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Thriving Townsville street art scene ‘on par’ with world’s best, says public art researcher – ABC News

It may seem unlikely to some but this North Queensland city is fast emerging as a hot spot on the international street art map. Buildings in Townsville’s CBD are adorned with eye-catching art that has transformed the city into a head-turning public gallery. The colourful works form the basis of a Griffith University investigation into […]

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Acclaimed Martumili artists’ work lights up the Opera House for Vivid festival

Internationally acclaimed Martumili artists from WA’s East Pilbara have illuminated the Sydney Opera House as part of the Vivid Sydney Festival. Martumili artwork lights up Sydney Opera House in one of Vivid Sydney’s “most outstanding commissions ever”‘Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground’ was animated by Curiious and accompanied by an Electric Fields soundtrackThe original artwork in on […]

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Equine therapy horse Jess still working at 42 in in Western Victoria

The year 1980 marked the beginning of a decade filled with iconic moments that shaped the world as we know it today (not to mention plenty of blockbuster movies, tunes and big hair). Jess, 42, lives near Ballan in Victoria The mare works as an equine therapy horse The average life span of a horse […]

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Edenhope childcare service expansion helps parents return to workforce

A decades-long campaign to improve childcare in a remote western Victorian town is paying off for a hairdresser who is looking forward to going back to work. Childcare centre in town of 900 people doubles enrolment capacityAbout 1.1 million Australians don’t have access to childcareThe government has committed to review the affordability and accessibility of […]

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Homegrown produce and swap groups are breaking the supply chains that bind them

As vegetable aisles are stripped bare, the humble backyard garden now serves a greater purpose than attending to your inner green thumb. Self-sufficiency and choosing to not be locked into supply chains and fluctuating costs is the aim of swap groupsGoing back to basics with subsistence agriculture is still very common in developing countriesResourcing and […]

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Nepali population steadily grows in Tasmania, home to Australia’s only Nepalese pub

Tasmania is known for its mountains, even if they can’t quite compete with the giant peaks of Nepal. But the island state is attracting a growing number of Nepalese people who are choosing to call it home. Tasmania’s third most spoken language is Nepali, after English and Mandarin. Hobart also boasts Australia’s only Nepalese pub, […]

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How Ebony the ‘social butterfly’ fought her way out of a coma after a near-fatal aneurysm

Ebony Bamber had to cancel lunch plans with her mum because she had a headache. That afternoon, she collapsed in her bathroom, crying out in pain. “I remember just wanting it to stop … and then I fell unconscious.” Ebony’s younger sister, Gabby Khan, went to check on her and broke through the bathroom door […]