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Preserving bush medicine knowledge for healthy futures
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Preserving bush medicine knowledge for healthy futures

Adnyamathanha traditional owners from remote South Australia say the protection of their bush medicines is critical in tackling the health problems in their communities. Last year, I was invited with Blackmores to attend a six-day cultural festival on the Adnyamathanha’s red-rock country in the Flinders Ranges, seven-hours drive from Adelaide. The ‘Hands Around the World’ … Continue reading

Q&A with Deborra-lee Furness
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Q&A with Deborra-lee Furness

During National Adoption Awareness Week, I spoke with actor and child advocate Deborra-lee Furness about breaking down the barriers surrounding adoption in Australia. Over 10 years ago, Ms Furness and fellow actor Hugh Jackman walked out of their first adoption meeting in Australia, describing the experience as “traumatising and demoralising.” “It was horrible, there were … Continue reading

Big island dreams
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Big island dreams

In a village called Sarmi, seven hours from Jayapura in West Papua, children weave coloured ropes between their fingers and count with forest fruits on the timber floor of a preschool by the sea. “They’re using the ropes to explain nature; like this shape is a wave, here’s an animal,” says director Pak John Rahail. … Continue reading