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NSW government to reduce litter by 40% by 2020

The NSW government’s container recycling scheme Return and Earn has been designed to reduce the volume of litter discarded in NSW. Although the majority of people agree that littering is unacceptable, some still continue to do so. The NSW Environment Protection Authority released its first litter prevention strategy last year that outlines the ways in… Continue reading NSW government to reduce litter by 40% by 2020

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New play explores history of gay hate crimes in Australia

There have been almost 2,500 same-sex marriages registered in Australia since the postal vote, but a new play remembers the country’s history of anti-gay violence. The play, Lost Boys, explores the series of unsolved murders of gay men in Sydney in the 1980s. Around 80 men were murdered and it has been estimated that up… Continue reading New play explores history of gay hate crimes in Australia

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Assault rates dropping in the Illawarra, new data reveals

The rate of domestic and non-domestic violence assaults in the Illawarra have been steadily decreasing over the last five years, new crime statistics show. The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has released five-year reports that contain the nature and locations of the 17 major offences, including stealing from a motor vehicle, breaking and entering,… Continue reading Assault rates dropping in the Illawarra, new data reveals

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UOW UniActive Exercising for Breast Cancer Awareness

UOW UniActive has held body pump classes to support the Pink Ribbon Foundation and to encourage a healthy lifestyle. The sessions encouraged people to use their active and healthy lifestyles to raise money to support those battling breast cancer. Caitlin Goldthorpe reports. For more information on the Pink Ribbon Foundation, head to https://www.pinkribbon.com.au/ Filmed &… Continue reading UOW UniActive Exercising for Breast Cancer Awareness

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UOW Researchers Closing in on CF Breakthrough

A team of researchers from the UOW School of Chemistry, led by Dr Michael Kelso, are close to finalising a drug that could change the lives of people living with Cystic Fibrosis. The team has been working since 2009 to tackle respiratory biofilm illnesses, as Lizzie Jack reports. Filmed & edited by me.

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Wollongong Tackles Climate Change

As a coastal city surrounded by bushland, Wollongong is threatened by rising sea levels and bushfires - which will inevitably come with a warming climate. The University of Wollongong hosted a community forum for Global Climate Change Week. The panel featured UOW academics, all experts in their climate related field. Lucy Finter reports. Filmed &… Continue reading Wollongong Tackles Climate Change

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Another Day, Another Reflection

Looking back at my blog posts over the last two years, it’s easy for me to see what has changed and how far my writing has come. When I first started this blog, I was anxious to post my work because I knew that it would be in a public space and that anyone could… Continue reading Another Day, Another Reflection