Canberra’s Green Shed gives away free grand piano to best performer

Canberra’s Green Shed gives away free grand piano to best performer

Updated May 18, 2018 14:37:36 A tanned Broadwood and Sons gem dropped at a Canberra tip shop on Monday was the first grand piano Charlie Bigg-Wither had ever seen. Its worth was anyone’s guess, but when a successful German concert pianist contacted the Green Shed’s co-owner expressing excitement to play …

Ed Curnow suspended after AFL appeal upheld, brother Charlie free to play

Ed Curnow suspended after AFL appeal upheld, brother Charlie free to play

Posted May 17, 2018 17:03:04 Carlton’s Ed Curnow has been suspended for one match following a successful AFL appeal against his tribunal verdict but his younger brother Charlie is free to play for the Blues this weekend. Both Ed and Charlie were found not guilty of intentional contact with an …

A-League eyeing possible Andres Iniesta coup as Barcelona free agent drops Australia hint

A-League eyeing possible Andres Iniesta coup as Barcelona free agent drops Australia hint

Posted May 11, 2018 11:47:11 Photo: Andres Iniesta will depart FC Barcelona at the end of this season, and Australia has been mooted as a possible destination. (AP: Andres Kudacki) It might be unlikely, but knowing the A-League is at least in the mix to bring Andres Iniesta to play …

For six years Jono the orangutan was locked in a tiny cage, now he’s nearly free

For six years Jono the orangutan was locked in a tiny cage, now he’s nearly free

Posted May 09, 2018 16:07:09 Photo: Close up of Jono in his new temporary cage at the Orangutan Foundation International (ABC News: Phil Hemingway) It’s 4:00am at an animal shelter deep in Jakarta’s suburbs, and a small team moves quickly through the night, following a tiny circle of light shone …

$1,000 kids paintings and ‘free’ auctions: some public schools have a fundraising advantage

$1,000 kids paintings and ‘free’ auctions: some public schools have a fundraising advantage

By Vivienne Pearson Updated May 09, 2018 07:59:37 Photo: There are lamington drives, and there are lamington extravaganzas. How much a school fundraises depends a lot on the tax bracket of its families. (Supplied: The Fundraising Directory) Related Story: Schools expect too much from busy parents who can’t always be …

Scott Bolton free to play for NRL’s North Queensland Cowboys after being charged with indecent assault

Scott Bolton free to play for NRL’s North Queensland Cowboys after being charged with indecent assault

Posted May 08, 2018 14:43:29 Photo: Scott Bolton has played over 200 matches for the Cowboys. (AAP: Julian Smith, File) Scott Bolton will be available to play for North Queensland in the NRL, despite being charged with indecent assault following an alleged incident involving a woman at Bondi Beach in …

Budget 2018: Free whooping cough vaccine will be offered to pregnant women from July

Budget 2018: Free whooping cough vaccine will be offered to pregnant women from July

Posted May 06, 2018 04:55:43 All pregnant women will be offered a free whooping cough vaccine under new measures to be announced in Tuesday’s federal budget. Key points: All pregnant women offered free whooping cough vaccines $39.5 million program to be unveiled in Tuesday’s federal budget Decision comes after campaigns …

Python picks on wrong possum after mother scratches, bites snake to free its baby

Python picks on wrong possum after mother scratches, bites snake to free its baby

Updated May 04, 2018 19:56:20 Photo: The mother possum bit and clawed her way to victory. (Supplied: Christine Birch Williams) Related Story: Venomous snake found curled up with child’s stuffed toys Related Story: Snake’s ‘leap of faith’ from tall tree captured on video Images of a determined mother possum saving …

St John’s Care free food charity out of stock as winter approaches and donations dwindle

St John’s Care free food charity out of stock as winter approaches and donations dwindle

Posted May 04, 2018 06:39:03 Photo: St John’s Care is running on empty, according to programs manager Sue Jordan. (ABC News: Mark Moore) Canberra’s largest emergency food charity has almost completely run out of food, and a jump in demand has left its storerooms bare amid dwindling donations. Sue Jordan …

Unpaid internships: How working for free went mainstream

Unpaid internships: How working for free went mainstream

Posted May 03, 2018 06:00:49 Photo: One of the most demoralising aspects of Jacque Rowe’s internship was that “literally no one even looked at” her work. (ABC News: Jack Fisher) Are you “outrageously organised”? “A rising Junior”? Do you “consider yourself a young Hemmingway” [sic]? Are you “looking to become …