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Optometrist meets mission with mobile eye tests

"No matter where they are, even if they’re in residential aged care, nursing homes, if we can get just one son or daughter to say ‘my mum needs this, my dad needs this’, call me and I can go there." Meet mobile optometrist SHANE BROOKMAN.




We whitefellas were complicit in colonial crimes

"The Australian experience differed from the West Indies slavery in that the Aboriginal people were enslaved in their own beloved country as their spiritual and physical identities were stripped away," writes columnist ROBERT MACKLIN. 



KEEPING UP THE ACT asks the choir of local Labor pollies what faith-based politics might mean to Australia.


For all our sakes, Joe, it’s time to go

"Younger leaders will make mistakes, even create catastrophes, but they offer something that old fogeys can’t: vision, excitement, a feeling of belonging, and hope," writes (mature) columnist HUGH SELBY. 



Duratone Hi-Fi store to fall silent after 56 years

Australia’s longest-running specialist audio store under the one ownership will close on July 27. Canberra’s Duratone Hi-Fi was founded in 1968 by Charles and Fay Cull, with initial trading running from the garage of their Curtin home.



Why Uruguay has made it to my bucket list

"Uruguay has the right characteristics for the production of good quality wine as it is located between parallels 30 degrees and 35 degrees of south latitude, similar to the Hunter Valley," writes wine columnist RICHARD CALVER. 


Help for wineries, but not Canberra’s

The federal government has finally stepped up to help the struggling wine industry dealing with, among other things, the oversupply of red wine. But the largesse doesn't run to much of the Canberra Wine District, writes RICHARD CALVER.

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