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Friday, February 17th, 2017 07:07 am
Another week draws to a close, but there's still things going right out there. We just have to look to find them. Here's three stories from my mainstream media feeds about what went right, rather than what went wrong.

Fashion show held for first time in Kiwirrkurra, Australia's most remote Aboriginal community by Leah McLennan (ABC Kimberley, Western Australia)

The remote community of Kiwirrkurra has held its first ever fashion parade, an idea which evolved out of a life skills program, and which complements work being done by the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council (NPYWC) Youth Program in the community.

Quintuplet lambs born to stray sheep in Uduc in a 'one in a million' event by Michelle Stanley (ABC Rural, Western Australia)

Sheep usually give birth to single lambs, twins occasionally occur. In this case, a stray ewe gave birth to five at once.

Senate scraps gold pass, votes to establish authority to oversee ex-politicians' entitlements by Ashlynne McGhee (Political Reporter, ABC Australia)

"Former federal politicians will no longer be able to take free flights on the taxpayers' purse, amid an expenses crackdown voted on by the Senate on Thursday night. The Upper House also voted to establish an Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority to oversee politicians' spending."

So there's my three for the day. If you've found stories about what went right in your news feeds, why not share a link to them in the comments?
Friday, February 17th, 2017 03:01 am (UTC)

Spanish women writers, written out by Franco, re-gain recognition (The Guardian)

Women writers were deliberately written out of Spanish cultural history by the Fascist regime, which peddled the line that women belong in the kitchen. Now some of those writers are being rediscovered, and republished.