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1 in 10 children affected by bushfires is Indigenous. We’ve been ignoring them for too long

The catastrophic bushfire season is officially over, but governments, agencies and communities have failed to recognise the specific and disproportionate impact the fires have had on Aboriginal peoples.


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Opinion: Studying a uni course online? Here are 4 tips to get yourself tech ready

Australian universities have responded in a number of ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These include delaying enrolments, moving semester breaks forward, abolishing late payment fees and moving courses online.


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Opinion: All Sport is Global: A Hard Lesson From the Pandemic

There is a common saying that all politics is local. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we should invent a new one: all sport is global.


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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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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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