About-face on Antarctica runway

THE Australian Government, and the Australian Antarctic Division, yesterday, November 25, announced that they are abandoning plans to build a 2.7km-long concrete runway at Australian-owned Davis Research Station in Antarctica. After a vigorous anti-runway campaign, led by The Bob Brown Foundation, the…


22q: One of Australia’s most undiagnosed syndromes

WHEN Michelle’s twin daughters, Ruby and Emily, were born she had never heard of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. The syndrome, which affects 1 in 1000 births, is one of the world’s most undiagnosed syndromes because it has so many symptoms. 22q11.2 deletion syndrome,…


Leavers4LifeBlood urge school leavers to donate and save lives

IN a world without leukaemia, 18-year-old Blake Wilson from Dunsborough, Western Australia would have graduated from St Mary Mackillop Catholic College in November 2020. Instead, Blake’s family watched thousands of school graduates descend on the town during Leavers Week last year as…


The Advocate: October 2021 Edition

READ exclusive stories from the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, Huber Social, Period Positivity at Monash, and The Bob Brown Foundation; plus stories on World Mental Health Day. Bleeding Disorders Awareness Week and from Endometriosis Australia. Available to purchase on Issuu…


Running for a cancer-free future

A GEELONG trail runner will run his twelfth marathon in 12 months on Saturday, 16 October to raise funds for vital cancer research. Kim Mazaraki will again be testing his limits to raise money for a cure for cancer after his mother…

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