trusted pathway to media and provides a new method of communicating directly with media decision-makers.'

* HOW 'FREE' is Media Alert? Our visit to the site required a password, with a 'click here' for 'free limited access'. There was none.

* LLOYD'S web-site did however offer 'several flexible payment options', with a 32kb Agreement and a 24kb Order Form, involving a five-page contract with 'Downunder Media Fixers Pty Limited ... trading as Media Alert Diary (referred to herein as 'MAD').'

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Fairfax Community Newspapers

Victorian Head Office: 142-144 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Dandenong, 3175.

Phone: (03) 9238 7777. Fax: (03) 9238 7682.

Publishers of: Dandenong Journal, Monash Journal, Knox Journal, Maroondah Journal, Yarra Ranges Journal, Whitehorse Journal, Footscray Mail, Altona-Laverton Mail, Williamstown Advertiser, Brimbank Advocate, Melton Express-Telegraph, Bacchus Marsh Express-Telegraph, Macedon Ranges Telegraph, Sunbury Telegraph, Werribee Banner, Community News - Moonee Valley, Community News - Moreland, Frankston-Longbeach Flier, Mornington Peninsula Flier, House & Land, New Homes & Land

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Authors Speak For TV

* DOUG AITON, 3AK drive host, and TERRY LANE, ABC The National Interest broadcaster, will speak about their new book, The First Century (MICHAEL WILKINSON'S Information Australia) for The Sydney Report and The Brisbane Report TV programs, produced by ASH LONG MEDIA. The co-authors will record the program at the October 24 meeting of the Rotary Club of Rosanna (Vic.).

Rural Press In US Net Venture

* BRIAN McCARTHY, MD of Rural Press Ltd, has announced a 20 per cent interest purchase in, described by MIKE HARVEY'S The Land as 'US agriculture's top e-commerce site'. A similar Australian venture has been set up in partnership with Wesfarmers Dalgety and McKinsey & Company: Farmers get free advice from experts at the site. Rural Press Ltd is investing $US9 million in cash, and $US3.8 million in editorial and marketing services.

Olympic Podium

* The Coca-Cola IBM John Hancock Visa UPS McDonald's Kodak Panasonic Samsung Sports Illustrated/Time Xerox Olympic Games, brought to you by NBC.

* SUE FLETT, photographer with Western Australia's Community News Group, was stationed in Sydney in September for the Olympic Games. Sue has stayed on as an unpaid volunteer for the Paralympics.

Sydney Siders

* JANA PEARCE, Editor of the Roseville-based Mature Australian, has signed a deal with First National Real Estate agents on Sydney's North Shore to distribute the monthly 24-page tabloid, printed by Harris Print (Burnie, Tas.). The paper also runs The Mature Travellers Club Pty Ltd, with a high volume of travel advertising secured by Ad Managers PEEJAY SMITH and NOEL CROW.

* LAURIE BRENNAN and CLIVE BODDINGTON seem to be having some success with The Watering Hole, a free 24-page pub paper, produced from Huskisson on the South Coast, and distributed through clubs, hotels and outlets from Sydney's southern and eastern suburbs through the Illawarra and Shoalhaven to Ulladulla. Their latest front-page carries a photo of KERRI-ANNE KENNERLEY: 'What was discussed and negotiated at the time we can't yet tell you. But we will have some exciting news in the very near future.'

Melbourne Memo

* JO DONELLY and KERRYN MARLOW have opened DAME (Donelly And Marlow Enterprises) at Suite 7, 95 Kooyong Road, Armadale, Vic. 3143. Phone: (03) 9500 8989, aiming to improve traditional online advertising by matching quality health and lifestyle articles for female websites with appropriate products. is produced by the business. (Marlow has been JOHN BLACKMAN'S producer at 3AK, as well as hosting her own programs.)

* NEIL COLLYER, State Manager, Fairfax Community Newspapers (Vic.), announced in this past week's edition that the Frankston-Longbeach Flier and Mornington Peninsula Flier have converted from fortnightly to weekly publication. The first edition was 48 pages, which included a 16-page House & Land feature. Collyer's front-page article boasts of 'around 61,000' combined circulation, although the paper's skite-box lists the distribution as 45,000. The paper's team includes Editor PETER SIMCOCK; Senior Journalist DAMIEN BATEY; Reporters LOUISE MITCHELL and ERON CRIPPS; Sales Manager JOHN GANNAN; and representatives MELINDA SMITH and JOHN DALL.

* NORM HOLLOW, Ad Manager at Fairfax's Footscray Mail, is leading the post-Olympic recovery of Melbourne pages. The Mail posted a 120-page issue last Wednesday, including a four-page Sanctuary Lakes wrap-around. MARIA BERVANAKIS prepared a four-page On The Home Front supplement. Color pre-print section are proving popular in the FCN Western Division: ROD ANDERSON of the Sunbury Telegraph and Macedon Ranges Telegraph organised a 16-page Living In The Macedon Ranges supplement.

* SYLVIA BRADSHAW'S 31 Leader Newspapers has just completed its annual Spring Home And Garden wrap-around features. Amongst the best performers were the Mornington Peninsula Leader team, with 16 page of extra features revenue.

* KEITH and DIANE WHITE of the Nepean Historical Society are unbinding, scanning, printing and cataloguing copies of the Peninsula Post, 1914-1964.

Around Adelaide

* TOM MILOSEVIC'S Messenger Group (News Limited Suburban Newspapers) had four papers carry a wrap-around for the new $85 million Adelaide Central Plaza shopping centre owned by Hartford Holdings. Adelaide Review, the local group's 32-page lifestyle color monthly mag with 84,000 circulation, edited by MEGAN LLOYD, also benefitted with a double-page spread.

* PETER FOX, Ad Manager at the Salisbury-based News Review Messenger, had his team assemble a 12-page 'Development In The North - 2000 And Beyond' feature, with strong local sales.

* RADIO 5DN, Channel 10 and Messenger Newspapers are joining with ETSA Utilities for a 'Light Up Adelaide' campaign for Christmas lights.

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The Brisbane Report

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The Station Now Watched By 70,000 Viewers Nightly

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Queensland Quips

* RON GOODMAN has joined the Wynnum Herald reporting staff - headed until now by Editor RAY LAMBERTH - covering the Wynnum, Manly and Capalaba areas. Ray is taking a Quest Newspapers head office appointment at Stafford.

West Wire

* GENE SWINSTEAD'S News Limited Suburban Newspapers WA chain, Community News Group, is promoting employment advertising with a 'Local Jobs For Local People' campaign.

* JEFF BROOKS, of the Stirling Times Community, has been looking for a full-time Ad Sales Representative to join the weekly based at Osborne Park. His colleague, RIK HUGHES, is filling a similar vacancy at Weekend Courier Community, Rockingham Beach.

* COMMENT NEWS, Kelmscott, is offering three $1000 sports scholarships, for young people to develop their sports skills. The paper is celebratring its 30th birthday.

* PAUL BLUETT, at Westside Observer Gay-Lesbian newspaper,, is re-advertising for a Sales Manager.

* CHANNEL 7 and CHANNEL 9 are both taking paid print advertising space to support the Rotary Club of East Perth's 'Police Officer Of The Year' Award.

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This Week In Byron Bay

* BYRON BAY FOLLIES: Historic sites found in path of controversial RTA bridge; EPA warns NorthPower over noise compliance; Court dismisses AVO on MP IAN COHEN; Readership survey finds ECHO four times more popular than local APN title; MUNGO MacCALLUM reckons Howard miscalculated the people's reconciliation mood; LARRY ANTHONY MP takes a political tour of the Shire's highways; EDWARD HERRING reports on a Shelley Shire Assembly meeting. THE BYRON SHIRE ECHO is an independent locally-owned free weekly covering Australia's most sophisticated rural market.

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Press Gang

* JASON MOFFETT, 30, single father, has been jailed for seven days by Rosebud (Vic.) Magistrate RAEFFAELE BARBERIO, after stealing four magazines from a local newsagency. The Mornington Peninsula Leader did not include a list of the mags worth doing time in the slammer.

* DR TONY O'REILLY'S APN Business Publications has sold four titles to Reed Business Information: Manufacturers' Monthly, Travel Week, Hospitality and Food & Pack.

* CRAIG MARSH, Publisher of Inside Melbourne, is taking full-page ads in BARRIE PARSONS' B&T Weekly to declare 186,900 weekly readers, through its own Quadrant Research Services study. ROY MORGAN figures had Inside Melbourne with less than half of this figure. Competitor Melbourne Weekly Magazine, managed by ANTHONY McDONALD, boasts a similar readership. Its post-Olympic edition of last week bounces back with 152 pages.

Air Waves

* GRAEME CARROLL, Manager Public Affairs of the Federation of Australian Radio Broadcasters,, announces that the RAWARDS presentation dinner (this Saturday, Oct. 21) will be broadcast live online:

* ROBBIE McGREGOR, voice-over man for SBS, and known as KING WALLY OTTO in ROY and HG's Sporting Life radio program, says he was 'packing it' as Stadium voice for the Olympics closing ceremony. Brisbane-born McGregor's mum, VIDA, told Quest Newspaper's Northern News: 'Every time he opend his mouth we all jumped up and went hooray.'

Your ABC

* COLIN KNOWLES at ABC Sydney is taking applications for the Head of Distribution and Communications job. He is also collecting CVs for the Head of Technical Services position.

* PETER WILMOTH of The Age reported on Saturday that Melbourne ABC-TV viewers may receive a Sydney-based weekend news service following $10 million in cuts proposed by MD JONATHAN SHIER. The ABC Board is expected to consider the budget proposal at its October 25 meeting.

Community Broadcasting

* KNOX FM (Vic.) has a new name to celebrate its expansion into neighboring municipalities. HILLSIDE RADIO has a new transmitter at Mitcham pumping out the 87.6 FM signal heard in the Dandenong Ranges, Manningham, Monash, Maroondah and Whitehorse. Co-Manager JENNY GRAINGER told the Knox News that the signal results exceeded early expectations.

So, This Is Showbiz

* BOB CRIMEEN, ex Herald Sun journo, traced his Castlemaine - Melbourne - Los Angeles reporting career for Alexandra (Vic.) Rotarians this month. 'It was a privilege to meet great people but the best times and best stories were about ordinary people,' reports GEOFF HEYES' Standard.

Big Names Dept.

* STEVE BRACKS, Victorian Premier, is Guest Speaker at the Melbourne Press Club lunch tomorrow (Tues., Oct. 17). Venue is The Medallion Club, Colonial Stadium, Docklands. Book with MARY COTTER, (03) 9614 2779.

* GAYE MURRAY, Age Custom Magazines Publisher, has assumed additional responsibilities for all Age magazine and book projects, as well as liaison for joint projects with The Sydney Morning Herald.

* ANNA CRONIN, former Chief-of-Staff for ex-Victorian Premier JEFF KENNETT, has been appointed Executive Director of the National Farmers' Federation.

Smaller Names Dept.

* TREVOR WEEDING, former Victorian Country Press Association Ad Manager, has signed on as a Media Flash subscriber, and gives a Cumberland Newspapers (NSW) E-Mail address.

* CHRIS NOLAN has joined The Free Press (Kilmore, Vic.) as an Ad Salesman.

* KERRI DONNELLY has been appointed Research Co-Ordinator in the Information and Research Department of The Age. HIEN LE has been promoted to Market Information Manager.

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Movers And Shakers

* ELLEN FANNING is leaving after two years as a 60 Minutes presenter.

* GRAHAM LAWRENCE, former News Limited high-flyer, has joined communications consultants Rogen International.

* BRAD McNIESH, of Kallangur (Qld), is fronting a new Briz 31 TV program, Brisbane Job Search, airing 8.00am Tuesday to Saturday.

* MICHAEL MAHER, long-time journalist on the Indonesian rounds, was guest this week of JOHN GATFIELD on Foxtel's Viewpoint. He spoke of times of smuggling digicams into news spots, even jails, during the reign of SUHARTO.

* WAYNE BOX has become Editorial Finance Manager at The Age.

* PETER HARTCHER, Fin Review Asia Pacific Editor; investment writer BARRIE DUNSTAN; and columnist TONY HARRIS are the latest staff to be promoted by Fairfax Communicators, 'Australia's first and only specialist speakers' bureau'.

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The Local Report

* IAN CROWTHER'S Fairfax Community Newspapers, NSW and Victoria, is putting the final touches to the web site. Not fully open yet, but you can hack in through

* STEVE ZEPPA has been appointed Editor of the Wynnum Herald and South-East Advertiser, a Quest (News Limited Suburban Newspapers) publication in Brisbane. He was previously Group Projects Editor at the company's Stafford office.

* DENISE PICKERING, Editor of Brisbane's South-West News, had a large coverage of Queensland's Seniors Week, and its parade ... headlined as the 'Gray Mardi Gras'.

Absent Friends

* BRUCE GYNGELL, Australian television pioneer, will be remembered at a Memorial Service to be held at 10am this Friday (Oct. 20) at St Andrew's Cathedral, Cnr George and Bathurst Sts, Sydney.

* GARY DEAN, 57, former Age Chief Sub-Editor, died on Thursday in Brisbane, after a career which included an appointment at Brisbane afternoon daily, The Telegraph.

It's A Date

* FRI. OCT. 27 - SUN. OCT. 29. The 26th Caxton Awards Seminar. Advertising. Yalumba, Barossa Valley (SA).

Stix And Stones

* STEVE STICKNEY, Editor at The Manly Daily, presents the bright, the bite, the skite and the plight:

* 'When I was little, I asked why there were black people and white people, and she explained that we were all like cookies and the white ones weren't quite cooked enough'' - RUSSEL SYKES, son of Aboriginal activist ROBERTA, reveals his famous mum's brilliant flair for home-spun philosophy. Good Weekend magazine.

* 'It didn't attack him from above, it just created a whirlpool which dragged him down' - chilling eye-witness account of the last moments of a honeymooning surfer, taken by a 4m white pointer at Cactus Beach in South Australia. Daily Tele.

* 'I get nostalgic for a time in my life before I was an empire'' - could somebody tell the Klingons there is a new galaxy just begging to be conquered ... a dash of humility from singer-turned-empire MADONNA. Sydney Confidential.

* 'The Australian dollar has fallen against the Mexican peso, the Vietnamese dong, the Venezuelan bolivar, the Algerian dinar, the Bulgarian leva, the Bangladeshi take, the Mongolian tughrik, the Botswana pula and Swaziland's ligangeni'' - that bad, huh? Shadow treasurer SIMON CREAN gently breaks the news to PETER COSTELLO. Australian Financial Review.

Long Shots

* DICK SMITH'S 'Dickheads' matches, part of the AusBuy Save Australia campaign, are made in Japan, reports PAUL CARTER of Pine Rivers Press (Quest, Qld.).

* JACK WATERFORD'S Canberra Times: take a bow for breaking the PETER REITH Telecard story on Tuesday last week.

* PROFESSOR IMRE SALUSINSZKY, national columnist now also seen occasionally in The Age, recommends The New Yorker piece on expat. wildman journo STEVE DUNLEAVY as a good read. GRAEME LEECH, Melba columnist in The Weekend Australian, takes glee in pointing out that references to Daily Tele columnist PIERS AKERMAN, continually spell his name incorrectly.

Media Money

* JACK FEUER of reports that (US) NBC, ABC and PAX TV have filed an involuntary bankruptcy proceeding against Focus Media in a bid to collect millions of dollars in unpaid media bills. Not to be confused with the failed Focus magazine that lost a few quid for the creditors of DERRYN HINCH'S business in Australia several decades ago. (Was TERRY HAYES his Focus partner?)

* MARTIN DE COURTENAY, Editor of Capital Q Weekly, Sydney's Gay-Lesbian weekly by Satellite Media, included an ad for a $1.5-million turnover bar being for sales. One of the major selling points was: 'Over the last five years we have enjoyed regular press in local, national and international publications, featuring in over 150 pages of magazines, newspapers and reviews.'

The Last Word

* Didn't CLARK KENT and 'SUPERMAN' had the same type of arrangement at The Daily Planet? Viewers of the not-much-news Crikey website tell us that political correspondent HILLARY BRAY (now referred to by the site as 'she') hasn't been always filing copy while Publisher STEPHEN MAYNE is away in Europe, or away in the US, or away at the Olympics, or away on his honeymoon ...

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Australian Media Job Directory


* TERRY METHERELL says the new National Executive Director of Life Education Australia will require outstanding presentation skills, media experience and business presentation skills.

* HANK JONGEN has more information about the Centrelink Team Leader - Media and Issues Management position, offering $75,420 to $79,274. Answering machine: (02) 6208 8895.

* STROUDGATE.NET are offering $75,000 minimum packages, for two Ad Sales people to join their Manly (NSW) contract magazine business.

* KAREN JONES, Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs, (02) 6289 6578, has selection criteria for the Public Affairs Officer job, $68,480 - $71,854, in the Media and Communication Section.

* PETER HELFT, Ad Director at The Age, wants to appoint a Business Analyst. His company is also hiring a Sales Support Analyst - Circulation.

* FINANCIAL SERVICES UNION, Sydney, has a $46,00 job for a Communications Professional to produce newsltters, conduct media liaison, and assist in marketing tasks.

* STEPHEN ROYALL, Associate Advertising Director at Illawarra Newspaper Holdings (The Illawarra Mercury and Wollongong Advertiser) wants to hire a Telephone Sales Consultant, reporting to the Special Features Manager.

* MARIANNE FRESER at Michael Page Sales & Marketing, is [promoting a senior position for a Communications Manager, regarded as a corporate branding specialist.

* FRED HILMER'S John Fairfax Holdings seeks to appoint a State Circulation Manager: Western Australia. Two full-time Circulation Area Managers are required in Sydney for BRW, Personal Investor and Shares. CAROL BAXTER is taking applications for for six Ad Sales Advisers to work part-time shifts (9am-8pm, 9am-11pm Thursdays - 'taxi home if within 45 kms of GPO shifts finishing after 10pm').

* MARK CASTAGNINI at Blitz Publications is on the hunt for a Sports Journalist.

* ELIZABETH MURPHY at Fairfax is advising a vacancy for a Sales Account Manager for the sydney Morning Herald Motoring section.

* JULIE-ANNE TAYLOR, MATP Human Resources, is taking applications for a Writer's job for special reports and advertising supplements.

* STEVE WEST, at Mirror Australian Telegraph Publications (News Limited), is offering a Sponsorship Project Officer's position for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph.

* CHRISTINE BAILEY, Queensland Network Sales Manager for MATP, requires a Brisbane-based Advertising Sales Executive for The Australian.

* N.T. NEWS is on the hunt for a Chief-of-Staff. GPO Box 1300, Darwin, 0801.

* DIANE DAVIS, Call Centre Business Manager at Newcastle Newspapers, is hiring a Classified Sales Advisor (Maternity Relief Position). * DELLA HENRY is receiving résumés for a News Limited Sales Executive's job, concentrating on space sales for the metropolitan network.

* MICHAEL GILL'S BRW magazine wants a Receptionist/Admin. Assistant for the Sydney bureau. A similar job is being offered at the Melbourne office.

* CARA ADAMS is advertising internally only, within the Fairfax organisation, for a Computer and Communications Officer at Fairfax Printers, NSW. RACHEL CURRIE has details.

* REDDIN CONSULTING, Melbourne, have an internal communications job at Holden, providing support to the Director of Public Affairs.

* CRAIG HEALEY, Global IT Manager, Strategic Publishing, advertises for an Applications Services Manager.

* LINDA RIOS, Bloomberg Television, is hiring a freelance TV anchor, who can write, and work shifts.

* NICK HINDHAUGH at MICHAEL PAGE MARKETING is accepting applications for the Tourism Director's role at melbourne Convention and Visitors Bureau.

* JAMES SIMONSEN at Management Recruiters Australia has the task to find an Advertising, Promotions and Merchandising Manager for a retail network.

* JOHN MILLICAN, f2 Human Resources, is recruiting a Membership Manager, to be involved in loyalty and retention programs.

* SUE BOURKE at Hamilton, James & Bruce is taking calls about the Corporate Communication Manager appointment for a financial services organisation.

* TRACY ROUTLEDGE, at SWA Corporate Human Resource Specialists, wants an Account Director for a marketing communications agency. Significant experience in public relations is handy.

* MARILYN JONES at Prime Life Corporation, seeks an Advertising Communications Manager for a growth industry company.

* MICHAEL LAMOND, Ad Manager at The Nillumbik Mail, Eltham (Vic.), appointing a Clerical/Sales part-timer, 3-4 days per week.

* IRINE KOYMARAS at Roy Morgan Research requires applications for the General Manager - Sales and Marketing - Australia role.

* JAN MORGAN is advertising in The Age for ad sales people to join 'Melbourne's fastest growing glossy newspaper'. Jan refers to Metro News.

Work Wanted

* Advertise your 'Work Wanted' notice in Media Flash. During September and October, we'll print your 'Work Wanted' ad for free. Simply E-Mail it to us by 5pm Friday at

* PETER THOEMING writes: 'Keen Media Flash subscriber Peter Thoeming of Panoptikon Pty Ltd in Sydney has recovered from Olymania and is offering his writing services to other Flashers. He recently completed the City of Sydney Annual Report, and apart from major corporate projects he also specialises in "document doctoring" including Plain English rewriting, sub-editing and otherwise polishing prose. His services are available vie e-mail if required, so it doesn't matter where you are. Contact Peter at, on (02) 9223 5113, by fax on (02) 9223 5116 or at Suite 1016, Level 10, 155 King Street, Sydney 2000. Incidentally, he also writes ads and consumer stories (for publications as varied as the SMH, The Bulletin, Playboy and Gourmet Traveller).

* MICHELLE HAMS writes: 'Journalism/Communications graduate with magazine and radio experience seeks work within the media industry. Based in Gold Coast/Brisbane area, willing to travel to learn. Enthusiastic, out-going with sense of humour and genuine love of radio, magazines and all media. All offers considered. Willing to learn all aspects and work my way up the ladder. Please contact Michelle Hams on 0410516702 or email

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The Sydney Report TV Program

Sydney's Great TV Lifestyle Program

5.30pm - 6.00pm - Channel 31 - Free-To-Air TV

For more information, call our office on 1-800 231 311

Suite 131, 125 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022.

In This Week's Programs

Tuesday, October 17, 2000 - 5.30pm (Episode 1017)

Friday, October 20, 2000 - 5.30pm

Tuesday, October 24, 2000 - 5.30pm

(Also The Brisbane Report)

Thursday, October 19, 2000 - 5.30pm

Thursday, October 26, 2000 - 5.30pm

Thursday, November 2, 2000 - 5.30pm

Kean Travel and Tours,

599 Young Street, Albury

Phone: (02) 6021 8744

Fax: (02) 6021 8320



Contact: Michael Kean

Travel to New Zealand - the land of many contrasts - with Kean's Travel and Tours. Yes, the 2001 international tour features Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Auckland, the Glow Worms, the Art Deco city of Napier, beautiful Queenstown, Glaciers, and a Milford Sound cruise ... all from just $1750.

You'll enjoy a high standard of hotels, and the option of land content only, or with meals. This is great value-for-money, where you'll marvel at the waterfalls, and sheer majesty of the cliffs at Milford Sound; plus visits to the charming cities of Dunedin and Christchurch.

A ferry trip to the North Island follows ... and the tour takes in the magnificent Bay of Islands, the geological mud pools of Rotorua, a Maori feast ... plus much, much more.

Contact Michael, Lauren or Olivia - at Kean's Travel and Tours - call them now on 1-300 135 744. The web address is on the screen.

1-300 135 744. Spectacular coach touring for seniors at a truly budget price.

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Historic Lansdowne Park & Vineyard

35 Bungonia Road, Goulburn, NSW

Phone: (02) 4821 8653

Fax: (02) 4821 8092


Contact: Neville and Irene Lee

Historic 'Lansdowne Park Farm' Country Holidays and Vineyard is Goulburn's oldest homestead and earliest farming complex ... and is now home to city folk wanting to get away from it all, and see a touch of old-fashioned country life, and show their children what farm life is all about.

Accommodation is in the old servants' cottages at Lansdowne, faithfully restored to self-contained cottages with modern facilities including electric blankets, sweep fans, open log fires ... plys your own backyard and barbecue.

Mums and Dads can walk among the 175-year pine trees and listen to the bird life, play tennis, check out the games room for tennis and mini-pool, or stroll through the vineyard to the old Jewish Synagogue .. while the children gather eggs, feed the chooks, or ride the miniature Shetlands ... or perhaps feed the cows, spot the kangaroos, or draw the farm animals in the loft above the Cobb and Co coach house.

The buildings were used in Bryce Courtney's recent TV hit, The Potato Factory, starring Lisa McCune. Or perhaps you've seen the undulating countryside - flanked by pine, gum and wattle trees - in TV commercials for beer or Bailey's Irish Cream. Historic Lansdowne Park is the complete hide-away only a few minutes from the Goulburn township ... but a hundred miles from care.

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Cintra Cottages

73 and 90 Carrs Road, Neath (Hunter Valley), NSW

Phone: (02) 4930 4555

Fax: (02) 4930 4554


Contact: Graham and Gillian Friend

If you're visiting the Hunter Valley, make arrangements for your comfortable stay in the quiet, peaceful atmosphere at Contra Cottages, near Cessnock. Here, as a couple, or perhaps two couples, why not self-cater, with your choice of wines from a days touring in the vineyards - just 15 minutes.

Cintra Cottages are only 1½ hours from Sydney, and you are just half-an-hour from the delights of Lake Macquarie. Enjoy the comforts of home, with full kitchen facilities, verandah and garden with local birdlife, TV and CD, plus laundry, hair-dryer, all linen provided and undercover parking.

And you'll delight with the swimming pool, barbecue area and the Vineyard Shuttle Service, that at just $10 per person, takes you to the restaurant or vineyard of your choice. And take-aways are available to be delivered from nearby outlets. It's the perfect holiday ... at Cintra Cottages, at Neath, in the Hunter Valley. Phone (02) 4930 4555.

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Mimosa Hill Wildflowers

96 Bailey Point Road, Termeil, NSW 2539

Phone: (02) 4457 1421

Fax: (02) 4457 1421



Contact: Lance and Ann Smee

Holiday amongst the wildflowers at Mimosa Hill and Cottages - a working wildflower and protea farm in the Termeil Valley, between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay on the South Coast of New South Wales.

Nestling beside delightful small dams, these self-contained cottages are specially designed for couples ... nearby to spoilt beaches, lakes and rivers for swimming, fishing and boating. You can enjoy bushwalking in National Parks and State Forests; or join in some organised horse riding. Plus there's dining out at a choice of top-class restaurants.

You'll just love the natural surroundings of perfumed bushland, with native trees, shrubs, and fields of wildflowers. And you'll adore the seclusion of the cottages, built to resemble miners' huts ... all with a cosy rsutic charm. Rates start at just $95 per night, per couple. Mimosa Hill Wildflowers and Cottages, near Bawley Point, just a short drive to the beach, and Murramarang National Park. And remember, clean, well-behaved, trained dogs are welcome too.

Mimosa Hill Wildflowers and Cottages. 02 4457 1421.

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The Carrington of Bungendore

21 Malbon Street, Bungendore

Phone: (02) 6238 1044

Fax: (02) 6238 1036



Contact: Toni Dale

Near Canberra, The Carrington at Bungendore, is the ideal venue for dining - at the Historic Inn; deluxe accommodation in the 26 self-contained suites; conferences in a purpose-built facility; and weddings in the Victorian-era gardens ... providing a colorful setting all year round.

The Carrington at Bungendore features the historic Cobb and Co inn, with dining rooms and the feature bar occupying eight separate rooms, heated by open fires. Two courtyards, featuring wisteria and natural gardens, are the right location for your special function.

Luxury suites with separate living areas and spa baths are included in the accommodation area, alongside the Cottage Conference and Function Centre.

The Carrington at Bungendore is a significant piece of Australian history, lovingly restored with antiques and fittings ... where you can create the charm of a bygone era, enjoying fine cuisine in a prestige atmosphere, and with a reputation for quality and excellence.

Just 2½ hours from Sydney, enjoy an extended weekend getaway at The Carrington of Bungendore. Phone (02) 6238 1044.

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The Brisbane Report TV Program

Brisbane's Great TV Lifestyle Program

5.30pm - 6.00pm - Briz 31 Free-To-Air TV

For more information, call our 'Brisbane Report' office on 1-800 231 311

Suite 131, 7/421 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Qld 4007

In This Week's Program

Thursday, October 19, 2000 - 5.30pm (Ep. 2000)

In tonight's program, we look at great places to go.

See above for details.

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