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Plant-based meat is finger lickin’ good

Luke Michael, Friday, 30th August 2019 -  Fast food giant KFC’s foray into plant-based “chicken” has proved to be a roaring success, with the new meat substitute selling out in a matter of hours.

Doco of the month: The Common Thread

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 27th August 2019 -  Everybody has a story to tell when it comes to mental health, and Byron Bay filmmaker Darius Devas is no exception. He talks to Wendy Williams about his struggle with anxiety and how the suicide of his friend led him to make The Common Thread, as par

Save the Great Barrier Reef? I’ll drink to that

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 24th August 2019 -  A beer-for-social-good company is throwing its support behind a campaign to make the Great Barrier Reef an Australian citizen, launching a limited edition “citizen reef” beer. 

Hungry? Order your food for a cause

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 16th August 2019 -  One of the country’s largest food delivery services has launched a program to give hungry Melbournians the chance to satisfy their food cravings and help people who are experiencing homelessness at the same time. 

Winning gold for the environment

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 10th August 2019 -  A year out from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the official organising committee has revealed its medal designs with a sustainable twist – all medals will be made entirely from recycled mobile phone parts. 

Artists project seesaws over US border wall

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 3rd August 2019 -  Artists have installed three pink seesaws between the US - Mexico border wall allowing children from both sides to play with one another. 

Opinion

The refugee reality

Tim Costello, Tuesday, 30th July 2019 -  In this extract from his new memoir, A Lot with A Little, activist Tim Costello reflects on the need for Australia to take our fair share of refugees and reject the language of the new authoritarianism and scapegoating.

Signing for your apples: UK supermarket celebrates deaf and low-hearing community

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 27th July 2019 -  UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has marked its 150th birthday by changing one of its stores to a “Signsbury’s” to celebrate and include people who are deaf and have low-hearing. 

Opinion

Australia’s podcast revolution

Mike Davis, Monday, 22nd July 2019 -  Podcasts offer us a great way to harness and optimise idle time so that we might learn, connect and grow. Here podcast fanatic and producer Mike Davis shares his top five listens from Australia.

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”.
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