Inspiring stories

Listen to the stories of enterprising Australians at a seminar in Penrith next month.

Led by TV presenter Anne Fulwood, the seminar will feature guest speakers including minister Pru Goward, business leaders Pia Vogel, Suzie and Alex Hoitink and Penrith's Gina Field.

It's on December 5, 11am-noon, Club Paceway, Ransley Street, Penrith. Cost: $55.

Details: info@fulworks.com.au or 0410 624 157.

Be ready for fires

Large spring bushfires and predictions of a hot, dry summer have prompted calls to people in fire zones to prepare for a higher risk.

The Insurance Council of Australia said Australia was moving towards hotter spring and summer weather and recent bushfires were evidence of the high fire risk. It urged householders to take steps to prepare for bushfires now.

The Insurance Council has developed a checklist to help households prepare for the bushfire season. It gives tips for preparing a home for fires and reminds policy-holders of the importance of up-to-date insurance coverage. Cost: $55.

Details: insurancecouncil.com .au/bushfirepreparation.

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