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Archive for January, 2018
NSW govt gives $100 per child for sport

NSW families can apply for a $100 voucher per school-age child to help with the cost of out-of-school sports and recreation activities. January 31, 2018 NSW school kids are being encouraged to get “out in the sun” and be more active with the state government offering $100 vouchers to help offset the high cost of organised […]

Aust stargazers in for lunar triple treat

A once-in-30 years super blue blood moon is set to have stargazers looking to the heavens on Wednesday night. January 31, 2018 It’s been a 30-year wait but Australian stargazers are in for a triple-treat on Wednesday night when they get to see a blue moon turn red. Enthusiasts will be able to feast their eyes […]

Warm welcome for Sydney’s newest citizens

A diverse group of new Australians have been welcomed in a sun-drenched ceremony overlooking Sydney’s Opera House on Australia Day. January 26, 2018 For a corporate high-flyer used to the fast lane in New York, Kevin Langdon says the relaxed pace of Sydney’s suburbs are a breath of fresh air and they’ve got him hooked. […]

Award belongs to my wife: Walter Mikac

Member (AM) of the Order of Australia appointee, Walter Mikac, says it’s his wife Nanette – killed in the Port Arthur massacre – who really deserves the honour. January 26, 2018 Walter Mikac says it’s his murdered wife Nanette, who died along with the couple’s two young daughters in the Port Arthur massacre 21 years […]

Leading ocean climate scientist honoured

The world authority on ocean temperature and salinity mixing has been appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia. January 26, 2018 He may be the world authority on ocean temperature and salinity mixing but when former Cambridge scholar Trevor McDougall opened the letter informing him of his Australia Day honour he was “gobsmacked”. “I […]

Spicer’s set to expand #TimesUp

Honoured for her work in journalism and her ambassadorships for social welfare and charities, Tracey Spicer wants #TimesUp to expand in Australia. January 26, 2018 Tracey Spicer isn’t letting up in her crusade against workplace misogyny and says she wants the #TimesUp movement to spread its wings Down Under. Beginning in the US last November, […]

Australia Day celebrations kick off in NSW

NSW’s governor has acknowledged past injustices against Aborigines at an Australia Day event at Sydney Harbour. January 25, 2018 NSW Governor David Hurley has helped kick-off Australia Day celebrations in the state with a speech acknowledging the controversy surrounding the holiday to mark the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney harbour. He urged Australians […]

No sign of missing man in NSW lake

The search for a 24-year-old man missing after going for a swim in a lake near Albury continues, while the body of a man has been recovered in a river in Wagga. January 25, 2018 An aerial search for a 24-year-old man who went missing while swimming with his mates in a lake in southern […]

NSW Labor wants treaty with Aboriginals

NSW Labor will establish a treaty with state’s Aboriginal people if elected to government in 2019, opposition leader Luke Foley says. January 25, 2018 NSW Labor will establish a treaty recognising traditional indigenous ownership of the state if elected to government in 2019. A treaty would acknowledge the wrongs of the past and help put things […]

NT leader calls on Aboriginals to forgive

Alice Springs councillor Jacinta Price says Aboriginal forgiveness could be the best and deepest act of reconciliation that has occurred in Australia. January 24, 2018 A Northern Territory Indigenous leader says Aboriginal people should forgive “white Australia” for past wrongdoings in order to move forward. Alice Springs councillor Jacinta Price, who has been criticised for […]

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