Drought Busters Convoy

It started with a phone call from a pub owner to country music singer Kerry Kennedy, saying he could no longer afford to have the singer out to his pub to perform. That’s when Kerry decided to be a top bloke and do the concert for free. When Kerry found out about this, he reached…

Rural & Regional Healthcare

If you read my blog frequently, you’ll know that I’m from regional Australia, where we have to deal with some pretty harsh conditions. I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining all the time, but something that really grinds my gears at the moment is regional healthcare in isolated parts of Australia. This post comes…

How much rain is too much rain?

Back in December last year, I wrote about how dry it was getting in a lot of parts of Australia. Well, a couple of months after that, my family received a lot of rain, which is a great thing, don’t get me wrong. But, at what point will it stop? The expression “when it rains, it…

Aussie Agriculture and Vegetarians: Best of Friends?

By Annabelle Amos Vegetarianism is on the rise in Australia, and I can’t help but wonder why this might be the case. I’m talking about proper vegetarians here, not “flexitarians”. These are fully-fledged, no-joke vegetarians who, according to the Vegetarian Victoria website, where vegetarianism is defined as: Vegetarianism is the practice of living on products of…

The disaster left by natural disasters

I’m no scientist but it doesn’t take a genius to know that the world is pretty damn big. I mean, we have these insane, record breaking temperatures happening across Australia as we speak – some places have broken into the 50s. Then, our friends in America are experiencing some incredible, gob-smacking temperatures as low as…