A mothers' group in Sydney hopes to bridge the geographical and cultural divide between the west and east sides of the city by forging new bonds of friendship. A group of refugee and migrant mums travelled an hour today from Sydney's west to meet women with whom they had almost nothing in common. Although they only travelled 40 kilometres to the grounds of Sydney's Vaucluse House, for many of them the city's affluent eastern suburbs are a world away.
There are dire predictions for the future of Indigenous languages in Australia, with estimates from UNESCO suggesting they could be completely wiped out by 2050. Qualified teachers of these languages are hard to find, but artists believe the languages can be kept alive through the use of songs, dances and children's games. Buddy Hippi proudly sings the songs of his people, the Gomeroi of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland in a bid to save them.
Australia is grappling with an increasing number of road deaths linked to mobile phones not only distracting drivers, but pedestrians too. In what is believed to be a world first, authorities in Hawaii's capital Honolulu can now fine pedestrians for texting while crossing at a traffic light. The new rules take effect today, and can mean a fine of up to $99 depending on prior offences. But is the onus on police to curb the growing problem?
Excellent reporting @tomsteinfort. Just caught up on your North Korea yarn #60mins. Compelling stuff. I did, however, think the subtitles weren't needed. His accent was fine and easy to understand. Not sure why they were used?
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