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Majority of Australians failed to meet suggested physical activity behaviour guidelines during Coronavirus lockdown

Despite anecdotal evidence that Australians were more active during the first wave of COVID-19 restrictions, a Monash University study has revealed that the majority of Australians…

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Jul 17, 2020 Education / Fitness / Recreation / Wellness /

 
 

Australian Reptile Park celebrates World Snake Day

The Australian Reptile Park has celebrated World Snake Day (16th July) by inviting school holiday visitors to witness staff simultaneously milk five of Australia’s most venomous…

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Jul 16, 2020 Attractions / Education / Environment /

 
 

Australian Museum and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney collaborate to create virtual Science Trail

For one month (15th August – 15th September), the Australian Museum and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney are collaborating to create an exciting and interactive virtual science…

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Jul 16, 2020 Education / Environment / Parks / Technology /

 
 

Skills Active looks back on a year of incredible achievements

New Zealand industry training body Skills Active's newly released 2019 Annual Report details a strong performance and growth in qualifications and programmes - all under a backdrop of…

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Jul 16, 2020 Education / Entertainment / Fitness / Recreation / Sport /

 
 

Queensland Government moves to ban single-use plastics to save marine life

The Queensland Government introduced legislation on Wednesday (15th July) that will ban single use plastics such as plastic straws, cutlery, stirrers and plates in a bid to stem the…

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Jul 15, 2020 Education / Environment /

 
 

Aussie Ark celebrates birth of two Brush-Tailed Rock-Wallabies at Barrington Sanctuary

Aussie Ark and the NSW Government Saving our Species program are celebrating the birth of two endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby joeys at Aussie Ark’s Barrington Wildlife…

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Jul 15, 2020 Education / Environment / Parks /

 
 

The Y reconnects Aboriginal youth to country and culture through recreational projects

YMCA Victoria has received a $300,000 grant from the Federal Government to fund eight camps and a series of ongoing active recreation programming for young Aboriginal people. The Y has…

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Jul 15, 2020 Culture / Education / Recreation /

 
 

‘Culturally Competent’ aquatic centres look to reduce drownings among diverse communities

With Royal Life Saving Society - Australia research finding that 79% of 'multicultural people' who drowned in NSW between July 2013 and June 2018 were poor or non-swimmers, Royal…

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Jul 14, 2020 Aquatics / Culture / Education / Safety /

 
 

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