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All of us at The Australia Times are saddened by the death of Lizz Rice, a talented young jockey, and a contributor to our Science and GEO magazines.

Lizz suffered serious head injuries in a freak fall at Caulfield race course on January 12th. For two weeks, she was in an induced coma, but her condition did not improve. At the end of January, the decision was made to withdraw the life support medication and she died on the 31st of January.

At The Australia Times, we recognised Lizz as a talented young science writer, who delighted in sharing the wonder of science in a style that everyone could understand. Her seven months with us will not be easily forgotten.

On behalf of everyone at The Australia Times, I would like express our deepest condolences to Lizz’s family and friends.

Margaret Gregory

Science Editor and Editor-in-Chief

The Australia Times