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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Lockdown breathes life into Marcel’s virtual first-aid training business
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Lockdown has inspired loads of exciting new online businesses, but there's one virtual venture that could help save lives. Canberra first-aid trainer Marcel Green has launched his new First Aid Online business after recognising the need for nationally-accredited first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training during the COVID-19 lockdown. "I was working with Canberra First Aid offering an enhanced online course...
Business recovery experts were Brian’s ‘saviours’ as he faced financial ruin
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After 28 years running his successful IT company, a series of events, including a failed acquisition, left former Dataflex managing director Brian Evans scrambling to save his business from collapse. After enduring almost two years of financial and personal stress, he said seeking the assistance of a professional business restructuring and recovery team helped him negotiate and survive the hard...
New year paves the way for new strata leadership team at Independent Property Group
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A great leadership team is crucial to maintaining happy staff and satisfied customers and ensuring financial success and for Independent Property Group's Strata and Facilities Management division, 2022 is a year of change bringing new faces and a fresh approach to how the business operates. Former Allhomes commercial team leader and Domain state sales manager Julian Ortner-Kemp is the new General Manager...
Lawyer James Treloar calls for mandatory insurance as e-scooter injuries tipped to soar
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A senior Canberra lawyer is calling on the ACT Government to make electric scooter insurance policies mandatory, with the soaring popularity of the devices expected to lead to a rise in injuries to innocent road users. There’s been an increase in personal injury claims made against e-scooter riders around the world, and Maliganis Edwards Johnson (MEJ) lawyer James Treloar expects Canberra won't...
Award-winning real estate ‘family’ feels right at home with Col
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While many real estate professionals 'agency hop' in an effort to grow their careers, there's one property family that is bucking the trend in Canberra. Owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Col McIntyre and Jo Matters, McIntyre Property team members are in it for the long haul. "Unlike many of the big real estate offices, where you can have that...
Snedden Hall & Gallop migration lawyer Dominic Cookman busy penning second novel
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Most people just want to wind down and switch off after a long day at the office, but that's not the case for lawyer Dominic Cookman, a senior associate at Snedden Hall & Gallop. When he's done assisting clients with their visa applications or superannuation claims, Dominic is smashing out the next thrilling chapter in his new book. After releasing...
Local Spirit Distillery dream comes true for bouyant bartender Ben
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He got the taste for distilling as a young bartender, and for the past five years, Ben Osborne has been working towards his dream of starting his own distillery in Canberra. That dream has been realised. The founder of Canberra's Local Spirit Group, Ben started "gypsy distilling" at other distilleries after hours when he concluded he had no chance of obtaining...
Spotlight shines on Aero Group young gun accountant Justin Wong
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It's no wonder the founder of Aero Group, Justin Wong, is in the running for three Accountants Daily 30 Under 30 awards. He's a BAS and company tax agent, and is well credentialed from the University of Canberra (Bachelor of Philosophy in Finance, with First Class Honours). The 29-year-old entrepreneur is also the co-president of the soon-to-be-launched Australia Malaysia Business Council ACT...
Artificial intelligence technology a game-changer for strata management
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If you own or are renting in some Canberra strata complexes and your tap starts leaking, chances are your calls for help will be assisted by an artificial intelligence system that will send a plumber straight out to fix it. A new state-of-the-art process automation system is now taking care of the more tedious and repetitive tasks of building management...
At Independent Property Group, guest speakers, bingo and baking challenges kept the lockdown blues at bay
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While many of us struggled through another long day of working from home and dull daily Zoom meetings, one ACT employer was beating the lockdown blues by staging a massive line-up of virtual events and activities to keep staff motivated, entertained and connected. Once the office doors closed, a whole new world of opportunity opened up for the team at...
Are you prepared to be the executor of an estate? You can say no
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A family member or close friend has entrusted you to handle their affairs after their death, which is a huge honour, but do you want the responsibility and stress of being an executor to an estate? If you are appointed an executor, it doesn't mean you have to accept the role. Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers partner Tanya Herbertson says it is...
Geocon reaches new heights and is now one of the ACT’s largest private sector employers
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With more than 400 employees across its development, construction and hospitality businesses, and supporting 2000 subcontracting jobs annually, Geocon is now one of Canberra's largest employers outside the public service. Established in 2007 and starting out building low-rise residential dwellings and townhouses in Canberra's suburbs, Geocon has grown its portfolio to encompass large-scale, mixed-use precincts featuring residential and commercial offerings, and now...
Lawyers welcome power of attorney law reforms to protect victims of financial abuse
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Reforms to power of attorney laws, which give the ACT Civil & Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) the power to order compensation or damages to victims of financial abuse, have been welcomed by Canberra lawyer Tanya Herbertson. A partner at Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers, Tanya says up until now ACAT has been "a bit of a toothless tiger" with no power to fully remedy a wrongdoing. She...
Capital businesses going green and cutting costs with new commercial solar solutions
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From small family operations to large commercial buildings, Canberra business owners are embracing the benefits of installing their own power stations. Whether it's a commercial rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system, or battery storage solutions, businesses are harnessing the sun's energy to reduce their carbon footprint and slash operating costs. ActewAGL group manager of strategic partners Sean Davis has seen a significant increase in...
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,...
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