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Aussies React To Stoned Americans Eating Aussie Snacks

Aussies React To Stoned Americans Eating Aussie Snacks

that way they’re like I don’t even know you know she’s in a video she’s just like eating the snacks today we are reacting to stoned Americans eight Australian snacks I wonder how Australian snacks are gonna hold up is that a kangaroo it’s gotta be stuff that you can just like keep eating alright cuz I’ve voiced somethings like Katie yeah the Ganj the marijuana isn’t legal here marijuana is a drug marijuana is a drug and that’s what…

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Australian of the Year: Annie Fogarty, supporting young people #AOTY2020 #ausoftheyear

Australian of the Year: Annie Fogarty, supporting young people #AOTY2020 #ausoftheyear

I believe that education is at the heart of our society. Every child deserves a great education. Unfortunately, not every child in Australia is reaching even minimal educational outcomes. I’m still amazed after nearly 20 years of working in the education and community sectors at the amount of disadvantage and dysfunction there is in a wealthy country like ours. I visit schools where the teachers are working so hard to help the children overcome the challenges that they face. To…

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Australian of the Year: Taya Davies, youth worker and community volunteer #AOTY2020 #ausoftheyear

Australian of the Year: Taya Davies, youth worker and community volunteer #AOTY2020 #ausoftheyear

I’ve always really enjoyed being around people and working with people. I remember when I was younger, I used to try and take sick days off school so I could go to work with mum. She worked at our local special needs school. Everything was fairly normal at our home and in my home environment when I was growing up for a window of time. I lived at home with my mum and my dad and my siblings. And then…

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Australian of the Year: Shirleen Campbell, anti-violence activist #AOTY2020 #ausoftheyear

Australian of the Year: Shirleen Campbell, anti-violence activist #AOTY2020 #ausoftheyear

Please don’t look away. Listen to us and stand with us. Aboriginal women are 45 times more likely to be a victim or who have experienced family domestic violence and sexual assault. And we’re not just numbers. We’re living, breathing human beings. We’re mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunties, great, great grandmothers. We want Australia to see the good work we’re doing. Aboriginal women in the Northern Territory are the most victimised women in the world. Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group is…

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Australian of the Year: Peter Dornan, Men’s health activist #AOTY2020 #ausoftheyear

Australian of the Year: Peter Dornan, Men’s health activist #AOTY2020 #ausoftheyear

Leading up to 1996, I was healthy, fit, an enthusiastic physiotherapist. Pretty invincible. But then at that stage when I was 52 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The shock was pretty intense and I opted to have surgery because I wanted to save my life. But the side effects were pretty horrendous. I wasn’t coping well with being incontinent or impotent or suffering depression, very serious psycho-social legacies. I got to a stage where I wasn’t getting anywhere at…

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Australian of the Year: Sylvia McMillan, 50 years of community volunteering #AOTY2020 #ausoftheyear

Australian of the Year: Sylvia McMillan, 50 years of community volunteering #AOTY2020 #ausoftheyear

Volunteering is doing things yourself that you think need to be done or that you think that you’ll enjoy. That’s what I think volunteering is and it’s to help the community. When it was part of my life, it wasn’t called volunteering when I started. It was just doing things that needed to be done. Well, I don’t think there is a community if you don’t have volunteers. My daughter turns 60 today and she was in about grade 4…

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Australian of the Year: Rachel Downie, helping young people flourish #AOTY2020 #ausoftheyear

Australian of the Year: Rachel Downie, helping young people flourish #AOTY2020 #ausoftheyear

Twenty five years ago I became an educator because I wanted to help young people flourish. I’m also a mum and I’d like to think that I’ve been a children’s champion for those who’ve needed one. A number of years ago, a year 9 boy under my care completed suicide. And whilst this wasn’t the first time that this had happened in one of my school communities, it was definitely the first time that I felt that it was preventable….

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Australian of the Year: Dr Geoffrey Thompson, medical pioneer #AOTY2020

Australian of the Year: Dr Geoffrey Thompson, medical pioneer #AOTY2020

When I was a boy of eight, I fell in love with aviation. I wanted to be a pilot. At age nine, I broke my arm. I wanted to be a doctor. How could I combine those two for good? After wonderful years at school and university training in Adelaide, I enlisted for the Air Force, aviation medicine, of course. Eventually the Air Force took me to Darwin and on Christmas Eve of 1974 Cyclone Tracy struck my town. 90…

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