November 19, 2014
RFDS plan for WA corporate support takes off
"LastSay." has been working with the RFDS for more than three years now. The Flying Doctors continue to save the lives of thousands of West Australians every year and think outside the box to improve the way they do business. Here is just another example of how great they are. Read article...
October 6, 2014
New insurance policy for gay couples
October 4, 2014
Affordable packages close to the beach
September 16, 2014
Worley's deal not worth it, says AMEC
A story published in The Australian Financial Review today takes a closer look at how LastSay client AMEC Mining & Metals is positioned in the global market following its acquisition of Foster Wheeler.
The London-based group, with an office in Perth, recently purchased Foster Wheeler for $3.6 billion. AMEC CEO Samir Brikho said the acquisition would boost the company’s growth and enable AMEC to have a global presence equal to that of Worley Parsons.
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May 6, 2014
Lights, Camera, Key Messages!
"LastSay." Director Donna Cole has been particularly busy recently, training clients to successfully deal with the media.
Most of us are not naturals in front of the camera, and when faced with a media pack it’s easy to crack under pressure. "LastSay."’s media training guides its participants through how the media operates and how to stay on message when you find yourself in front of the cameras.
Donna says successfully dealing with the media requires expertise, planning and practice. It’s about understanding your audience, your strategic messages and your communication strengths. By doing so, you can arm yourself with all the necessary answers to take on the toughest questions.
"LastSay."’s media training course is tailored for each client and the one-day session is suitable for groups of up to six participants.
April 6, 2014
Protecting the Future
For the 10th year running, "LastSay." client Recfishwest will present its Northern Tour Fishing Clinics from Carnarvon to Derby. The clinics teach local children about fishing, but they will also gain important life skills.
The much-loved school program and its experienced instructors will return to coastal towns from April 29 thanks to the support of Woodside.
Recfishwest chief executive officer Dr Andrew Rowland said the fishing clinics present a fun activity for children and helps provide positive life skills for children and adults such as creative decision making, problem solving, goal setting and patience.
“The clinics are extremely popular, with participant numbers increasing over the last decade. The local children look forward to seeing the shiny red Recfishwest fishing trailer come to their town each year,” he said.
“Children will be educated about sustainable fishing practices including casting techniques, selection of bait and general rigging, recognition of fish species, catch-and-release and aquatic conversation.”
As the voice of WA’s recreational fishing community, Recfishwest continues to facilitate community fishing clinics and this year’s program is once again proudly sponsored by Woodside and promotes the SunSmart message.
The fishing clinics encourage young people to get out and be active by engaging in an enjoyable outdoor activity.
Students are also taught about personal safety and the importance of the SunSmart Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, Slide message as well as caring for their catch and current rules and regulations.
March 31, 2014
Bucket List Adventure
"LastSay." client the Royal Flying Doctor Service featured in the West Australian today. A wonderful story and first-hand account of how the RFDS saves lives, and the adventurous man hoping to raise $200K to say thank you by travelling across the world in a '67 Ford Mustang.
March 20, 2014
The "LastSay." team loves fresh, local fish at any time of year, but particularly at Easter! With Easter just around the corner, "LastSay." client Recfishwest reminds us to take care when fishing.
Salmon are already making appearances at popular fishing locations around Albany in time for Easter, as part of their annual migration around the West Australian coast.
Recfishwest Chief Executive Officer Dr Andrew Rowland said it is no coincidence that this time of year coincides with a higher proportion of rock fishing fatalities than any other time of year.
“Recfishwest’s campaign featuring Rex Hunt urges fishers to always wear a life jacket, never fish alone, wear proper footwear and observe first, fish later. These messages are just as important now as they were at the start of summer,” he said.
“Salmon are a magnificent fighting species and a favourite among anglers who eagerly await this annual migration, but it’s not worth putting your life on the line.
“There have been more than 22 rock fishing deaths since 2002 in WA alone but simple steps can ensure that the risk of incident when fishing is reduced.”
Recfishwest recommends alternative fishing sites to Salmon Holes including Parry Beach and Cheynes Beach for beach fishing and driving with4x4 access or Mutton Bird Beach and Nanarup Beach for those prepared to walk on the soft sand.
Recfishwest has been working closely with regional Department of Parks and Wildlife officers to ensure appropriate safety equipment such as rock anchor points and angel rings are installed at popular fishing locations. Life jackets are available at Bremer Bay Rural and Hardware, Albany Rods and Tackle, Trailblazers, BCF and the Little Grove General Store.
Dr Rowland said this is a good time for fishers to be reminded of fishing etiquette.
“Fishers should remember not to steer boats directly into salmon schools, boat fishers should keep their distance from shore fishers, avoid casting over other fishers’ lines, respect others’ fishing space and take all your rubbish with you.”
Every year salmon form very large schools in southern waters and head westwards in mid to late summer, continuing up the west coast sometimes as far as Perth. Spawning occurs between March and May and salmon eggs drift south and eastwards with the aid of the warm Leeuwin Current.
Recfishwest reminds fishers there is a bag limit of four Western Australian salmon with a minimum size of 300 mm.
For more information on Recfishwest visit www.recfishwest.org.au or phone 9246 3366. For more information on recreational fishing rules visit www.fish.wa.gov.au.
March 12, 2014
Funding the Key to Rural Health
Ever wondered how some of Australia’s most valuable services keep up with demand? Many of these services, including "LastSay." client the Royal Flying Doctor Service which provides free medical services to rural WA, wouldn’t be possible without funding, as RFDS CEO Grahame Marshall told ABC Mid West & Wheatbelt.
Listen to the audio below to find out how RFDS engages with corporate bodies, the government and the public to continue to develop the essential service RFDS provides.
February 21, 2014
Running to Help Kids and SIDS
"LastSay." client and health insurance provider HIF will proudly support this year’s Sunshine Beach Run. The run on March 16 will help raise funds and awareness for SIDS and Kids WA.
HIF team members Nikki Dale and Dawn Morse are ready to put in some miles pounding the pavement whilst encouraging WA families to support SIDS and Kids WA by joining the run at City Beach.
The run was founded in 2012 by West Coast Eagles physiotherapist Chris Perkin after the tragic loss of his stillborn baby son Jake and his wife Cindy in 2009, and is dedicated to anyone who has been affected by the loss of a child.
HIF Managing Director Graeme Gibson said he and his team were proud to get behind the Sunshine Beach Run.
“It makes sense to us to support health and wellness activities, particularly to support a cause as worthwhile as awareness for the prevention of infant death,” he said.
“Many of our team members at HIF are very keen to help educate the community about the work of SIDS and Kids WA supporting families bereaved by the loss of a baby or child through Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death.”
The Sunshine Beach Run incorporates a variety of race categories suitable for participants of all abilities, including a 5km run and walk, 3km run and walk and a leisurely 1km walk or run, taking participants on an out-and-back journey along spectacular City Beach, along with the HIF Fun Zone for children.
For more information or to register for the Sunshine Beach Run, visit www.sunshinebeachrun.com.au
January 6, 2014
We’re Back and Ready to go
"LastSay." is back into the swing of things after its Christmas and New Year break. We hope you had a safe and merry holiday period and we wish all of our clients, friends and families the best for 2014!