About Sally Hopman

Long time Canberra journalist Sally Hopman will be familiar to readers from her years at The Canberra Times, where she wrote extensively about Canberra and the Capital Region before joining the National Library.

She began her career as a cadet journalist in Nowra and claims to have worked on some of the best and worst newspapers in the country - and learned rather a lot in the process.

When not writing, Sally collects snowdomes, take photographs of trees (mostly the same one), lives and breathes life on a Yass Valley sheep farm, volunteers at Vinnies and rounds up Beswick china animals and real rescue dogs – not necessarily in that order.

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From Binalong, a lifesaver of a service
It was at last year's Stromlo Running Festival in Canberra when Ryan Deale heard his team was dealing with a seriously ill patient. The founder of Get First Aid, the business Ryan runs from his Binalong home which provides medical services at major events, turned up to see his team in control, tending to the patient expertly. "I just stood...
We can control our destiny, says top Indigenous businesswoman in Canberra
Be resilient, tenacious, learn, grow and accept challenges as they arise – that's the message from Melissa Lacey, who has just been named Canberra's Indigenous Business Woman of the Year. Founder of the ACT's only all-female Indigenous information and communications technology (ICT) and recruitment company, Point River Networks (PRN), Melissa received the honour at the 2021 Rubik3 Canberra Women in...
Exceptional Canberra businesswomen honoured in Rubik3 Canberra Women in Business Awards
Natashia Telfer overcame cancer to give back to the community, and Olga Imbriano started her dream business with a single product. Now these two inspirational women have been jointly named the Rubik3 Canberra Women in Business (CWB) Business Women of the Year. Such was the standard of candidates for the title this year that CWB president, Sheena Ireland, says the...
Ombudsman says telcos still failing Australian small business
Complaints by small business about internet and telephone services reached a three-year high, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Judi Jones has said in her annual report issued on 22 September. For all service types, poor customer service and problems with a bill were the most common complaints. For small businesses in regional and rural areas in particular, an inability to contact...