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Opinion: Vale Shane Warne: a cricketing genius who lived a life of ‘no regrets’

When the news broke it was tempting to conclude swiftly that Shane Warne died as he had lived. As it turned out, Warne, who was just 52, had declared he was on a serious health kick, trying to lose weight and get in condition.


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Opinion: Getting urgent medicines in a flood zone can be a life or death challenge

I’m writing this from the flooded far north coast of New South Wales, where all around me people are contending with the awful and unexpected consequences of a catastrophic flood.


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Opinion: Traditional school doesn’t suit everyone. Australia needs more flexible options

Schools were thrown into a spin by the COVID-19 pandemic. When children were sent home to learn remotely, teaching methods remained largely the same.


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Opinion: Drinking water can be a dangerous cocktail for people in flood areas

Parts of south east Queensland and northern NSW have been experiencing what has been called a “rain bomb”.


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Opinion: From ‘Vladdy daddy’ to fake TikToks: how to guide your child through Ukraine news online

Much of what tweens and teenagers know about the Russia-Ukraine conflict comes from TikTok, Snapchat or Instagram.


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Opinion: Yes, words can harm young trans people. Here’s what we can do to help

All children and adolescents have the right to live free from discrimination. However, the public debate last week around the proposed religious discrimination bill threatened this right.


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Opinion: 4 out of 5 parents support teaching gender and sexuality diversity in Australian schools

Debates about how schools acknowledge gender and sexuality diversity have been ongoing in Australia. But our research shows four out of five parents support such content being included in the relationships and sexual health curriculum.


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Opinion: What is a ‘soft’ or ‘hard’ relationship launch? Explaining the celebrity led trend

The days of speedily updating your Facebook status the moment a new relationship is made official are long gone. In fact the Facebook relationship update could be described as somewhat passé, replaced instead by a new form of relationship documentation.



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