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REPORT: WHY OUR WILDERNESS NEEDS INDIGENOUS MANAGEMENT
Australia’s wilderness areas have a problem.  They need people.  In particular, they need Indigenous know-how, as the knowledge and skills of our traditional owners are increasingly being regarded as essential for the country’s ecological future.  Without it, extinctions loom.
 

AIHW REPORT: GREATER USE OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT SERVICES IN REGIONAL AND REMOTE AREAS
People who live in regional or remote areas use drug and alcohol treatment services at a higher rate than those in major cities—and they generally travel for longer to do so, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).



SOMETHING TO SPROUT ABOUT - IT'S FUNGUS SEASON! NEW FROM CSIRO PUBLISHING - 'THE ALLURE OF FUNGI'
It may not have been on your radar, but something very important is happening to Australia’s environment right now. Fungus season is in full bloom, bringing significant implications for drought (and flood) ravaged farmers, through to foodies, photographers and foragers. A beautiful new publication from CSIRO Publishing, The Allure of Fungi, sheds light on a topic that has been generally left in the dark until now.  Misunderstood, and possibly taken for granted, most of us probably don’t realise just how much fungi matter to our world. And Australia has its own special varieties.  Some precious, some deadly.
 
 
AWARDS CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA'S BRIGHTEST AND BEST NEW LIBRARIES
Friday 15 March, Brisbane: The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 ALIA Australian Library Design Awards.  These prestigious awards have been presented at the 2019 Library Design Awards Conference, as part of the Asia-Pacific Architecture Forum at the State Library of Queensland. The winners represent some of the best redesigned and newly built libraries in Australia from July 2016 through to June 2018. 
 
 
 
 



A WIN FOR INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES IN AUSTRALIA AND ACROSS THE GLOBE
The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) is thrilled to announce that their Living First Language Platform won in its category of ‘Innovation in Connecting People’ at the 2019 South by Southwest (SXSW) Innovation Awards in Austin, Texas. SXSW celebrates the most forward-thinking advancements in the digital space.  Globally, there are over 370 million Indigenous people across 90 countries. Every 14 days an Indigenous language disappears.
 
 
 

ALL WE ARE SAYING - IS - GIVE BEES A CHANCE
Australia’s native bees need a helping hand, and your backyard is the perfect place to begin.  Apart from the plants you choose to grow, you could even create your own ‘Bee Hotel’ (not a hive, a hotel).  *Please note, author on WA-time.