Award-winning art spearheads cultural revival in the APY Lands

Award-winning art spearheads cultural revival in the APY Lands

Posted August 15, 2017 15:38:00 Photo: Kulata Tjuta — Wati kulunypa tjukurpa, the winner of Australia’s most prestigious Indigenous art prize. (Supplied: The artists) Related Story: Why the APY Lands dominate the Australian art scene Pitjantjatjara musician Frank Yamma once sang about spearmaking as a metaphor for the renewal of cultural practice and the poisonous effect of alcohol on his own life and that of his community. Let’s make more spear Don’t you know yourself? We are the people of this land We better hold on The song Make More…

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Does Narev's impending departure signal a culture change at the CBA?

Does Narev's impending departure signal a culture change at the CBA?

Updated August 15, 2017 20:30:13 Well, we finally got here. At long last, the buck at the Commonwealth Bank has finally stopped at the boss’ door. The AUSTRAC money laundering disaster was a scandal too far and something had to give. Ripping off customers in your financial planning and insurance divisions is one thing, putting the community at risk through potentially helping drug dealers and terrorists is an entirely different matter. In the past, chief executive Ian Narev had stoutly defended inaction on regulatory missteps with phrases such as: “We…

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Charlie Gard's parents set up foundation with $1.7 million in donations

Charlie Gard's parents set up foundation with $1.7 million in donations

His parents are now using the money to start a foundation to help other children with mitochondrial diseases and rare childhood illnesses by funding research and providing information about parental rights, according to their website. “We feel that the foundation will be a lovely legacy for Charlie, and we hope that you will all continue to support us in honouring the life of our little warrior as he helps other poorly children and their families,” Connie Yates and Chris Gard said in an update on their site Monday. The Gards…

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Falling oak tree kills 13 at Catholic festival in Portugal

Falling oak tree kills 13 at Catholic festival in Portugal

Updated August 16, 2017 07:08:25 Video: A falling tree kills 12 at religious festival in Madeira. (Image: Reuters) (ABC News) Related Story: Raging forest fires in central Portugal kill 62, including firefighters A tree has toppled into a crowd of worshippers during a major Christian festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira, killing 13 people and leaving 49 injured, officials have said. Key points: 10 people were injured on the spot as an old oak tree fell, two later died in hospital Amateur video showed people fleeing for their lives…

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Hemsworth’s luxury island bday bash

Hemsworth’s luxury island bday bash

IT pays to be mates with Chris Hemsworth. The Tourism Australia ambassador, wife Elsa Pataky and four of their friends spent the weekend enjoying a luxury getaway at Orpheus Island, east of Ingham, to celebrate the actor’s 34th birthday. The group, which included Channel 7 Gold Coast surf presenter Luke Munro, went on a social media blitz yesterday promoting the Queensland destination. The enviable snaps show the group taking a private jet to the island where they enjoyed a chartered helicopter flight, paddle boarding, waterside dining and secluded beaches. media_cameraHow’s…

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