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First published in 2003, Eco Voice is your go-to publication for sustainability news in Australia. Eco Voice prides itself as an independent news platform with a clear focus on sustainability, with articles coming from a diverse range of contributors – all levels of government, corporations, not-for-profits, community groups, small to medium sized businesses, universities, research organisations, together with input from international sources. Eco Voice values community, conservation and commerce. Eco Voice is a media partner of the prestigious Australian Banksia Sustainability Awards – The Peak Sustainability Awards.

Whale shark health relies on habitat, diet – and the right mix of microbes

Photo Courtesy: M Doane (Flinders University) Loss of habitat and human activities such as fishing and shipping pose a grave threat to wildlife but diseases driven by the smallest organisms in the ocean are a less understood side of marine conservation. These diverse and abundant microbiome communities perform complex processes on skin and tissue of […]

Carnivorous critters: Researchers discover new Aussie mammals

Two new species of Australia’s tiniest meat-eating marsupials – planigales – have been discovered by a team led by researchers working at QUT in Brisbane and the Western Australian Museum in Perth. Until recently there were four types of known planigale species in Australia, but now there are six. The newly identified desert-dwelling species are […]

Veggies take root in school lunch menus

Australian kids are set to get a healthy boost following the launch of a national initiative to get more veggies on school lunch menus and transform students’ attitudes toward getting their daily serves. Delivered through Hort Innovation and led by the Healthy Kids Association, over the next three years primary school canteens across Australia will […]

Unlocking the Heart of the Land: National Gathering Unites First Nations Wisdom for a Resilient Future

Barry Hunter on Djabugay Country ©Annette Ruzicka  The Biri Bulmba Budang National Custodians of Country Gathering (the Gathering) starts today in Cairns with over 600 delegates from across Australia. The inaugural event, hosted by First Nations people and led by the Firesticks Alliance, aims to foster collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to work together […]

Power-hungry kitchen appliances cost Aussies almost $900 million every year

Anthony Plummer and his family As households face a rise in energy bills amid a cost-of-living crisis, new research reveals that Australians’ inefficient energy-guzzling cooking appliances are costing households almost $900 million[i] every year. Topping the list of offending appliances are electric ovens. Owned by seven in ten (69 per cent) Australians, in a typical week, […]

Community housing makes every drop count through retrofit program

Kristy Begbie, Senior Case Worker, Fusion Mornington Peninsula and James Mellerich, Plumber install a new dishwasher at a community property as part of the Community Housing Retrofit Program. South East Water (Victoria, Australia) has supported not-for-profit organisations across Melbourne’s south-east to save 18.6 million litres of water and reduce their bills through the Community Housing […]

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese Opens CSL’s New Global Headquarters and Centre for Research & Development

State-of-the-art facility strengthens Melbourne’s world-class biomedical precinct. Australia today ushered in a new era in scientific and medical innovation, with Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese officially opening CSL’s new Global Headquarters and Centre for Research and Development (R&D) in the Parkville biomedical precinct in Melbourne. Part of a A$2 billion infrastructure investment program in […]

Sheet Society Launch Cloud Corn™️ – The Innovative Range Of Quilts & Pillows Made From 100% Plant Source Fibres

Leading Australian bedding brand, Sheet Society, are expanding its home offering with the launch of Cloud Corn™️ Quilts and Pillows, a premium, plant-based sleep solution that offers a vegan alternative to down and feather, without the price tag. A new proprietary fibre to Sleep Society and innovation in the textile industry, Cloud Corn™️ is a natural and more […]

Navigating Change: Shifting Trends in Consumer Vehicle Purchasing

• Negative times ahead, with 71% expecting Australian economic conditions to worsen over the next 12 months • Despite this, 22% still intend to purchase a vehicle in the year ahead • Almost one in two (49%) would consider a zero or low emission vehicle (rising to 66% of Boomers) • Despite expressing progressive mindsets, […]

A gift of gold for Australia’s Red Centre: locally-extinct bandicoot returns to ancestral home

After an extended absence from Australia’s arid interior, the Golden Bandicoot has returned to Australian Wildlife Conservancy’s (AWC) Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, on Ngalia-Warlpiri and Luritja Country in the Red Centre. In a historic event, the Ngarinyin People, the Traditional Custodians of Wilinggin Country in the Kimberley, WA, including AWC’s Charnley River – Artesian Range Wildlife […]

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Can you escape the ‘medical mayhem’ of UniSA’s new immersive teaching experience?

Fluorescent hospital lights, a post-operative patient monitored by machines, and an anxious medical team waiting to sign off the successful procedure. But something's missing and until it's found no one can leave the room. Accounting for surgical items is a real-life scenario faced by medical teams every day,...

We All Eat

You know what really gets on my nerves. People telling me that they’re on a diet. It doesn’t really matter which one they’re on, but because I’m an Osteopath, they always want to tell me how good it is. I’ve heard them all; keto, the 16/8, the...

MVP Print Melbourne – their role in the Green Printing Movement

Welcome to MVP Print Melbourne, your trusted partner in the green printing movement. As an Australian-owned and operated printing house, we are committed to providing eco-friendly printing solutions that prioritize sustainability without compromising on quality. Our dedicated team is passionate about reducing the environmental impact of printing...

Melbourne Book Printing Success Stories: From Manuscript to Bestseller Share Inspiring Success Stories

Welcome to the world of Melbourne book printing, where dreams become reality, and manuscripts transform into bestsellers. In this article, we dive into the inspiring success stories of authors who have achieved literary triumphs with the help of Melbourne's top-notch printing services. Every book has a story, and...

FRRR and Charter Hall partner to support disaster preparedness and recovery

Friends of Tenterfield Aerodrome Fire Bosses  FRRR and Charter Hall are pleased to announce the expansion of their partnership, signing a three-year agreement to drive further investment in disaster preparedness and recovery efforts across remote, rural and regional communities. The funding will be distributed through FRRR’s flagship Strengthening Rural Communities small grants program. Charter Hall, one of […]

‘Stolen Childhoods: thriving after abuse’ by Shari Botwin (Rowman & Littlefield) 2024

BOOK REVIEW by Meredith Fuller OAM Psychologist/Author/Documentary Maker "someone went inside of me" With a master's degree in social work and extensive experience...

QUT hosts National Battery Strategy launch

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at the QUT Banyo Pilot Plant, to unveil the new National Battery Strategy, and the Battery Breakthrough Initiative, with Annika Wells, Ed Husic, Federal Minister for Science and Industry, Associate Professor Joshua Watts. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese released the first National Battery Strategy yesterday while visiting the QUT Advanced Battery Facility […]

Australia Wind Energy 2024 #AuWE2024

Date: 9 – 11, July, 2024 Location: Melbourne Australia Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Website: https://www.windenergyaustralia.com/ Australia Wind Energy 2024 (#AuWE2024) will be back at MCEC Melbourne from 9th to 11th July 2024, bigger and better than ever! This extraordinary event presents an unparalleled opportunity for you to forge strategic partnerships in the thriving […]

Carbon Capture APAC 2024 —— APAC’s Leading Event for Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage

Date: 9-10 July, 2024 Location: Melbourne Australia Venue: PAN PACIFIC MELBOURNE Website: https://www.carboncaptureapac.com/ Market Background: By 2050, global CCUS deployment will expand 120 times from current levels, raising to at least 4.2 billion metric tons of CO2 per year to meet countries’ net-zero emissions commitments. By 2050, the Asia-Pacific region will reduce emissions by more […]

Viatris Publishes 2023 Sustainability Report: Building Sustainable Access at Scale

·       Company continues to supply high-quality medicines to approximately 1 billion patients around the world annually ·       Report chronicles Viatris’ commitment to providing access to healthcare and building healthier communities ·       Impactful story highlights include “Empathy in Africa: Bridging the Healthcare Divide” – a powerful new documentary short that showcases Viatris’ impact Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS), a global healthcare […]

Go West doubles down on electric achievement

Go West has unveiled its second zero emissions electric coach in Western Australia, ready to improve emission outcomes for resource sector FMG’s operations in the Pilbara. Following the launch of Go West’s first electric coach in February 2023, which is used to transport employees to and from South32 Worsley Alumina, the second EV fleet addition […]

Shimmery Burlesque – Athenaeum Theatre [Melb]

After two sold-out seasons, Shimmery Burlesque will take centre stage at the historic Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne, shining a spotlight on the sparkling world of Burlesque in a grand theatrical spectacle. Opening on Friday 24 May 2024, Shimmery is a first of its kind! Shimmery Burlesque is a...