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Newly-Wed Couple Volunteer

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Newly wed couple, Elizabeth (ex-Abbotsleigh girl, 2005) and husband, Paul Jenkins are planning to do a mix of travel and volunteer work this year. Married last year in Feb 2015, “We started dating half way through first year uni in 2006.” Both veterinarians they decided this is something they would love to do together, “We are in a unique position where our skills and training can be used to really make a difference to communities”.

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‘Free-Range’ Eggs: Scrambling For a Solution

In Featured Article, Food & Entertainment, Lifestyle & Getaways by Alice Dickman0 Comments

Rising consumer awareness about ethical (and unethical) farming practices has seen the demand for ‘free-range’ eggs increase dramatically in Australia and abroad. The label commands a premium price at checkout, so it is important to understand what it means, and which brands are actually compliant. Until recently, there was no clear national standard. However, the CSIRO ‘Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals’ (2002) defines how hens in free-range systems should be kept.