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Interview Opportunity / OUR GREATEST BUSH POETRY - 'AUSTRALIA'S BEATING HEART' - FROM AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
The Australian Spirit is spoken about often and has certainly been tested again in 2020.  There is a particular resilience and a character we recognise and would like to believe runs through our veins still.  A new anthology goes to the essence of that character, and the places it was forged, with our greatest bush poetry showcased in 'Australia’s Beating Heart”.  The book, perhaps appropriately, has a very contemporary feel, with striking images of current-day Aussie characters and localities.
 

THE SIGN OF OUR TIMES - SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS IN THE PANDEMIC SPOTLIGHT
We’ve become familiar with watching interpreters using sign language during COVID-related media conferences.  What you may not realise, however, is that they are talking in a specific Australian lingo.  A special report explains how the Auslan language has developed, and the important connection it provides to Australia’s deaf community.
 



THE AUSSIE MISSION TO MINE THE MOON … AND MUCH MORE
Australia finds itself involved in the new Space Race, with the establishment of a national space agency, but the game has certainly changed since the Apollo moon landings and subsequent space shuttle programs.   In fact, the push now (among other things) is to mine the Moon, starting with ice.   It is part of a new out-of-this-world gold rush.
 
 

AIHW REPORT: NATIONAL REPORT CARD EXAMINES COVID-19 AND OTHER HEALTH ISSUES IN AUSTRALIA
Life expectancy, chronic conditions, social determinants of health and the COVID-19 pandemic are some of the issues under the spotlight in the latest two-yearly report card on the health of Australians.  Australian Institute of Health and Welfare today launched Australia’s Health 2020.