InterSector OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC SECTOR
I N C O R P O R AT I N G G O V E R N M E N T C A R E E R O P P O RT U N I T I E S VOLUME 8, NUMBER 12 – JUNE 28, 2002
D E PA R T M E N T O F S P O R T A N D R E C R E AT I O N
Keeping them in Line
Staff at the Department of Sport and Recreation know about that physical inactivity is second only to smoking as a burden
practising what they preach. on the health system and if an extra 10 per cent of the
While the department is busily promoting the beneﬁts of population took 30 minutes to exercise there would be annual
physical activity, it is also working up a sweat of its own. savings of $590 million.
Everyone is well aware that Ron Alexander - the Department Some of the health beneﬁts of regular physical activity include
of Sport and Recreation’s director general - was the inaugural reducing the risk of colon cancer, coronary disease,
coach of the West Coast Eagles. osteoporosis and diabetes; helping to maintain muscle strength,
joint structure and joint function; and aiding weight loss.
And, most would know that he was a champion footballer for
East Perth, East Fremantle and Fitzroy. Premier Geoff Gallop’s Activity Taskforce was established last
But Ron is not the only former champion working at the June to combat inactivity among West Australians.
department. There’s dual Olympic gold medallist and It comprises delegates from the departments of Health,
Hockeyroo Liane Tooth, former Hockeyroo champion Daniel Planning and Infrastructure, Education, Sport and Recreation,
Sproul and former Perth Glory striker Alistair Edwards to the Lotteries Commission and Healthway.
name a few.
One of the problems the Taskforce is looking at is the
They form part of the inspiration for colleagues to get sedentary workplaces and longer working hours, which are
involved in the department’s corporate health and well-being restricting opportunities for physical activity.
program that encourages them to look after their own health
and ﬁtness while helping the rest of the community do the
same. 2002 Premier’s Awards for
A key player in the Premier’s Physical Activity Taskforce, the Excellence in Public Sector
department has the challenge of increasing the level of Management launched!
physical activity among West Australians. Application kits for the 2002 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in
The place is crawling with sporting teams and exercise Public Sector Management are being mailed to all Western
Australian public sector agencies, universities and local
junkies. Some have even abandoned their chairs in favour of
government authorities. The closing date for applications is 16
gigantic balls that aim to strengthen abdominal muscles. August 2002. Categories for 2002 are:
Staff members also get involved in community team events ➢ Social and Community Development
and individual challenges such as Canoeing WA’s Paddle sponsored by Department for Community Development
Challenge, Round the Bridges Fun Run/Walk, City to Surf, ➢ Economic Development
Avon Descent and the Blackwood Marathon which involves sponsored by Department of Mineral and Petroleum
running, kayaking, swimming, horse riding and cycling. Resources
➢ Sustainable Environment
One lesser-known champion working and dancing at the sponsored by Department of Conservation and Land
department is the current world line dancing queen, Jacquie Management
Berkhout. She and a dozen or so staff members swapped a ➢ Services to Regional and Remote Communities
walk around Perry Lakes at lunchtime for a line dancing limbo sponsored by Department of Local Government and Regional
that gets every brow sweaty. Development
➢ Education and Skills Development
This dedicated band “buttermilk” the lunch break away to the sponsored by Department of Education and Department of
strains of Garth Brooks, complete with boots, tassels and Training
hats. ➢ Management Improvement and Governance
sponsored by Department of the Premier and Cabinet
“Bootscooting,” says Jacquie, “is not for the faint hearted.
Bootscooters can work up quite a lather of sweat over sponsored by Edith Cowan University
dances that involve intricate footwork with more than 100
beats a minute. If you’re interested in applying, then make sure
you don’t miss the free brieﬁng seminar being
“People think line dancing is something only old ladies and held on 12 July 2002. Information regarding new
nerds do,” said Jacquie who has won eight State and three categories, selection criteria and the judging
national bootscooting titles. process for 2002 will be provided as well as tips
“Most of the people who dance are between 30 and 50.” for success.
While the department’s brief is to promote physical activity in To register your interest in the brieﬁng seminars
Western Australia, it appears that despite extensive education or to request an application kit, please contact
and media campaigns, the lifestyles of West Australians are Irene Hislop: email email@example.com or
becoming more sedentary. telephone 9222 8759.
Further information is also available on the 2002 Premier’s Awards
A recent State Government report found the levels of physical
web site, www.premiersawards.dpc.wa.gov.au .
activity among our population disturbingly low. It also found
2 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 12 – JUNE 28, 2002
WA’S BIGGEST World line dance queen, Jacquie
Berkhout, leads Carol Paine, Joanna
BUSINESS Lawson, Helen Cloghan and Liane Tooth
in a physical activity revival at the
Department of Sport and Recreation.
Employing over 100,000 people, the
Western Australian Public Sector is the
State’s biggest business.
What’s more, the Public Sector purchases
more than $6 billion in goods and services
from the private sector each year.
InterSector is the ofﬁcial magazine of the
2 .............. KEEPING THEM IN LINE
World line dance champion takes on the
Public Sector. It includes the current State challenge of changing sedentary lifestyles
Government Career Opportunities which 4-5 .......... ISLAMIC ART TREASURES
make it a highly sought after publication. Art treasures from Kuwait on display at the
As an advertiser in InterSector you can reach
6 .............. CONSULTING TOWARDS CHANGE
this huge marketplace every fortnight at very Consultative process in achieving change
competitive rates. in education
To ﬁnd out more about advertising 7 .............. NEWS IN BRIEF
Occasions and Opportunities
opportunities, contact Deb Hopper, InterSector
Coordinator, on 9222 9652. 8 .............. DRIVING THE MESSAGE HOME
The Buzz (with a road trauma message)
is touring the state’s schools
9 .............. SUSTAINABILITY ROAD SHOW
University - Government partnership highlighted
10-11 .... AWARDS FOR ANNUAL REPORTS
The Lonnie Award winners
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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 12 – JUNE 28, 2002 3
THE ART GALLERY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Islamic Art Treasures
“Art in Islamic culture reinforces the
belief that beauty has always been, and
always will be, a quality of the divine.
This principle also means that all art
forms - from painting to craft and
architectural decoration - are equivalent
“The arts associated with writing are
considered the noblest art forms
because these are directly associated
with the writing of the Islam Holy Book.
Beautiful writing can be found in
manuscripts, metalwork, textiles and
“Pattern, either deriving from nature or
geometry, is found throughout the
Islamic world. The impression of
unending repetition is intended to
foster the contemplation of the inﬁnite
nature of God.”
Many of the objects in the exhibition
are by unknown artists who worked for
courts or wealthy individuals.
Royal patronage was considered an
obligation to provide for the
Janda Gooding, Curator of Historical Art. community’s spiritual life as well as
The events surrounding September 11 public and private, and contains the sponsoring non-religious culture. The
last year and the many misconceptions ﬁnest examples of Islamic arts. These royal family of Kuwait continues this
that have been peddled about Islam range from glass from the 10th century, tradition by supporting and sponsoring
and Muslims have been uppermost in jewel encrusted objects, gold ﬁligree the Kuwait National Museum.
the minds of Art Gallery of Western jewellery, rare ceramics from the ninth The exhibition is on tour because there
Australia staff. century to Indian manuscripts and two was a ﬁre in the gallery in Kuwait. In
versions of the Koran from the 10th Australia it will only be seen in Perth.
While they’ve been preparing for a
and 11th centuries. A member of the West Australian
major exhibition - Islamic Art and
Patronage: Treasures from Kuwait “They are exceedingly valuable and community suggested the Gallery try
running from June 30 to September 15 - fragile. The objects in this exhibition are and get hold of it.
staff have used the time to gain a among the best in the world and come In staging this exhibition, the Gallery
better understanding of Islamic life and from countries stretching from Spain to has collaborated closely with members
have scheduled a host of activities to India and throughout the Middle East.” of key Muslim community and
coincide with the exhibition. education groups so the programs
“Some of the items were made for
Curator of Historical Art Janda Gooding princes, powerful shahs or sultans, associated with the exhibition could be
says: “This exhibition reﬂects the others for wealthy merchants or lovers customised and targeted.
cultural and spiritual values of Islamic of the arts. “We wanted to make sure the protocols
life and is a tangible way of gaining an and belief systems were reﬂected,”
“Unlike Christian art, Islamic art is not
insight into this little understood and Janda said.
restricted to the religious sphere but
often mysterious culture.
can be found throughout Muslim “This exhibition is a fantastic
“The exhibition is absolutely stunning culture and within all facets of daily life opportunity to learn about people,
and traces the role of patronage, both - ritual and domestic. places and their lifestyles. A Moghul
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THE ART GALLERY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
exhibition in New York City Afghan cameleers who arrived in
attracted record crowds after the 1870s, provided major
September 11. People just transport to outback Australia.
wanted as much information as This enabled major projects such
possible. We’re anticipating a as the overland telegraph line.
similar experience.” They were involved in the
Along with the treasures from discovery of gold in Kalgoorlie.
Kuwait, the Gallery has also Moslems have always contributed
put together a time line of the to WA’s history and growth.
local Muslim community. The
The time line tells the stories of
display shows a snap shot of
many Moslems who came from
the long association of Islamic
Spain, the Middle East, India and
people and their forebears with
Indonesia to start new lives in this
State. All stories are spelled out in
There is evidence that there was panels on one wall of Gallery One.
signiﬁcant contact between
To coincide with the exhibition,
Aboriginal and Macassan ﬁshing
the Gallery is holding an E’id - a
crews as early as 40,000BC.
Cave and bark paintings in big celebration and family day on
Arnhemland depict Macassan July 27.
ships and artefacts. The This will feature food tastings, a
Macassan traded knives and fashion parade of traditional
axes with the Yolngu people wedding costumes and the
for sea slug. attire associated with other Bird pendant, enamelled and set with gems,
Iran late 18th/early 19th century. The al-Sabah
From then through Western important occasions, Egyptian Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait
Australia’s history including the dance troupe, henna painting National Museum.
Photograph courtesy of Art Gallery of Western Australia
beginning of the pearling industry, and calligraphy.
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Consulting Towards Change
Members of the Curriculum Council – Therese Temby (Catholic Education Ofﬁce), Graham Rixon (Association of
Independent Schools of WA), Professor Lesley Parker (Chairperson of the Curriculum Council), Rose Moroz
(Department of Education) and Norma Jeffery (A/CEO of the Curriculum Council).
How does a small State Government forum in March 1999. (Interestingly, the the review progressed and the review
agency create a blueprint for major Council itself is a body of 13 members team operated a list-serv.
change in the lives of young West who, except for the CEO, represent “After the position paper was released
Australians? stakeholders.) in November 2000 we embarked on
In the past, government agencies have “First, we had to agree on what the eight months of intensive consultation
often decided on a course of action, issues were as people had different eliciting 307 completed questionnaires
announced the decision and then perspectives,” said Council A/CEO and 155 written submissions,
headed for the bunkers to defend the Norma Jeffery. “Three years sounds like representing the thoughts of 3500
decision from the ensuing protests. a long time for a review but a major people,” Norma said.
element of the process was educative - The feedback was analysed by an
Instead, a guide from the Department
there had to be a lot of research and independent consultant and issues
of the Premier and Cabinet, called
the issues had to be fully discussed.” were identiﬁed and addressed.
Consulting Citizens, advocates a model
of decision-making involving educating Norma said the consultation process “One of the main responses was that
stakeholders about the issues and was adapted as it progressed. people wanted an adaptive process to
alternatives, and participating in mutual “At ﬁrst we thought there would be change that will involve more research,
education and joint problem solving. three steps - a vision group, a testing, evaluation and consultation,”
The Curriculum Council embarked on discussion paper and then the solution said Norma.
this more positive process in 1998 - with a lot of consultation between When Education Minister Alan
when it decided it was time to review each step, but we realised that a Carpenter launched the ﬁnal report
education in Years 11 and 12, the post- position paper had to follow the “Our Youth, Our Future” in March, he
compulsory years of schooling. In a discussion paper so that people could said it had the support of the State
rapidly changing world, the post- see in detail what the solution could be Government, all school sectors, the
compulsory system hadn’t been and provide feedback.” TAFE and university sectors, parent
reviewed for 14 years. Preceding and following each step was groups, the teachers’ union and
The Post-Compulsory Education extensive consultation, involving industry.
Review began with an open forum for hundreds of brieﬁng sessions and open Note: The full report “Our Youth, Our
100 representatives from the many forums for teachers and principals, Future” and the summary are available
stakeholder groups, including the TAFE and university staff, industry on the Curriculum Council’s website at
government, Catholic and independent groups, parents, students, and www.curriculum.wa.edu.au under Post-
school sectors, universities, the TAFE members of Parliament. Compulsory Education Review, and the
sector, industry, parent groups, and All publications and exploratory papers Resource Guide can be downloaded
teacher groups, followed by a student were posted on the Council website as from website: www.ccu.dpc.wa.gov.au
6 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 12 – JUNE 28, 2002
NEWS IN BRIEF
Records Management It’s time to nominate an
Awards outstanding senior for a
State and Local Government agencies WA Seniors Award
are being encouraged to enter the Excellence The awards recognise individuals - 60 years and
in Records Management Awards for 2001 over - who make outstanding contributions to the
and 2002. community.
Categories include Community Service, Sport and
The awards recognise excellence in records Recreation, Arts and Culture and Business
management. They focus on performance Leadership. The BankWest Senior and ﬁve
and service delivery and aim to stimulate Regional Seniors of the Year will be selected from
creative leadership, improved practices and the nominees.
productivity gains in managing records. People under 60 who provide outstanding service
to seniors can be nominated for the Award of
Run by the Records and Information Excellence.
Management Liaison Group, the awards are Nominations close on Friday July 12. Contact
fully supported by the State Records Ofﬁce. the Department for Community Development,
Seniors Interests for further information or for a
Applications should avoid jargon and nomination kit:
should focus on the new project or initiative Metropolitan callers - 9220 1134 or 9220 1141;
and its impact. Country callers - 1800 671 233 (freecall) between
Previous winners have included the Fire and 9am and 3pm on weekdays.
Emergency Services Authority, WA Police Or visit the Seniors Awards website at
Service, Department of Conservation and Land www.osi.wa.gov.au
Management, Department of Education, Shire
of Mundaring, City of Bunbury, Department of
Productivity and Labour Relations, Department Volunteers
of Education and Murdoch University. If you have volunteers working in your department,
fund community groups that use volunteers or are a
Nominations close on October 4. For further volunteer yourself make sure you have your say on
information contact Diana Forster on the draft Volunteering Compact.
9426 9284, email Diana@dsc.wa.gov.au or The Volunteering Compact aims to make possible
Elizabeth Hides on 9323 9381, email effective cooperation between the State Government
and the voluntary sector so there is improved
firstname.lastname@example.org support for volunteering.
It is a key initiative of the State Government’s Valuing
Volunteers policy and will become the blueprint for
volunteering in WA now and in the future.
Annual Report To ensure volunteers’ views are represented,
attend one of the public meetings or complete
Framework for the feedback attached to the draft Volunteering
2001-2002 The ﬁrst meeting is in Geraldton on July 9. On July
16 Kalgoorlie will be the venue and then in
Esperance on July 17.
The Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Meetings will be held on July 19 in Mandurah;
has updated the Annual Report Framework July 23 in Port Hedland; July 26 in Bunbury;
for the 2001-2002 ﬁnancial year. The July 29 in Joondalup; August 1 in Bentley and in
Framework contains annual report policies Albany August 2.
and requirements and is a useful guide for All meetings start at 10am and to book your place
those coordinating the preparation of contact Cal Wellings on 9220 1151 or 1800 617 233
(toll free) or email email@example.com
The draft Compact and online feedback are available
The Framework is available on the on the Volunteering Secretariat website at
Reporting Requirements Web Service at http://www.volunteering.communitydevelopment.
For a hard copy contact Cal. Submissions close
on September 6.
VOLUME 8, NUMBER 12 – JUNE 28, 2002 7
INSURANCE COMMISSION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Driving the message home
More than 13,000 young people will The play is the story of Gary (Gibson Some facts on road trauma
see a hard-hitting play about reckless Nolte) and Sharon (Renee Newman- among young people
driving this year, thanks to an Insurance Storen) and actively involves the
• Police crash data shows that between
audience. Gary likes pizza, his girlfriend
Commission of Western Australia 1990 and 1999 more than 5,000
Sharon and driving his mum’s car.
sponsorship. young people aged between 17 and
Sharon is 17, she likes fast driving
while having the stereo blasting. 20 were either killed or taken to
The Insurance Commission, the State hospital as the result of a trafﬁc crash
They both love pushing the limits
Government’s compulsory third party in Western Australia.
behind the wheel and getting
insurer for motor vehicle personal injury,
‘The Buzz’. Something has to give! • In 2000, 37 young people aged
has sponsored a road safety play called
Year 11 and 12 students, and Year 10 between 17 and 20 were killed on
‘The Buzz’. The play tours metropolitan our roads. In 1999, 42 young
students in regional areas, will be
and regional schools in Terms two and people were killed.
confronted with the chilling realities of
three (4 June - 28 September). pushing the limit behind the wheel of a • Police crash data also shows that in
car when they see this play. 2000, 186 drivers, 112 passengers
Insurance Commission Managing
Director and Road Safety Council West Australian company Barking and 27 motorcyclists aged between
Gecko Theatre will deliver 109 17 and 20 were taken to hospital.
member, Vic Evans said ‘The Buzz’
performances of ‘The Buzz’ to more • Compared with all drivers, young
addressed the major risk factors
than 80 secondary schools throughout drivers are over-represented in both
facing young drivers by combining
the State. fatal trafﬁc crashes and crashes
humour and tragedy to explore the
‘The Buzz’ had a successful West requiring hospitalisation. For the period
dangers associated with speed and
Australian pilot tour with 40 1987 to 1996, around a third of all
aggressive driving. drivers killed, and more than a third of
performances in metropolitan schools in
“It addresses the risks facing young 2001, which was sponsored and drivers reported by police to be
managed by the Insurance Commission. hospitalised were 17 to 24 years of
drivers who lack driver experience and
Schools can obtain further information age, yet this group comprises only
seek thrills from speed, and particularly
about the play and booking details by 17 percent of all licensed motor car
addresses the tendency of young males contacting Barking Gecko Theatre drivers in Western Australia. In
who see their driving skills as an Company’s Education and Touring Team particular, young males and young
extension of their expressive life.” on telephone 9388 9245. rural drivers are over represented.
Renee and Gibson getting the Buzz!
8 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 12 – JUNE 28, 2002
D E PA R T M E N T O F T H E P R E M I E R A N D C A B I N E T
Sustainable Road Show
Professor Newman and his ‘Road Show’ Team.
Professor Peter Newman is using a “Most of the research is Internet-based “Each of them gave a short presentation
group of students from Western and they review all the literature. The based on a background paper that will
Australia’s Murdoch University to help students have done a remarkable job be used in the strategy.
him in the mammoth task of putting the
“The State is a winner because without “The conference was then split into
State Sustainability Strategy in place
the participation of these students, I groups to discuss the presentations,
The strategy is expected to be released would have had to employ about 20 and recommendations were made to
next month and will set goals and research ofﬁcers to complete this job.” feed into the Strategy.
options for the long term.
“The students were extremely well
Peter says another group of
Peter’s unique partnership with the received and they gained valuable
undergraduate students from all of
students beneﬁts both the students experience at presenting their ideas in
Western Australia’s universities is
and the State. public. They are such an enthusiastic
compiling case studies on innovations in
group and extremely creative. I could
“These students are working for real mining, community groups and so on.
take them on a roadshow full time.
things,” Peter said, “Their research is
Recently, the students held workshops
being done as part of the research “The whole process is a great
and discussions at a National Youth example of how University-Government
requirements for their degrees.
Affairs Council conference at Fairbridge, partnerships can be of beneﬁt to
“They are basically here to ﬁnd out near Pinjarra. everyone.”
what everyone around the world and
interstate is doing in the area of “The conference gave them a chance to Peter is on secondment from Murdoch
sustainability. There are 40 areas we are sound out their ideas to the 300 other University to the Department of the
looking at including agriculture, energy, participants from around Australia,” Premier and Cabinet as Director of
air, water, mining and transport. Peter said. the Sustainability Unit.
VOLUME 8, NUMBER 12 – JUNE 28, 2002 9
THE LONNIE AWARDS
Awards for Annual Reports
The Department of Fisheries, Gold Corporation and The chair of the independent judging, Roger Stubbs AM,
the Ofﬁce of the Auditor General are the winners of said there was a marked reduction in entries this year
this year’s Gold awards in the Lonnie Awards for as agencies came to terms with the new policy. Usually
annual reports. there were between 80 and 90 entries but this year
Department of Fisheries was the winner of the there were only 32.
WS Lonnie Award and the A Skinner Trophy for General “Congratulations to those agencies brave enough
Government Sector and Gold Corporation took out to take a risk and test themselves against the new
the Gold award for the new category - the Margaret criteria,” Roger said. “The panel appreciated the
Nadebaum Trophy for the Financial Sector. effort made by agencies to improve their standards of
For the ﬁrst time agencies’ annual reports were accountability in annual reports.
judged electronically. “Judges assessed the majority of the reports
on-screen, so the panel
had to develop new
“Naturally, the main focus for
the judges was just how well
agencies had presented their
reports electronically. As the
“Oracle of the Electronic
Age”, Marshall McLuhan, said
‘the medium is the massage’.
“The worst reports were
books, simply scanned and
set into the website, which
made for lengthy downloads.
These reports were not
formatted for on-screen
reading and were difﬁcult to
access. The best produced
reports used a range of
electronic techniques to
make information easily and
Roger said the new system
of reporting presented an
interesting challenge to
“For some, it was obviously
difﬁcult. It is a new era and
I think agencies struggled
with the move from paper
to websites. Many reports
were presented in columns
which are difﬁcult to read
and hard to download.
“Nevertheless this system
has great potential and I’m
sure agencies have learnt a
lot about how to report in an
Rae Burrows, Peter Rogers and Steve Ireland from Department of Fisheries. electronic environment.”
10 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 12 – JUNE 28, 2002
THE LONNIE AWARDS
Roger Watson - the State Government co-ordinator
of the awards - said the Lonnie Awards were
introduced to encourage better accountability General Government Sector Awards
among State Government agencies. Gold Awards
Department of Fisheries
He said they had been very inﬂuential in focussing Ofﬁce of the Auditor General
agencies on readability, accountability, producing Silver Awards
simple graphics and forcing agencies to use annual Main Roads WA
reports for accountability. Department of Land Administration
The judges said the Department of Fisheries’ report Bronze Awards
was easily found and very user friendly. There were Perth Zoo
Disability Services Commission
ﬁve options for viewing and downloading, and the
Department of Justice
department made good use of drop down menus.
“Thought had been put into making the report
accessible on the web site and it was designed for
Financial Sector – Margaret Nadebaum Trophy
on-screen viewing,” the judges said.
Department of Fisheries used single columns, quick Silver Award
links, fast responses and good information was easily Insurance Commission of Western Australia
readable. The agency had made clever use of the Auditor General’s Award for Financial Reporting
electronic medium. Legal Aid WA
Public Sector Standards Commissioner’s Award
The judges said Gold Corporation’s report was for Human Resource Management Reporting
quick to access. It was fast to load and contained Department of Land Administration
succinct material. It was tightly written but the essential Ombudsman Award for Complaint Handling
information was there. Disability Services Commission
Edith Cowan University’s Award for
Ofﬁce of the Auditor General
Farewell Kevin Airey
Two years ago when queried about retirement,
Department of Housing and Works ofﬁcer Kevin Airey
was quoted as saying, “When it’s time, it’s time”.
Apparently for Kevin, now is the time. Having begun
his working life with the State Housing Commission on
11 June 1954 as a bright eyed, eager 16 year old, Kevin
retires from the Department of Housing and Works on
5 July 2002 after a record 48 years of service.
Appropriately for the man setting records for longevity
in the department, Kevin has always worked in Records.
He has seen a lot of changes over the years and recalls
when Executive Director Business Strategies, Bevan
Beaver, ﬁrst started at the front counter!
Kevin is looking forward to spending time with his four
year old grandson, pottering about his garden and taking
care of his home.
“Kevin typiﬁes the culture”, said
Director General, Greg Joyce.
“Hardworking, dedicated and reliable,
he has the respect of all his
colleagues. He knows the number
and whereabouts of every ﬁle in
Mirrabooka. Kevin is a character
and he will never be replaced.”
Management and staff wish Kevin a
happy and active retirement.
Alison Puchy and Jesper Setow of Gold Corporation.
VOLUME 8, NUMBER 12 – JUNE 28, 2002 11
Photographs courtesy of the
Art Gallery of Western Australia