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What is the impact of sexual assault?


(Table from article Too Many Loopholes in Boiling Frog by Kate Allman)

Aretha Franklin album coverAretha Franklin (1942 - 2018) may have died without a valid will

The recently deceased Aretha Franklin was one of the best-selling singers of all time. Described as the queen of soul, her hits included, Respect, Chain of Fools, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and a rendition of Nessun Dorma.

Apparently, Aretha Franklin died without a will to say who she wanted to leave her estate to. It's a reminder of the importance of making a will and how easy it can be to overlook doing it properly.

Managing and preparing for droughtDrought & sheep

The NSW Department of Primary Industry has released an 8th edition of  Managing and Preparing for Drought to help farmers make informed decisions on how to manage the current drought as well any future dry conditions.

This edition includes strategies and actions producers can consider as they deal with the drought, as well as practical information on feeding stock, farm management, sustainable practices and personal and financial wellbeing.

It also includes new information on relevant resources added by the NSW Government and the NSW DPI in recent years, including the online DroughtHub and the Combined Drought Indicator.

(Thanks to Hanna Jaireth at NSW Rural Assistance Authority for circulating this information)

(Managing and Preparing for Drought NSW Dept. Primary Industry 8th edition)


Teacher awarded six-figure payout after being bullied by school principal

(See Sydney Morning Herald article by Pallavi Singhal 20 September 2017)

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