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Marian Faa

27 September 2019

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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To prevent the spread of dengue fever, scientists in Queensland partnered with local school children, community groups and businesses to breed and release Wolbachia bacterium. This approach which saw a "93 percent dec...

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Melanie Vujkovic

16 July 2019

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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In Brisbane, the Queensland police officers have been adopting practices to strengthen community engagement with the goal of making the city’s residents feel safer. Some initiatives include learning Mandarin to better...

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David Claughton

9 March 2019

Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia

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Multiple farmers in New South Wales have overcome drought and transformed their farming practices through regenerative agriculture. They decreased pesticide use, increased the planting of native vegetation, and increa...

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Gian De Poloni

16 February 2019

Perth, Australia

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Two surfers, appalled by debris they found off of Australia’s coast, crowdsourced a way to build Seabin, a floating trash collector. They are tracking and analyzing the debris collected. Though not yet a widespread s...

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Peta Doherty

27 October 2018

New South Wales, Australia

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A New South Wales nursing home is running a childcare facility from its dementia wing. Patients show fewer symptoms and enjoy the children's presence. Evidence shows that intergenerational care for young children can ...

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Fiona Breen

7 October 2018

Tasmania, Australia

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In Australia, farmers are looking to diversify their crops in order to gain greater financial returns. For several farmers across different regions, this has resulted in looking to whiskey and vodka production.

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Prue Adams

30 September 2018

Australia

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Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service attends events in rural and remote areas to offer care and education. The RFDS flies to community events like bronco branding competitions not only to respond to any medical eme...

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Richard Willingham

25 September 2018

Australia

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Three Australian states are using ADHD medication to reduce cravings for patients in detox from methamphetamine use s part of a trial. The trials are a first worldwide and researchers hope the method will result in be...

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Jessica Black

15 September 2018

Australia

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A grassroots community campaign called YCHANGe is fighting disease in a rural Australian town by promoting healthy eating. The group works to make healthy choices easier by changing the whole community's approach—rath...

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Moyra Shields

12 September 2018

Riverina, New South Wales, Australia

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The swift parrot population in the NSW Riverina in Australia is quickly declining and historically used tracking methods are falling short in accurate measurements. To better track the birds and monitor survival metho...

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Jessica Hinchliffe

11 September 2018

Brisbane, Australia

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A new app provides a way for visually impaired people to see into space. Using sound and vibration, the app Astreos provides the location and information about heavenly bodies in the night sky.

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Bridget Rollason

9 September 2018

Melbourne, Australia

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An Australian research institute is using virtual reality to help gambling addicts and other people with addictions. By placing patients in virtual reality situations they may have address in real life, the program al...

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Ellie Honeybone

9 September 2018

Northam, Australia

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A project to paint murals on silos across Western Australia has brought artists from around the world for work. These murals--some 36 meters high--have created stunning public art and cultural tourism for often strugg...

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Stephanie Capper

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10 March 2018

Nepal

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In Nepal, Chhaupadi is a ritual in which menstruating women are banished to small sheds for the duration of their period. Women are forced to stay outdoors, and potentially face extreme weather conditions. The practic...

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Sally Sara

7 December 2016

Muizenberg, South Africa

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Change Waves is an organization in South Africa that is fighting community violence and poverty by giving the youth hope through surfing. The children from impoverished families go to the beach to surf for free and b...

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Stephanie Capper

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20 October 2013

Kilis, Turkey

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Instead of outsourcing workers the International Blue Crescent relief agency, and Jordan's al-Zaatari cams, is employing Syrian refugees as teachers, doctors, and nurses. The aim is to create a self-sustainable refuge...

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Stephanie Capper

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22 September 2013

Kilis, Turkey

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Child Friendly Spaces in Kilis, a city with a huge Syrian refugee population, and UNICEF’s art program in Jordan’s refugee camp, try to address the mental health of refugees, who are often dealing with great trauma. “...

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