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Opinion: Plates, cups and takeaway containers shape what (and how) we eat

Our surroundings, the people we share food with and the design of our tableware – our cups, bowls and plates, cutlery and containers – affect the way we experience food.


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Opinion: Group B strep and having a baby: what pregnant women need to know

One group at particular risk of Group B streptococcal (GBS), is newborn babies, who may pick up GBS from their mother’s vaginal tract during childbirth.


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Opinion: Is it OK to drink coffee while pregnant? We asked 5 experts

There are so many dos and don'ts associated with pregnancy it can be hard to keep up with them. Coffee is an everyday staple for many people, so it is not surprising women seek reassurance this stimulant is safe during pregnancy.


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Opinion: Tonight we riot? What Nintendo’s ‘revolutionary’ video game misses about worker liberation

"In a world where the wealthy elite control the media, elections and lives of working people, we’re faced with two choices – accept it or fight for something better.”


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Opinion: Coronavirus shows housing costs leave many insecure. Tackling that can help solve an even bigger crisis

The massive economic disruption brought by COVID-19 has revealed that for many, economic security is an illusion. And our biggest vulnerability is housing costs.


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Opinion: Cultural justice: Creativity in a time of crisis

COVID-19 has made it clear how crucial arts and culture are to our everyday lives. Through creative expressions and engagements, we are doing justice to and through culture, highlighting its immeasurable value to our individual and collective well-being.


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Opinion: No, Aussie bats won’t give you COVID-19. We rely on them more than you think

In this pandemic it’s tempting to look for someone, or something, to blame. Bats are a common scapegoat and the community is misled to believe getting rid of them could be a quick fix. But are bats really the problem?


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Opinion: Cutting ‘green tape’ may be good politicking, but it’s bad policy. Here are 5 examples of regulation failure

As part of the economic recovery, business groups have renewed calls to cut “green tape” – environmental regulation that new projects, such as new mines, must follow.



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