About Hannah Sparks

Hannah Sparks is a regional journalist based in the Southern Tablelands of NSW. She has eight years of experience reporting stories for print and broadcast media including Fairfax Media and ABC Canberra. Home was originally a farm in Devon, UK, where she studied a Bachelor of Journalism. Today, she writes from a wool farm in the Tablelands where she lives with her partner and their many dogs. Hannah is passionate about providing regional communities with a voice and always has time for a cuppa and a yarn.

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Canberra entrepreneur acquires Commercial Hotel in Yass
The major shareholder of Public Bar in Manuka and the founder of Canberra's largest accounting firm, Walter Turnbull, has taken over the derelict Commercial Hotel on the main street of Yass. Andrew Turnbull is also part of a Canberra-based syndicate that recently purchased five pubs in the NSW Central West for $75 million. Investment Management Group now owns the Royal...
Public sector wage freeze ends, private businesses will struggle to compete
Australian public servants have welcomed the end of a six-month wage freeze, but could the decision add pressure to private sector businesses already doing it tough and how will the ACT economy benefit, if at all? According to Kris Milne, account executive at Canberra recruitment agency Effective People, private sector businesses will have to find ways to compete with the...
Enterprising girls on a mission to build business
If the number of businesses owned by women matched those owned by men, the economic opportunity for Australia would be worth between $71 and $135 billion, according to 2019 research by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. With that in mind, the Canberra-based Academy for Enterprising Girls is on a mission to help girls aged 10 to 18 Australia-wide learn...