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Envoy: Shark Cull

Environment and science

Are sharks the villains we once thought?

For our readers worldwide, they may not know of the debate that has been swelling off our nation's coast. Along the beaches of Queensland and New South Wales, we have a coastal ‘shark safety’ program that has been in place for decades to protect swimmers and surfers. This is a system of baited drum-lines and nets designed to keep sharks from coming in too close to the shoreline. While in recent years, studies have proven that these methods are ineffective and actually cause harm to more sea life than protecting those humans who venture into the waters.

Ep 197: What does Lego teach us about life?

Perspectives from a Lego Master

Lego is one of the most popular toys in the world. We learn some life lessons from someone who is a master Logo builder. Just like Lego itself - a fun and creative conversation.

Our guest: Josh Taylor. Josh works as a school chaplain and also children’s ministry assistant for a church in Adelaide. He was also a finalist in the second season of the hit TV series Lego Masters.


Environment and science

Lord of the Flies in space

2 out of 5 stars

Atheism impedes climate change action

Environment and science

How the atheist worldview works against effective climate action

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.

In recent years the words of Dorothea Mackellar's famous poem seem to have become a more severe and regular occurence.

Ministry Centre: Melbourne

Spread Your Wings

Environment and science

Inspiring families to love God's creation

3 out of 5 stars

Spread Your Wings (original French title Donne-moi Des Ailes) is the new film by Nicolas Vanier, director of 2013’s Belle and Sebastian. This story is perfect for those who want an international twist for the holiday season. An ideal choice for families with children in upper primary and lower secondary. Based on a true story and stunning cinematography, this inspiring high-flying tale has a timely message that the whole family will enjoy.

Death by Airport Queue at Christmas

Environment and science

Jesus lifts the pall of doom

As I write Sydney has been hit by another cluster of COVID and the airports are crammed as people desperately escape New South Wales for their Christmas holidays and their family and friends.

My own state, Western Australia, which had just opened the border to NSW, has now declared another round of quarantine for those coming in from that state.

And with all of that we’re in the countdown towards one year since everything went haywire, it feels like this Christmas might become the start of the new normal.


Environment and science

The story behind Madame Curie

2.5 out 5 stars

Ep 179: Why preserve anything?

Why should we be concerned with the impact of fire on fauna?

So just how catastrophic were the bushfires of last summer? We consider the impact of the bushfires and why we should be concerned about preserving anything at all. We discover that the standard answers to this big question are surprisingly difficult.

Our guest: Professor Michael Clarke (Professor of Zoology at La Trobe University)

This conversation was recorded in partnership with St Augustine's Anglican Church in Moreland.

I Am Greta

Environment and science

The life of the Swedish teen that captured the attention of the world

3 out of 5 stars

Sour dough bread and COVID vaccines

Environment and science

when the starter matters

The COVID virus spawned another viral concern. Everyone was posting pictures of their sour dough bread during lockdown. Questions and comments about texture abounded. Consistency, crumble and baking temperature were spoken of in hushed tones. And then and of course, there was holy grail of sour dough, the starter.

Ministry Centre: Perth