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A billion-dollar donation for women, Cold Chisel returns, and Manhattanhenge sets over NYC…

Billionaire philanthropist Melinda French Gates is donating US$1 billion to women’s causes over the next 2 years to promote gender equity around the world. The former Mrs Bill Gates says about US$200 million will go to protecting reproductive rights in the US, saying she felt “compelled” to help those in her own country.

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30 May 2024

9.00am (AEST) – Gas Energy Australia National Forum with the theme, Renewable Gas: Changing the Game – Melbourne

9.30am (AEST) – The Mint to release commemorative Paris Olympic/Paralympic coins – Canberra

10.00am (AEST) – Knitting Nanas and Friends to host a Kitchen Table Cabinet discussing climate change with MPs over a cuppa – Canberra

10.00am (AEST) – First District Court sentencing mention for bus driver Brett Button who has pleaded guilty to charges of dangerous driving occasioning death in relation to the fatal wedding crash in regional NSW – Newcastle

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