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Podcast: Women’s sports — MORE CHALLENGES WITH COVID

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IT’S NOT NEW news that women constantly face inequality in sports from the grassroots level to the professional level. Nevertheless, any sports personality will give you examples of how sports organisations are trying to lessen this gender equality gap. But since Covid hit and stopped Australia in its tracks, it left sport

Volunteers keep wildlife alive for months post fire


COVID-19 HAS CLOGGED the news and taken up just about all our interest and thoughts over the last several months. However, for many volunteers their work and minds are still heavily focused on help and care for wildlife since the ‘Black Summer’ fires (seen above). The effort by volunteer groups goes

Queanbeyan’s Googong lays down innovative recycled asphalt


Post COVID-19 sustainable living a way forward for Australian industry. SIX NETBALL COURTS and a carpark are being built in Googong using recycled plastics. In a first for the ACT/Queanbeyan region Reconophalt, an asphalt mix of soft plastics, glass, printer toner and reclaimed road base, will surface six new netball courts and

What it took to save the Namadgi rock art in the fires


IT TOOK A MILITARY-sized operation and ‘a couple of old heads’ to save the assets and artefacts from the fires that ravaged Namadgi National Park. [View original story below.] During the fires that were described as ‘uncontainable’ by Namadgi National Parks Area Manager Brett McNamara, park rangers and the RAF’s only

A day for not sitting at home, at work or in the Mall


Story and photos by Jacob Howard, District Bulletin intern GLEBE PARK WAS teaming with activists. Infants to elderly, they had come together for the Climate Crisis National Day of Action (22 Feb) where they were just begging for change. This assembly was hosted by Canberra’s primary climate change advocacy groups and