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Coles Partners with Bravery Trust in Lead up to Anzac Day

Image L-R: Coles Bakery Manager Amber Waters, Bravery Trust CEO Belinda Wilson and Lieutenant Rory McDonald.   Coles has launched a fundraising campaign in the lead up to Anzac Day to enable Bravery Trust to support Aussie service men and women who have an injury or illness as a result of their service. From today until stores close on Sunday 26 April, Coles will donate 50 cents from every pack of Coles Bakery branded cookies or biscuits sold at Coles to the Bravery Trust. Customers are also welcome to make their own donations in-store at the checkout.  Bravery Trust...

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Seed Suppliers Overwhelmed Amid Gardening Boost

Dipti Singh Social distancing and shutdown steps adopted by the government in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic have forced us to reconsider our regular interactions. Yet it’s not all doom and gloom, as positives can also be found! Despite the global uncertainty of the Coronavirus, one industry is witnessing benefits flowing. The horticultural sector in Australia is experiencing a boom as people seek to get their hands on good, locally grown food. Research discloses that almost 52% of all Australians are growing food in their garden. In other words, 4.7 million households are growing vegetables with their own hands...

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Commemorating ANZAC Day in 2020

Isabella Ross There is no denying that this year has been unlike no other. Yet us Aussies are a determined bunch, and we will continue to commemorate the sacrifices of those who serve our country, this ANZAC Day. April 25th is a time for all Australians to unite and reflect. So, regardless of current isolation and social distancing measures, there are still plenty of ways that locals can commemorate our ANZACs. “There’s no doubt that ANZAC Day 2020 will be very different to ANZAC Days of previous years. While we will not be gathering at services or marches, there...

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A Wake-Up Call: The Eco-Friendly Silver Lining?

Johanna Rumphorst Cancelled flights, closed schools, offices, bars and restaurants – the COVID-19 pandemic is causing the world to shut down. With industries, tourism and businesses closed down, carbon emissions and pollution are being reduced. With emissions going down and air quality going up, some see the pandemic as a potential silver lining when it comes to the environment and climate change. However, Inger Andersen, the head of the UN Environment Programme, has warned against declaring the crisis simply as beneficial for the environment. The improvements are only temporary and “come ​on the back of tragic economic slowdown and...

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COVID-19’s Impact on the Creatives Industry

Isabella Ross There is no question that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on both the current and future state of the arts industry. With news that all non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people be cancelled, the everyday Aussies who rely on such income from these gatherings will be affected. ‘I Lost My Gig’ has been recording the financial impact of event cancellations and postponements across Australia and New Zealand. Incredibly, creative industries have seen a loss in over $47 million of revenue. A loss of jobs is over 190,000 and the total number of events cancelled is...

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