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Opinion: NDIS plans rely on algorithms to judge need – the upcoming review should change that

NDIS Minister Bill Shorten has announced a review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, amid claims of a cost blowout, heightened by budget forecasts.


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Opinion: What are postbiotics and how can they improve our gut health?

Many of us are familiar with probiotics, such as certain yogurts and fermented foods, full of “good” bacteria that can keep the gut healthy.


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Opinion: Floods and other emergencies can be extra tough for people with dementia and their carers. Here’s how to help

Opinion: Floods and other emergencies can be extra tough for people with dementia and their carers. Here’s how to help


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Opinion: Friday essay: George Orwell is everywhere, but Nineteen Eighty-Four is not a reliable guide to contemporary politics

In January 2017, Donald Trump’s advisor Kellyanne Conway was quizzed on White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s false claims about the number of attendees at the president’s inauguration.


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Opinion: It’s not just Australian students who need more food, university staff are also going hungry

We know university students regularly go without food and other necessities because they cannot afford them. This has negative impacts on their learning and physical and mental health.


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Opinion: Can gaming ‘addiction’ lead to depression or aggression in young people? Here’s what the evidence says

A Victorian coroner has cited problematic gaming behaviour as the driver of a mood disorder which contributed to the 2019 death of regional school boy Oliver Cronin.


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Opinion: Are ‘core memories’ real? The science behind 5 common myths

What are your core memories from childhood? Can you lock in a core memory by choice? What do your core memories say about you?




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