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Register today to stride for Indigenous education

20-years since Cathy Freeman won gold at the Sydney Olympics, the Cathy Freeman Foundation is calling for people to participate in a virtual run event to foster Indigenous education. The inaugural Stride for Education challenges participants to run, walk or wheel up…

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“Unpopular and unnecessary”: studies show no reason for whips in racing

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RSPCA Australia has welcomed a new study that calls into question the use of whips in horse racing, and strengthens the case for whip-free racing. The peer-reviewed study – published late in October in the journal Animals – effectively debunks traditional arguments by the racing industry, that the whip is needed to maintain “racing integrity” – ensuring every horse has a fair chance of winning – and the safety of riders by helping with steering. The study of 1,178 starters from 126 races compared stewards reports from 59 “whipping-permitted” and 67 “whipping-free” races in the UK, and found no link between the use…

Register today to stride for Indigenous education

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20-years since Cathy Freeman won gold at the Sydney Olympics, the Cathy Freeman Foundation is calling for people to participate in a virtual run event to foster Indigenous education. The inaugural Stride for Education challenges participants to run, walk or wheel up to 115 kilometres between October 10 and November 10, 2020. This target is the average distance between the Foundation’s partner communities and their nearest major town (Galiwin’ku and Wurrumiyanga in the Northern Territory, and Palm Island and Woorabinda in Queensland). The aim of the event is to increase support and awareness of the work of the Foundation in…

Legends come out of retirement for bushfire relief

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Cricket legends Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting will come out of retirement for a star-studded charity game early next month that will raise money for victims of Australia’s devastating bushfires. Cricket Australia today announced a range of initiatives to help those impacted by the fires, with the headline act to be the Bushfire Cricket Bash on February 8, where Warne and Ponting will captain the two sides. Donate to cricket’s Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund Retired stars Adam Gilchrist, Brett Lee, Justin Langer, Michael Clarke, Shane Watson and Alex Blackwell will also take part, while former men’s Test…