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Voices of Real Australia: See the week that was July 5 to July 11

It's been a tense week for some and a relatively normal week for others as the pandemic continues to create havoc in people's lives around Australia.

Despite this our communities power on, together, doing as much as they can whilst dealing with whatever restrictions they have been dealt with as a result of COVID-19.

This week also marked NAIDOC week. Whilst a more subdued affair than previous years, many celebrated the Indigenous and Islander people in our communities. The week was topped off with the wonderful win by Ash Barty who cemented her World Number 1 ranking at Wimbledon. The first Aussie to win in 41 years.

We also saw a historic victory by eight teenage activists and a Catholic nun. The group saw the Federal Court declare Australia's environment minister had a duty of care to protect children from "emissions of carbon dioxide into the Earth's atmosphere."

In other news the Royal Agricultural Society have updated their 60-year-old competition, and instead of a "2022 Miss Showgirl", local shows will be competing for the "Sydney Royal Young Woman of the Year." A welcome change by the current Miss Showgirl in Wagga Wagga.

It's been another huge week in our regional communities and this coming week looks to be no different.