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Opinion: Lessons from the Great Depression: how to prevent evictions in an economic crisis

The queues of unemployed people outside Centrelink offices in recent days are reminiscent of the dole queues seen across Australia during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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Western Sydney University builds firm foundations for smart concrete

Western Sydney University is part of a consortium that has been awarded $21 million to form the SmartCrete Cooperative Research Centre worth $90 million over the next seven years.

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Opinion: Why housing evictions must be suspended to defend us against coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic is a double crisis affecting public health and the economy. And both aspects are playing out in our housing system – in our homes.

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Opinion: How we’ll avoid Australia’s hospitals being crippled by coronavirus

Australians should now be practising social distancing to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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How fungi’s knack for networking boosts ecological recovery after bushfires

The unprecedented bushfires that struck the east coast of Australia this summer killed an estimated one billion animals across millions of hectares.

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Opinion: Kids at home because of coronavirus? Here are 4 ways to keep them happy (without resorting to Netflix)

Some schools in Australia have moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools in which students and staff have tested positive have temporarily shut over the past three weeks.

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