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loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself
Young adults and people living in the inner city are among those most likely to be lonely, according to the ABC’s Australia Talks project.  Image from www.shutterstock.com The ABC’s Australia Talks project aims to stimulate a conversation on a broad sweep of topics — from job security and sexual habits to national pride and personal finances. The project is based on the results...
humans light 85% of bushfires, and we do virtually nothing to stop it
An estimated 85% of bushfires are lit by humans. DAN HIMBRECHTS/AAP It’s hard to comprehend why someone would deliberately light a bushfire. Yet this behaviour regularly occurs in Australia and other countries. We would go a long way to preventing bushfires if we better understood this troubling phenomenon. Experts estimate about 85% of bushfires are caused by humans. A person may accidentally or carelessly...

A Very Koorie Krismas

a very koorie krismas
Kick-off the festive season in Koorie style with A Very Koorie Krismas at Federation Square on Sunday 8 December 2019, 11 am-4 pm Experience the magic of A Very Koorie Krismas with free activities for families throughout the day and performances from singer-songwriter Wergaia and Wemba Wemba woman Alice Skye; Carissa Watts, Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung singer songwriter; Djirri Djirri Dance Group and IHHP (Indigenous...
5 accounting trends to watch in 2019
Over the years we’ve seen the accounting industry transform into the new age of digital. Digital accounting has helped the accounting industry deliver a more efficient and effective service to both business and individuals via a plethora of online tools and software. The heavy incline towards technological advancement in the accounting industry also means current accountants and bookkeepers must be...
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5 accounting trends to watch in 2019
Over the years we’ve seen the accounting industry transform into the new age of digital. Digital accounting has helped the accounting industry deliver a more efficient and effective service to both business and individuals via a plethora of online tools and software. The heavy incline towards technological advancement in the accounting industry also means current accountants and bookkeepers must be...
maintaining successful potty training when travelling
Potty training – often not the most favourite part of parenting with the messes, misses, are they ready are they not? Add to that travelling while potty training...now there is the potential for hard times. Do you revert back to nappies or keep up with the training, even when you do not know where the next facilities are, do...
release day for a prison in the sun
Book 3 in my Canary Islands Mysteries Series is released today by Next Chapter Publishing! The Blurb: After millennial ghostwriter Trevor Moore rents an old farmhouse in Fuerteventura, he moves in to find his muse. Instead, he discovers a rucksack filled with cash. Who does it belong to – and should he hand it in… or keep it? Struggling to make up...

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there’s a yawning gap in the plan to keep older australians working
A key reason for deciding to retire has to do with getting tired at and through work, how that tiredness affects partners and families.Image shutterstock.com In the past decade a 30-year trend to earlier retirement has been reversed. In OECD countries the average age at which people retire has risen by about one to two years. In Australia the average age has...

LISTEN TO OLDER VOICES

listen to older voices : marcie jones – part 2
This is Part 2 of a 4-part program featuring the Life and Times of Australian singer – Marcie Jones. In part 1 we learned that Marcie developed a love for music at a young age. She certainly had a a voice to match her desire to be a professional singer and in the early 1960’s convinced the Melbourne Group the...

CREAM OF THE CRATE

cream of the crate cd review #3: bob dylan – biograph
      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the current Toorak Times/Tagg site. Cream Of The Crate Reviews 1 to 50 were vinyl album reviews. ...

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