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February 12th, 2017

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Sunday, February 12th, 2017 10:44 am
Three more stories from the mainstream media about "what went right" rather than "what went wrong".

Ravensthorpe cut off by floodwater, chopper sent to rescue stranded drivers by Nicolas Perpitch (ABC Western Australia)

It's a bit damp down Ravensthorpe way, with roads cut by flood waters in all directions. A group of six cars containing about fifteen people were caught between floodways, and wound up needing to get evacuated by helicopter. All safe and sound now, so that went right, anyway.

AFL Women's: Football players from diverse backgrounds aim to rise to top by Damian McIver (ABC Grandstand, Victoria)

The AFL is using the growing popularity of the AFLW season to get more girls from Indigenous and non-English speaking backgrounds interested in the game, and hopefully grow the numbers of women from these backgrounds participating in the women's leagues.

Sydney Harbour hidden plastic pollution is killing endangered turtles and marine life by Nicole Chettle (ABC New South Wales)

The "what went right" in this one is the story of "Clifton", a juvenile green turtle who has been undergoing treatment for plastic ingestion in the Taronga Wildlife Hospital, and is now recovering nicely, with a view to being released once he's back up to a good weight. The wider story is about plastics polluting Sydney Harbour (and indeed, Australia's marine environment in general) and causing problems for wildlife.

So there's my three about "what went right" for today. If you've found stories about "what went right" in your news feeds, why not share a link to them in the comments?