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March 5th, 2017

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Sunday, March 5th, 2017 09:58 am
Once again, three stories from my mainstream news feeds about "what went right" rather than "what went wrong".

Victorian stamp duty changes aimed at making housing more affordable for first-time buyers by ABC Victoria (uncredited)

The Victorian state government has introduced a number of new measures aimed at making housing in the state more affordable for first-time home-buyers. This includes removal of stamp duty on properties valued below $600,000 for first home buyers, and a new tax targetted at vacant residential property in Melbourne's inner and middle suburbs.

Pilot hospitalised after self-made plane crashes at Tumut west of Canberra by ABC New South Wales (uncredited)

"A pilot is recovering in hospital after his self-built plane experienced engine failure, crashing into a field at Tumut, west of Canberra, yesterday afternoon." (Any one you can get out of alive probably counts as something going right).

White Night makes regional Australia debut as Ballarat celebrates arts festival by Charlotte King (ABC Victoria)

The White Night festival has had its premiere outside a major metropolitan area, in Ballarat. About 40,000 people attended the inagural event, which featured projections of artwork onto the city's buildings, as well as buskers, poets and performers entertaining the crowds. Among the groups whose artwork was featured were the Ballarat-based Aboriginal collective Pitcha Makin Fellas.

So there's my three for the day. If you've seen something in your mainstream media feeds about what went right, why not share a link to it in the comments?