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AUSTRALIA’S BUSH TUCKER BOOM
Appetites for Australian native food ingredients are growing globally, creating a burgeoning industry based on ancient Aboriginal knowledge.  In a special report for AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC, Clare Watson details how consumers, hungry for ethically-sourced foods, and a global awakening to food provenance is accelerating opportunities for the native bush foods industry in Australia.
 


IT'S MEN'S SHED WEEK - SEPT 28 to OCT 3
With hundreds of Victorian Men’s Sheds still in lockdown and the COVID-19 crisis far from over, National Men’s Shed Week (28 September to 3 October) will certainly look and feel different this year. But don’t be fooled into thinking this is a period of inactivity for Australia’s 1200+ Men’s, Women’s and Community Sheds. There are several major developments in ‘Shed world’ at the moment and these re-inforce the message that now more than ever, the Men’s Shed is more than just a shed.



IF YOU KNEW 'SUSY”- AUSSIE SCIENTISTS USING FACEBOOK TO CRACK THE UNIVERSE
Driven slightly mad by the failure of traditional theories and practices, Aussie scientists are going to the likes of Facebook in an attempt to solve some of the long-standing mysteries of the universe.  (Yes, that’s right, Facebook!)
 

AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC - CONSERVATION CANINE-STYLE – GUARDING OUR SPECIES
Many of Australia’s native species are threatened by the likes of foxes and feral cats, but now a special breed of dogs is being trained to protect our most vulnerable native animals from attack.  What started as a somewhat radical approach to protecting penguins, is now moving on to bandicoots and possibly beyond to precious frogs, birds and Tassie Devils. AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC explains how this ‘Back to the Future’ approach to conservation also involves a separately trained group of sniffer dogs to track down our most at-risk animals, before the guard dogs are brought in to do their own thing.