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What Went Right - 15 JAN 2017

Once again, three stories about "what went right" from the mainstream media, as opposed to all the stories about "what went wrong".

Great Barrier Reef: Ancient coral samples show icon could recover, but scientists warn of new threats by Kathy McLeish (ABC Queensland)

Core samples taken from the Great Barrier Reef show it has survived periods of higher sea levels, although whether it could survive the coming one depends on a lot of human factors, which weren't present the last time around.

'Detached from society': Long-term program at Don Dale helping to give kids a new start by Eleni Roussos (ABC Northern Territory)

Something going right at the Don Dale Detention Centre in Darwin - this story is a profile of a program which ties together fitness, team building and psychology, and which works to help get the kids there thinking positively about what they want out of life, and how they're going to achieve it. The article does raise the important point (as pointed out by one of the detainees) that while there's a lot of support for these young people while they're in detention, what they're missing is the next step - support when they get out of detention, in order to keep them moving in a positive direction and achieving their goals.

Small-scale farming boom putting more sustainable produce on tables in Canberra region by Georgia Hitch (ABC New South Wales)

A brief profile of the growing move toward small-hold vegetable farming and farmers markets in the south coast region of New South Wales. An unexpected side effect of purchasing food at farmers markets appears to be that buyers waste less of what they buy.

So there's my three for the day. If you've found any stories about "what went right" in your mainstream news feed, why not leave a link in the comments.

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