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News:

Ever wondered what it takes to plan a flypast with more than 60 aircraft? ABC take you behind-the-scenes as we count down to the Air Force 100: Commemorating 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force

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Music:

Today I want to show you a classic Aussie cover song by Shannon Noll.

Shannon Noll (born 16 September 1975) is an Australian singer-songwriter who first came to prominence as runner-up of the first season of Australian Idol in 2003, which led to him being signed to Sony BMG. He has released five top ten albums, including two number-one multi-platinum sellers.

Noll’s first ten singles all peaked inside the ARIA top ten, including three that reached number one. He is the only Australian male artist in Australian chart history to have ten consecutive top ten singles. Noll’s debut single “What About Me?” was certified 4× platinum and became the highest selling single of 2004 in Australia.

Credit: Wikipedia Shannon Noll

Doco:

Devastated by the 2020 bushfires and determined to do something to help, actor and writer Magda Szubanski joined forces with an unlikely partner, teenager Will ‘Egg Boy’ Connolly. Will had been struggling with unexpected fame after footage of him cracking an egg over a former politician’s head went viral.

Magda took him under her wing and together the odd couple raised nearly $200,000 which after careful research they directed into art therapy classes for bushfire survivors in the Snowy Mountains region. Australian Story joins them both on the road as Magda shares her own experiences of family trauma — and lots of laughs — with the Snowy Mountains locals.

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