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Politics

Sports rorts: Bridget McKenzie to give evidence but says inquiry appearance a ‘cheap political stunt’ | Australian politics

Bridget McKenzie has offered to appear before the sports rorts inquiry for just one hour, warning she has nothing further to add and doesn’t wish to participate in a “cheap political stunt”.The former federal sports minister wrote to the committee examining the $100m community sport infrastructure grant program disputing claims she had refused to appear but asking for more information to “justify need to attend”.McKenzie made a submission to the inquiry in April 2020, but the Labor-chaired committee has asked for further information about the legal authority to make grants,...
Health

The joy of steps: 20 ways to give purpose to your daily walk | Walking

The weather is rubbish, there is nowhere to go and, bereft of the joys of spring, the daily lockdown walk can feel pointless. But, of course, it is not: the mental and physical health perks of exercise are immune to seasonal changes. We need to gallivant around outside in daylight so that our circadian rhythms can regulate sleep and alertness. (Yes, even when the sky is resolutely leaden, it is still technically daylight.) Walking warms you up, too; when you get back indoors, it will feel positively tropical.But if meeting...
Politics

Give families cash to feed their children, there’s overwhelming evidence it works | Arthur Potts Dawson | Global development

Dignity is not a word that you would normally associate with your weekly supermarket shop, or with planning how you might be going to feed your children each night. But right now, when families are under intense pressure to find enough money to keep food on the table and ensure their children have access to a healthy and nutritious diet, dignity is something we should all be demanding for those who depend on others for the means to feed their loved ones. If you have seen any of the images...
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