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Author Archives: Victoria Garside

Victoria Garside is a British ex pat who works in the event and staging industry based in Sydney. A keen writer and blogger, Victoria made her way from England to Australia by first cramming in a wealth of travel and adventure, which took her from the capitals of Europe through the jungles of South America, the recuperation of South-East Asia and the gut wrenching (but life changing) world as a volunteer in central Africa. The result has been a rich life experience and, in early 2013, Victoria founded Developing Worlds Online (DW Online).

The 4 Most Inspirational Michael Jackson Songs

Michael Jackson, as a person, divided the world. As a musician, his aim was to unite the world as one. Love him or hate him, much of his music was, and remains today, some of the most inspirational music and lyrics ...

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Today I was visited by a Jehovah’s Witness

Just this morning there was a knock at the door. On my doorstep sporting giant grins stood a lovely young couple – man and wife – and I instantly knew I was being visited by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Sporting a newsletter-style ...

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Precious Time

by Victoria Garside My Mother recently stumbled across some of my writing from around 8 or 10 years ago, which I thought I would share with you all. I wrote it once upon a time after a train journey that ...

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Charity of the Month: Amnesty International

To round off Refugee Week here at DW, we have awarded Amnesty International with our Charity of the Month title for August 2013. With a global movement of 4.6 million supporters across 150 countries, Amnesty International is the world’s largest ...

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Refugee Week: Letter from the Editor

      This month I have been focused on refugees and asylum-seekers, here in the Australian office at DW Magazine. Prior to the upcoming Australian elections, the current Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced a new refugee resettlement arrangement ...

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Refugee Week: Go Back To Where You Came From

After the success of the Australian TV documentary ‘s first series, Go Back To Where You Came From returned for a second season: Celebrity Edition. The Award-winning show, produced by Cordell Jigsaw Productions, follows a group of six prominent Australian ...

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Refugee Week: #refugees

With Social Media playing an ever-increasing role in the mass distribution of media and social awareness, we had a little look at who else is talking #refugees this week. Check out what’s trending on twitter and join the debate, hastag ...

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Refugee Week: Australia Changes The Rules On Refugees

On the 19th July 2013, the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd unveiled a new resettlement arrangement for refugees and asylum-seekers coming to Australia by boat, in what he called an attempt to crack down on people smugglers and prevent further ...

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