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Thursday, March 9th, 2017 09:28 am
Once again, three items from my mainstream media feeds about what went right, rather than what went wrong.

Jigalong midwife 'raising the bra' to support women in remote WA by Gian de Poloni (ABC Western Australia)

A midwife who works on a fly-in-fly-out basis in the remote community of Jigalong in WA's Kimberley district has been collecting bras for the women who live there. Currently, buying a bra for these women would involve a minimum of a 4-hour journey by car to Newman in order to purchase a bra from a supermarket. The nearest shopping mall is in Port Hedland, a 12 hour journey away.

Family reunion: Siblings meet in Perth after brother given up on Melbourne street in 1947 by Sarah Collard (ABC Western Australia)

Brian Stubblety was given up for adoption at the height of the Great Depression, at the age of two months. Nearly seventy years later, he's being reunited with a sister he never knew.

Scientists make discovery that 'shakes up' foundations of wheat genome research by Tyne Logan (ABC Rural, Western Australia)

A team of researchers at the University of Western Australia have found 21,000 new genes in across sixteen wheat varieties, a discovery which is set to shake up the foundations of wheat gene research.

So there's my three for the day. If you've found a story about what went right in your mainstream media feeds, why not drop a link in the comments, and boost the signal?
Thursday, March 9th, 2017 02:10 am (UTC)
At-home workers in Sindh Province, Pakistan, achieve recognition within labour system (Guardian)

Formal recognition that workers in their own homes are legitimately part of the labour system gives them access to the rights and protections available to all workers, such as minimum wage and health cover.