Unable to walk on leads, two smelly dogs with matted fur are carried to a table for examination by Australia’s only forensic veterinarian Rebecca Belousoff. Janene Trickey reports for Otter on her meeting with some dogs and puppies that had been rescued from an illegal puppy farm.
The 2015 version of The Australian Fashion Report and accompanying Ethical Fashion Guide are now available to download from the Baptist World Aid website. This updated report rates fashion brands available in Australia for their treatment of the workers in their supply chains. Essential reading for any conscious consumer.
A lot of people search for ways to find happiness, but I’ve found the idea of contentment to be more important than happiness. Why contentment over happiness? A few important reasons:
“Can our intelligence save us? I hope so.” David Attenborough.
These are the words concluding the BBC documentary How Many People Can Live On Planet Earth (BBC, 2009). In it David Attenborough explores the issues associated with a growing human population; demand for food, water and energy.
A recent article I read has me thinking. It asks whether wellness is the new status symbol and argues people are now “health bragging” to show off their privilege, rather than buying luxury cars or designer handbags.
Ballarat is in the midst of a new rebellion. Like Peter Lalor 160 years before her, Lou Ridsdale was disillusioned with Australian politics and decided to do something about it. The Food Is Free Laneway is the result, where #foodisfree for everyone to share.
Unfortunately chocolate is often made from cacao farmed in west Africa using child labour and slavery. Eight people have taken on the challenge to find the best tasting Fairtrade or UTZ certified chocolate Easter products in Australia. And one lucky reader will receive a slavery-free chocolate hamper valued at over $100.
Sweatshop takes three affluent Norwegian fashion bloggers to Cambodia to see and experience how their clothing is made in sweatshops.
By investing in a quality trans-seasonal wardrobe, it’s possible to avoid unnecessary fashion purchases.
The benefits go further than sustainability; think of the wardrobe space to be saved, budget benefits and ease of deciding what to wear each day.
Mandatory labelling of seafood cooked in restaurants, pubs, cafes and takeaways would be good for consumers, Australian fishers and the economy, a Senate committee says. Janene Trickey reports for The Sunday Age.