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Your drinking water could be saltier than you think (even if you live in a capital)

As the drought drags on, small communities in eastern Australia are turning to emergency water supplies. Often, this means bore water, which has prompted health fears over its high salt content.


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Infant formula companies are behind the guidelines on milk allergy and their sales are soaring

There has been a six-fold increase in sales of infant formula prescribed for babies with cows’ milk protein allergy in the United Kingdom from 2006 to 2016.


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Australians love their sport, but investing in new venues is another matter

Across the world, the construction of new stadiums and arenas has been increasing over the last 30 years. However, recent developments suggest that times may be changing.


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Gerald Murnane’s Prime Minister’s Literary award is long overdue

Murnane, who has long been recognised as one of Australia’s finest writers, has also long been neglected. It shows that there is still a place in Australian life for works of art that challenge us to think.


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Nervous tummy: why you might get the runs before a first date

So, you’re going on a date and you’re understandably a bit nervous. And then you feel it – a churning and cramping in your gut. Suddenly you’re running to the toilet and wondering why your body reacts this way.


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When it comes to race and justice, ‘colour-blindness’ is not good enough

During a family holiday in the United States this year, I took my children to the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.


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Why racism is so hard to define and even harder to understand

Today, what can be defined as racism and what cannot has become a matter for debate.


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What are tech companies doing about ethical use of data? Not much

What are tech companies doing about ethical use of data? Not much



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