A young musician's handwritten note on his mental health

A young musician's handwritten note on his mental health

Posted October 10, 2017 17:31:06 External Link: The announcement on Slum Sociable’s Twitter Related Story: The worrying trend in the minds of young Australians Related Story: Where did you go? Loving someone with a mental illness “I am writing this to open up a discussion on mental health,” the note, shared on social media, read. It was written in long-hand — fittingly, it looked like a diary entry — and revealed a 10-month struggle with depression, of feeling overwhelmed and failing to see life as worthwhile. For the author, Miller…

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New tour’s gold tax dig

New tour’s gold tax dig

THE gold industry has subtly heaped more pressure on the McGowan Government to drop its royalty hike, launching a new tourism project designed to showcase the history and importance of gold to WA. The Heart of Gold Discovery Trail is a self-guided tour accessed via the Heart of Gold Australia app. The virtual trail starts at Elizabeth Quay and ends at The Perth Mint. It covers 12 locations which are considered historically important. “The trail will entertain people of all ages who visit the city, while learning the remarkable story…

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Catalonia's president puts off declaration of split from Spain

Catalonia's president puts off declaration of split from Spain

Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan President, declared that the region had “earned the right” to independence from Madrid. But he told the Catalan Parliament in Barcelona that he wanted to take the heat out of the political standoff that has roiled Spain since a disputed referendum on October 1. “With the result of the referendum on the first of October, Catalonia has earned the right to be an independent state. It has earned the right to be heard and respected,” Puigdemont told delegates. “I defend the mandate of the people of…

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Melbourne Rebels got huge payouts while Western Force dumped, documents reveal

Melbourne Rebels got huge payouts while Western Force dumped, documents reveal

Posted October 10, 2017 19:59:45 Photo: Improved on field performance last season were not enough to save the Force. (AAP: Richard Wainwright) A devastated Western Force fan has accused rugby’s governing body of “reckless” behaviour in a submission to a Senate inquiry into the axing of the WA club from Super Rugby. When the club was scrapped in August, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) said it would face insolvency if it continued to fund all five teams through to 2020. But in her submission to the inquiry, Alison Foskett said…

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'Sooty birds' reveal hidden US air pollution

'Sooty birds' reveal hidden US air pollution

Image copyrightCarl Fuldner and Shane DuBay Image caption Red-headed Woodpeckers from 1901 (top) and 1982 (bottom)Soot trapped in the feathers of songbirds over the past 100 years is causing scientists to revise their records of air pollution. US researchers measured the black carbon found on 1,300 larks, woodpeckers and sparrows over the past century. They’ve produced the most complete picture to date of historic air quality over industrial parts of the US. The study also boosts our understanding of historic climate change. Smokey cities Black carbon, a major component of…

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