This week it’s all about creating the longest and biggest Aussie citizen, drugs and Facebook, a very ambitious KFC franchisee, Triple M's vow of silence and a new Indigenous character joining the ABC family.
1. LAD BIBLE SHOOTS FOR REEF CITIZENSHIP
What do Ian Thorpe, Osher Günsberg and the Bondi Hipsters have in common? They've all teamed up with Lad Bible to gun for a natural icon to become a citizen. The Aussie arm of the UK-based online publisher has started a campaign called Citizen Reef calling for the Great Barrier Reef to be granted Australian citizenship and subsequently awarded the same protections and rights as all citizens.
2. SSHH ON TRIPLE M
This Monday, Triple M is supporting mental health group Beyond Blue by letting everyone else do the talking. Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane stations will be free from radio shows, ads, news and traffic reports. Instead, the station will encourage men and women to talk to their mates, family or a colleague about mental health.
3. WELCOME KIYA
In line with NAIDOC Week, the ABC's beloved Play School is launching a special show featuring Kiya, a new Indigenous character. The doll's dress was designed by a Menang Noongar artist, who has lent her artwork to the newest member of the show. You can catch Kiya on July 8. Giant thumbs up to the ABC!
4. STAR-CROSSED FAST FOOD
With customers coming from hundreds of kilometres away, a secret recipe and food cooked fresh on the premises, a KFC outlet in Alice Springs in NT is campaigning for a Michelin Star. The franchisee reckons just a visit from the judges alone would be a win for the outback restaurant.
5. FACEBOOK EASES HEMP BAN
Facebook has relaxed its rules around Cannabidiol (CBD) products, overturning a ban on adverts for topical hemp products. CBD product companies can now run ads as long as they don’t feature the product, and Facebook is still prohibiting ads for ingestible CBD.