ONE MILLION CHILDREN ABOUT TO TAKE PART IN 'NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME' - 11am Wednesday May 23
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is pleased to announce that Wednesday 23 May 2018, marks the 18th National Simultaneous Storytime event, an annual advocacy campaign hosted by ALIA. Each year, a picture book is selected for a simultaneous reading event in libraries, schools, pre-schools, family homes, childcare centres, bookshops, children’s hospitals and communities across Australia. This year for the first time, children in New Zealand will join in and two nations will read together simultaneously. 

AUSTRALIAN MEN'S SHED ASSOCIATION - THANKING 'SHEDDERS' THIS NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK
National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration run by Volunteering Australia to acknowledge the generous contributions of Australian volunteers. This National Volunteer Week (21 – 27 May), the Australian Men's Shed Association (AMSA) is saying thanks to all shedders for the contributions they make to local communities.



THE FLYING CAR … A REALITY AT LONG LAST
It has drifted somewhere between theory, hope and fantasy for a long time.   But finally the flying car is tantalising close.  And we’re not talking about the ‘trick’ of a small plane that can remove its wings and drive on the road.  We’re talking about a car that can fly.  In fact, a whole fleet of them – of different types – seem set to roll off the production line shortly.
 
 
ANNUAL SURVEY: AUSTRALIA'S MOST TRUSTED BRANDS - INCLUDING OUR MOST TRUSTED CHARITY
In 2018, trust is a more precious commodity than ever. This year we’ve witnessed the stark realities of our national cricket team losing our collective trust, doing untold damaged to a long established brand and resulting in the loss of tens-of-millions of dollars in revenue. As that fallout continues to play out, the annual list of the names, products and services we trust the most has just been revealed.
 
 
 



WHO TURNED DOWN THE FAN? – WHY THE WIND IS BLOWING SLOWER
To most of us it is not something we notice in our day to day lives, but scientists are worried.  On many parts of the planet, the wind is slowing.  It’s not blowing as hard as it should, or moving around like it should.  And that means big things for the planet, and everyone on it.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

WHEELS: HOPE REBORN - AUSTRALIAN CAR MANUFACTURING RE-BOOTS WITH A BRABHAM SUPERCAR
Australian car manufacturing has risen from the ashes in a most spectacular and unexpected way, with a famous name raising hopes of a new future for our world-beating local expertise.  A $1.8m Brabham Supercar, to be built out of Adelaide, has just been revealed to a stunned global audience.   Australia’s leading motoring publication WHEELS carries a special report and talks to the architects behind this bold new venture.