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14 Year Old Missing Boy Found

14-year-old William Callaghan who was separated from his family on Mount Disappointment just north of Melbourne, on Monday afternoon.Has been found. Despite temperatures dropping to near zero degrees, the 14-year-old avoided hypothermia and managed to walk away with a suspected broken foot, and some cuts

Live Science Streaming for Kids!

Science Space might not be open for business as normal, however the North Wollongong home of Australia’s #1 most digitally advanced Planetarium is now offering live science shows directly to classrooms via Livestream link. Shows currently on offer include Liquid Nitrogen, Bubbleology, Fly Me To

Trying to Prevent Brumby Cull “Delaying the Inevitable”

Environmental groups have called attempts to prevent the Victorian Government’s proposed cull of wild brumbies “delaying the inevitable”, and said that feral horse numbers need to be controlled to protect delicate ecosystems in the Victorian and NSW alps struggling to recover after the summer bushfires.

Lonely Grouper Finds a School

Chang the Lonely Grouper from Cairns Aquarium has hooked the hearts of local kids. Chang’s spirits sank when the Aquarium closed its doors in March, because he missed watching visitors drift past his tank. After reading about Chang’s plight, a class of Year 1 students

150 – 300 jobs to go as University of Wollongong feels COVID-19 impact

Community assemblies were held at Wollongong, Batemans Bay, Bega, Shoalhaven and Moss Vale campuses early this morning to protest the job cuts proposed by University of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor, Paul Wellings.   In a live webcast, Wellings presented three options to staff as a means to cope with UOW’s $90 million budget shortfall

Furry Friends Bond in Lockdown

A koala and wombat have become lockdown BFFs at the Australian Reptile Park. Elsa the koala and Hope the wombat have become near-inseparable, according to park curator Hayley Shute, as Hope has been living in the koala enclosure during cleaning. Ms Shute, who hand-raised Elsa

“Funding Cliff” Forecast for Australian Charities

Australian charities are facing a “funding cliff” according to a report released today by the Centre for Social Impact and not-for-profit organisation Social Venture Australia. Cancellations of fundraising events and door-to-door campaigns due to coronavirus have forced charities to seek fundraising online, leading to widespread

The Cat Returns

A NSW family has been reunited with their cat Tank who disappeared during the south coast bushfires five months ago. Owner Carol Ingram Taylor says that she and her grandchildren were over the moon to be reunited with Tank, who went missing from their Narooma

Police Investigation into Assault of Indigenous Teen Underway

Backlash continues over the assault of an indigenous teen in Sydney. Footage showing a police officer knocking a 16-year-old boy to the ground face-first went viral on social media, at a time when protests against police treatment of minorities are occurring globally sparked by the