The Together Apart Journal

Good News Bulletin: 4

By April 20, 2020 No Comments

First piece of good news is… uni is back today! If this isn’t good news for you – we are stressed on your behalf.  

 

Flora & Fauna  

Non-animal meat will outnumber animal meat in 2040 

The consultancy firm AT Kearney projected in their recent report that “60% will be either grown in vats or replaced by plant-based products that look and taste like meat”. Anyone who has seen ‘Cowspiracy’ or taken their head out of the sand for a day, will be aware of the environmental effects of animal agriculture.  

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Orcas

With the pandemic keeping everyone off the roadswe’ve seen many animals moving to urban areas. However, with people staying home, that also means that waterways are clear from boat traffic. In Vancouver, Canada, Orcas are swimming through the city’s water infrastructure, such as the water plane terminal. This is the first time in 59 years that the animals have been spotted this close to urban areas, signalling the monumental shift from the norm 

Tax 

The government will not increase goods and services tax (GST) in response to the government debt of the coronavirus package. Mathias Cormann commented during a press conference that this is because they want a strong rebound on the other side” Since increasing GST tax disadvantages those with lower incomes, as the non-essential goods they are buy take up a higher percentage of their income, this is a small win we’re happy to celebrate. 

Source(The Australian Financial Review, April 18, pg. 17) 

 

Universities  

QUT students have been advised that failing a subject this semester will not be recorded on their official academic transcriptWith such tumultuous times, it’s nice to know that we have a safety net to fall onto incase of any mishaps this semester.  

 

Celebrity  

John Krasinski is not a new face to our Good News Bulletin, but we have no problem mentioning him twice since he continuously knocks it out of the park. 

@johnkrasinskiSlow dance with me!… no seriously please slow dance with me, I look ridiculous. And we’ll see you tonight for the ##SGNprom ! ##promportrait

♬ Lady In Red – Kurt Darren

 

Bins 

People are dressing up in elaborate costumes to take the bins out. This has been a great way to tap into your creative side whilst self-isolating. Pictures like the one below have gone viral on Facebook and Instagram:  

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