Surprise koala colony a Wollondilly wonder

Koalas have climbed back onto the community agenda, the 're-discovered' population sparking a tagging and tracking program and an outpouring of local support. Listed as vulnerable in NSW, the unexpected revelation represents a major step forward in the conservation of...
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‘Come & Try’ Shellharbour’s healthy ageing program

Those 65 years and over are increasingly experiencing age-associated diseases and health impairments due to increase life expectancy and low fertility. Shellharbour City Council has recognised its ageing population and has implemented a two-year Healthy Ageing...
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Wollongong holds world’s first cannabis trial

Wollongong hospital has become part of a world-first canabis trial for chemotherapy patients! @UOWTV #socialj— Joshua Makhoul (@JoshuaMakhoul) May 17, 2017 Wollongong hospital has become part of a $21 million world-first cannabis trial for chemotherapy patients....
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UOW Unibar praised for environmentally friendly waste management

A new organic waste disposal machine has seen the University of Wollongong's Unibar lead the way in environmentally friendly waste management. The use of the machine has been implemented as a result of a "bin trim audit" on UOW Pulse in late 2016. The machine, known...
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Are TV shows normalising teen pregnancy?

Leading experts are blaming TV shows for helping to normalise teenage pregnancy in Australia. Executive manager of Youth Connections, Andrea Cingi believes TV shows distort teen perceptions about pregnancy. “Young people really seem to identify and replicate a lot of...
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Brightening clouds could save the Great Barrier Reef, scientists say

Marine scientists are working towards a solution in the ongoing fight to save the Great Barrier Reef from the effects of coral bleaching. A team of Australian researchers at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science are examining the possibility of altering clouds above...
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Healing our healers: junior doctors struggle to cope with demands of the industry

A rise of suicides in the Australian medical profession in recent months has sparked concern about the profession's culture and ability to protect the mental health of its young workers. Four junior doctors have committed suicide in New South Wales in the past six...
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End of Obama-era environmental protection as Trump declares end to “war on coal”

[View the story "End of Obama-era environmental protection as Trump declares end to "war on coal" " on...
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Getting a taste for fair food in the Illawarra

Australians are the world’s second highest producers of waste, throwing away over 690kg per person each year. Landcare Illawarra is encouraging locals to attend the Put Soul in Sustainability forum to learn about urban sustainability issues and ways the community...
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Fires that don’t burn out

Illawarra home owners are being warned to be vigilant during the summer months as avoidable home fires take their toll on emergency services. With 1750 kitchen fires last year in homes across NSW, emergency service workers are seeing a rise in tragedies that could...
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Surprise koala colony a Wollondilly wonder

Koalas have climbed back onto the community agenda, the 're-discovered' population sparking a tagging and tracking program and an outpouring of local support. Listed as vulnerable in NSW, the unexpected revelation represents a major step forward in the conservation of...

Getting a taste for fair food in the Illawarra

Australians are the world’s second highest producers of waste, throwing away over 690kg per person each year. Landcare Illawarra is encouraging locals to attend the Put Soul in Sustainability forum to learn about urban sustainability issues and ways the community...

Fires that don’t burn out

Illawarra home owners are being warned to be vigilant during the summer months as avoidable home fires take their toll on emergency services. With 1750 kitchen fires last year in homes across NSW, emergency service workers are seeing a rise in tragedies that could...

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