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What Went Right - 12 MAR 2017

Well, there are a lot of people celebrating in Western Australia today, as the election results put the ALP in government. However, there are a lot of people who are disappointed, and who are also waiting on results. So I'm not counting anything about the WA election in the "what went right" selection for today. Here's the things I think do count.

Ute crashes through Hobart unit wall narrowly missing 71yo woman inside by Edith Bevin (ABC Tasmania)

A car lost control on a roundabout in Goodwood in Tasmania this morning, and crashed through the wall of a nearby unit into the living room. Fortunately, nobody was harmed in the crash - the occupant of the unit had decided to go back to bed while the living room heated up, and was therefore unharmed; the driver was unharmed in the crash as well.

End-of-life wishes: From medical care to last drinks, people urged to document final requests by Kathy McLeish (ABC Queensland)

The Australian Medical Association of Queensland is launching a campaign to get people to document their plans and preferences for end of life care - things like how much intervention you'd want, who you'd appoint as having your medical power of attorney and so on. While the article is Queensland-specific, it's probably something we all should think about. As the article says, "life, like all great stories, deserves a good ending.".

Planet Earth II showcases the fungi photography of Steve Axford by ABC Australia Wide (uncredited)

Steve Axford started photographing fungi as a hobby, and in retirement, the hobby became an obsession. His fungi photography has now ended up in the David Attenborough-narrated documentary "Planet Earth II". He's also discovered a few new species in the course of his work.

So there's my three for the day. If you've found anything in your news feed about something going right, why not share a link in the comments?

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