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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.    

NZ celebrates royal baby with charity gift

Luke Michael, Thursday, 9th May 2019 -  New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has marked the birth of a new royal baby in the UK by donating to two local child-focused charities.

Quiet rooms shift goal posts for football fans with autism

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 4th May 2019 -  Going to see a live AFL match is a fun, exciting night out to see your favourite team in the flesh. But for a person with autism, it can be the exact opposite.

Pretty in pink: Lamb adds a splash of colour to charity auction

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 1st May 2019 -  A lamb painted pink has stolen the show at a charity auction in Dubbo, managing to raise over $2,000 for the Breast Cancer Network Australia.
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