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Tonight, #Qan#QandA is talking about Australia’s relationship with China 🇨🇳 〰️ What’s your question? Let us know below. Your comments may appear on television during tonight’s #QandA. 〰️ Tune in tonight at 9.35pm AEDT on ABCTV and iview. 〰️ 📸 ABC News: GFX/Jarrod Fankhauser
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This couple has just been reunited with a precious ring missing since 1974. 〰️ Glenda O’Brien first met Phillip when as a teen and their bond was immediate. 〰️ “We fell in love at first sight — I was 14 and he was 16,” Ms O’Brien said. 〰️ "Back then it was like 'will you go with me' and that was when a friendship ring was given, so we went and picked out this friendship ring and Phil had it engraved for me. The meaning to that ring was the commitment to each other.” 〰️ It meant so much she says, that it was “like our unity, more so than our wedding and engagement ring”. 〰️ Unfortunately, when Ms O’Brien was washing the couple’s first car one day in 1974, her ring disappeared. She assumed it must have slipped off her finger with the suds. 〰️ But thanks to a man, Jason Kemp, and his metal detector, Ms O'Brien has been reunited with her precious gift. Mr Kemp was going to put the ring in a cabinet with his other finds but decided to turn to social media first to see if its original owner was out there. Within two days Ms O’Brien had reached out. 〰️ "We knew that we would end up together for the rest of our lives, and here we are — the ring has come back to us,” Ms O’Brien said. 〰️ "It's where it belongs." 〰️ 📸 ABC News; Suplied #love #marriage #friendship #ring #committment #relationships #metaldetector #goodnews
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Top stories this morning ☕🗞️ 〰️ • For years experts have been studying the links between natural disasters and violence. Evidence suggests events like earthquakes, hurricanes and bushfires can unmask or exacerbate domestic abuse, particularly against women, as a result of factors like trauma, financial hardship, unemployment and drug and alcohol use. Research conducted after Black Saturday in 2009 found there had been a reported increase in domestic abuse in bushfire-affected communities, with some women disclosing the crisis had triggered violence, including in male partners who'd never before been abusive. Now there are fears the same patterns may be playing out again. Safe Steps, Victoria's 24-hour family violence support service, says it has been fielding calls from women reporting abuse in bushfire-affected regions. Lawyers are bracing for impact, rallying resources ahead of an anticipated spike in violence in the wake of this summer's devastating fire season. 〰️ • A self-styled daredevil who taught himself rocket science in a bid to prove the earth is flat has died after crashing his homemade rocket in California. "Mad" Mike Hughes died after the rocket in which he launched himself crashed to the ground on private property near Barstow, California, on Sunday. In March 2018, Mr Hughes propelled himself almost 600m into the air before a hard landing in the Mojave Desert. 〰️ • NSW Police say 11 children were strip-searched at an under 18s music festival in Western Sydney at the weekend, despite it coming under intense criticism at an inquiry into the practice. A total of 44 children were searched at the Good Life, Lost City festival — an event for teens aged 13 to 17 — at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday. It comes exactly one year after police instructed a 15-year-old boy to expose his genitals as part of a strip search at the same festival. Following complaints from the public last year, the state's police watchdog began investigating the use by police of powers to conduct strip searches on minors. 〰️ Head to our link in bio and tap the ABC News logo for more 🔗 📸 ABC News; AP: Mad Mike Hughes #latestnews #morningupdate #news #abcnews #australiannews
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Known as Australia's first model, June Dally-Watkins was famous for her deportment school that trained thousands of young women in etiquette. 〰️ Dally-Watkins died peacefully in her sleep, according to her family. She was 92. 〰️ In 1950, she established the June Dally-Watkins school, which trained young Australian women in deportment and etiquette. 〰️ She later set up a modelling agency and a business college. 〰️ Dally-Watkins is survived by four children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 〰️ 📸: Supplied: National Portrait Gallery 〰️ #junedallywatkins #news #abcnews #newsupdate
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@katetempest is a prolific British poet, author, playright and rapper, who's made headlines with her blazing social commentary. 〰️ She sat down with #themixabc to talk sensitivity, stagecraft, and coping with the current times.
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This little echidna was rescued from floodwaters in QLD 〰️ Nicknamed Bob, he was found bobbing in the flooded Thomson River near Longreach by a passing kayaker in mid-February. 〰️ He was rescued and is now with Muttaburra wildlife carer Kim, who is feeding him a specially formulated milk for echidnas. 〰️ "Echidna mum's don't have teats like mammals. They have an area that secretes milk so you cannot feed orphaned babies from a bottle. You have to feed them from the palm of your hand." 〰️ All reports are that Bob is doing well! 〰️ 📸: Kim Palmer via ABC Western Queensland 〰️ Make sure to use the hashtag #abcmyphoto for a chance to feature on our page 〰️ #ABC #ABCNews #animals #Australia #cute #echidnas #flood #QLD #rescue
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Corey Tutt has made it his mission to champion STEM learning for Indigenous kids in remote areas through @deadly_science_au . He’s a #trailblazer with @abc_heywire. 〰️ #science #Indigenous #Australia #abcnews #news #abcigtvtrial
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The recent bushfire crisis has put a spotlight on the mental strain of first responders, and the four-legged friends who help them. 〰️ Mental health charities are concerned the fires will have created a new wave of PTSD among first responders, so assistance dogs like Codey are being trained to help emergency workers who may struggle to cope. 〰️ "First responders will be affected by these bushfires, absolutely,” said Rob. “This current round of bushfires that we've just gone through has been the final drop in the bucket for members that have been out there for 10 years — going to job after job, fatality after fatality and other bushfires.” 〰️ Swipe through for more information 👉 ✍️ Reporting: Laura Kewley 🖥️ Production: Jacqueline Howard 📸 ABC News, Supplied #dogswithjobs #assistancedog #supportanimals #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #bushfire #aus#australiafires #australia
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