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29 May

How a Charleville policewoman is using bush poetry to help save lives on the road

Bush poetry and policing might not appear to have much in common but Senior Constable Juliet McGrath says putting the two together is proving an effective way to get the message out about road safety in outback Queensland.   Senior Constable McGrath enjoyed writing poetry as a teenager but says after high school she rarely put pen to paper. That changed last year after the Charleville policewoman saw two bush poets perform in Winton and found herself inspired. "I just love the old bush yarns and the feeling of being able to sit back and listen to such wonderful rhyme and storytelling," she said. "Poetry is about storytelling and you can put so much feeling and emotion into it." Since then whenever Senior Constable McGrath has an idea for a poem she jots it down as quickly as possible. "I scribble things down on little random pieces of paper if I have an idea, and sometimes it...

19 May

What’s Up Downunder – Episode 7

Macca and Tania get ready to continue their journey through Western Queensland Want to skip to a certain chapter? Click the links below Clip 1 - Intro Clip 2 - Macca Talks to Truck Driver Clip 3 - Maccas Outback Driving Tips Clip 4 - Camec Clip 5 - Macca Wakes up the Crew Clip 6 - Sunland Patriot Clip 7 - Macca talks to Birdsville Locals Clip 8 - Birdsville Drag Races Clip 9 - Noticeboard Clip 10 - Birdsville Bakery Clip 11 - Queensland Police Clip 12 - Birdsville Caravan Park  ...

17 May

What’s Up Downunder – Episode 6

(Network 10): Featured SOTO participation in ‘2015 Angel Flight Outback Trailblazer’. Want to skip to a certain chapter? Click the links below Clip 1 - Intro Clip 2 - Sunland Patriot Clip 3 - The outback journey begins Clip 4 - Angel Flight Clip 5 - Outback Trailblazer Clip 6 - Paramount Duet Clip 7 - Channel Country Tourist Park Clip 8 - Eromanga Living History Centre Clip 9 - Noticeboard Clip 10 - Western Star Hotel...