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Opinion: ‘I always have trouble with forms’: homeless people on how poor literacy affects them – and what would help

Homelessness remains a huge problem in Australia and an important contributing factor is low literacy levels.

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Opinion: Preselection and parachuting candidates: 3 reasons parties override their local branch members, despite the costs

Why are major political parties repeatedly willing to override the mandates of their local branch members? And what needs to change to increase diversity?

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Short-term fixes for Western Sydney in the budget says the region’s think tank

The Federal Budget favours quick-fixes ahead of long-term support for Western Sydney, according to regional think tank, the Centre for Western Sydney, based at Western Sydney University.

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Opinion: Ash Barty retires marching to her own beat. What’s next for the multi-talented, restless spirit?

Ash Barty has always done things her own way. The shock retirement of the world number one women’s tennis player at the age of 25 was pure Barty in action.

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Opinion: 7 ways to reduce perineal tearing during childbirth

While most expectant mothers are excited, many are also anxious about giving birth, especially first-time mothers. Perineal trauma is something many expectant mums are fearful about.

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Opinion: ‘Odd radio circles’ that baffled astronomers are likely explosions from distant galaxies

In 2019, my colleagues and I discovered spooky glowing rings in the sky using CSIRO’s ASKAP radio telescope in Western Australia. The rings were unlike anything seen before.

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Opinion: Distance, dispassion and the remaking of Australian History

Anna Clark could have titled her book “Remaking Australian History”, for that is its narrative arc.

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Opinion: Under-resourced and undermined: as floods hit south-west Sydney, our research shows councils aren’t prepared

Thousands of people in south-western Sydney have been ordered to evacuate as extreme rain pummels the region and floodwaters rise rapidly.

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