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Meet the new seachangers: now it’s younger Australians moving out of the big cities

No longer pegged as one of the retirement villages of Australia, recent demographic data and interest in Tasmania suggest a change in the air.


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Honey, I hid the kids: Australia’s screen industry is letting down carers

Women in Australia’s screen industry are finding it difficult to juggle their working lives with their caring roles, according to a study released today.


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We need to know more about charities to be sure they are helping their cause, not themselves

The case of Eman Sharobeem, the NSW Australian of the Year finalist who stole almost $800,000 from charitable organisations she ran, highlights major problems with transparency throughout the nonprofit sector.


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The AFLW found instant success, but challenges remain for its long-term sustainability

This has been a momentous year for women’s sport in Australia. For the first time, the country’s major sporting leagues had both male and female competitions following the introduction of the NRL Women’s Premiership.


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Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication.


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Why did mammals go the fur route, rather than developing feathers?

One of the main characteristics that distinguish mammals from birds, and other animals, is that mammals have hair or fur, and birds have feathers.


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Life as an older renter, and what it tells us about the urgent need for tenancy reform

The New South Wales government has introduced a bill to reform the Residential Tenancies Act. This act sets out the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in private rental accommodation in NSW.


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Breaking the silence why priests should be made to report child abuse revealed in confession

Last December, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse made public its final report, containing 409 recommendations.



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