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Why Sydney residents use 30% more water per day than Melburnians

This week Melbourne’s water storage dropped below 50%, a sign of the prolonged and deepening drought gripping eastern Australia. Sydney is only marginally better off, at 53.8% of full storage.


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Teenagers need our support, not criticism, as they navigate life online

Imagine you’re a 14-year-old girl on the train on your way home from school, when out of nowhere a “dick pic” appears on your phone. Surprise! You’ve been cyber flashed.


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Key challenges for the re-elected Coalition government: our experts respond

The Coalition has won the federal election. So what will this mean for key policy areas?


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Drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight would be disastrous for marine life and the local community

The Great Australian Bight is home to a unique array of marine life. It’s also potentially one of “Australia’s largest untapped oil reserves”, according to Norwegian energy company Equinor.


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Creative arts therapies can help people with dementia socialise and express their grief

Under the guidance of a trained therapist, creative arts therapies use painting, drama, dance and music to help improve quality of life for people with dementia.


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I’ve always wondered: are water crystals bad for the environment?

With changing rainfall patterns, drought and an increasing average temperature in Australia many people are looking for ways to save water in their garden, and adding water crystals to your soil appears to be a good solution.


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Curious Kids: how do babies learn to talk?

Babies are born ready to learn and although they don’t “talk” in the first weeks of life, they know how to communicate what they are feeling. They do this by crying. And it is something they do a lot before they produce words.


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Between health and faith: managing type 2 diabetes during Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan, which sees Muslims all over the world fast during daylight hours, begins this weekend. Does having type 2 diabetes exclude a person from fasting? .



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