About Katrina Condie

A former Rural Press journalist and award-winning Fairfax newspaper editor on the NSW South Coast for more than 25 years, Katrina also has three years’ experience in property marketing with Raine & Horne’s leading principal. She runs her own freelance media and digital marketing business and is a mum to two teenage girls. Katrina’s family enjoys camping, traveling, musical theatre and spending lots of time at the beach.

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Financial assistance and saving tips for Canberra’s Community Bank customers
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Canberra's Community Bank branches have extended their existing hardship support measures to include small business and home loan customers significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new package is an extension of Bendigo Bank's support measures already in place for customers financially affected by the pandemic. Canberra Community Bank Group senior branch manager Jacob Krog says the new national support package...
Awards to highlight tenacity, strength and innovation of Canberra’s women in business
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The time has come for Canberra's businesswomen to be seen, heard and celebrated. Nominations are now open for the 2021 Rubik3 Canberra Women in Business Awards, which will shine a light on the outstanding community spirit, innovation and tenacity of women in business during the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic. Awards president Sheena Ireland says while the Canberra community is currently in COVID-19 lockdown,...
Robberies highlight why lockdown is the ideal time for a business insurance health check
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Following a spate of break-ins and robberies, Canberra business owners are being urged to take a close look at their insurance policies during the COVID-19 lockdowns. With many shops and offices left vacant, the insurance risk to business has increased, with the possibility of more break-ins, damage to property, and failing freezers or power outages leading to spoilage of stock. Allinsure managing...
Canberra’s James Palmer counts down to space tourism lift-off within 18 months
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Space tourism could lift off from Australia's first large-scale, multi-use spaceport within 18 months, according to Canberra visionary James Palmer. Plans are well underway for the development of the $350 million Space Centre Australia facility at Weipa in Queensland, led by Mr Palmer's ACT-based Palm Branch Group and its subsidiary, SpaceOz Pty Ltd. The cutting-edge facility will offer lower cost access to...
Improved outcomes for joint replacement patients as short-stay program rolled out
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Healthy patients can expect to go home just one or two days after knee or hip replacement surgery following the introduction of an Enhanced Recovery Joint Replacement (ERJR) program in Canberra. Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Damian Smith and his team from InMotion Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy are working with hospitals to offer patients the short-stay option. Dr Smith says patients are keen to...
Sport set the wheels in motion for Canberra orthopaedic surgeon
Local Leaders
Sport has always been a huge part of Dr Damian Smith’s life. It was during his teenage years, training and competing as a gymnast at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra he first discovered his interest in orthopaedics. After attaining his medical degree from the University of Sydney in 1997, and completing his orthopaedic training with the Australian Orthopaedic...
Vinnies CEO Sleepout veteran Mirko Milic driven by homeless staff revelation
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When Mirko Milic discovered two of his staff members were sleeping in their vans, it drove home how ‘invisible’ Canberra’s homeless problem really is. The Canberra Toyota dealer principal and Vinnies CEO Sleepout veteran says ‘invisible homelessness’ is a genuine problem in our community. Mirko has just completed his 10th sleepout, placing third on the fundraising ladder and bringing in...
Maloneys to give back to community as part of 25th birthday celebrations
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When the team at Maloney's Property celebrates its 25th anniversary in October 2021, Canberra's charities will receive the gifts. Plans are underway for the annual Maloney's Long Lunch, which last year raised $130,000 for the Chappell Foundation's campaign against youth homelessness. Canberra youth charity Raw Potential was also a recipient of $75,000. Principal Peter Maloney hopes this year's event will be...
Archie’s passion is to help Canberra thrive on all levels
Local Leaders
After graduating from the Australian National University, the big city lights of Sydney briefly attracted keen young lawyer Archie Tsirimokos, but it wasn’t long before he decided to remain in Canberra where he raised a family and cemented himself as one of the region’s leading commercial lawyers. Archie started out as an articled clerk with Vandenberg Reid, before working his...
Holiday job ignited extraordinary career path for Detlev’s electrical services boss
Local Leaders
A school holiday job of stripping machines for spare parts sparked Grae Munro’s passion for appliances and electrical. He attended Erindale College, where he began working at Detlev's electrical services as a casual employee on weekends and school holidays. His first role was entry level, stripping machines and managing minor workshop repairs. That’s when he first discovered his interest in the electrical industry......
Cricket ‘tragic’ Rohail the new property lawyer on the block
Expert Advice
When it comes to residential, commercial and business property transactions, up-and-coming lawyer Rohail Azhar is getting plenty of runs on the board. Born in Canberra, Rohail spent his early childhood with his grandparents in Pakistan before returning to Australia where he finished his schooling and attended the University of Canberra, graduating with a Bachelor of Politics and International Relations and...
In-house physio addresses COVID-19 rehab delays
Local Leaders
For many years, Canberra orthopaedic surgeon Dr Damian Smith had thought about expanding his practice to include an in-house physiotherapy service, but it was the COVID-19 pandemic that finally kicked him into gear. While Dr Smith carried out his elective procedures during most of 2020, COVID-19 restrictions often meant his patients had limited access to preoperative and postoperative physiotherapy at...
Detlev’s smart homes changing the lives of NDIS clients
Local Leaders
Detlev’s Electrical is working on some pretty big construction projects, but the Canberra-based family business is now leading the way when it comes to changing people’s lives using home automation. While their booming commercial and residential departments have landed the company some shiny industry awards over the years, Detlev's managing director Grae Munro says their most recent project is making...
Women dominating ACT building boardrooms
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Women are sitting at the head of the table in many boardrooms around Canberra, with gender bias being thrown out the window in the traditionally male-dominated building, construction and real estate industries. Grace Ferreira has been the Master Builders Association of ACT president for almost five years, and is the first female non-executive board member of Master Builders Australia in...
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