About Sharon Kelley

Sharon began her career in studying for a degree in journalism, majoring in photography and linguistics. She went on to obtain a post-graduate qualification in communications. Since then, she has worked in the public, private and community sectors as a professional journalist and public relations manager. Her areas of interest are property, business, the startup sector, community, and motoring.

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Calls for federal government to change visas to encourage regional investment
Guy Hedley, the executive chairman of wealth management firmĀ Atlas Advisors Australia, has called on the federal government to create two new subclasses of visas under theĀ Business Innovation and Investment stream to encourage international investors to invest in regional Australian startups and provide a boost to local innovation and economies. The 188B Investment Visa currently exists to allow foreign investors to...
Resilience the key to Lake George Winery thriving despite a tough year
Food & Wine
The devastating bushfires during Christmas in 2019 may not have threatened the Lake George Winery directly, but smoke affected 80 per cent of their crop, making it unusable for winemaking. Undeterred, owners Sarah and Anthony McDougall put the smoke-affected grapes to good use, feeding sugar gliders and other native animals, and supplying buckets of grapes to the Canberra's National Zoo...
Enormous potential and settlement history in Jerrawa
Jerrawa sits in rural NSW on the north side of the Hume in the Upper Lachlan Shire, about 30 km from Yass. It's a small, rural town with a rich history of colonial settlement, and has native pastures on which sheep and cattle graze. 'Eileenville' is a 109.9 ha property with 2.2 km frontage onto Catherine Creek, with native pastures...