When NSW public servant Munther Emad put his hand up to run a bushfire evacuation centre for the first time in his life, he never dreamed he'd end up being evacuated too.
Munther had been helping fire affected residents in the NSW South Coast town of Eden, when staff and locals were told to leave as the bushfire emergency threatened what should have been a safe place for the community.
The highly successful Backtrack program, which originated in Armidale, is expanding to other communities with kids in need, like Dubbo and Broken Hill. Founder Bernie Shakeshaft has been named NSW Local Hero in the Australia Day awards.
Gloria Rono is a disability support worker and a model, who's a finalist in the Australian Supermodel of the Year competition. She's also faced criticism online for being a curvy model — bigger than what a traditional supermodel might look like.
Who would have thought scientific research into what makes your child a fussy eater could be such a draw card?
Deakin University has teamed up with the Scienceworks Museum in Melbourne to uncover the role food texture plays in what kids like and don't like to eat.