The ‘look back’ that will hopefully save our future

The ‘look back’ that will hopefully save our future

16.02.2021

Gold Coast space enthusiast and Game Plan Communications director Wayne Hickson looks at why the very human observations of the astronauts who went to the Moon half a century ago still have much to teach us about the challenges of climate change and our increasingly fragile place in the cosmos. Project Apollo – the massive... Read more

Must women pass 'Blood Sport Test'

Must women pass 'Blood Sport Test'

20.11.2020

As we prepare to head into a welcome summer of sport, Gold Coast sports media consultant, Game Plan Communications’ director Wayne Hickson looks at where women’s sport in this country is headed. Just a thought … but, do you think the only way women are achieving any street cred in sport is by limping back... Read more

Gorgeous George Wagner v Donald J. Trump – The Tale of the Tape

Gorgeous George Wagner v Donald J. Trump – The Tale of the Tape

22.10.2020

(Australian professional wrestling tragic and media consultant Wayne Hickson explores the separated-at- birth connection between the most flamboyant professional wrestler of all time and the president of the United States.) Meet the man to blame for the man Donald Trump is today. This is George Wagner, born in Nebraska in 1915 during the Great War,... Read more

Wrestling with multiculturalism

Wrestling with multiculturalism

30.06.2020

As hundreds of activists’ flout coronavirus restrictions to spend another day protesting in Brisbane against the indefinite detention of asylum seekers and refugees, Game Plan Communications director Wayne Hickson reflects on a golden moment in time when Australia may have got immigration right…even if few were wise to it at the time.   As a... Read more

Beware that 15 minutes of fame

Beware that 15 minutes of fame

30.06.2020

As thoughts start to turn to this year’s Queensland State Election, Game Plan Communications director Wayne Hickson channels the Beatles to offer candidates a timely reality check. This 1964 photo of Jimmy Nicol at Melbourne’s old Essendon Airport must be one of the most gut-wrenching rock and roll photos of all time. Jimmy who, you... Read more

Black Dog webinar reaches out to rural Australia

Black Dog webinar reaches out to rural Australia

22.06.2020

The Black Dog Institute will be utilising its partnership with one of Australia’s most innovative agricultural events – Norco Primex Field Days – to assist many farmers and rural communities through mental health issues that have been aggravated by COVID-19. The institute will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, June 23, titled ‘Tips and tools... Read more

New normal for GC conventions

New normal for GC conventions

22.06.2020

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre general manager Adrienne Readings says she is expecting a surprising form of new business to walk through the doors when the state’s borders re-open on 10 July. Ms Readings told the ABC Gold Coast breakfast program that the new normal will look considerably different with events that would typically... Read more

Communication is King

Communication is King

22.06.2020

If there is one of the many things that Covid-19 has reinforced, it is that Communication is King … or Queen if you like. From the start of the pandemic in Australia, it was communication that drove the massive change to almost every aspect of our lives. There were daily (sometimes twice and thrice daily)... Read more