Tuesday 21st September 2021

Just released: September Digital Edition

Featured in our September Digital Edition: How solar lights are illuminating our future, mutant mice solving the NSW plague, first Australian boccia Paralympic medal in 25 years, and Australia’s responsibility to Afghan refugees. Read these stories and many more in our digital edition, available on Issuu today for $2.50. By supporting…

Hug Hampers help end homelessness

THE COVID-19 pandemic has put a stop to the many ways we express love and affection; dinner with friends, visiting grandparents, weddings. But perhaps the most difficult sacrifice is the simplest of all; a hug from a loved one. SLAK…

Charities in the spotlight

Don’t let your good cause die with you

OVER one hundred charities are encouraging Australians to leave gifts in their wills to ensure their ideals live on. Include a Charity Week, which runs from 6-12 September, aims to get people thinking about how…

COVID isolation is affecting bereaved parents

DEMAND for support services for new parents has soared over the past year as COVID-19 has created additional anxiety and crisis for families. COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions are placing additional stress on parents dealing with…

Health advocates

There is something comforting about receiving a handwritten note

VERY few people write letters or notes anymore, so it is a welcome surprise when one arrives in the mail. There is an instant sense of belonging because someone took the time to sit down and put pen to paper. Australia Post is helping Australians stay connected by delivering more…

High mental health risks among athletes during the pandemic

ONE in three current and former athletes are struggling with troubling relationships to food and worsening body image during the pandemic, according to new research published by Swinburne University.  The University’s lead researcher Dr Georgina Buckley found current and former athletes are a particularly high-risk group for disordered eating. “Disordered…

Environmental defenders

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