Meet australia’s walking football players! 👋🏻 and yes, it’s totally a thing! think #football, just slowerrrrrr ⚽️
health experts say sports such as this can actually help prevent chronic illnesses, injuries and even dementia. .
football nsw has launched pilot programs for walking football across the state, with the aim to create a unified set of rules and guidelines. swipe to see more #walkingfootball! 👉🏻
📷 maisie cohen
Just in: new zealand's prime minister @jacindaardern has just given birth to a #baby#girl 👶 the 37-year-old will be just the second world leader to give birth while in office, after pakistan's then-prime minister benazir bhutto 28 years ago 📸 jacinda ardern
"paging mr platypus, paging mr platypus - your flight is ready for departure, please make your way immediately to the gate".
staff at #launcestonairport found this #platypus near the taxiway making its way between creeks after heavy rain earlier in the week.
they've nicknamed him "sir david" after sir david attenborough, who recently discussed the platypus' ability to walk between rivers on his episode about #tasmania. 📷 abc northern tasmania
You might not believe it, but this was snapped in #alicesprings yesterday ❄ #centralaustralia had their coldest day since 2016, hitting -3.7 degrees. how cold is it getting at your place?! 📸 maree hayes
🚰 many of us turn on the tap without a second thought, but in some of australia's poorest communities, drinking water contains high levels of #uranium.
mixed with other #chemicals, like #nitrate, uranium can k**l #kidney cells. 😥
families are deeply worried about the impact the water is having on their kids.
they've written letters and emails, pleading with authorities for action, but they've been left waiting for years. 🤷🏾♂️🤦🏽♀️ #government authorities say it's a significant logistical challenge to ensure uniform quality for all of the #remotecommunities and that, right now, their main priority is to monitor and treat for dangerous #pathogens like e.coli.
but specialists point out that australia's remote communities have high rates of #renaldisease, and say specific research is needed to look at the link between #kidneydisease disease and the poor #waterquality.💦 those wanting to avoid the bad water could be more inclined to drink more soft drink, which could be contributing to #obesity and #chronicillness.🥤 📸 by isabella higgins
At 37, tony albert (third photo) is the youngest person to have a major solo exhibition at the queensland art gallery.
but the girramay, yidinji, and kuku yalanji man sees his work less as a celebration of individual achievement and more as a reflection of community. 📸: tony albert, mark pokorny