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Emoji update brings ‘more diversity to the keyboard’

Luke Michael, Friday, 19th July 2019 -  Apple has unveiled several new disability-themed emojis as part of a plan to help fill “a significant gap in the emoji keyboard”.

Jaden Smith celebrates birthday in a different style

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 13th July 2019 -  While big-name celebrities often mark their 21st birthday with a glitzy, over-the-top party, Jaden Smith has used the day to grow his work as a budding philanthropist. 

These jumpers are saving the lives of orphaned lambs and farmers

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 6th July 2019 -  As winter settles in and temperatures plummet across rural Australia, hand-knitted jumpers from as far away as Belgium and America are being posted to farmers struggling to keep their little orphaned lambs alive. 

Move over Jemima, there’s a new toy on Play School

Luke Michael, Saturday, 29th June 2019 -  There’s a bear in there and a chair as well, but now Play School is set to welcome a new cast member: an Indigenous doll named Kiya.  

Divers set rubbish world record

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 22nd June 2019 -  Hundreds of eco-friendly scuba divers have broken a world record for the largest underwater cleanup, retrieving over 700 kgs of rubbish and 30 kgs of fishing line.    

Radiohead hack aids action on climate change

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 15th June 2019 -  Climate change action group, Extinction Rebellion, has thanked English rock band Radiohead for donating the proceeds of music the band was forced to release after a hack.  

Game of Thrones fandom for a cause

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 8th June 2019 -  Despite many Game of Thrones die-hards feeling let down by the long-awaited season finale, fans from around the globe have donated upwards of $250,000 to charities supported by the show’s stars to thank them for their performance.

France to lead fashion clean-up

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 25th May 2019 -  The French government is tasking a luxury fashion boss with creating a coalition of industry leaders to set sustainability targets, as part of a broader move to clean up the industry.

Australia’s first totally accessible ad hits TV screens

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 18th May 2019 -  Despite 96 per cent of Australian adults with a visual impairment regularly watching free-to-air TV, the absence of an audio description function means they will often miss out on much of what is happening on screen.

Thirsty? These seaweed pouches could be the water bottles of the future

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 11th May 2019 -  Runners in this year’s London Marathon were given a quench thirster with a twist – edible seaweed pouches carrying sports-drink – in a bid to cut down on plastic water bottles at the event.    
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