Author Archives: Margaret Louey

September 07

Go Tiges!

I have been a Richmond (Tigers) fan ever since I was a little kid. I was brain-washed by my older cousins after the 1974 premiership.  My father was not happy with that since he was a North Melbourne supporter, but there really was no choice.  How do you not barrack for the team who had […]

September 04

Hook Turns

Nearly all interstate and international visitors driving in Melbourne central business district (CBD) are completely bewildered by and utterly fearful of performing a hook turn, which is a right hand turn taken from the left hand lane.  Just to clarify, Australians drive on the left hand side of the road, so a right hand turn […]

August 10

What is a Plebiscite?

Same-sex marriage is legal in the following countries: Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Spain, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina, Denmark, Uruguay, New Zealand, France, Brazil, England, Wales, Scotland, Columbia, Luxembourg, United States, Greenland, Ireland, Finland, Slovenia and Germany. However, same-sex marriage is not allowed in Australia, even though a huge majority of Australians support it.  […]

July 23

First Impressions

It’s been an intense first week on my PULSE assignment. I started in the Australian Programs department of Save the Children Australia (SCA)* on Monday.  I have been tasked with helping the Strategy and Growth group with governance, operating model and business systems improvements.  The timing of my arrival couldn’t have been any better.  There […]

July 13

Homecoming Rituals and Jetlagged Ramblings

There are so many places that I’ve called “home”; the most significant ones include: Warrnambool (where I was born and lived for the first 17 years of my life), Chapel Hill (where I have been living for the past 17 years; and more importantly where my wife and son are while I’m on my Pulse […]

June 10

Before the Beginning

“Each beginning is the end of a waiting. We are each given exactly one chance to be.  Each of us is both impossible and inevitable.  Every replete tree was first a seed that waited.”   An excerpt from “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren As I prepare for commencing my PULSE assignment, I have been reflecting on what […]