THE trauma of spending time in a home for children of sick mothers when she was young has haunted Zoe Stewart all her life. But things have turned around with the help of Tuart Place, a support service for Forgotten Australians.
BARELY 48 hours after Grandmothers Against the Detention of Refugee Children held its official launch last month, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison announced a rethink on the processing of asylum seekers who arrived between July 19 and December 31 last year.
AFTER almost 50 years driving semi-trailers, B-doubles and road trains, Norm Ekman knows pretty much all there is to know about steering big rigs through the outback. Yet the 70-year-old is by no means ready to give it all away, perhaps one of the reasons he has been honoured by induction into the National Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs.
WOLF Blass knew he was on to a good thing before even arriving in Australia in 1961 to take up a three-year contract with the Kaiser Stuhl wine growers’ co-operative. In London, the young German went to a leading importer of Australian wine to sample the local product. One taste was enough. “I said I could not go wrong.”