Calls to free detained Thai democracy activists

Thai authorities should immediately release pro-democracy activists detained on charges of insulting the monarchy, Human Rights Watch said today. Prominent Thammasat University students Parit Chiwarak and Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul have been on hunger strike to protest their pre-trial detention, for 35 days and 21…

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We fish, we care

FISHCARE Victoria is a community-operated not-for-profit working to promote responsible fishing practices and increased stewardship of Victoria’s aquatic environments, funded through the Recreational Fishing Licence trust fund. Enthusiastic volunteers operate with regional groups across Victoria, from Warrnambool in the west to Ballarat…

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Give happiness to sick kids this Starlight Day

This Starlight Day, Friday 7 May, Starlight Children’s Foundation (Starlight) needs your help to raise $650,000 to give happiness to thousands of sick kids and their families. As Starlight’s biggest national fundraising day, Starlight Day celebrates the positive impact its vital services…

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Aussies alarmingly complacent about exercise and heart health

The Heart Foundation has launched a program to motivate more people to take up regular walking, as new research reveals Australians’ alarmingly high complacency about physical activity and heart health. In a Heart Foundation survey of more than 7,000 Australian adults, two in three…

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Latest science underscores urgency of climate task

The latest scientific assessment confirms how badly the world is going in the quest for a safe climate and should prompt Australia to slash climate pollution this decade, the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) said yesterday. The Climate Council’s new report warns climate change…

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Vital improvements needed to Australian Immunisation Register

Several targeted vaccine programs introduced to the Australian National Immunisation Program (NIP) last year exposed the limitations of the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), according to the authors of a perspective article published by the Medical Journal of Australia. Dr Jane Tuckerman, from the Murdoch…

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New CEO for ANZ region at Talent RISE

KAREN Graham recently joined Talent RISE, the charitable foundation of Talent, leading global technology and digital recruitment specialist, as CEO for the ANZ region. Talent RISE is a charity committed to changing the lives of young people who have experienced barriers to…

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