Good Empire is among the dozens of startups that raise money on equity crowdfunding site Birchal.The company is developing a social app that will allow users to take up and share activities - such as Earth Hour or Ice Bucket challenge - that are aligned with a United Nations blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable world.
ANZAC DAY 2021 SURVEYKEY FINDINGS* Nearly three quarters of Australians (72 per cent) have participated in ANZAC day events in the past but just over half (58 per cent) plan to participate this year* A third of Australians believe the ANZAC story is being forgotten with females and rural Australians most convinced.Online survey among a nationally representative sample of 1000 Australians aged 18+Source: Pollinate/Fifty Acres/AAP.
Ordinary Australians made Anzac Day what it is and public opinion will probably determine its demise sooner rather than later, according to one of the country's leading war historians.Professor Robin Prior's stark assessment of the future of our unofficial national day matches research showing fewer Australians intend going to a ceremony or march this April 25, and a growing number believe the Anzac story is losing its relevance.
Missing in action for more than a year, the humble footy banner will be back on show for Saturday's AFLW grand final.The AFL has ticked off the return of the Australian football tradition, allowing Adelaide Crows and Brisbane Lions cheer squads to erect banners for the blockbuster clash at Adelaide Oval.
A woman has been awarded more than $170,000 after tripping on a kinked wet weather mat at a shopping centre.Pamela Kime, aged in her 60s, told the NSW District Court she still feels pain and restriction of movement in her right limbs four years after the incident in Salamander Bay Shopping Centre, north of Newcastle.
The death of a 48-year-old NSW woman with blood clots days after her COVID-19 vaccination was "likely to be linked" to the jab, medical authorities say.A Therapeutic Goods Administration vaccine safety group met on Friday evening and concluded the woman's case of blood clots with low platelet count was likely linked to her AstraZeneca vaccination.
Former Liberal leader Andrew Peacock has died at the age of 82 in the United States.Mr Peacock served as foreign minister from 1975 to 1980 under Malcolm Fraser and as leader of the Liberal party he was defeated by Bob Hawke in the 1984 and 1990 elections.
The risk of blood clots posed by any COVID-19 vaccine is up to 10 times smaller than that of the virus itself, new research suggests.The AstraZeneca vaccine, which was slated to be the "workhorse" of Australia's vaccine rollout, was last week scrapped as the preferred option for people under 50 due to updated medical advice.
Disability advocates are urging the government to fix Australia's vaccination rollout, with the majority of the sector still waiting for their first coronavirus jab.Disability accommodation providers and residents were supposed to be included in the first phase of the national rollout, which targets the country's most vulnerable residents.
South Australia is sending a State Emergency Service storm response team to Western Australia to help with the clean-up following Tropical Cyclone Seroja.The 22-strong team will be based in Geraldton and the surrounding areas, 400 kilometres north of Perth after leaving Adelaide on Saturday.
An infectious diseases expert says Australians will have to learn to live with coronavirus because "it's not going to go away".
Western Australian authorities have euthanised kangaroos which were found severely burned after hazard reduction burns.
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Scott Morrison has promised further support for those affected by Tropical Cyclone Seroja after witnessing first-hand the devastation inflicted on West Australian communities.The prime minister on Friday toured Kalbarri on the state's mid-west coast, visiting properties damaged by the storm and lending a hand with the clean-up.
Asylum seekers brought to Australia for medical care have been forcibly removed from the Brisbane hotel where they have endured long-term detention, supporters say.Protesters have once more descended on the Kangaroo Point Central Hotel and Apartments, where about 19 men once held on Nauru and Manus Island have been held for well over a year.
Eight people have been confirmed dead and many others injured in the latest American shooting where a gunman opened fire at a FedEx building in Indianapolis.
A women's laughter and other displays of happiness soon after she was allegedly raped by NRL footballer Jack de Belin is not an indication she was happy to be with the men, she's told a jury.The woman alleges the St George Illawarra forward, 30, and his friend Callan Sinclair, 23, sexually assaulted her multiple times inside a unit in December 2018.
The comments section of her social media points to a larger problem facing the country's Covid vaccine rollout. Discover why doctors have slammed the response.
A NSW woman accused of sedating and gassing her grazier partner told police of finding him unresponsive in his bed, saying "I can't get that image out of my head"."It is killing me," Natasha Beth Darcy said in her police interview played to the NSW Supreme Court jury on Friday.