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RSPCA seeking clarity on definition of essential services
The Advocate

The RSPCA has today written to Health Minister Greg Hunt and other public health officials seeking urgent confirmation that vital animal care and protection services will be able to continue as ‘essential services’ under increasing pandemic control measures.

RSPCA Australia CEO Richard Mussell said the…

Childhood cancer and COVID-19: Increasing connection and support during social isolation
The Advocate

I keep hearing in the media that coronavirus doesn’t present a real danger to kids. But for our kids, kids with cancer, COVID-19 presents a very real and potentially deadly risk. Kids like 5-year-old Hunter pictured here at home with his dog, Rocky.

For those…

Pandemics know no borders, neither should compassion: Oxfam Australia
The Advocate

It’s been a truly challenging and worrying start to 2020, both here at home with the devastating bushfires, and now globally with COVID-19, writes Oxfam Australia.

As the outbreak of the coronavirus escalates, we know you are deeply concerned about protecting your health and that…

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Australian artists Jack River, Polish Club, Bobby Alu, Ella Arber, Dulcie and Alice Skye are among the first names to be announced on the line-up for #EarthHourLive tonight, Saturday, 28 March.

Australian artists Jack River, Polish Club, Bobby Alu, Ella Arber, Dulcie and Alice Skye are among the first names to be announced on the line-up for #EarthHourLive this Saturday, 28 March.

They will join host journalist and broadcaster Patrick Abboud at 8.30pm AEDT to kick off the livestream party for the planet, with live crosses to lights out from around the country, performances, special guests and giveaways, with more names to be announced later this week.

WWF-Australia has launched the #EarthHourLive streaming event to help people stay connected and be part of Earth Hour during the COVID-19 crisis.

WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O’Gorman said: “Staying connected as a community and looking for positive ways we can contribute is more important than ever as the world responds to the coronavirus crisis.”

“The act of switching off our lights for Earth Hour has always been a show of solidarity for stronger action on climate change and a chance for millions of people worldwide to collectively raise their voice for nature.

“This year will be dramatically different as we all strive to control the spread of COVID-19. Most of us will be spending our Saturday night at home, but we can still connect to a community of supporters around Australia and be part of a positive moment for the planet.

“We’re thrilled to have so many incredible artists getting onboard with us to bring #EarthHourLive to Australia. We hope you’ll join us on Saturday night and show your support for Earth Hour in a new way,” said Mr O’Gorman.

While public Earth Hour events have…

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Love mends broken hearts on Valentine’s Day
The Advocate

Ahead of Valentine’s Day this Friday, consider those Australians living with a broken heart: today, nearly 1200 people will head to the hospital with symptoms of heart disease.

Thousands of Australians live with the pain and discomfort of heart disease, but these conditions can’t get in the way of love.

Mel,…

Number of Australians living with blood cancer to more than double
The Advocate

Twenty Australian children, adults, parents and grandparents are losing their lives every day as blood cancer becomes one of the nation’s most diagnosed and deadly killers.

Sadly, that number is projected to more than double by 2035, and around 186,000 Australians could lose their lives to the disease in the…

Number of Australians living with blood cancer to more than double
The Advocate

Twenty Australian children, adults, parents and grandparents are losing their lives every day as blood cancer becomes one of the nation’s most diagnosed and deadly killers.

Sadly, that number is projected to more than double by 2035, and around 186,000 Australians could lose their lives to the disease in the…

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