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Opinion: Disabled people were Holocaust victims, too: they were excluded from German society and murdered by Nazi programs

When Dominic Perrottet admitted to wearing a Nazi uniform to his 21st birthday party, he apologised to Jews and veterans – but not to the other groups who were persecuted by the Nazis.


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Opinion: Got gastro? Here’s why eating bananas helps but drinking flat lemonade might not

Doctors are reportedly concerned about a spike in the number of kids with gastroenteritis – when tummy infections can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, abdominal pain, headache and muscle aches.


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Opinion: Are you living in a food desert? These maps suggest it can make a big difference to your health

Public concerns about high food prices highlight how meeting basic human needs can’t be taken for granted, even in a country like Australia.


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Opinion: Vince Copley had a vision for a better Australia – and he helped make it happen, with lifelong friend Charles Perkins

In his memoir’s final chapter, Vince Copley wonders: if the first legal marriage of an Aboriginal woman and a white man had been socially accepted in the 1850s, would his own wife have been spared being pushed to the end of the 1970s bank queue because she was with him, a blackfella?


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Opinion: Will Australia receive a red card for gender equity at the 2023 Women’s World Cup?

This year’s FIFA men’s World Cup has cast a media spotlight on Qatar’s human rights record. The tournament also offered an opportunity to draw attention to the current protests in Iran surrounding the mistreatment of women.


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Opinion: Travelling around Australia this summer? Here’s how to know if the water is safe to drink

Australians are fortunate to have access to safe and healthy drinking water in our towns and cities, which is acknowledged as a basic human need globally. Sadly, the World Health Organization estimates about 2 billion people across the world are not so lucky.


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Opinion: From dysfunction and provincialism to an elegant literary life: Gail Jones reviews the ‘brilliant’ first biography of Shirley Hazzard

When Shirley Hazzard received the National Book Award in 2003 for The Great Fire in the Marriot Ballroom in Times Square, the other guest of honour was Stephen King.


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Opinion: How many Australians are going hungry? We don’t know for sure, and that’s a big part of the problem

Growing numbers of Australians are reported to be struggling to put enough healthy food on the table every day as the cost of living soars.



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