Day: October 12, 2020

State border restrictions impact harvest of winter crops

By Sophie Johnson New South Wales and Queensland farmers are preparing for a successful winter grain crop after seven years of drought, however state border restrictions are creating challenges.

Adoptions from Queensland’s animal shelters have risen during Covid-19

By Ray Sinclair Despite a big drop in donations to animal welfare centres due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it has not been all bad news. Virtual adoptions via Zoom have seen a record number of animals rehomed or adopted from

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Homemade face masks must cover guidelines

By Matthew Simmonds Homemade face masks, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 may not be making people safer, according to a public health expert. Face mask crafting was adopted as a new hobby by some Australian retirees, aiding in

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‘Just hasn’t happened’: fears ease over animal surrenders

By Jessica Perkins Fears of a mass surrender of pets to the RSPCA due to the pandemic have eased, with Queensland now well on the road to recovery from the pandemic. The organisation feared it could see a mass surrender

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Working from home – to thrive or to survive?

By Ingrid Uhlmann Six am, a soft ringing wakes Georgina Prance, to make sure she’s on time for work. As an essential worker, she hasn’t been afforded the opportunity to work from home this year. Having worked in health for

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Charity group lends a helping hand with free meals

By Gwyn Lim Village Mosaix, a Kelvin Grove based charity group feeding 160 people each week, has reopened after COVID-19 forced it into a temporarily closure. The group has provided free meals since 2018, but the pandemic put the charity’s

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