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Tasmanian tiger devotees feed Australia’s guilty obsession with a deliberate extinction
The last known thylacine died in 1936, but many are still fixated on proving it lives on. Assistant news editor Rosemary Bolger recommends Gary Nunn’s story about why some are still searching for this animal
‘Just in time’: how Australian doctors drastically reduced deaths from vaccine-linked blood clots
Australia’s low death rate from the rare syndrome linked to the AstraZeneca shot is in no small part due to a ‘huge collaborative effort’. Evening news editor Julian Drape recommends a good news story that happened in the midst of the challenging vaccine rollout
‘Locals love us’: country Australia’s general stores come into their own during Covid
Small town residents couldn’t do without them, especially now. Rural and regional editor Gabrielle Chan recommends this story about finding shelter among the shelves of a 90-year-old general store
‘We were very blessed’: in the Cook Islands the pandemic proved a welcome respite from tourists
Despite nearly 18 months of lost income due to border closures, some in the Cook Islands say they have enjoyed the peace while the environment recovers. Pacific editor Kate Lyons recommends this piece about crabs reclaiming beaches
‘The world is burning’: how Australia’s longest-serving fire chief became a climate champion
After the black summer bushfires it is time for politicians to act on global heating, Greg Mullins says. Assistant news editor Rosemary Bolger recommends Calla Wahlquist’s profile about courage and crisis on the fire front
Taste of freedom: a Kurdish winemaker’s journey from Manus Island to the Yarra Valley
Farhad Bandesh made wine in Iran before he was forced to flee. He has now brought that ancient tradition to Australia. Lifestyle editor, Alyx Gorman, recommends this story about one of the many ways that asylum seekers and refugees contribute to Australia’s vibrant food and wine culture
Thomas Keneally - fracturing our .....
Dear old mate Thomas Keneally
What a beautiful noise and cadence his voice has..
He has the most perfect resonance to my uneducated ear..
Please Thomas read me more..
I’ve listened to this piece over & over , it reminds me of my dear old Great
How humble, how beautiful, how knowledgeable & relevant.
Thank you old mate Keneally..
Love you man
Tom Keneally is a National Treasure
A very insightful reminder. A great piece. Thank you Tom 🙌🏼