THE ARMISTICE CENTENARY – WHY IT’S SO PERSONAL
Many things are lost to time, but the 100th anniversary of the Armistice on November 11 – the end of the so-called Great War – remains raw and real for countless thousands of Aussies. Our own were there and the future, of ourselves and our families, were all too often shaped for generations to come amid that bloody chaos. It resonates still.
100 YEARS SINCE THE GREAT PANDEMIC – THE SPANISH FLU
It’s an extraordinary thought, especially as we mark the centenary of the Armistice, but more people were killed by the outbreak of Spanish Flu (up to 100 million) than the 18 million lives lost on the battlefields in the five years before. It was a pandemic of unseen proportions, and Australia found itself on the frontline at the start of 1919 – just as the soldiers returned.
WHAT MEGHAN & HARRY SAW – THE GREAT CANOPY PROJECT
Amid all the breathless coverage of the recent visit by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, one of the projects they came here to witness and endorse holds the promise of rescuing the world’s threatened and precious native forests for future generations. The stakes are incredibly high, but ‘The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy’ initiative provides real hope.
AUSTRALIA’S HIDDEN FUEL HEIST - SEVEN WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR CAR BILLS
It’s a mind-boggling concept, but more than half of the operating cost of your car is actually chewed up by the fuel it burns every year. In terms of real-world running costs, fuel is a massively overlooked aspect of your vehicle’s true value. Leading consumer website WhichCar has just published the ‘Top Seven’ practical steps you can take, to reduce your car-running-costs via the bowser. With petrol creeping towards $2/litre, this advice could save you thousands of dollars a year.
AIHW : YOUNG INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS REPORT BEING IN GOOD HEALTH, BUT CHALLENGES REMAIN
Australia’s Indigenous young people generally consider themselves to be happy and in good health or better, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). About 1 in every 20 young people in Australia is Indigenous. This report provides a snapshot of their health and wellbeing in a range of areas including social and economic determinants, health risk factors, and health services.
MONARCHIST BOASTS THAT THE CROWN DIVIDES AUSTRALIA BY CREED
In a debate with ARM Chair Peter FitzSimons on Radio National's Roundtable, Josh Manuatu, a National Councillor of the Australian Monarchist League, who is also Federal President of the Young Liberals, said: 'There is a divinity of the sovereign.'
There is no place in modern Australia for institutions that divide us on religious grounds. Australian citizens, of any faith and no faith, are all equal here.