Keeley’s Cause gives children with autism and intellectual disabilities iPads to help them flourish

A regional Victorian teenager has plans to take the charity she started to help children with autism and intellectual disabilities beyond Australia to the rest of the world. At 13 years old, Keeley Murphy was struggling in the mainstream school system. Keeley has autism and as she prepared to tackle high school was also diagnosed […]

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Students take to Broome’s famous Cable Beach to help monitor and protect endangered turtles

Primary school students have taken to one of Australia’s most famous beaches to help protect nesting turtles vulnerable to climate change and roving four-wheel-drives. Cable Beach is home to the understudied flatback turtle, which often nest near where they were born. After turtle nests were run over and hatchlings caught in tyre ruts, a section […]

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Polar explorer John Rymill’s country-town upbringing prepared him to lead an Antarctic expedition

As a child, Peter Rymill recalls bedtime stories told by his father of polar adventures, husky sledging teams and icy landscapes. His late father, John Riddoch Rymill, was the Australian leader of the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) to Antarctica that took place between 1934 and 1937. He had learned how to survive in polar […]

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