The latest report on the NSW shark nets program is out - and the numbers are horrifying. Shark nets are killing marine life. Sign the petition calling on Premier Mike Baird to stop the nets: http://bit.ly/2iwdhCB
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NYE and pizza with my Mama, who has been staying with me for the last month. She has been sober for 6 months, which is the longest she's been sober since I've been, you know, alive. So that's like, a thirty-year record for her. It's a big deal. Very proud of her, and also very proud that she looks at pizza with the same amount of love that I do. #eatadick2016
Nahar is a mother of two and runs a successful business making and selling dresses from her home. Married at an early age, Nahar and her husband used to struggle to provide for their family. However after participating in a livelihoods program in her community, Nahar gained skills in sewing and dressmaking, which enabled her to set up her own business. “I am happy I’m self-employed,” says Nahar with pride, “I can contribute to my children’s education, provide nutritious food and pay their medical costs.” Learn more about other ways we’re helping struggling families to thrive: http://wva.me/improving-opportunities Photo by World Vision
Those magnificent men (and women) in their flying machines! Some incredible footage of NSW RFS aviation resources in action at the Wuuluman fire between Wellington and Mudgee. The DC10 Southern Belle and C130 Thor have been used to drop retardant at the fire - and it's impressive seeing them up close, as it is with the AirCrane helicopter. Thanks to Todd McCann for the video. He's traveled all the way from Tuncurry as part of a strike team, helping local crews.
Powerful images of 2016: This picture, by Cloudcatcher Media, features Peter Andrews, a farmer from the Upper Hunter Valley in NSW, forced to leave Tarwyn Park, where a large open cut coal mine is proposed. Mr Andrews’ is best known for pioneering Natural Sequence Farming (NSF), a land management system that restores natural water cycles, even in times of drought, by maintaining a cover of vegetation to stop the soil losing moisture and nutrients.
In 2017, it's likely a decision will be made about the proposed Bylong mine, which threatens Tarwyn Park and the spectacule Bylong Valley.
Cold, alone and in a barren place a bewildered sow gave birth to seven tiny piglets. In such an inhospitable of circumstance, it would be a miracle if any would survive and by daybreak only three had. As our rescue team set off a straw filled stable was readied for their arrival. Gentle yet scared, the new mum anxiously followed the crate into which we had placed her surviving babies. Safely ensconced in our float, we were Edgar’s Mission bound but not before the not-so-fortunate ones too were gathered up for burial at the sanctuary, it was the only kindness we could now offer them.
In the true spirit of Christmas, we have christened her Carol and promised her we will do everything in our power to help her and her wee babies thrive, and to make all of their dreams come true. We could not help but wonder looking into her intelligent eyes of what made her determine her escape from the farm in which she had been held? Perhaps it was the thought of her soon-to-be born babies being taken away from her as all her previous ones had, perhaps she dreamed something better lay ahead.
If you too share our belief that a better world lies ahead for all pigs, please leave them off your plate. Donate to our medical fighting fund to help ensure hapless farmed animals like Carol and her babies can have a life truly worth living (https://donate.edgarsmission.org.au/Donate/MedicalFightingFund) and share this incredible story of one pig who dared to dream.
“If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others… why wouldn’t we?” Edgar's Mission
Long, lazy days in the midday sun and sunburnt skin – for most Australians it's a rite of passage. But if you've been out soaking up the sun this Summer, this story could be a life saver.
In 2005, #60Mins met three everyday Aussies who believed they were invincible. Then they got the terrible news - skin cancer. 11 years on, we encourage all of our viewers to revisit their heartbreaking stories as a reminder to slip, slop, slap to prevent melanoma. | WATCH the full story: bit.ly/2hilHfF
Tomorrow I'll be speaking with Sunrise at 7:10am on the subject of Australian Citizenship.
I spoke with the Prime Minister when I was first elected on this same issue and it appears to have resonated with the Coalition after their comments in today's media.
I'd like to see a minimum of 7 years before anyone can apply for Citizenship to Australia and I'd also like to see newcomers hold dual citizenship for 10 years after obtaining their Australian Citizenship. This would mean if they commit an offence that carries a sentence of 12 months or more, they risk being deported.
How can you tell if someone's going to be a good citizen by asking what the colours are of the Aboriginal flag or who Donald Bradman is? What a joke!
It is a privilege to become an Australian, not a right.
If you've got suggestions on how we can improve the Citizenship test, let me know.
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We're so grateful for everyone's support - today we're announcing 7 new McGrath Breast Care Nurse positions, to be placed across the country this year. Still lots to do - our aim for this Pink Test is to raise $390,000 to fund a nurse for three years, donate at www.pinktest.com.au!