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Brisbane City Council backtracks and bans plastic straws

Brisbane City Council backtracks and bans plastic straws



2018-05-16T07:30:01+0000

Brisbane City Council has committed to banning plastic straws, single-use plastic bottles and helium balloons less than two weeks after they ruled out implementing a ban.

The council has committed to banning plastic straws, single-use plastic bottles and helium balloons less than two weeks after they ruled out implementing a ban.



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Sydney.com

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Sydney Dance Company National Tour of 'ab [intra]' opened to rave reviews and is “contemporary dance at its most evocative and beautiful”.
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Adelaide Zoo

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Its always all smiles at the Cassowary enclosure!

 

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Danielle, look how cute it is 😁

Hayley Ann, your favourite!

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Sydney.com

Bold, powerful shots come naturally to Marco Casavecchia Photography, our feature photographer. As a recent Sydneysider, he loves to capture his travels, with some of his favourite vantage points including the iconic Sydney Harbour and Sydney's gorgeous beaches. #ilovesydney

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#NationalVolunteerWeek #WeLoveourVollies #Keith

** NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK **

Meet Keith, one of our very dedicated blue badge volunteers, who is here every week without fail.

Keith has been volunteering at the Dogs' Home for five years and has racked up over 3-and-a-half-thousand hours of volunteering and says his favourite part about the Refuge, other than the dogs of course, is all of the life-long friends he has made whilst volunteering.

Keith's favourite part of being at the Refuge is walking dogs in pairs, so he can spend time with the dogs and the other volunteers.

Keith's decision to start volunteering at the Dogs' Home came about five years ago when he was moving towards semi-retirement. He wanted to find something that gave him a sense of self-worth and also to give back to the community.

When we asked Keith who his favourite dog was, he stated that he didn't really have a favourite but really enjoyed Adonis' company and said, and we quote "Adonis is 99% lovely, 1% nuts" and that's why he loves him.

Keith's most memorable adoption was a dog named Funky, who came to the Refuge and needed a lot of work to get her to the point of being adoptable. Funky was very dog reactive, but thanks to our former General Manager, Judy, our Senior Trainers, Sharon and Danni, some very dedicated volunteers and staff and a full year of training and controlled socialisation, Funky was at a point where she could finally be adopted and she was adopted by a wonderful lady named Claire. The best part of this story is that Funky is now dog social and is loving life at the ripe old age of 8-years!

We asked Keith what message he would like to say to the public:
"I'm a very strong believer in if you want to feel good about something, you need to put energy and effort into it. Instant gratification is basically rubbish. Rescue dogs do often require a lot of energy and commitment, but by god, you get it back in spades if you're willing to put in the effort. There are so many dogs out there already, why not give one of our dogs a second chance, because they all deserve it".

Thank you to Keith for all of his time and effort over the five years he has been helping us and our dogs - you're one in a million!

#Dogsrefugehome #dogsofperth #rescueisthebestbreed #rescuedog #AdoptDontShop #dogsofinsta
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#NationalVolunteerWeek #WeLoveourVollies #Keith

** NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK **

Meet Keith, one of our very dedicated blue badge volunteers, who is here every week without fail.

Keith has been volunteering at the Dogs Home for five years and has racked up over 3-and-a-half-thousand hours of volunteering and says his favourite part about the Refuge, other than the dogs of course, is all of the life-long friends he has made whilst volunteering.

Keiths favourite part of being at the Refuge is walking dogs in pairs, so he can spend time with the dogs and the other volunteers.

Keiths decision to start volunteering at the Dogs Home came about five years ago when he was moving towards semi-retirement. He wanted to find something that gave him a sense of self-worth and also to give back to the community.

When we asked Keith who his favourite dog was, he stated that he didnt really have a favourite but really enjoyed Adonis company and said, and we quote Adonis is 99% lovely, 1% nuts and thats why he loves him.

Keiths most memorable adoption was a dog named Funky, who came to the Refuge and needed a lot of work to get her to the point of being adoptable. Funky was very dog reactive, but thanks to our former General Manager, Judy, our Senior Trainers, Sharon and Danni, some very dedicated volunteers and staff and a full year of training and controlled socialisation, Funky was at a point where she could finally be adopted and she was adopted by a wonderful lady named Claire. The best part of this story is that Funky is now dog social and is loving life at the ripe old age of 8-years!

We asked Keith what message he would like to say to the public:
Im a very strong believer in if you want to feel good about something, you need to put energy and effort into it. Instant gratification is basically rubbish. Rescue dogs do often require a lot of energy and commitment, but by god, you get it back in spades if youre willing to put in the effort. There are so many dogs out there already, why not give one of our dogs a second chance, because they all deserve it.

Thank you to Keith for all of his time and effort over the five years he has been helping us and our dogs - youre one in a million!

 #Dogsrefugehome #dogsofperth #rescueisthebestbreed #rescuedog #AdoptDontShop #dogsofinsta

 

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A visit after Funky was adopted. This photo is called 'Funk in tha Trunk'. She didnt want Keith to go. Just goes to show how much of an impact he makes to the doggos.

Funky is a credit to all involved 💙 Great to read these success stories it’s thanks to the effort of certain individuals who can get these dogs into homes. Time and time again we are shown that these dogs can be rehomed given the time and effort 💙

Funky sends big love and sloppy kisses to Keith. She has a baby bro now who she adores and has taught her to play. You do an amazing job Keith. I know you made a big difference to the Funkster. Xxx

I remember Funky and of course Keith. One of my all time favourite fellow volunteers. Always there, always willing to help. Thanks for your friendship Keith xx

Go Keith! What a legend and a great perspective on effort versus reward! In life and with all dogs - you get back what ya put in! Thanks for all you do.

Keith you are a blessing to the dogs you care for and to your volunteer buddies . Volunteers are such dedicated , loyal and outstanding people. Cheers to all you who make such a difference to the life of each dog 🐶 x

Well said Keith😊

A pleasure to spend time with Keith such dedication to our dogs.

Congrats and a good job well done buddy

Love this 😍 Good on you Keith 👏

Bless you Keith

Thank you Keith 😘

Jordan Cook if you didn’t make me go to work, I would just volunteer here all day long

Well done Keith

Super Keith ! Lovely man x

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12 hours ago

Dogs' Refuge Home of WA

#Daisy #Kelpie #LittleMissDaisy #LittleMissPawsonality #Pawsonality #GiveaDogaHome

"Let the sunshine in, face it with a grin, smilers never lose, so let the sunshine in"

Howdy ladies and gents,
I'm Daisy...you know, like the flower, also known as Little Miss Daisy.
Did you know daisies represent purity and innocence? Well, that's me! Ok, ok, you got me...I'm not always innocent, but I try!

Anyway, I have a habit of rambling, so let's get down to biiizzznizzz! I'm a 2-year-old female Kelpie X, and I'm after a new place to set up camp and share my wonderful life with some special hoomans.

One thing I've always been is brilliant...I'm so clever! I would absolutely, well and truly ace obedience classes, so I ask that you enrol me cause I want to show just how smart I am.

My favourite thing in the whole wide world is my ROPE TOY! I dunno what it is about that cluster of string, but it is pawsitively the best thing ever created. I know other dogs chase after tennis balls and they think they're great..but tennis balls are SO LAST YEAR! I mean this new fangdangle rope toy is equivalent to your hooman iPhone X...but the rope toy is better...obviously. It doesn't run out of battery ever! and you can drop it in the doggy pool and it STILL WORKS afterwards...no need to soak in rice overnight...woohoo!

Anyway, on another note...I'm looking for hoomans who have experience with working breeds. I'm high-energy and my physical needs must be met for me to be the happy-go-lucky gal that I am. Let's go hiking and running and jumping...I can't wait!

I don't really wanna talk about other pesky dogs, but the Communications lady says I have to...and she has treats, so I'm kinda gunna do what she says. Anywho, other dogs are not my forte. When I see other pooches I get a wave of emotion which goes a little something like this:

*OMG!!! a DOG! I'm so excited (usually lasts between 2-5 seconds)
*OMG!!! Is this dog starring me down!? That dog better not be starring me down (usually lasts between 5-20 seconds)
* Who the heck does this dog think he/she is!? Get out of ma face before I practise my Bruce Lee moves on you, mofo!

So, as you can see I'm pretty unsure of other dogs and I would suggest that my new hoomans get some professional help before I'm taken to area's that are populated with lots of pooches. I have high hopes of improving, so I just need YOU to help me <3

Ok, so you may have gathered by now that I'm little miss pawsonality? I'm full-on, affectionate, SUPER CUTE (I mean, just look at moiiii Kimmy!), and super smart, but I'm not really suited to young kids. I much prefer teens!

Anyway, that's about all I have time for folks, so come on down! Come and meet me in pawson.

Love always,
Little Miss Daisy xx

#dogsrefugehome #dogsofperth #rescueisthebestbreed #rescuedog #AdoptDontShop #dogsofinsta
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#Daisy #Kelpie #LittleMissDaisy #LittleMissPawsonality #Pawsonality #GiveaDogaHome 

Let the sunshine in, face it with a grin, smilers never lose, so let the sunshine in

Howdy ladies and gents,
Im Daisy...you know, like the flower, also known as Little Miss Daisy.
Did you know daisies represent purity and innocence? Well, thats me! Ok, ok, you got me...Im not always innocent, but I try!

Anyway, I have a habit of rambling, so lets get down to biiizzznizzz! Im a 2-year-old female Kelpie X, and Im after a new place to set up camp and share my wonderful life with some special hoomans.

One thing Ive always been is brilliant...Im so clever! I would absolutely, well and truly ace obedience classes, so I ask that you enrol me cause I want to show just how smart I am.

My favourite thing in the whole wide world is my ROPE TOY! I dunno what it is about that cluster of string, but it is pawsitively the best thing ever created. I know other dogs chase after tennis balls and they think theyre great..but tennis balls are SO LAST YEAR! I mean this new fangdangle rope toy is equivalent to your hooman iPhone X...but the rope toy is better...obviously. It doesnt run out of battery ever! and you can drop it in the doggy pool and it STILL WORKS afterwards...no need to soak in rice overnight...woohoo!

Anyway, on another note...Im looking for hoomans who have experience with working breeds. Im high-energy and my physical needs must be met for me to be the happy-go-lucky gal that I am. Lets go hiking and running and jumping...I cant wait!

I dont really wanna talk about other pesky dogs, but the Communications lady says I have to...and she has treats, so Im kinda gunna do what she says. Anywho, other dogs are not my forte. When I see other pooches I get a wave of emotion which goes a little something like this:

*OMG!!! a DOG! Im so excited (usually lasts between 2-5 seconds)
*OMG!!! Is this dog starring me down!? That dog better not be starring me down     (usually lasts between 5-20 seconds)
* Who the heck does this dog think he/she is!? Get out of ma face before I practise my Bruce Lee moves on you, mofo!

So, as you can see Im pretty unsure of other dogs and I would suggest that my new hoomans get some professional help before Im taken to areas that are populated with lots of pooches. I have high hopes of improving, so I just need YOU to help me Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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1 day ago

Dogs' Refuge Home of WA

What a MASSIVE week last week. WOW! 34 Adoptions in total with most of them being pups.

We had two bonded pairs find a home - everyone's favourite duo, June and Joy and our newer delightful bonded pair, Blayze and Stitch.

We also had one of our neighbours from the Cat Haven come and adopt a pup who will now be a fur sibling to her 3 cats!

AND on top of that, Griff's foster carer decided to foster fail and keep Griff for good.

Here's the list:

Oliver
Ernie
PJ
June & Joy
Baj
Monte (now Bon)
Baez
Mahlee
Becca
Tia
Addie
Carson (now Gino)
Terry
Naomi
Mira
Benz (now Davey)
Lex
Sanford
Bentley
Mercedes
Aston
Karma
Bindy
Mitz (now Ruby)
Royce
Bear
Beamer
Ballou
Juke
Tyron
Griff
Lenny
Ajay
Blayze and Stitch
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We love our girls so much! Have slotted right in with us ❤️

Griff

I drove past yesterday after dropping into the Cat Haven, and saw a couple with the cutest puppy - going home together. They were so excited! I don’t know whose tail was wagging more 💗😻

Congratulation to all the families who adopted. Wonderful!! Lucky dogs 🐶

Kingsley John Ajay was still there!

Thank you to everyone giving our babies a second chance in most cases, and a loving home to our pups !

Taiapa Graham looks who’s names first 😚

best of luck to all the dogs, pups and new families!

Royce has settled in to his new home😍

Best wishes to all

Hope they all have wonderful lives together with their new families.

Well done all you gorgeous rescue workers

Melissa Daniel, we made the cut, and Tyron (the one Zephyr rejected) also got a home!

Fantastic!! So happy for beautiful Ajay.and all of them😍

Great work people ... many happy puppies 🐶 💕 💕

Love our doggies 😍

Such beautiful fur babies

Rahul James Fernandes I want a puppy 😭😭😭

Just wonderful 🙏❤️

Mark Evans

Neil Hamilton 😭

Zeke

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1 day ago

Adelaide Zoo

Did you know Zoos SA has over 600 dedicated volunteers? 😲
Happy National Volunteer Week! As a conservation charity, Zoos SA is supported by a huge number of generous people who have become an indispensable part of our zoo family. From making enrichment items for our animals to enjoy, to guiding and inspiring our visitors, we couldn't do any of our vital conservation work without you. So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being a part of our zoo community! 🐾
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Did you know Zoos SA has over 600 dedicated volunteers? 😲
Happy National Volunteer Week! As a conservation charity, Zoos SA is supported by a huge number of generous people who have become an indispensable part of our zoo family. From making enrichment items for our animals to enjoy, to guiding and inspiring our visitors, we couldnt do any of our vital conservation work without you. So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being a part of our zoo community! 🐾

 

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Thinking of becoming a zoo volunteer? Find out more here: www.zoossa.com.au/support-us/become-a-volunteer/

As a volunteer at the zoo I can thoroughly recommend this to all animal lovers - so rewarding to be able to share the conservation message to our lovely visitors and make a difference

Well done to all volunteers 🙂 I've just applied to be a volunteer

Volunteering at Zoos SA is the most rewarding thing you can do! Putting a smile on the face of the visitors is great!! 😘

Congratulations to all the zoo volunteers you do amazing job.

Congratulations to all the zoo volunteers you do a great job HAPPY for you all 🤗🤗

Well done 🤗😁

Gemma =D

1 day ago

Sydney.com

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I wish Sydney still had its beautiful department stores. Loved shopping in the old days.

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Pay a visit to the NSW art gallery!

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NSW state library. Some things stay the same !

QVB just live this place it’s my 1st place to visit when I get to Sydneyxxx

Fountain in the botanical gardens

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Beutiful photos 😍.xx

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Wonderful photos!Thank you....

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Sydney all beautiful

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beautiful place

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#NationalVolunteerWeek #THANKYOU #WeAppreciateYou

** NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK **

Today is the start of National Volunteer Week, which is a very important date in our calendar.

We truly have the best volunteers an organisation could ask for. Our volunteers work tirelessly to make sure all of our pooches are walked every day and receive the love and care they deserve. And it doesn't just stop at dog walking, we also have office volunteers and even some maintenance volunteers too!

We'd like to take this opportunity to say a MASSIVE thank you to each and every volunteer that gives up their time to help enrich the lives of the pooches at the Dogs' Refuge Home...we couldn't do it without you!

Stay tuned this week as we highlight some of our long-term volunteers and share their volunteering stories <3

#dogsrefugehome #dogsofperth #rescueisthebestbreed #rescuedog #AdoptDontShop #dogsofinsta
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#NationalVolunteerWeek #THANKYOU #WeAppreciateYou 

** NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK **

Today is the start of National Volunteer Week, which is a very important date in our calendar.

We truly have the best volunteers an organisation could ask for. Our volunteers work tirelessly to make sure all of our pooches are walked every day and receive the love and care they deserve. And it doesnt just stop at dog walking, we also have office volunteers and even some maintenance volunteers too!

Wed like to take this opportunity to say a MASSIVE thank you to each and every volunteer that gives up their time to help enrich the lives of the pooches at the Dogs Refuge Home...we couldnt do it without you!

Stay tuned this week as we highlight some of our long-term volunteers and share their volunteering stories

 

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Amazing group of people 💗

Wished I was able to have joined you all today😍

#MotivationalMonday #Conrad #DrSeuss

Happy Monday!

Have you fallen in 'mutual weirdness' with a human or pooch?
Conrad (pictured below) is now on hold, but we have lots of other pooches with just as much pawsonality that are just waiting to bust out of here and start their new lives.

You can check out all of our available dogs via our PetRescue link below:
Have you fallen in 'mutual weirdness' ?482/Dogs-Refuge-Home-WA-Inc

Have a great Monday!

#dogsrefugehome #dogsofperth #rescueisthebestbreed #rescuedog #AdoptDontShop #dogsofinsta
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#MotivationalMonday #Conrad #DrSeuss

Happy Monday!

Have you fallen in mutual weirdness with a human or pooch?
Conrad (pictured below) is now on hold, but we have lots of other pooches with just as much pawsonality that are just waiting to bust out of here and start their new lives.

You can check out all of our available dogs via our PetRescue link below:
Have you fallen in mutual weirdness ?482/Dogs-Refuge-Home-WA-Inc

Have a great Monday!

#dogsrefugehome #dogsofperth #rescueisthebestbreed #rescuedog #AdoptDontShop #dogsofinsta

 

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Jeremy Chang mutual weirdness 😍😍😍

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