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Opinion: Cultural justice: Creativity in a time of crisis

COVID-19 has made it clear how crucial arts and culture are to our everyday lives. Through creative expressions and engagements, we are doing justice to and through culture, highlighting its immeasurable value to our individual and collective well-being.


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Opinion: No, Aussie bats won’t give you COVID-19. We rely on them more than you think

In this pandemic it’s tempting to look for someone, or something, to blame. Bats are a common scapegoat and the community is misled to believe getting rid of them could be a quick fix. But are bats really the problem?


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Opinion: Cutting ‘green tape’ may be good politicking, but it’s bad policy. Here are 5 examples of regulation failure

As part of the economic recovery, business groups have renewed calls to cut “green tape” – environmental regulation that new projects, such as new mines, must follow.


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Opinion: Giant leap for corporations? The Trump administration wants to mine resources in space, but is it legal?

As the world tries to cope with the challenges of 2020, discussions around the use of mined resources from outer space continue to ratchet up.


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Opinion: Even in a pandemic, continue with routine health care and don’t ignore a medical emergency

As we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, many hospitals and health services are actually less busy than usual.


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Opinion: Why heavy-handed policing won’t work for lockdowns in highly unequal countries

Many African countries have imposed lockdown measures stricter than countries in Europe and Asia in a bid to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.


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Opinion: Banning visitors to aged care during coronavirus raises several ethical questions – with no simple answers

Physically, older people are among those most vulnerable to the coronavirus. For those isolated in residential aged care or in the community, they’re also arguably the most vulnerable socially.


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Opinion: We don’t know for sure if coronavirus can spread through poo, but it’s possible

While we most commonly associate COVID-19 with fever and cough, gastrointestinal symptoms including diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal pain are not unheard of in people who contract coronavirus.



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