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Opinion: I turned to The Secret Life of Us for warm nostalgia. Instead, I found jarring memories

In the throes of lockdown, the desire for certainty is unequivocal. The pandemic has shattered the predictability of our everyday lives, making the future precarious. Where to seek solace?


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Opinion: We studied Afghan refugees for 3 years to find out what life is like for them in Australia

The shocking scenes at Kabul airport — reminiscent of the images of the fall of Saigon in 1975 — highlight the desperate situation many Afghans face following the unexpectedly quick Taliban victory.


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Opinion: Can’t get your kid to wear a mask? Here are 5 things you can try

Let’s face it, none of us actually enjoys wearing a mask. And it’s even harder when you’re a parent trying to get your kids masked up, as well as yourself.


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Opinion: Pacific Island bats are utterly fascinating, yet under threat and overlooked. Meet 4 species

A whopping 191 different bat species live in the Pacific Islands across Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia — but these are, collectively, the most imperilled in the world.


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Morrison must show he stands with the Afghan people

In 1989, days after events in Tiananmen Square, Prime Minister Bob Hawke stood up to let those affected know he would stand by them.


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Opinion: Cyberspace and outer space are new frontiers for national security, according to an expert report

What do cyberspace and outer space have in common? As we make clear in a new report to the Department of Defence, both are new frontiers for national security.


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Opinion: Brad Hazzard is wrong about multicultural western Sydney: new research shows refugees do trust institutions

With COVID numbers surging in Sydney’s western suburbs, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard speculated that migrant and refugee communities in the region “haven’t built up trust in government”.


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Opinion: ‘When you get home it’s really lonely’: new research shows how athletes cope with post-Olympic life

With the Olympics drawing to a close, many athletes will begin to turn their attention to a crucial yet daunting question: what’s next?



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