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Evenings for Family & Friends of Drug or Alcohol addicted loved ones Support & Education Evening for Families and Friends Affected by Drug or Alcohol Addiction The First Step Program is proud to announce a series...
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Sunday essay : recognising the unsung heroes of Australia’s AIDS crisis

A Victorian AIDS Council volunteer training weekend in Kyneton Victoria, 1987. Australian Lesbian & Gay Archives. All your friends were getting sick. All your contacts, all your sexual friends and people that you drank...
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BeachPatrol 3207 to Wildlife rescue

3207Beachpatrol rescue this beautiful Cormorant from a sad plight One of our members Pam was walking on Sandridge beach yesterday when she noticed this distressed Cormorant on the shore acting unusual.  Getting closer she could...
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Listen To Older Voices reaches a 1,000 program milestone

1,000 unbroken weekly interviews is quite a record On Monday 23rd October, Listen To Older Voices will celebrate it’s 1,000th continuous weekly program. Never heard of Listen To Older Voices? Well, maybe...
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How Dogs Can Help with Mental Health – Mind Boosting Benefits of Dog Ownership...

“The human-animal bond bypasses the intellect and goes straight to the heart and emotions and nurtures us in ways that nothing else can.” – Karin Winegar An amazing 95% of us see our dogs like family,...
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How do we turn a drain into valued green space? First, ask the residents

Stony Creek drain: untidy and often slightly threatening,informal green space still has value for residents,which appropriate intervention can enhance. Author provided (No reuse)   This article is based on a paper being presented at the State of...
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Explainer: what legal benefits do married couples have that de facto couples do not?

De facto couples still often have to go to great lengths to prove their relationship, unlike married couples, who need only furnish a marriage certificate. Opponents of marriage equality often say that married...
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Sunday essay: dreaming of a ‘white Christmas’ on the Aboriginal missions

Christmas Dinner, Mt Margaret Mission 1933.  State Library of Western Australia This story contains images of people who are deceased. Aboriginal missions, which existed across Australia until the 1970s, are notorious for their austerity. Aboriginal people...
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Tech diplomacy: cities drive a new era of digital policy and innovation

Cities will be driving globalisation and innovation in the emerging world order. 28 November Studio/Shutterstock France recently appointed a tech ambassador to the Silicon Valley. French President Emmanuel Macron named David Martinon as “ambassador...
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Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018 welcomes Antony Pitts, from The Song Company

In the lead up to our 9th annual Melbourne International Singers Festival, we unfortunately have to advise that due to ill health, Richard Gill AO has to withdraw. Richard very much regrets not being able...