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Opinion: More than just risk: LGBTQIA+ young people use social media to sustain and make sense of family relationships

Much of World Pride has been about the visibility of LGBTQIA+ people. This is important to affirming who we are, our place in the world, and celebrating ourselves as LGBTQIA+ individuals.


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Opinion: Can a machine be racist? Artificial Intelligence has shown troubling signs of bias, but there are reasons for optimism

One day in mid-2013, four people, including two police officers and a social worker, arrived unannounced at the home of Chicago resident Robert McDaniel.


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Opinion: We’re told Pentecostal churches like Hillsong are growing in Australia, but they’re not anymore – is there a gender problem?

The conventional narrative about Australian Christianity is that Pentecostal churches – most famously, Hillsong – are bucking the trend of declining attendance at the big denominations.


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Opinion: Free speech or ‘genocide cheering’? Ukranian authors withdraw from Adelaide Writers’ Week

This week, Ukrainian writer Maria Tumarkin announced her withdrawal from Adelaide Writers’ Week, along with fellow Ukrainians Olesya Khromeychuk and Kateryna Babkina.


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Opinion: The pleasure and pain of cinephilia: what happened when I watched Groundhog Day every day for a year

“What would you do if you were stuck in one place, and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?”


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Opinion: Paramedics could sound early warnings of child abuse or neglect – but they need support and more training

Child abuse and neglect is, unfortunately, a far more common occurrence in Australia than many people realise.


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Opinion: It’s hot, and your local river looks enticing. But is too germy for swimming?

Swimming in rivers, creeks and lakes can be a fun way to cool off in summer. But contamination in natural waterways can pose a risk to human health.


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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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