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Opinion: Separating mothers with COVID-19 from their newborns does more harm than good

In several countries pregnant women confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 are being required to have caesarean sections or be separated from their newborn babies to restrict COVID-19 transmission.


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Opinion: World Cup 2023 will be a massive boost for women’s sport – but does it make financial sense?

In the early hours of the morning, we learned Australia and New Zealand won their historic joint bid to host the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup


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Expert: To lower the rates of death in custody, reduce the impact of incarceration on children

A Western Sydney University expert has highlighted the “significant, negative long-term impacts” on young children and infants, when their mothers interact with the justice system, including if they are imprisoned.


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Opinion: Jenny Hocking: why my battle for access to the ‘Palace letters’ should matter to all Australians

In August 1975, Governor-General Sir John Kerr proudly described himself as “the Queen’s only personal representative in Australia with direct access to her”.


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Opinion: There is no easy path out of coronavirus for live classical music

Organisations specialising in live performance face an existential crisis under current restrictions on social gatherings, with up to 75% of people employed in the creative and performing arts expected to lose work.


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Opinion: Curious Kids: why do we burp

There are two types of burping, but mainly we burp to get rid of swallowed air from our stomach.


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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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