National Volunteer Week

This week is National Volunteer Week, Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering. At Alinea, we rely on volunteers for many of our activities such as the Paraquad Industries’ Book Bazaar and Op Shops. We’d like to thank all of our volunteers for their generous service that contributes into our being able to maintain frontline services…

Return It … it’s worth it!

Did you know that Western Australia will be introducing a new currency this year? From 2 June 2020, eligible plastic and glass beverage containers will be worth 10 cents each if collected and returned to a designated station, so your old Coke can, plastic water bottle or other drinks container will become legal tender. All…

The Thrill of the Hunt 

Despite the bitter cold and drizzling morning weather on Sunday the 30th of June, people from all over Perth came in droves to queue up outside the ParaQuad Industries’ Hall. You could feel the excitement with lots of familiar faces amongst the crowd. One thing everyone had in common; they were all ready and eager to scout out all the amazing bargains curated inside. After weeks of preparation and the…

In Support of a Paradigm Shift

paradigm shift. noun. a set of assumptions that explain the way a particular subject is understood.  A paradigm shift occurs when one paradigm loses its influence and another takes over. For example, the prevailing paradigm concerning our universe was for centuries that the sun revolved around the earth (the geocentric paradigm) and this gave rise to maxims such…